Partners Benefits

American Airlines (AA)


American Airlines

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EL AL and AA, the largest airline in the world, have joined forces to offer you improved service:
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We would like to inform you that the Frequent Flyer agreement between EL AL and American Airlines will terminate as of October 31st 2014

  • Last flight date for earning EL AL Matmid Frequent Flyer points from American Airlines flights will be October 31st, 2014
  • Last date for issuing Matmid bonus tickets for American Airlines flights will also be October 31st, 2014 – after this date changing or canceling the bonus ticket will not be permitted

  • You can fly on AA flights and accumulate points in your EL AL Club account
  • Points can be earned on most AA flights, excluding tickets of Classes O, T, U, Z, Q, free tickets, agents’ tickets, bonus tickets, and children’s discount tickets.
    • On domestic America flights, points can also be earned on Classes O and Q.
    • Points can be earned on flights with AA’s subsidiary, American Eagle.
    • Points can be earned on AA Code Share Flights, excluding AA’s Tel Aviv Code Share line.
  • You may not have a bonus ticket issued on AA code share flights.
  • You can have bonus tickets issued for flights with AA or a combined bonus ticket for EL AL and AA flights. (The combined bonus ticket is valid only for flights to the USA – excluding Hawaii, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Bermuda and Mexico).
  • Tickets issued on AA only will be issued as return tickets only.
  • Using bonus tickets is subject to the restrictions of Capacity Control and to the embargo periods in effect on the airline
  • Flights with AA allow two stopovers (of over four hours), one in each direction. If the itinerary includes Europe, you are allowed one more stopover of up to 24 hours in each direction.


Every change in an issued bonus ticket entails a service charge of $50 before departure or $100 after departure (express processing entails a service charge of $100). AA bonus tickets can be changed abroad in EL AL offices only.



Distance in Miles

Economy Class (regular fares)

Business Class

First Class

0-500

20

30

40

501-1500

30

45

60

1501-2500

40

60

80

2501-3500

60

90

120

3501-4500

80

120

160

4501-5500

100

150

200

5501-6500

120

180

240

6501- and up

140

210

280



Number of points needed to get a round trip bonus ticket with AA:

1. Combined EL AL – AA voucher

Departure Point

Destination

Class

Required Number of Points

TLV

North America

Economy

2200

Business

4000

First

5600



2. AA Flights Only



Departure Point

Destination

Class

Required Number of Points

Domestic

 

Economy
Business
First

1300
2600
3600

USA/CN

Bermuda / Canada
Caribbean /
Mexico

Economy
Business
First

1500
3400
4400

North America

Europe

Economy
Business
First

2100
3800
4800

North America

Hawaii

Economy
Business
First

1700
3400
4800

North America

Central America

Economy
Business
First

1700
3400
4400

North America

South America

Economy
Business
First

2300
4000
5000

North America

Japan

Economy
Business
First

2500
4000
5400



Zone Definition – American Airlines

Domestic Flights in USA – USA exclusive of Hawaii North America – USA (exclusive of Hawaii) Mexico and Bermuda Central America – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela South America – Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Hawaii. Caribbean Islands – Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Aruba, Barbados, Virgin Islands


For an Additional Information

For Code Share Agreements