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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.

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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 #1400 on: April 03, 2022, 08:54:51 PM »
Is business award essentially non existent now?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1401 on: April 05, 2022, 12:10:38 PM »
Is business award essentially non existent now?

@Dan I think we need a new DDMS post on this. Last one is almost 2 years old

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1402 on: April 06, 2022, 03:00:28 AM »
Is business award essentially non existent now?

It depends on the route.  I was looking at LCA/ATH and there are plenty of days (including peak dates) with 2 seats available.  It's a reasonable redemption, comes to about 1.4-1.5 cents/point depending and after accounting for the small taxes/fees.  Certainly better than using Matmid points with their higher fees and annoying cancelation fee.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1403 on: April 12, 2022, 02:00:39 PM »
Any Qantas pros here that can answer a quick (maybe silly) Q?

I am trying to book a flight from TLV-JFK and pricing is seemingly changing whilst in the cart

It shows 37,800 + 55gbp and then hops to 50,900 and 234gbp when I head to checkout..?




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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1404 on: April 13, 2022, 09:35:29 AM »
Is the PNR given after booking the true PNR that will be ticketed by El Al?  I think I recall instances in which a separate PNR is made where the actual ticketing occurs, and the original PNR just stays "in flux."

Also, is it typical to not get any kind of confirmation email from Qantas after completing the booking??

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1405 on: April 13, 2022, 12:29:56 PM »
Has anyone been able to search availability tlv-ewr? Whenever I input ewr and start the search, it automatically switches to and provides results to JFK.

Is calling the only option?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1406 on: April 13, 2022, 12:35:10 PM »
just means that no availability on newark flight

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1407 on: April 13, 2022, 12:59:35 PM »
just means that no availability on newark flight

I tried this for many random dates with the same results.

Does it make sense that JFK has plenty of availability as opposed to absolutely zero for ewr

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1408 on: April 14, 2022, 04:56:10 PM »
yes since newark only has night flight which is never available [only 130am from jfk]

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1409 on: April 17, 2022, 01:45:32 AM »
Is the PNR given after booking the true PNR that will be ticketed by El Al?  I think I recall instances in which a separate PNR is made where the actual ticketing occurs, and the original PNR just stays "in flux."

Also, is it typical to not get any kind of confirmation email from Qantas after completing the booking??

Updating for the sake of posterity: Infants definitely delay ticketing and change it from an automatic process to a manual one! Took 3 HUCAs until I got it ticketed, and one of the sharper agents confirmed this was the reason.  Did not matter that I had entered APIS info already.

In terms of time on hold for an agent (just Google Qantas wait times to get an idea of how catastrophic it is...), first call was nearly 2 hours, second about 40 minutes, and third was instant(!).  That third call was at 1:30AM ET (8:30AM Israel) for the data point.
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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1410 on: April 26, 2022, 06:09:21 PM »
ELAL Classic Award search shows availability, as well as Expert Flyer, but nothing on Qantas. What gives?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1411 on: April 26, 2022, 06:14:25 PM »
ELAL Classic Award search shows availability, as well as Expert Flyer, but nothing on Qantas. What gives?
El Al blocks certain dates and flight times from partners.
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 #1412 on: April 26, 2022, 06:19:59 PM »
El Al blocks certain dates and flight times from partners.

The availability on EL AL classic award search do not match up with Experflyer - which i expected. Much less availability on Expertflyer. However, I expected expertflyer to match up with what is actually available on Qantas. Is that not the case?

I sure do miss SMS support. Trying to get someone on the phone with Qantas is near impossible. Hoping they are able to see awards not shown on Qantas but shown on Expertflyer

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1413 on: April 28, 2022, 03:26:33 PM »
How do you get points from a flight i cancelled redeposited? i think there was form but i cant find it now.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1414 on: April 28, 2022, 03:30:28 PM »
El Al blocks certain dates and flight times from partners.

Was able to find one date for the entire summer in business class with 2 seats. Booked it - finally using the points i transferred years ago.

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1415 on: April 28, 2022, 04:06:25 PM »
Was able to find one date for the entire summer in business class with 2 seats. Booked it - finally using the points i transferred years ago.

you found it online or you called?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1416 on: April 28, 2022, 04:07:13 PM »
El Al blocks certain dates and flight times from partners.

so makes more sense to search Qantas directly now instead of wasting time with EL AL website?

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1417 on: April 28, 2022, 04:09:37 PM »
you found it online or you called?

Online

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1418 on: April 28, 2022, 04:10:11 PM »
so makes more sense to search Qantas directly now instead of wasting time with EL AL website?

EL AL site is a complete waste. Use expertflyer and check those dates. Most will not be available, but hopefully some will

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Re: Booking El Al with Qantas - master thread
« Reply #1419 on: April 29, 2022, 09:13:07 AM »
EL AL site is a complete waste. Use expertflyer and check those dates. Most will not be available, but hopefully some will

expert flyer is paid subscription ?