Update: El Al confirms to DansDeals that travel agents will receive their regular commissions when travelers use these vouchers.
“EL AL will offer its customers and any supporters of Israel in the US to purchase vouchers for future flight tickets. The vouchers are valid through the end of 2025 for flights until November 30, 2026. As part of EL AL’s initiative, 10% of the value of the purchased vouchers will be donated to charitable organizations that support a variety of causes such as assisting IDF soldiers, helping communities evacuated due to the war, and other related activities.”
If you purchase $1,000 in vouchers you will receive a postcard printed in Kibbutz Be’eri and an “I stand with Israel” pin.
For purchases of $10K and higher, you will receive El Al elite status, with all status levels available, up to Top Platinum!
Those vouchers can be used by anyone, making this a unique path to earning status. While United also offers status for purchasing vouchers via its PassPlus program, those vouchers have to be used by the purchaser or their travel companions.
You can read more here about status benefits, which include extra free baggage, upgrades, lounge access, and more.
Status will last for 12 months, but can be renewed by meeting the requirements for spending, which can be done by flying on flights purchased with the vouchers. With the validity of the vouchers extending into flights for 2026, that means you can renew status for several years. You can read more about those requirements in our post on the new Matmid program here.
If you purchased a voucher credit that entitles you to the tier you are currently in or one tier below your current status, you will be upgraded to the next higher tier, with Platinum being the highest possible upgraded level for current status holders purchasing any level lower than Top Platinum.
Platinum tier customers will not be entitled to issue platinum tier to their spouses.
Vouchers will be emailed to you within 24 hours. They can be used to purchase flight tickets, as well as ancillary products, such as payment for choosing a seat in advance, making a payment for baggage, and upgrading a cabin until the funds are exhausted.
The vouchers can be redeemed on the El Al website, call center, or via travel agents.
Pins and postcards will be sent within one month, and aircraft models will be sent within 3 months.
This program will expire on 12/1/23.
“The campaign aims to promote future tourism to Israel and support the local economy. With approximately 200,000 employees in the tourism sector and its related industries, such as restaurants, entertainment, and hospitality, this effort holds tremendous value to Israel and all of it citizens.
The initial phase of the campaign will last for 18 days in the US, carrying the slogan: “When times are tough, the tough keep flying. Support Israel. Fly Israel.”
EL AL will donate 10% of the value of the purchased vouchers to: the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), a non-political, non-military organization founded in 1981 that provides for the wellbeing of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), veterans and family members, and to the Shoresh Fund (formerly known as Kumzitz), focused on assisting civilians impacted by the October 7th terror attacks by Hamas. The fund provides humanitarian support to those displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict, amongst other relief efforts.
Dina Ben-Tal Ganancia, CEO of EL AL, emphasized the importance of this campaign: “now is the time to strengthen the Israeli economy and purchase “Blue and White” (“Kachol-Lavan”). We see the heartfelt solidarity from overseas, especially from the Jewish communities, and their donations of equipment and supplies to Israeli soldiers and affected communities, much of which we have transported to Israel on EL AL flights. We call upon everyone to continue supporting the Israeli economy and plan their future visits to Israel.”
Customers purchasing the vouchers will receive special postcards printed at the Kibbutz Be’eri printing house, one of the kibbutzim that was brutally attacked on Oct 7th. Additionally, EL AL will provide benefits from the Frequent Flyer Program in accordance with the voucher value and the terms of the Program. For more information on the program, including terms and conditions, please see here.“
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