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Flying with Children

Flying with Children

Traveling with kids? Don’t forget that EL AL offers children’s discounts. In addition, it’s worth checking the EL AL website, the EL AL Telephone Service Center or travel agents to learn about the airline’s family deals.

Tips for Flying with Children

Getting Ready for the Flight and the Airport Getting Ready for the Flight and the Airport

Reserve your flight tickets and choose your seats on the flight as early as possible. For example, if two adults are traveling with two children, it’s a good idea to book four seats in the middle rows of the 747 Jumbo aircraft, so you can all sit together.

It also pays to use EL AL's Express Check-In service. You can check in online on the EL AL website for free. That way you can print out your boarding card on your home printer, and shorten your waiting time at the airport. It’s child’s play to check in online. And if you do have a problem, your kids can probably help you.

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Passengers with Babies Passengers with Babies

If you are flying with babies, request a bulkhead seat with a small bassinet. These are available for infants up to nine months old. After take-off the bassinet will be installed and you will receive a blanket for the baby. The EL AL crew is at your service for heating the baby’s bottles and will rinse the bottle and provide hot water. Diapering stands are available in the plane’s bathroom stalls. The number of bassinets is limited and varies according to the aircraft model; please place your order early.

It is also advisable to bring with you a carrier and/or carriage or stroller for use at airports. The carriage will be marked at flight check-in and you can use it right up to the entrance to the aircraft. It will be returned to you as you disembark at your destination. If you have a stopover, make sure that the carriage is delivered to you at the stopover destination, rather than continuing automatically to your next flight, so that you can use it while waiting.

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Inflight Inflight

It is usually cool in the plane after take-off and you should wear comfortable clothing. It’s a good idea to bring extra clothes for children, in case the need arises, as well as outerwear for everyone. Children should wear comfortable shoes that can be removed easily to make sitting more comfortable. In any case, EL AL's inflight crew is at your service for all your needs and questions.  For the convenience of passengers flying with babies – special diapering stands are available in the bathrooms

Meals and Snacks Meals and Snacks

EL AL serves children’s meals that kids love. Remember to order these meals through your travel agent or directly from EL AL.
In addition, it is advisable to have with you snacks, cookies, sweet breakfast cereals and the like. It is also important to bring candy and chewing gum to offer the children before take-off and landing. Chewing and swallowing help release pressure in ears. Drinks, which are distributed freely on EL AL flights in all Classes during meals and between meals, also relieve the pressure in ears.

Accessories for babies and young children Accessories for babies and young children

When flying with two- or three-year-olds, don’t forget to bring a large supply of disposable diapers, bags for used diapers, pacifiers, bottles, ointments, etc. Likewise, bring suitable baby food. You should have a sufficient supply of cereal and milk for babies as well as jars of fruit and vegetables or any other food that your children require.

Medicine, tissues, wet wipes:
Bring with you emergency medications: pain relievers, such as Paracetamol, sucking tablets for sore throat, ear drops, Band-Aids and iodine. Tissues and wet wipes are very useful during the flight.

ELALCHIK game boxes are distributed to children flying during main holidays throughout the year and during the summer.

And what about inflight entertainment? And what about inflight entertainment?

On aircraft with personal screens (Boeing 777 and 747), there is a regular children’s channel that screens children’s movies, series, fairy tales and more. Some of the planes have VOD. Without a doubt the flight will be lots of fun.