After a wait of more than 3 years, you can finally book El Al award tickets using Alaska miles.
While, the award chart isn’t published, it appears that there will be seasonality to the rates, with flights from now through March pricing at less than flights from April through the end of scheduling in October.
While Qantas does offer lower rates on El Al, Alaska has significantly more award space available than Qantas.
A one-way winter flight from NYC to Tel Aviv goes for 40K coach, 65K Premium, or 85K business:
Starting in April, that one-way goes up to 50K coach, 80K Premium, or 100K Business for summer flights.
Miami runs the same as NYC for summer travel:
A one-way winter flight from Boston to Tel Aviv goes for 40K coach, 65K Premium, or 85K business:
Starting in April, that one-way goes up to 45K coach, 80K Premium, or 100K Business for summer flights.
Interestingly, even Los Angeles-Tel Aviv costs the same as NYC-Tel Aviv in the summer:
A one-way winter flight from Tel Aviv to Paris or London goes for 17.5K coach or 45K business:
Unfortunately, no major bank currencies transfer to Alaska. You can however transfer increments of 60,000 Marriott points into 25,000 Alaska miles. Will you transfer any points to book these awards?