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...

Here Is Next Year’s Rollout Schedule For El Al’s Dreamliner Service To JFK, Newark, And Hong Kong

El Al currently has 2 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which they use for a daily flight between Tel Aviv and London and between Tel Aviv...

Is It Actually Possible To Use Qantas Points To Save On El Al Award Flights Between North America And Tel Aviv?

A few years ago the best way to travel on El Al was to use American miles. Then American merged with USAirways and they had...

El Al Matmid Promo: Save Up To 50% Off Coach And Business Class Awards; Matmid Award Chart Roundup And Upcoming Devaluation

Update: The promotion details are now available on the English site. El Al is offering discounted coach and business class award tickets to select cities that...

El Al News: Another Mileage Devaluation, New 787 Flights, Premium Economy Now Bookable, And More

Lots of news coming out of El Al. 1. El Al will buy Israir, which will fly under El Al's Sun d'Or subsidiary. Airline mergers are...

Here’s When And Where El Al’s 787 Dreamliner Service Will Begin

Last week El Al unveiled what business class and the new premium economy cabin will look like on their new Boeing 787 Dreamliners. It looks...

El Al Will Take United Polaris Head-On With Their First 787 Route, “We Had A Dream, Now We Have A Dreamliner”

Air Canada has been operating the best business class product from North America to Tel Aviv for some time now with their all aisle...

El Al’s 787s Will Have Premium Economy And Direct Aisle Access Business Class, But No First Class

2 years ago I wrote about El Al's 787 order, "Currently El Al operates ancient business and first class cabins.  The business class seats don’t...

Report: El Al Will Cease Wet-Lease Flights!

Update, 12/4: El Al and their pilots have now signed an agreement to end wet-lease flights, shorten flight times, raise pilot salaries, and end...

El Al Waiving Cancellation And Change Fees

El Al has been rocked with labor issues over the past week. Many flights have been moved to their wet lease operators, while others...

Are El Al’s Wet Leasing Practices Going To Cause A Strike?

For the past couple of years El Al has been wet-leasing planes from other airlines to cover their routes. This has led to people...

El Al Miami-Tel Aviv Service Will Resume In 2017

El Al will resume service from Miami nonstop to Tel Aviv next year. They last operated that route in 2008. El Al will be receiving...

An El Al Seat Swap Story That Didn’t Make Me Cringe

I'm used to cringing while reading story after story of Haredi men refusing to fly unless the women sitting next to them are forcibly moved...

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

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...

Have You Purchased An El Al Flight And Wound Up On A Privilege Style Airplane?

Update: Commenters below share their experiences on Privilege Style, which range from mediocre to horrific. The most worrying one is from this commenter who...

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...

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

El Al Matmid Discounted Business Class Award Tickets To/From Tel Aviv El Al is offering discounted business class award tickets to select cities that can be...

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

El Al is offering discounted award tickets systemwide. Awards are discounted further for “Executives” and it’s pretty easy to become an executive.  A transfer of...

El Al: Toronto To Tel Aviv Nonstop For US$694 Round-Trip

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser. Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card. –Bookable on Priceline. Tickets...

El Al: Fly Between Boston, Los Angeles, NYC, Or Toronto And Tel Aviv From $761 Round-Trip

American Express is a DansDeals.com advertiser. Earn 3 points per dollar on airfare with the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold Card or the AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card. –Bookable on Priceline. Tickets...

El Al: Sorry We Don’t Match American Status, If Only You Had Continental Or USAirways Status…

Disclaimer: I have absolutely nothing against El Al. I have everything against El Al’s incompetent management, which seemingly has not a clue about how...

El Al Matmid Discounted Coach And Business Class Award Tickets Between Boston And Tel Aviv

El Al is offering discounted award tickets between Boston and Tel Aviv. Awards are discounted further for "Executives" and it's pretty easy to become an...

Will El Al’s New 787 Dreamliners Finally Bring A New Generation Business Class Seat?

El Al announced today that they will be purchasing and/or leasing 15 Boeing 787-800 and 787-900 Dreamliner aircraft and options for another 13 aircraft,...

El Al: We May Have Broken Your Stroller…But United Breaks Guitars!

After speaking to the El Al Matmid executive that created the recent Matmid devaluation for more than 90 minutes, there's not much that will...

El Al Matmid: NYC To Tel Aviv For 20K AMEX Points Plus $160

Update, 05/06: The rates have gone back up to 800 Matmid points each way. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ El Al is back with yet another discounted award promotion for...

El Al Matmid: Book Discounted Spring And Summer Award Travel With No Fuel Surcharges Until Sunday! NYC To Tel Aviv For 65K AMEX Points...

El Al Matmid Discounted Coach Awards El Al has a very decent spring/summer travel sale for coach awards across the globe, including travel between Tel...

El Al Matmid Discounted Award Tickets

El Al Matmid Discounted Coach Awards El Al has a pretty decent sale for coach awards across the globe, including travel between Tel Aviv and...

Massive El Al Matmid Devaluation Effective 02/10/15

Update: Today is the final day to transfer points from AMEX to El Al that won't expire.  Effective tomorrow transferred points will expire after...

El Al Announces New Service Between Boston And Tel Aviv

El Al has announced that Boston will be their first new North American city to be launched in years. There will be 3 weekly flights...

JetBlue And El Al Announce Codeshare Relationship, Will It Lead To A Mileage Partnership?

On November 19th I made several predictions about the American-USAirways merger. Several have already come true: -The American OneWorld round-the-world award chart was killed -USAirways started collecting...

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