Alaska Launches El Al Award Tickets With Excellent Award Availability!

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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?

HT: flyingBlue, via DDF

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23 Comments On "Alaska Launches El Al Award Tickets With Excellent Award Availability!"

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Maybe I’m missing something.. from what I see, many dates in the winter are going for $800-1000 roundtrip direct.

That makes this redemption essentially worth 0.1-0.12 on moat dates.

Isn’t that pretty low for Alaska’s miles?

The only nice thing about this, from what I see, is the business class rate (although, as mentioned in the article, Alaska miles are very hard to come by).


Any idea why LY would release more award space to AS than to QF? Any chance that they’re gonna start releasing more to QF anytime soon?


yes good point Dan why is that?


maybe one of the following:
could be that they didn’t yet implement the software that blocks certain flights.
could be that Alaska required them to release all flights as part of an agreement.
could be that they pay elal more per booking than QF.
could be that due to the fact that there aren’t any major banks that can transfer points to them there won’t be too many bookings therefore elal doesn’t mind.



Mia Flyer

great ….but
how can you get Alaska miles unless you get a CC with horrible return


Where do we credit el al flights to?


How long do transfers from Marriott take?

Do they allow holds?


Assuming they’re not… but are these cancellable for el Al credits…?


Definitely not


Sorry if this is a simple question, but I find some of this confusing. I have a lot of Chase Sapphire points. Does it make sense to transfer that to Marriott Bonvoy?
Please note the following Chase Sapphire offer:
“Limited time offer: Get 40% bonus Marriott Bonvoy® points when you transfer points through 11:59PM EST on December 20, 2022. Bonus Marriott Bonvoy® points will be awarded by Marriott in your Marriott Bonvoy® account when your transfer is complete. Promotional offer terms and conditions apply.”

Two of us would be flying BOS-TLV late March, returning late April and could do it on El-Al non-stop 40K each way. Thanks for your help! Much appreciated.


Doesn’t make sense. You can probably do better either booking the flight through the ultimate rewards travel agency or transferring directly to United.


Us old timers know that Dan has a gazillion Alaska miles from the 3bm+ days and week be booking all the elal biz seats now that he is a fan so don’t bother trying.


Good for him !


TLV to LAX is only 65k in premium economy using Alaska points. It’s 93k using Qantas.
Did see some dates that are available to book through Qantas, but PE is not showing availability on Alaska (eg 3/14 TLV-LAX)


How do you get tickets already flown applied to qantas retroactively? there is no option on the drop down menu on qantas missing miles page to select elal, and emails to them come back that it could not be located


why do I see ba. avail. on Alaska which is not avail. on the ba. website?


It only shows economy and partner business class how can I see premium?


I see only main and partner business, how can I see premium?


If I transfer Marriott points over does it have to be in increments of 60k or can I do different amounts?