El Al Extends Ticket Validity And Free Changes Through December 2021

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El Al previously announced that customers with tickets for travel through 8/31/20 would be able to make changes to travel through 4/30/21.

They are now extending that to allow travel through 12/31/21:


While El Al is waiving change fees, you will still be responsible to pay any applicable difference in fare.

El Al was offered a $400MM bailout, but they said that the conditions such as a 33% workforce reduction and limits on executive pay, were too onerous to accept.

Earlier this week El Al finally added a refund form, but they have yet to provide refunds for cancelled flights.

I’m disappointed that El Al hasn’t come up with creative ways to convince passengers to accept a voucher in lieu of a refund, such as offering to waive the difference in fare on the route they purchased and/or offering a 10% bonus credit for accepting a voucher.

Anyone want to guess on the over/under date for when El Al will finally issue refunds?

HT: chff

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Chase Points

What’s the status of El Al tickets purchased via Chase points?


what about open tickets for gap year students?


In general, airline try to make money. Currently, their goal is to limit losses so they can stay in business.
Dan, while your dream is to have any ticket be made valid whenever, that is not in the interest of the airline. The difference in demand and airfares between winter lows and Yom Tov are more than other air route pairs experience.
They sure could sweeten the pot a bit, the 10% bonus is doable.


They should just stay in the Cargo business from China
Let’s see them mess up one customer there


Probably never. ELAL Airlines are bunch of scam artists.


What about qf bookings?

Will they be willing to offer vouchers instead of refund of points?


I contacted my travel agent on Monday, May 11 for a refund for my tickets that El Al canceled multiple times. The refund showed up on my credit card account three days later on May 14. So there’s still hope!


Do you think the flight credit could be transferable to be used by another family member? And what if the cost of the new flight is less than the original flight – will the difference remain as a future credit or be lost? Thanks.


Earlier this week El Al finally added a refund form, but they have yet to provide refunds for cancelled flights.

I received a refund


Does ELAL offer only date change for new booking or also vocher or name change


What does everyone think about booking tickets for sukkos now?


שילכו לעזאזל

Came to EY for shiva
Paid 1500 on ticket
On return they forced an upgrade for 1500$
Had to get back home for yom tov
לא נשכח לא נסלח
שילכו לעזאזל בקרוב אמן


Are Matmid points being Extended their expiration Date I have points expiring May 27 2020?