Confirmed: El Al Will Launch Chicago-Tel Aviv Nonstop Service In March 2020

Update: El Al has now confirmed that they will begin nonstop service between Chicago and Tel Aviv with 3 weekly flights starting in March...

Fly Nonstop Between NYC And Tel Aviv For 33.6K Points In Coach, 50.4K Premium, Or 62.4K Business When You Transfer Citi Points To Qantas!

Earlier today I wrote about the 25% bonus for transferring points from Citi to Qantas. You can earn Citi points via credit cards like the Citi...

El Al Will Devalue Matmid Yet Again

Update: The points devaluation below this update will go live on 4/1/19. You can avoid the devaluation and fuel surcharges by booking El Al...

El Al Adds Service To Their 9th North American Destination! Roundup Of The 95 Weekly Nonstop Flights Between North America And Tel Aviv

El Al confirmed today that they will operate nonstop rotating 777/787 service between Orlando and Tel Aviv starting 7/2/19. Flights are not yet on...

El Al Adds Service To Their 8th North American Destination! Roundup Of The 93 Weekly Nonstop Flights Between North America And Tel Aviv

El Al announced today that they will fly nonstop 787 service between Las Vegas and Tel Aviv starting 6/14/19. Curiously though, the service will...

El Al: Fly Business Class From Europe To Bangkok Or Hong Kong With Free Stopovers In Israel From $1,569 Or 104K Sapphire Reserve Points...

Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until 11:29pm EDT tomorrow. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these...

Looking Into The Positive Side Of The El Al Flight #002 Fiasco: An Inspirational Shabbos, Thanks To Chabad Of Athens

Related posts: The Captain Of El Al’s Flight #002 Lied To And Tricked His Own Passengers; It’s Time To Realize The Risks Of Taking...

After Lawsuit Is Filed, El Al CEO Admits There Was No Physical Violence On Flight #002

Please read these posts first: The Captain Of El Al’s Flight #002 Lied To And Tricked His Own Passengers; It’s Time To Realize The...

Did El Al Invent Charedi Violence To Shift The Blame Away From The Airline’s Mistakes? A Timeline And The ATC Audio Where El Al...

Read this first: The Captain Of El Al’s Flight #002 Lied To And Tricked His Own Passengers; It’s Time To Realize The Risks Of Taking...

The Captain Of El Al’s Flight #002 Lied To And Tricked His Own Passengers; It’s Time To Realize The Risks Of Taking These Flights

Update: Several videos have been added to the end of this post. There are has been zero evidence of any sort of physical violence that El Al claimed had occurred, nor has El Al clarified on which of their 2 problematic flights the alleged violence occurred. The real heroes of this story once again are Rabbi and Rebbetzin Hendel of Chabad of Greece. You can donate directly to their efforts here.

HOT! El Al: Fly Nonstop From Toronto To Tel Aviv For $600 Round-Trip In Coach, $1,105 In Premium Economy, Or $2,669 In Dreamliner Business

Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until 11:29pm EDT tomorrow. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these...

United Strikes Back Against El Al In San Francisco: Round 2!

United started flying between San Francisco and Tel Aviv on 3/30/16 with 3 weekly 787-8 (788) flights. The flight was so successful that it was...

Comparison Chart: Redeeming For El Al Flights With Qantas Points Versus El Al Matmid Points

For a long time, the best way to book award travel on El Al was with American miles. That relationship crumbled 4 years ago...

If You Could Change One Thing At El Al, What Would It Be?

Tomorrow morning I'll be chatting with Shahar Markovitch, El Al's new Chief Digital and Information Officer. Clearly he a has a big job ahead of him, but...

El Al Or Other Flight To/From Israel Delayed Or Cancelled? Here’s How To Claim Compensation

El Al's cancellation woes continue to plague the airline. After cancelling 4 flights to Boston within 2 weeks, El Al Flight 2 from JFK...

El Al CEO: Refusing To Sit Next To Another Passenger Will Result In An Immediate Ejection From The Plane

El Al flight 2 from JFK to Tel Aviv last Thursday evening was delayed 75 minutes in part due to 4 charedi men who refused to...

With El Al, What’s Good For The Goose Isn’t Good For The Gander; How El Al Managed To Anger Everyone On Flight 8

Related posts (Read these first): El Al Diverts Flight 8 From JFK To Tel Aviv, Shamefully Flies Passengers Far Too Close To Shabbos And...

Here’s How El Al Circumvents Shabbos Flight Restrictions

I wrote earlier today about the El Al flight 8 fiasco. That flight diverted to Gander and then pulled up to the gate in...

El Al Diverts Flight 8 From JFK To Tel Aviv, Shamefully Flies Passengers Far Too Close To Shabbos And Strands Them At Athens Airport

El Al has had a miserable couple of weeks. Globes reports that El Al has been forced to cancel 4 round-trip flights to Boston...

El Al Upgrading Service From Tel Aviv To One Of Their 2 “Forgotten” North American Markets; More New Tel Aviv Markets

While El Al has announced Dreamliner service from JFK, Newark, Los Angeles, and Miami, they have left Boston and Toronto on the schedule with...

El Al: New 787 Routes, Route Launch Cancellation, End Of 747/First Class Dates, Sandwiches Instead Of Meals, And How To Fix What Ails It

El Al is in the midst of retiring their current long-haul fleet, which consists of aging 747, 767, and 777 aircraft. They are being...

Redeem Qantas Points For El Al Coach, Premium Economy, And Business Without Fuel Surcharges; Comparison Of Matmid And Qantas Point Requirements

In October, I wrote about the long and convoluted process to redeem Qantas points for travel on El Al between North America and Tel...

You Can Now Redeem Qantas Points Online For El Al Travel Between North America And Tel Aviv Without Fuel Surcharges!

In October I wrote about the long and convoluted process to redeem Qantas points for travel on El Al between North America and Tel...

El Al Announces Final 747 Flight Between North America And Tel Aviv; End Of First Class And Major Capacity Cut For JFK-Tel Aviv Flights

El Al's final 747 flight from Tel Aviv to North America will depart as El Al Flight 1 on Thursday, October 25 at 12:30am from...

United Strikes Back Against El Al!

Earlier this month I wrote about El Al announcing new service between San Francisco and Tel Aviv. That service is scheduled to start in Q4. I...

Reader Question: Does El Al Owe Compensation For The Flight 8 Diversion? [El Al Responds: No, We Do Not]

Update: El Al has told customers that they will not be paying out the mandatory Israeli delayed flight compensation for Flight 8 as the...

El Al “Basic Economy” Fares Coming To Europe This Year, Will The US Be Next? Plus, More “Up” Matmid Devaluations.

El Al will start selling "basic economy" type tickets to Europe starting on 4/30 for travel starting 10/15. El Al will brand these fares as...

El Al Flight 1008 Has Just Taken Off From Goose Bay To Tel Aviv; Listen To The Audio Of The El Al Mayday Call!

Original post: El Al Is Sending A New Plane To Take Diverted Passengers From Goose Bay Air Force Base To Tel Aviv El Al flight 1008...

El Al Is Sending A New Plane To Take Diverted Passengers From Goose Bay Air Force Base To Tel Aviv

  Update 3: The flight has taken off to Tel Aviv. Read about and listen to the El Al Mayday call here. Update 2: The replacement plane has...

El Al’s New Safety Video Is Actually Entertaining!

Things are changing at El Al. They have a new business class with direct aisle access seating on their 787s, they're expanding their North America...

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