NEW YORK – May 30, 2013 – With over 75 percent of Americans taking a summer vacation this year,* EL AL Israel Airlines is keeping this important traveling group top of mind by offering a variety of kid-friendly services and amenities on all 32 weekly nonstop flights from the USA: New York (JFK/Newark) and Los Angeles to Israel. Some of the highlights available are:
During this busy travel season, EL AL offers special family fares with savings up to 50 percent for children between the ages of two and 12 when accompanied by at least two adults.
Matmid Kids Frequent Flyer Club
Children between the ages of two and 12 years old can earn the same number of frequent flyer points as an adult, even though their airfare costs less. Points can be exchanged for bonus tickets. For club membership, visit www.elal.com or EL AL USA Facebook (ELALIsraelAirlinesUSA).
Save time by using the EL AL online check-in service by visiting www.elal.com within 24 hours of departure. As a result, waiting time at the airport will be shorter.
On all EL AL flights, children are entertained with activity and coloring books filled with word games, trivia questions and coloring pages. They can also keep busy while watching a selection of kid-friendly shows and programs (available in English and Hebrew) via personal TV’s on all 777 and 747-400 aircraft, which are utilized on the USA/Israel route.
Kosher Kids’ Meals
EL AL provides kid-friendly kosher meals, which need to be ordered at least 48 hours prior to departure, regardless if they are traveling in economy, business or first class. Young passengers can munch on delectable favorites such as apple-stuffed pancakes, chicken tenders and mini potato pancakes. On flights from New York (JFK/Newark) special Glatt Regal Kosher meals are also offered.
Infants and Babies
EL AL accommodates families with babies by offering special seating. Bassinets are for infants up to 9 months old, are based on availability and need to be ordered prior to departure. In-flight, mom and dad can enjoy a hassle-free experience as flight attendants can assist with heating and rinsing baby bottles. In addition, diaper changing tables are also available. It is recommended that an adult passenger have a stroller or a baby carrier, which can be utilized until reaching the aircraft entrance where it will be checked. The carriage or baby carrier will be waiting upon arrival at the destination.
EL AL Vacations
For a family-friendly escape, EL AL passengers can plan and customize their getaway with EL AL Vacations, which combines roundtrip flights with accommodations, rental cars and/or excursions for extremely attractive prices. Visit www.elal.com, or call EL AL at 800-EL AL SUN (352-5786) or any travel agent.
For more information about EL AL or to book a flight, visit www.elal.com, call EL AL at (800) 223-6700 or any travel agent. Learn more about special promotions as well as activities, special events and useful travel tips to Israel, plus more, by joining the airline on Facebook (ELALIsraelAirlinesUSA) and Twitter (@ELALUSA).
*According to Orbitz’ 2013 summer travel forecast