The Inside Story Of How El Al Decided To Remain An All-Boeing Carrier With Its Largest Ever Aircraft Order

El Al currently has 24 737NGs (consisting of 16 Boeing 737-800s and 8 Boeing 737-900ERs) 6 Boeing 777-200ERs (only some of these are currently...

El Al Takes Another Step Closer To SkyTeam With Virgin Atlantic Codeshare Agreement

DansDeals reported last year that Delta committed to making efforts to help El Al join the SkyTeam Alliance. The Delta agreement has opened the door to...

With North American Carriers Sitting On The Sidelines, El Al Reports Record Profits And Flight Loads

The war between Israel and Hamas has limited the flights options available for North Americans to fly to Israel. American, Delta, and Air Canada...

[El Al’s First Regularly Scheduled Fort Lauderdale Flight Lands In Tel Aviv] Taking AAdvantage Of American’s Surrender, El Al Will Launch Fort Lauderdale Service...

Update, 4/16/24: El Al's first flight from Fort Lauderdale landed this afternoon in Tel Aviv. The round-trip flight will operate twice weekly, in addition...

After Reporting Record Profits, El Al Locks In More Dreamliners

Related: El Al Takes One Step Closer To SkyTeam With Air France Codeshare Agreement; News On Mileage Reciprocity, Delta Lounge Access, SkyTeam, ANA, Alaska,...

Here Is How Many Alaska Miles You’ll Need For Every El Al Route, Bargains From 7.5K Miles!

Alaska Airlines has begun rolling out their new award chart and will complete that process by 3/31. Awards will drop to as low as 4,500 miles...

Master List Of The Best Ways To Book El Al Award Flights Between NYC And Tel Aviv!

Part 3 in a series on award booking rates: A Deep Dive Into Cleveland-NYC Award Pricing Master List Of The Best Ways To...

AWESOME! Alaska’s Bargain Pricing For Travel On El Al Is Now Live!

Alaska Airlines has begun rolling out their new award chart and will complete that process by 3/31. Awards will drop to as low as...

El Al Takes One Step Closer To SkyTeam With Air France Codeshare Agreement; News On Mileage Reciprocity, Delta Lounge Access, SkyTeam, ANA, Alaska, JetBlue,...

DansDeals reported last year that Delta committed to making efforts to help El Al join the SkyTeam Alliance. That process took another step forward today...

El Al Will Give IDF Soldiers A Free Flight To Europe

The hits keep coming from El Al these days. I wrote about their tear-jerker of an ad earlier today. The airline is offering a free round-trip...

El Al’s Impressive New Ad Hits Home

Boy, what a difference a few years can make. During COVID, El Al shut down, leaving United as the lifeline to the outside world. The...

El Al Denies Security Threat From Rogue In-Flight Communication, But Planes Are Still Avoiding Oman Airspace Shortcut Since October 7th

i24 has a breathless report about an "attempted El Al communication network takeover" on an El Al flight from Phuket to Tel Aviv. "In a...

Last Chance To Use AMEX Business Gold Rebate For El Al Flexible Vouchers

Update: Today is your last chance to use your AMEX Business Gold Rebate for El Al flexible vouchers. During COVID, El Al introduced an excellent...

You Can Now Book El Al Awards With Delta Miles, But Should You?

El Al's Matmid frequent flyer program has never been particularly rewarding or competitive, though it was improved earlier this year, based on many suggestions...

Save On El Al Flights Via Delta Codeshare: Fly El Al Business Class From Tel Aviv To JFK For Just $2,502 Round-Trip, Fully Refundable!

The Delta-El Al partnership is now live, and there are some great deals to be had! Delta is currently selling El Al codeshare flights for...

Delta-El Al Partnership Now Live With Reciprocal Mileage, Lounge, And Elite Status Benefits; El Al Will Terminate Alaska And American Partnerships

Delta partnership goes live: We reported last June that Delta and El Al were going to launch a full partnership and that El Al was...

Listen To The ATC Audio Of Yesterday’s El Al Mayday Call After Engine Failure

El Al flight 28 from Newark to Tel Aviv diverted to JFK yesterday after experiencing a left engine failure.   The 787-9 Dreamliner 4X-EDH was delivered...

[Passenger Onboard Plane Shares Experience] Crazy Iron Dome Footage Of Plane On Approach To Land In Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

Update: Commenter LY546traveler shares the following: "I’ve been on that LY546 flight from ATH-TLV. We were really about to land with all the lights off...

Thanks To Visa Waiver Program Entry, El Al Will Add More US Flights Next Year, Roundup Of Record 112 Weekly North America-Israel Flights

Thanks to Israel entering the US Visa Waiver Program, El Al is gearing up for what it expects will be a record setting year...

[Future Award Chart Rates And More Details Revealed!] DansDeals Exclusive Look Behind The Scenes: Here Are The Details On El Al’s Reimagined Matmid Frequent...

Please see the original post below the updates for all of the changes going into effect for Matmid in 2 weeks from now. Update, 8/17/23: While...

Goodbye AA, Hello Delta! El Al Now Selling Delta Connections And Updates Reciprocity Timeline; International Secure Transit Now Bookable Via Ben Gurion!

Last month, El Al announced that it would partner with Delta and work to join the SkyTeam Alliance. The announcement meant that its days...

El Al’s Retrofitted 777 Takes To The Skies In 2 Weeks

El Al's retrofitted 777s will take to the skies soon, with flights from Tel Aviv to Bangkok and Paris scheduled for August 1st. London...

[El Al To Work Towards Joining SkyTeam And Potentially End Other US Airline Partnerships] BREAKING: El Al And Delta To Launch Mileage And Codeshare...

Update: El Al confirms via a financial filing in Hebrew that Delta has committed to "make reasonable efforts to assist the company" in joining...

El Al Will Add A 4th Mileage Partner, And It May Just Be A Game Changer!

El Al and Japanese carrier ANA announced they will begin a codeshare partnership in Spring 2024. More excitingly, the airlines also announced plans to sign...

[Now Live!] DansDeals Exclusive: El Al Will Bring Back Their Awesome Flexible Vouchers Next Week, With A Catch

Update, 5/14: This is now live on El Al's booking site. If you find this option on any other online travel agencies, post a...

[Update: Route Launch In June 2024!] El Al To Trial Nonstop Test Flights Between Tel Aviv And Melbourne!

Update, 3/15/23: El Al and the Australian Government have come to an agreement that will bring nonstop flights between Tel Aviv and Melbourne by...

Etihad Launches Award Travel On El Al With Excellent Availability; Redeem El Al Points On 3 Airlines

It's been in the works since 2020, but Etihad and El Al are now full frequent flyer partners. You can earn and redeem miles...

[Final Hours To Lock In Transferable Voucher Flexibility, But Free Changes Will Continue] El Al’s Awesome Ticket Voucher Exchange Program: Will You Lock In...

Update, 12/30: El Al tells me that all tickets that have a 12/31/22 or earlier purchase date based on the location of the purchase...

WOW! Wide Open Partner Award Space On El Al’s New Tokyo Route

Earlier today I wrote about El Al's plans to launch Tel Aviv-Tokyo/NRT service on March 1, 2023. I just took a peek at the flight's...

El Al Will Once Again Sell Inaugural Flights To Tokyo, Is The Third Time The Charm?

El Al originally planned to launch service to Tokyo in March of 2020 before the Olympics with 3 weekly flights. Then COVID hit, the...

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