El Al Goes Dynamic, Removes The Ability To Search For Standard Award Tickets; Here’s What It Means For Matmid And Qantas Members

In 2015 Delta removed their award charts. They dynamically price their award tickets based on demand and sales that they run. United will do...

El Al’s London King David Lounge Has Closed And Is Now A Priority Pass Art And Lounge; Is Paris Next?

El Al's King David Lounges are one of their competitive advantages. In Tel Aviv the only other lounge option are the Dan Lounges, which...

Everything You Need To Know About Booking El Al Awards With Qantas!

“All about” posts take an in-depth look into various topics. See all of them here. Have a topic you want to read more about? Sound off in...

Qantas Adds The Ability To Book Same Day Award Tickets! New Comparison Of Qantas And El Al Award Rates With Taxes And Fees Included!

Related posts (Read these first!): Qantas Adds The Ability To Book El Al Award Tickets From 2 More US Cities! 1 Week Left For Dirt...

Roundup Of Qantas Program Devaluations And Improvements; Updated Comparison Award Chart For Travel On El Al To Israel

For years I ignored the Qantas frequent flyer program. It was overpriced in both miles and fuel surcharges and didn't have good transfer options. In...

Bid On Last Minute El Al Flights From Tel Aviv To NYC Or San Francisco From $450 Round-Trip!

El Al offers auctions to bid on last minute flights from Tel Aviv to NYC Or San Francisco. In today's auction which is ending soon,...

How To Search For El Al Awards With Qantas Points; The Trick To Booking From 15 Airports That Aren’t Bookable Online!

“All about” posts take an in-depth look into various topics. See all of them here. Have a topic you want to read more about? Sound off in...

Take Advantage Of Fantastic Qantas Values For El Al Travel; Comparison Chart For Redeeming El Al Vs. Qantas Points With A 20% Or 44%...

Update: Thanks to the 20% and 44% bonuses for AMEX transfers to Qantas, I've updated the comparison chart below to include points required based...

AMEX Points Now Transfer To Qantas! Get Targeted For Transfer Bonuses And Fantastic Values For Travel On El Al!

You can now transfer AMEX points to Qantas points at a 1:1 ratio! Points transfer instantly. This new transfer option is great news for travel to...

El Al Will Fly Nonstop Between Tel Aviv And Tokyo For The First Time!

El Al's Dreamliners are allowing it to do exactly what Boeing promised, making "long and thin" routes that had previously not been viable into...

Buy An El Al Ticket Between San Francisco And Tel Aviv And Buy A Companion Fare For Just 100 Matmid Points Or $100 Plus...

Buy An El Al Ticket Between San Francisco And Tel Aviv And Buy A Companion Fare For Just 100 Matmid Points Or $100 Plus...

Alaska Airlines Will Partner With El Al For Mileage Earning And Award Redemption!

Update: We broke this news on Friday, though Alaska Airlines wasn't supposed to announce it until today, so their El Al partner page was...

Booked A WOW Flight To Israel? Save 20% On An El Al Flight!

WOW Air shut down overnight last week and several airlines made offers to get stranded passengers home. If you purchased a WOW flight for travel...

Last Chance To Take Advantage Before El Al Devalues Matmid Yet Again

Update 2: If you have Matmid points, you'll want to use them before they are devalued at 5pm on Sunday, 3/31. If you have...

El Al Announces Their First 787-8 Routes And Plane Configuration

Last week El Al confirmed that they will fly nonstop between Chicago and Tel Aviv. I've long said that the route seems tailor made...

El Al Is Testing Out Sale Fares That Are Only Valid For Friday Flights

El Al doesn't operate flights on Shabbos, but they do operate flights that land close to Shabbos and take off shortly after Shabbos. El Al...

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 also transfer Marriott points to Qantas at a...

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...

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