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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #360 on: October 16, 2019, 12:15:34 PM »
TLV-NYC
Super strange. Never had that ex-TLV ever. Probably SSSS although they also issue boarding passes with SSSS on them too so could be a technical issue. Let us know

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #361 on: October 16, 2019, 12:17:15 PM »
Super strange. Never had that ex-TLV ever. Probably SSSS although they also issue boarding passes with SSSS on them too so could be a technical issue. Let us know
Lol, I relogged in and downloaded the pass. Interestingly, this is the 2nd straight trip that itís happened to me and in J.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #362 on: October 17, 2019, 07:48:09 AM »
Just checked in for flight tomorrow. Got the following message- ďThank you for checking in. Boarding pass will be provided at airport.Ē Does this mean SSSS?
Turns out, I had SSSS and they completely ignored it (didnít notice?). Went through with my family as always, nothing out of the ordinary.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #363 on: October 17, 2019, 08:42:07 AM »
They don't care about it in TLV, as far as I know.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #364 on: October 17, 2019, 08:47:14 AM »
They don't care about it in TLV, as far as I know.
Last time I had it here, they put me through the ringer for a half hour. I guess it depends on the agent

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #365 on: October 17, 2019, 09:36:21 AM »
Turns out, I had SSSS and they completely ignored it (didnít notice?). Went through with my family as always, nothing out of the ordinary.
Consider it a blessing that you got it in TLV, if was in the US they practically strip search you. My wife also had SSSS in TLV, they didn't stop us at all.
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #366 on: October 17, 2019, 09:46:55 AM »
Consider it a blessing that you got it in TLV, if was in the US they practically strip search you. My wife also had SSSS in TLV, they didn't stop us at all.
I never got stiped searched with ssss.
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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #367 on: October 17, 2019, 09:48:30 AM »
Consider it a blessing that you got it in TLV, if was in the US they practically strip search you. My wife also had SSSS in TLV, they didn't stop us at all.
Happened to me in Paris. Wasn't fun

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #368 on: November 04, 2019, 02:16:11 AM »
You will need a Y/S/M class to be eligible for upgrade, and you will need R space to clear the upgrade. I think you need 700 Matmid points to upgrade.

Found this in beginning of thread & wondering, is it still accurate? If I'd like to purchase (pay, not points) an up-gradable economy ticket, which class does it need to be? Also, how much more (generally) do up-gradable tickets cost than non up-gradable? .... and one more, What can I do with 280 Matmid points? Can they be used for an upgrade? Or are there other uses? Thank you to anyone who takes the time to respond.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #369 on: November 04, 2019, 03:55:44 AM »
Found this in beginning of thread & wondering, is it still accurate? If I'd like to purchase (pay, not points) an up-gradable economy ticket, which class does it need to be? Also, how much more (generally) do up-gradable tickets cost than non up-gradable? .... and one more, What can I do with 280 Matmid points? Can they be used for an upgrade? Or are there other uses? Thank you to anyone who takes the time to respond.
Y/S/M classes are still required for upgrade to business class.
You could also use M/S for an upgrade to Premium class.

If you live in Israel you can use 280 for promo price to nearby destinations. Otherwise I'd use them for duty free shopping on board.

There are travel agents in this group better suited to say how much Y/S/M cost, but I would say easily over $2k

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #370 on: November 04, 2019, 04:33:10 AM »
Y/S/M classes are still required for upgrade to business class.
You could also use M/S for an upgrade to Premium class.

If you live in Israel you can use 280 for promo price to nearby destinations. Otherwise I'd use them for duty free shopping on board.

There are travel agents in this group better suited to say how much Y/S/M cost, but I would say easily over $2k
S is no longer full fare (recently changed), and M is generally more than 3k. If you're looking for cheap business, you can buy the lowest fare available, and go to manage my reservation on the LY website, and put in a cash bid for an upgrade through Plusgrade.
IME, it won't give you the option to bid if there's an infant attached to the booking.

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #371 on: November 04, 2019, 08:56:20 AM »
Thank you Tavster & Yandmk!

So let me get this straight - I'm purchasing an economy ticket, likely less than $1400 (so probably won't be Y/M/K classes), so I won't be able to use the 280 points to upgrade to even premium economy (if EL AL has it, or it's equivalence), is that correct?
And what is the LY website mean (what does LY stand for)?
Also, what kind of duty free shopping can one do once on board? Buy an alchohol drink to drink during the flight?

Not very familiar with the way these things work as you can tell.... Thank you again!

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #372 on: November 04, 2019, 09:45:14 AM »
Thank you Tavster & Yandmk!

So let me get this straight - I'm purchasing an economy ticket, likely less than $1400 (so probably won't be Y/M/K classes), so I won't be able to use the 280 points to upgrade to even premium economy (if EL AL has it, or it's equivalence), is that correct?
And what is the LY website mean (what does LY stand for)?
Also, what kind of duty free shopping can one do once on board? Buy an alchohol drink to drink during the flight?

Not very familiar with the way these things work as you can tell.... Thank you again!
LY stands for El Al

That's right, if your ticket costs less than 2-3k you cannot upgrade it.

They have a lot of products to buy on board: alcohol, cigarettes, perfumes etc. 280 points is worth roughly $90 of products IIRC

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #373 on: November 04, 2019, 10:25:33 AM »
LY stands for El Al

That's right, if your ticket costs less than 2-3k you cannot upgrade it.

They have a lot of products to buy on board: alcohol, cigarettes, perfumes etc. 280 points is worth roughly $90 of products IIRC

Ok, thanks. Any other ideas as to what I can do with EL AL points since they're expiring in Feb? Can I transfer them to a diff. airline, other program, or use on a shopping portal?

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Re: ELAL Questions Master Thread
« Reply #374 on: November 04, 2019, 12:18:15 PM »
Ok, thanks. Any other ideas as to what I can do with EL AL points since they're expiring in Feb? Can I transfer them to a diff. airline, other program, or use on a shopping portal?
Nothing else to do with them