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El Al Matmid Discounted Coach And Business Class Award Tickets To/From Tel Aviv

Update: El Al has extended this deal for tickets booked through 5/31.


Originally posted on 3/29:

El Al Matmid Discounted Coach Class Award Tickets To/From Tel Aviv

El Al Matmid Discounted Business Class Award Tickets To/From Tel Aviv

El Al is offering discounted coach and business class award tickets to select cities that can be found in the link above.

Awards are discounted further for “Executives” and it’s very easy to become an executive.  A transfer of just 5,000 AMEX points from the US AMEX Membership Rewards program to El Al’s Matmid program will earn you executive status for a year. Points transfer instantly from AMEX to El Al, though it takes about a day after the transfer for the executive status to take effect on your El Al Matmid account.

Note that transferred points expire after 36 months and can’t be extended with activity.

North America coach sale:
Toronto-Tel Aviv is 1,300 Matmid points+$218 round-trip. That’s 65K AMEX points or a 15K AMEX point discount.
NYC-Tel Aviv: 1,380 Matmid points+$345 round-trip. That’s 69K AMEX points or a 11K AMEX point discount.
Boston-Tel Aviv: 1,430 Matmid points+$345 round-trip. That’s 71.5K AMEX points or a 8.5K AMEX point discount.
Los Angeles-Tel Aviv: 1,780 Matmid points+$345 round-trip. That’s 89K AMEX points or a 11K AMEX point discount.

North America business class sale:
Toronto-Tel Aviv is 3,380 Matmid points+$218 round-trip. That’s 169K AMEX points or a 31K AMEX point discount.
NYC-Tel Aviv: 3,500 Matmid points+$345 round-trip. That’s 175K AMEX points or a 25K AMEX point discount.
Boston-Tel Aviv: 3,600 Matmid points+$345 round-trip. That’s 180K AMEX points or a 20K AMEX point discount.
Los Angeles-Tel Aviv: 4,070 Matmid points+$345 round-trip. That’s 203.5K AMEX points or a 21.5K AMEX point discount.

You are able to fly one-way for half the miles.

Discounted awards are also available between Tel Aviv and Europe, South Africa, and the Far East.

These awards must be booked by 4/17.

Travel must begin by 6/30, though return travel can be completed at any time.

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To translate Matmid rates into AMEX rates, just multiply the Matmid requirement by 50.

-American Express Membership Rewards points can be earned from credit cards like The Amex EveryDay Preferred Card or The Amex EveryDay Card.

The Everyday Preferred card awards 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 3 points per dollar on Uber and gas, and 4.5 points per dollar on groceries if you make 30 transactions per month. It has a $95 annual fee.

The EveryDay card awards 1.2 points per dollar everywhere and 2.4 points per dollar on Uber and groceries if you make 20 transactions per month. It’s the only no annual-fee card that can directly transfer points into miles.

You can also earn Membership Rewards points from consumer charge cards like the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card and The Platinum Card® from American Express, and from business charge cards like the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Charge Card or The Business Platinum Card. 

The Blue for Business® Credit Card from American Express has no annual fee and a limited time increased signup bonus. It earns a generous 1.3 points per dollar everywhere, but you’ll need one of the membership rewards cards listed above to transfer points from that card into airline miles.

HT: ilherman, via DDF

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24 Responses to “El Al Matmid Discounted Coach And Business Class Award Tickets To/From Tel Aviv”

  1. Sarah Says:
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    Can it be done with a amex gold delta card?

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  2. Dan Says:
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    @Sarah:
    No.

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  3. chaim Says:
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    “or a ??K AMEX point discount.”

    what “point discount” means?

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  4. Dan Says:
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    @chaim:
    Discount off the normal rate.

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  5. Meir Says:
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    With the current prices it is cheaper to pay for the ticket
    Using point would be a waste of Amex points.

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  6. Me Says:
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    Is it possible for someone who’s not an Israeli citizen to get the Israeli amex credit card?

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  7. Henry Says:
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    @Dan I plan to take advantage of this. Can you confirm I have until April 17th to book. El Al is running this promotion as well http://www.elal.com/en/OtherCountries/Deals/Pages/Business-Bonus-Tickets-251115.aspx and it is only available until March 31st. I can’t tell if they’re different promotions or the same.

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  8. Shloimy Says:
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    I have a Amex Platinum business card is it 29:1 or 6 amex points to a matmid point?
    I am not clear. Can somebody clarify this for me? Thanks!

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  9. Anonymous Says:
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    @Meir: you are 100% right

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  10. Jeff Says:
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    Can I utilize my children’s matmid points for an upgrade for myself ?

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  11. Shafele Says:
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    Cam someone please answer me. I have tickets with them in July, will this deal help me ?

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  12. Mendy Says:
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    @shloimy it’s only for the Israeli Amex platinum

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  13. jonny Says:
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    @Dan: how do i know i won’t get stuck on one of those spanish planes they’re leasing?

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  14. Dan Says:
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    @jonny:
    My understanding is that they aren’t using those anymore.

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  15. needavaca Says:
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    Can I transfer AMEX SPG points to take advantage of this?

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  16. Username Says:
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    what kind of availability is there?
    can I check before i transfer?

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  17. Deanna Says:
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    What is the best price for Los Angeles to Tel Aviv NONSTOP in July? I need to book a ticket, as my daughter is giving birth in July and I want to be there with her. Are there any special deals for this itinerary?

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  18. David Says:
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    What’s the rate for business from NYC for an executive

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  19. Guy Says:
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    Is it too early to book for pesach 2017? Looking to book 4 business class tickets for then – should I wait for special Amex promo to transfer points to my matmid account?

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  20. Joseph Says:
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    Dan,

    Where do I go to effectuate the transfer of my American Express points to EL AL MATMID?

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  21. David Says:
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    @deanna
    Last time i checked United had a very good availability on the non stop flight and it is a 787! Mazal Tov!

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  22. moshe Says:
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    i think the offer is extended till Jun 30

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  23. Jessica Says:
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    I have 55,851 Amex points would it be worth it for me to transfer my points to El Al or should I book with chase, the flight I’m looking at from LAX to TLV is 131k points (I have 86k points with chase).

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  24. Anonymous Says:
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    @Jessica: @dan

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