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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 #1340 on: May 19, 2021, 02:09:09 PM »
Is there any chance that calling or texting them will "find" another seat, or is there nothing that they can do to help?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1341 on: May 19, 2021, 04:54:48 PM »
Is there any chance that calling or texting them will "find" another seat, or is there nothing that they can do to help?
Nothing that can do

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1342 on: May 19, 2021, 10:29:44 PM »
any idea  it is to make changes with Qantas once I book? I would consider one of 2 routes. Either I can book the 1 available business class and see if another becomes available and if not switch to premium economy and then get the 2nd ticket. Or, I can book 2 premium economy tickets and try to upgrade them as they become available

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1343 on: May 24, 2021, 04:30:39 PM »
how long after i cancel a elal flight will i get back my miles? its over a week

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1344 on: May 24, 2021, 05:33:23 PM »
how long after i cancel a elal flight will i get back my miles? its over a week
If you call they can do it right away. Otherwise, can take a long time.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1345 on: May 24, 2021, 06:25:59 PM »
how long after i cancel a elal flight will i get back my miles? its over a week
Can take 6-8 weeks if you donít call in...

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1346 on: May 25, 2021, 12:04:32 AM »
If you call they can do it right away. Otherwise, can take a long time.

Do they also refund the fees/surcharge immediately if you call in, or only the miles?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1347 on: June 11, 2021, 10:25:02 AM »
Is there a chat feature to talk to Qantas? My miles are expiring at the end of the month and I tried messaging them through their website but haven't heard back anything

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1348 on: June 11, 2021, 11:01:29 AM »
Transfer some it will extand
your car warranty is about to expire!!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1349 on: June 11, 2021, 12:39:33 PM »
Transfer some it will extand

That is the backup plan but would rather avoid it if possible. They aren't extending any further due to covid?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1350 on: June 11, 2021, 12:43:55 PM »
free cancellation extended till jan 31 2022 i believe

Where are you seeing this?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1351 on: June 13, 2021, 04:15:06 PM »
That is the backup plan but would rather avoid it if possible. They aren't extending any further due to covid?
you can transfer 500 amex points. Is it worth your time to save $6 worth of points?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1352 on: June 14, 2021, 09:33:27 AM »
you can transfer 500 amex points. Is it worth your time to save $6 worth of points?

Nice, didn't know could transfer so little. Will go with this method. Thank you!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1353 on: July 28, 2021, 11:56:40 AM »
I had a nice amount of Qantas that expired less than a month ago. Any way to reinstate them?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1354 on: July 28, 2021, 12:07:06 PM »
I had a nice amount of Qantas that expired less than a month ago. Any way to reinstate them?
call them, take it from there!

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1355 on: July 29, 2021, 10:39:03 AM »
Qantas Points expire if you do not earn or use a point over an 18 month period* (excludes Family Transfers or the conversion of points from Qantas Business Rewards). You can prevent your points from expiring simply by earning more Qantas Points or using some before 31 Jul 2021.


does transferring the expiring points into someone elses account help ?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1356 on: August 12, 2021, 06:33:40 PM »
So I cannot book one way or roundtrip TLV-NYC??

How strictly do they enforce family member rule (I have a second cousin >:()?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1357 on: August 12, 2021, 06:36:59 PM »
So I cannot book one way or roundtrip TLV-NYC??

How strictly do they enforce family member rule (I have a second cousin >:()?
Lol
You can write whatever relationship you want.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1358 on: August 12, 2021, 06:48:36 PM »
Lol
You can write whatever relationship you want.
no proof ever required?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1359 on: August 12, 2021, 06:59:06 PM »
no proof ever required?
I can only speak for myself. And BH never had an issue with it. I'm quite sure it's never enforced.