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You can transfer AMEX Or Citi points to Qantas at a 1:1 ratio, Barclays points at a 1.4:1 ratio, Capital One points at a 2:1.5 ratio, or Marriott points to Qantas at a 60K:25K ratio.

Qantas doesnít charge fuel surcharges for El Al flights.
Infants are free (besides taxes). They also get a regular checked baggage allowance of 23 kg.

QF runs regular transfer bonus promos. Be sure to transfer 500 points into your account and opt in for emails to get targeted.

Search availability on elal.com
Flights are bookable from NYC, BOS, MIA, and LAX.

SMS is the easiest way to contact Qantas. The number is 1-478-772-6827. This can be used for airports that are unavailable online.

NYC-TLV is 37.8k points each way in Y, 63k in premium economy and 78k in J.
On 9/18/19 premium economy will be going up to 70.8k and J will be going up to 90k (each way).
Cancellation fee is 6k points.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #855 on: August 07, 2019, 10:13:17 AM »
Had the same thing a few weeks ago, though that was for a next day ticket. I got the ticket, flew, and they still didnít deduct the points. I booked another ticket a few days later using the same points. Unfortunately, this time they deducted them.
same story..  i booked in april a ticket for jun, they never deduct the points, booked again 2 weeks ago with the same points and flew again, this time it was deducted

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #856 on: August 07, 2019, 10:17:40 AM »
same story..  i booked in april a ticket for jun, they never deduct the points, booked again 2 weeks ago with the same points and flew again, this time it was deducted
I guess some ppl had it x4 with QF. [Amex +qf]
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #857 on: August 07, 2019, 03:27:07 PM »
Trying to change a date on a booking, they said I will be charged a 5000 point change fee plus a 8000 point service fee, is that correct, you are charged 2 fees for a change?
« Last Edit: August 07, 2019, 04:40:03 PM by shopcomputer »

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #858 on: August 07, 2019, 04:56:45 PM »
Trying to change a date on a booking, they said I will be charged a 5000 point change fee plus a 8000 point service fee, is that correct, you are charged 2 fees for a change?
ask them to waive the service fee

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #859 on: August 07, 2019, 08:53:16 PM »
My flight is available to book online, but after I input passenger name and contact info it won't let press "continue", tried refreshing multiple times, anyone had this issue?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #860 on: August 07, 2019, 09:56:43 PM »
My flight is available to book online, but after I input passenger name and contact info it won't let press "continue", tried refreshing multiple times, anyone had this issue?

And you have enough points already sitting in the account?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #861 on: August 07, 2019, 10:03:05 PM »
And you have enough points already sitting in the account?

Yes

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #862 on: August 07, 2019, 10:18:06 PM »
ask them to waive the service fee
+1. They waived it after I told them it was not changeable online.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #863 on: August 07, 2019, 10:32:36 PM »
My flight is available to book online, but after I input passenger name and contact info it won't let press "continue", tried refreshing multiple times, anyone had this issue?
Yes. I suspect it was my filter. I had a relative do the booking 2 different times when I had this issue.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #864 on: August 07, 2019, 10:35:02 PM »
Yes
had that a bunch of times when trying to book on chrome. Switched browsers to Microsoft edge and it worked just fine.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #865 on: August 07, 2019, 10:40:58 PM »
Think it was Gentech. I texted Qantas and booked. How long does it usually take for ticketing?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #866 on: August 07, 2019, 11:37:32 PM »
Think it was Gentech. I texted Qantas and booked. How long does it usually take for ticketing?
I also have gentech... It's not the only site that I've had these issues with.
Depends if there's an infant. If not, Should be a couple hours.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #867 on: August 08, 2019, 07:58:33 AM »
I also have gentech... It's not the only site that I've had these issues with.
Depends if there's an infant. If not, Should be a couple hours.

Ticketed, thanks!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #868 on: August 08, 2019, 05:11:33 PM »
Anyone that can give me any ideas would greatly appreciate it.
Booked a ticket for a family member qantas points on elal and they missed the flight. (Yeah uh huh!!)  Elal is telling them they need to go through qantas to rebook - is that a fact?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #869 on: August 08, 2019, 07:02:24 PM »
I booked a few weeks ago 9 seats thru qantas for elal flight Thursday 1pm in December and I just got an email saying that the ticket was changed to the 8pm flight which arrives 1:20pm in Israel.

Did anyone have a similar experience?
Any advice is appreciated!
BUMP

Btw I just did a search JFK-TLV and I did find ELAL  Availability