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

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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 each way!

You can get 60,000 bonus miles plus Alaska’s Famous Companion Fare™ ($99 fare plus taxes and fees from $23) by spending $3,000 or more in purchases within 90 days of opening the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card. You can read more here.

Earlier this week, I wrote about the bargains between the US and Tel Aviv.

I also compared them with other airlines that can book travel on El Al.

Below is what Alaska will charge for all routes that El Al flies. Note that some routes are currently suspended. You should also compare these rates with paid rates, as well as award rates using Delta, El Al, Etihad, and Qantas miles.

Zone 1 awards are a nice sweet spot!



  • Middle East Zone 1 (1-1,500 miles): 7.5K coach, 10K premium, 15K business.
    • Athens, Bucharest, Budapest, Chisinau, Dubai, Dubrovnik, Eilat, Istanbul/IST, Krakow, Kyiv, Larnaca, Paphos, Rhodes, Rome, Sofia, Tbilisi, Thessaloniki, Tivat, Venice, Vienna
  • Middle East Zone 2 (1,501-3,500 miles): 22.5K coach, 30K premium, 45K business.
    • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Casablanca, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Liege, Lisbon, London/LHR, London/LTN, Madrid, Marrakech, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Paris, Prague, Seychelles, Warsaw, Zurich
  • Middle East Zone 3 (3,501-5,000 miles): 27.5K coach, 35K premium, 55K business.
    • Johannesburg
  • Middle East Zone 4 (5,001-7,000 miles): 35K coach, 45K premium, 70K business.
    •  Boston, Fort Lauderdale, JFK, Miami, Newark
  • Middle East Zone 5 (7,001-10,000 miles): 42.5K coach, 55K premium, 85K business.
    • Los Angeles
  • Asia Zone 2 (1,501-3,000 miles): 25K coach, 32.5K premium, 50K business.
    • Delhi, Mumbai
  • Asia Zone 3 (3,001-5,000 miles): 30K coach, 40K premium, 60K business.
    • Bangkok, Phuket
  • Asia Zone 4 (5,001-7,000 miles): 37.5K coach, 50K premium, 75K business.
    • Tokyo

There are no fuel surcharges, but there is a non-refundable $12.50 booking fee each way. Other than that, tickets can be changes or canceled with no fees anytime before departure.

Alas, it’s not easy to obtain Alaska miles other than from the Alaska Card. You can transfer increments of 60K Marriott points into 25K Alaska miles, or you can transfer Bilt points into Alaska miles at a 1:1 ratio.

Sadly, due to El Al’s new partnership with Delta, the Alaska-El Al partnership will end on 7/31, so you’ll want to take advantage of booking awards by that date. You’ll be able to book travel through June 2025 in July when the partnership ends.

Will you book any El Al award travel via Alaska?

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Fascinating that TLV-TYO in business is cheaper with skypesos than it is with Alaska miles!


will this work for pesach


How long after having received the bonus for the Alaska airlines card can someone apply again and receive a second bonus?


Many EU destinations went up due to being slightly above the 1,500 cutoff. There should have been another mid teir as 7,500 to 22,500 is a big jump.


Is Moscow bookable?
Many US (or other Western) programs don’t show Moscow and can’t even be booked by calling (Aeroplan for example).


Zone 4 and 5 are the same ?


Can you use amex points for this ?
And is this 7.5k each way ?


For El Al flights LAX-TLV, I see only 55K one-way, either direction. 42.5K for other carriers. I picked random dates in April and August (perhaps coach is sold out but doesn’t seem to be an option).


Got approved for the card yesterday so my plans are to, be”h, book a RT EWR-TLV for the summer.


Thanks Dan for notifying us about Alaska – elal redemption. Many Alaska members are getting a promotion till march 20 of buying miles with 70% bonus miles for free. Just bought 2500$ miles for roundtrip business from nyc- tlv. Just make sure it can take up to 3 days till miles post.


alaskan online not allowing to book partner flights “We’re sorry, we aren’t able to confirm space on these partner flights. Please try again and choose different flights, dates or cities.”

Any workaround