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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 #980 on: September 18, 2019, 09:53:40 AM »
New to Qantas. You can now search from ewr to tlv instead of having to put in Jfk for ewr flights
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #981 on: September 18, 2019, 10:15:15 AM »
planning on putting the SMS option on DDMS?
Hopefully not
Other than being selfish that you happen to know about it, why not?
It's a published help number on Qantas's website. And the cities that aren't bookable are clearly just a bug as a good agent can book them just fine.
Besides for availability it shouldn't mess anything up, quite the contrary maybe some more agents will learn how to do it.
Hate to have been so wrong.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #982 on: September 18, 2019, 11:06:53 AM »
Hate to have been so wrong.
RIP QF.
You're in quite a mood lately. What does SMS booking have to do with tech issues affecting the ability of booking certain LY flights?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #983 on: September 18, 2019, 11:07:55 AM »
You're in quite a mood lately. What does SMS booking have to do with tech issues affecting the ability of booking certain LY flights?
It doesn't. Unrelated, have you tried QF text lately?
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #984 on: September 18, 2019, 12:16:11 PM »
It doesn't. Unrelated, have you tried QF text lately?
No. Please be generous when you post so we can follow the story and not have to piece together two unrelated stories. :)

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #985 on: September 23, 2019, 05:42:39 PM »
Does anyone know how to override the max Of 9 pax per reservation?
I have 9 + infant
Can I book 9 and then add the infant by chat?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #986 on: September 23, 2019, 05:46:25 PM »
Does anyone know how to override the max Of 9 pax per reservation?
I have 9 + infant
Can I book 9 and then add the infant by chat?
do 8 plus infant and one alone

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #987 on: September 23, 2019, 06:29:32 PM »
do 8 plus infant and one alone
i guess that’s I’ll have to do if no way around

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #988 on: September 23, 2019, 07:37:09 PM »
i guess that’s I’ll have to do if no way around

Do 1 + infant

And 8 in another reservation.

Infant requires you to input everyone's DOB and passports in order to be ticketed. So it's better to put infant with 1 person than with 8

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #989 on: September 23, 2019, 07:46:55 PM »
Do 1 + infant

And 8 in another reservation.

Infant requires you to input everyone's DOB and passports in order to be ticketed. So it's better to put infant with 1 person than with 8
thats actually what I was thinking, but whoever goes with the infant gets more legroom so I’d rather put 8 +infant

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #990 on: September 23, 2019, 09:45:52 PM »


whoever goes with the infant gets more legroom so I’d rather put 8 +infant

Better seats? All 8 passengers?





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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #991 on: September 24, 2019, 10:44:57 AM »
You're in quite a mood lately. What does SMS booking have to do with tech issues affecting the ability of booking certain LY flights?
Tech issues?!? I wish..

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #992 on: September 24, 2019, 10:50:06 AM »

Better seats? All 8 passengers?
doubtful

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #993 on: September 24, 2019, 11:14:43 AM »

Better seats? All 8 passengers?
when I booked 3 +infant few weeks ago all 3 got bulkhead

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #994 on: September 24, 2019, 11:20:34 AM »
when I booked 3 +infant few weeks ago all 3 got bulkhead
3 is different than 8

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #995 on: September 24, 2019, 11:23:34 AM »
3 is different than 8
i know but doesn’t hurt to try

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #996 on: September 24, 2019, 12:54:32 PM »
i know but doesn’t hurt to try

3 got bulkhead because the bulkhead seats 3. not 8


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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #997 on: September 24, 2019, 12:57:44 PM »
Also no one else needed a bassinet. I have had confirmed bulkhead seats with a baby where one adult had to move due to another bassinet request.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #998 on: September 24, 2019, 03:31:47 PM »
True story

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #999 on: October 02, 2019, 02:20:35 PM »
Does texting still work to book flights, or need to call? I see flights on here, which is obviously not shown on QF.com, wondering what's best way to book.
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