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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 doesn’t 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 #885 on: August 08, 2019, 08:13:24 PM »
finally some good news here b"h.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #886 on: August 08, 2019, 08:14:13 PM »
Seems like ex-EWR is fixed but not ex-JFK.
Here you have both. Just seems like they're showing much less availability than there actually is.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #887 on: August 08, 2019, 08:17:31 PM »
Seems like ex-EWR is fixed but not ex-JFK.
i see TLV-JFK

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #888 on: August 08, 2019, 09:28:11 PM »
When I was looking a couple weeks ago, it seemed like it was only showing the mid-day flights and night-time Newark flight with the old biz seats.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #889 on: August 09, 2019, 11:15:02 AM »
Here you have both. Just seems like they're showing much less availability than there actually is.

+1. it's fixed, but showing much less availability then what LY has.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #890 on: August 16, 2019, 05:57:41 PM »
there is available seats, however it seems they have officially pulled the night flights out of tlv from the system [also by phone not], and possibly the night flights out of nyc also.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #891 on: August 16, 2019, 06:41:55 PM »
 and yes i did get nyc - tlv ticketed, email came a few minutes after booking with ticket number, business one way, premium the other, but as mentioned only the day flights

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #892 on: August 17, 2019, 07:13:36 PM »
there is available seats, however it seems they have officially pulled the night flights out of tlv from the system [also by phone not], and possibly the night flights out of nyc also.
Plenty day flights that GDS shows P class, not either showing up. If only we can get the truth about what's really going on with the NYC routes....

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #893 on: August 17, 2019, 09:53:31 PM »
Plenty day flights that GDS shows P class, not either showing up. If only we can get the truth about what's really going on with the NYC routes....
CMIIW, P class can be revenue.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #894 on: August 17, 2019, 09:58:34 PM »
CMIIW, P class can be revenue.
It's both revenue and award.
The way I can easily see if I'm getting accurate results on QF is by looking for P class, as that's the only award we can still see in GDS.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #895 on: August 17, 2019, 10:00:12 PM »
Can QF book hidden inventory via SMS still?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #896 on: August 17, 2019, 10:06:58 PM »
Can QF book hidden inventory via SMS still?
Not what you don't see online.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #897 on: August 17, 2019, 10:12:09 PM »
Has anyone spotted ANY non-stop availability to NYC past December via QF?
I searched many dates (that had P available) between Dec and Feb and found nothing at all.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #898 on: August 17, 2019, 10:18:57 PM »
Has anyone spotted ANY non-stop availability to NYC past December via QF?
I searched many dates (that had P available) between Dec and Feb and found nothing at all.
I booked EWR-TLV in January.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #899 on: August 18, 2019, 01:00:45 AM »
i booked june. i think its another lesson learned that its never a good idea to transfer points to a airline if no short term redemption plans. i imagine lots of people transferred large amounts during last promo [i bh have nearly burned through the 1.5 million i transferred].