Another day, another Qantas post 😀
2 weeks ago I wrote about how Qantas was actually offering an unpublished 44% bonus on AMEX transfers, making for some insane bargains on El Al awards in all classes of service.
Last week I wrote about a great trick to book El Al awards using Qantas points from 15 cities that aren’t bookable online. This post contains lots of information about booking El Al awards with Qantas points, so you’ll want to read this if you haven’t yet.
A few days ago I wrote about lots of Qantas program changes and made a new award chart comparison with El Al Matmid. Awards are now cheaper than ever in economy, though premium cabin awards will go up in September.
With the current bonus that expires 6/30, if you want a one-way El Al flight between NYC and Tel Aviv you’ll need just 26,250 AMEX points in economy, 43,750 AMEX points for premium economy, or 54,167 AMEX points for business class.
Those are some incredible award prices!
I noted last week that El Al serves 44 airports besides Tel Aviv and online booking works for these 29 airports: Amsterdam, Athens, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London/LHR, London/LTN (Search for LHR), Los Angeles, Madrid, Marseilles, Milan, Moscow, Munich, NYC/JFK, NYC/EWR, Paris, Prague, Rome, Toronto, Vienna, Warsaw, and Zurich.
As of last week Qantas.com was not able to book El Al award travel from the following 15 airports: Boston, Bucharest, Chicago, Kiev, Larnaca, Las Vegas, Lisbon, Manchester, Miami, Mumbai, Nice, Orlando, San Francisco, Sofia, and Venice.
I also messaged Qantas on Twitter when I made that post and it seems like they are finally working on the bug as Boston and Miami and now bookable on Qantas.com!
2 down, 13 to go. Thanks Qantas!
Will you transfer AMEX points to Qantas during this month’s transfer bonus?