Baggage Allowance for Flights from / to North America

Baggage Allowance for Flights from / to USA

EL AL personal luggage at no extra cost for your utmost convenience

EL AL does its utmost to provide you with ideal flight conditions throughout your journey, so that you can enjoy a safe and comfortable flight. In addition to the free checked baggage allowance, you may take personal items as cabin baggage at no extra charge. These items must be placed in the overhead bins or under the seat in front of you.

The size, weight and handling of personal hand luggage in the passenger cabin all impact on your inflight comfort and safety. Therefore, size and weight limits have been established for every piece of hand luggage permitted on board the plane, according to the Class in which you are seated.

When storing space is limited, passengers may be asked to check-in their hand bag.

EL AL baggage allowance rules

Details of baggage limits for storage in the hold of the plane:

The information below relates to EL AL flights on EL AL planes and does not apply to code share flights with other carriers.

Baggage Allowance Per Passenger

Economy Class

*1 piece Up to 23 kg (50 pound)

Business Class

Up to 3 pieces, weighing up to 32 kg each (70 pound)

First Class

Up to 4 pieces, weighing up to 32 kg each (70 pound)

Top Platinum, Platinum and 'Gold' Matmid Club members

2 pieces each, weighing up to 32kg in Economy Class

Infants

1 piece Up to 10kg
The sum of the 3 dimensions shall not exceed 45 inches (115cm.)

Parents traveling with a baby are entitled to bring a fully collapsible stroller, an infant’s carry-seat or car seat, to be brought to the entrance to the plane.
The baby carriage may be used up to the aircraft entrance door; it will then be sent down to the baggage hold. If you have a carry cot or safety seat, it will be tagged at check-in and sent directly to the hold.

If a passenger flies without a baby but brings an infant seat or carrier, the equipment will be counted as part of the passenger's baggage allowance.

For more information: Flying with Infants.


* For your attention, as of November the 1st, 2011, passengers traveling from destinations to/from North America in Economy are entitled to carry one checked baggage, weight up to 23 kg. The second bag, weight up to 23 kg, will be charged a fee of $70.

Personal baggage "remarks and conditions" for North American flights:
  • Checked passengers bag shall not exceed the sum of the 3 dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm.)  
  • These baggage allowances are valid for EL AL passengers only on direct flights to/from the USA and/or Canada.

EL AL overweight / excess baggage charges

Economy Class

New York, Toronto and Los Angeles

$25 charge for overweight between
23Kg / 50 Lbs and 32Kg / 70 Lbs
 
$70 2nd checked bag up to
23Kg / 50 Lbs

Or 140 Matmid points, for Matmid (TL)
and Silver (SL) members.

For more information about how to take advantage
of the benefit, as of November 7, 2011, click here.

New York and Toronto

$230 charge for each additional bag
up to 23Kg / 50 Lbs.

Los Angeles

$240 charge for each additional bag
up to 23Kg / 50 Lbs.

First and Business Class

New York and Toronto

$130 for any oversized luggage
which is within the baggage
allowance up to 32Kg.

$230 for each additional piece of
luggage beyond the baggage
allowance (up to 32Kg).

Los Angeles

$140 for any oversized luggage
which is within the baggage
allowance up to 32Kg.

$240 for each additional piece of
luggage beyond the baggage
allowance (up to 32Kg).

Notes:

  • All the above information refers to EL AL flights on EL AL aircraft and excludes code-share and other cariers' flights.
  • Prices are for one way.