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Baggage Allowance

When you arrive at the check-in counter at the airport, an EL AL representative will check your hand luggage. If it exceeds the permitted size or weight limits for carry-on cases as specified above, the case will be tagged as a regular suitcase and will be sent to the aircraft hold.

Hand Luggage Guidelines for EL AL Flights:

For your convenience, please read the following guidelines:

Permitted Size for Carry-on Cases on EL AL Flights

56 (length) 45 (width) 25 (depth) cm
Or
22 (length) 18 (width) 10 (depth) inches
In any case the total dimension should not exceed the sum of 115 cm or 45 inches


Permitted Weight for Carry-on Cases on EL AL Flights

Economy Class

You are entitled to one piece of hand luggage
weighing up to 8 kg (17pounds).

If you have a laptop you wish to take into the cabin, it will have to be packed within your hand luggage.
Business Class/
Platinum Class

You are entitled to two pieces of hand luggage weighing
a total of 20 kg (44 pounds) – one piece of hand luggage
weighing up to 16 kg (35 pounds) and another weighing up to 4 kg for a portable computer or attaché case

First Class

You are entitled to two pieces of hand luggage weighing
a total of 24 kg (52 pounds) – one piece of hand luggage weighing
up to 16 kg (35 pounds) and another weighing up to 8 kg (17 pounds)

Platinum/Gold Passengers You are entitled to one piece of hand luggage weighing 8 kg (17 pounds) and another bag weighing up to 4 kg (8 pounds) for a portable computer or attaché case or similar (in two hand luggage pieces) – a total of 12 kg (26 pounds) permitted.


Permitted Exception:


  • For passengers with hand luggage exceeding the permitted size or weight, such as:
    A cello – Passengers wishing to fly with the oversize object in the aircraft cabin will be required to purchase an additional seat.
    * EL AL is not obliged to transport oversize baggage in the passenger cabin without advance authorization.
    To obtain EL AL’s authorization please contact the Telephone Service Center at 03-9771111.
  • Physicians on duty may carry two pieces of general hand luggage of a maximum weight of 24 kg (maximal weight of one piece of hand luggage is 16 kg).
  • When storing space is limited, passengers may be asked to check-in their hand bag.