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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: January 15, 2018, 08:39:15 AM »
is there anyway to get platinum top status without actually flying that much? like transfering points ect.
https://www.elal.com/en/FrequentFlyer/ClubBenefits/Pages/Top-Platinum-Circle.aspx

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: January 15, 2018, 09:48:56 AM »
is there anyway to get platinum top status without actually flying that much? like transfering points ect.
https://www.elal.com/en/FrequentFlyer/ClubBenefits/Pages/Top-Platinum-Circle.aspx
Only whatever it says on that page will count toward status.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: January 15, 2018, 10:23:17 AM »
is there anyway to get platinum top status without actually flying that much? like transfering points ect.
https://www.elal.com/en/FrequentFlyer/ClubBenefits/Pages/Top-Platinum-Circle.aspx
I believe it's not possible. You have to earn the points through flying, as even if you have a Flycard only 20% of the points earned through the card are counted for status

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: January 15, 2018, 03:20:15 PM »
Charge 40K ILS a month (can be equivalent annualized average) to an Israeli Fly Card Premium and you will get Platinum.  Top Platinum is only through blood, sweat, and tears  ;D

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: January 15, 2018, 03:24:43 PM »
Charge 40K ILS a month (can be equivalent annualized average) to an Israeli Fly Card Premium and you will get Platinum.  Top Platinum is only through blood, sweat, and tears  ;D
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Does that even work? I thought that only 20% of points earned from Flycard are counted towards status...

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: January 15, 2018, 03:26:30 PM »
Charge 40K ILS a month (can be equivalent annualized average) to an Israeli Fly Card Premium and you will get Platinum.  Top Platinum is only through blood, sweat, and tears  ;D
You can only count points earned through the credit card for up to 20% of the requirement and its capped at 500 points.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: January 16, 2018, 05:21:42 AM »
:-)
Does that even work? I thought that only 20% of points earned from Flycard are counted towards status...

True, but that is a separate issue.

Once you reach the 40K/month threshold for an entire year, you get Platinum.  This has been confirmed in the El Al FT forum.  See Hebrew terms below:

קבלת מעמד הפלטינה היוקרתי במועדון הנוסע המתמיד של אל-על (PL)- יוענק ללקוחות אשר יצברו 2,526 נקודות במהלך 12 חודשים רצופים (רכישות בסכום של 40,000 ₪ לחודש בממוצע, ללא ענפים מוחרגים). מעמד הפלטינה יוענק לאחר שהומר סכום הנקודות הנדרש ויהיה בתוקף לשנה מיום קבלתו. במידה ויומר מספר הנקודות הנדרש גם בשנה שלאחר מכן, יחודש מעמד הפלטינה לשנה נוספת

Unfortunately, there is no similar deal for Silver/Gold.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: January 16, 2018, 07:39:27 AM »
Is there anyway to choose or change seats after purchase? I'm able to pull up seat map, but won't allow me to choose seats.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: January 16, 2018, 09:48:22 AM »
Is there anyway to choose or change seats after purchase? I'm able to pull up seat map, but won't allow me to choose seats.

What flight is it? Booked direct or via OTA?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: January 16, 2018, 11:37:25 AM »
Is there anyway to choose or change seats after purchase? I'm able to pull up seat map, but won't allow me to choose seats.
It happens some times. PUTPAC.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 30, 2018, 02:07:33 PM »
Flying from NYC to TLV, which el al plane has the most room (pitch and width) for economy? The 787, 777, or 747?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: January 30, 2018, 02:15:40 PM »
747
767 out of BOS has even more.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: January 30, 2018, 07:00:03 PM »
Do PE pax need to stand in those long  snaky lines in TLV, or they have a designated check in line?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: February 24, 2018, 08:43:32 PM »
any idea why the 7;15 pm elal flight tlv-jfk disappeared from my booking options, saw it till a few days ago (sunday may 6)

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: February 24, 2018, 08:47:02 PM »
any idea why the 7;15 pm elal flight tlv-jfk disappeared from my booking options, saw it till a few days ago (sunday may 6)
They  cancelled it.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: February 24, 2018, 08:55:45 PM »
only on that day, why?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: February 24, 2018, 08:59:29 PM »
only on that day, why?
They always do this.  Happens every year

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: March 11, 2018, 04:05:56 PM »
Anyone have a clue what’s going on with Flight 26 on 4/11? 

Supposed to be a 787 ewr-tlv, now seems like  they change the  itinerary to jfk-tlv 777. I booked a pax in premium eco specifically for the 787, anything I can do?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: March 11, 2018, 04:13:28 PM »
Anyone have a clue what’s going on with Flight 26 on 4/11? 

Supposed to be a 787 ewr-tlv, now seems like  they change the  itinerary to jfk-tlv 777. I booked a pax in premium eco specifically for the 787, anything I can do?

Seems like they have slot issues in EWR. Was switched to JFK with new flight #022, but its still the 787-9

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: March 16, 2018, 02:54:55 PM »
There is premium economy availability for el al on qantas's website.