EL AL News


New York, NY - May 19, 2011 - Summer is almost here and EL AL Israel Airlines is ready to welcome vacationers to Israel. From discounted fares of up to 50% for children to the new one-stop, value-packed vacation planner called EL AL Vacations, the national airline is the first step to experience the unique history and interesting culture of Israel.
With the attractively priced EL AL family fares, when children between the ages of two and twelve travel with at least 2 adults, on most economy class fares there is a savings of 10% for the first child, a 50% discount for the second child and a 25% savings for the third, fourth and fifth child.

EL AL also provides in-flight entertainment specially geared to families, such as an educational travel activity book (in English and Hebrew) which is packed with word games, coloring pages and pencils, geographical trivia and more.  There is also special programming for children on personal TV monitors located on every seat in all classes of service on flights between the USA and Israel. A Disney Channel offers a selection of shows in English, a Hebrew channel has a variety of programming, plus one audio channel offers "story time."
Special children's meals are available and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance. From the USA, dinner usually includes chicken nuggets, corn on the cob, rolls, dessert and apple juice. For breakfast, pancakes, cereal, fresh fruit, orange juice, dessert and chocolate milk is served. Throughout the flight, homemade cookies and other kid friendly treats are available.

EL AL Vacations now makes it easier than ever for travelers to customize the perfect getaway to Israel. Tap insider connections from EL AL to plan a stress free vacation with added value at the finest hotels, the leading car rental companies and memorable touring throughout the country when combining roundtrip air on EL AL from the U.S.A.
Travelers are also invited to begin or extend their stay in Israel and take advantage of a free roundtrip flight between Tel Aviv and Eilat (based on availability) with the purchase of any EL AL roundtrip ticket from the U.S.A. (from JFK/Newark or Los Angeles). There is a $15 stopover fee in each direction. Convenient connections at Ben Gurion International Airport make travelling to and from Eilat hassle-free. The southern Red Sea beach resort city of Eilat is filled with beauty, relaxation and many attractions for every age. 

Through the end of October, EL AL has an increased flight schedule which includes 22 weekly nonstop flights from New York (JFK and Newark), 5 weekly nonstops from Los Angeles (the only nonstop flights between the West Coast and Israel) as well as 5 weekly nonstop flights from Toronto.  At the height of the summer season, EL AL will operate 300 weekly flights between Ben Gurion International Airport and 39 worldwide destinations. 
Joining the EL AL Matmid Frequent Flyer Club allows members to earn a host of exclusive benefits, free flights and upgrades. EL AL also has a Matmid Kids Club, allowing 2-12 year olds to earn the same number of points as an adult ticket, even though the fares are reduced. EL AL Facebook  fans are encouraged to join Matmid for free directly on the fan page and, as an added bonus, from now until the end of May fans can enter to win two free tickets to Israel by clicking on the EL AL Matmid Tab.

For more information about EL AL, please visit the airline's recently redesigned website,
www.elal.com, or call 800-223-6700.  More information can also be found on the EL AL
blog, Skywords with EL AL, as well as on Facebook (EL AL Israel Airlines USA) and
Twitter (@ELALUSA).   
Publish Date 22/05/2011