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Last-Minute Reduced

Last-Minute Reduced

If you are a Silver, Gold, Platinum or Top Platinum tier Matmid member, EL AL offers you an easy, attractive way to upgrade your flight ticket 48 hours before your flight and at the airport for a reduced number of points.

All you have to do is to simply fill in your preferences in your Passenger Profile up to 72 hours prior to each flight. Upgrade will be performed upon meeting the criteria for a reduced price last-minute upgrade. We recommend  that you check your preferences prior to each flight to make sure they reflect your wishes

It is important to make sure that you include current telephone numbers on your reservation, where we send  you  an SMS message up to 72 hours before the flight informing you of upgrade. This ensures that we can include your name on the list of members eligible for reduced price last-minute upgrades. We will do our utmost to upgrade your ticket. We must point out that in the event that you have a child under 12 years of age accompanying you, we will not be able to offer you a last-minute upgrade that would separate a child from his parent.

Upgrade eligibility


The criteria for priority on the list of members entitled to reduced price last-minute upgrades are, in the following order:

  1. Member status
  2. Type of ticket purchased
  3. Number of points accumulated from EL AL flights (basic points) by the member during the preceding 12 months
  4. Date of registration in the Club (seniority)



Before the last-minute upgrade, it is important to remember:

Members holding Y, S and M class tickets are eligible for reduced price upgrades to Business Class and members holding C and I tickets are eligible for upgrade to First Class.
Top Platinum, Platinum, Gold and Silver members who have accumulated 1000 points in 12 consecutive months from EL AL flights only (basic points) are entitled to reduced price upgrades to Business Class.
Top Platinum, Platinum, Gold and Silver members who have accumulated 1200 points in 12 consecutive months from EL AL flights only (basic points) are entitled to reduced price upgrades to First Class. 
Silver Matmid members who upgrade to Business or First Class are not entitled to Lounge privileges.
Upgrades from Economy Class to First Class are not allowed under any circumstances.
Children up to age 12 are not entitled to reduced price last-minute upgrades even if their membership status in the Club would entitle them to such upgrades and even if they are holding full fare tickets that were not purchased with a children's discount.
Code share flights are not upgradeable
LY flights ticketed in other airlines are not upgradeable
We are unable to provide business class meals when the upgrade is done at the last minute.



To view the table listing the number of points per direction required per direction
for Silver, Gold, Platinum and Top Platinum members,
as of January 1, 2013  - Click here.