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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4040 on: April 15, 2024, 08:32:22 PM »
Time sensitive question: Family member was scheduled to fly stopover in from NYC to TLV in MAD. Took off Sunday evening since flight was still scheduled to leave. After arrival in MAD they were told flight was cancelled. Got them a flight to TLV with a stopover in BCN (but they may need to pick up luggage cause first leg is Iberiea and Second is LY so quite a pain).

Just now while they are sleeping, I see a direct elal flight opened up from MAD to TLV. Issue is that the LY flight from BCN to TLV takes off at the same time and I don't want to cancel the current flight without speaking to them in the morning. Does elal automatically cancel a flight if you have two simultaneous bookings? TIA

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4041 on: April 15, 2024, 11:10:43 PM »
Maybe by putting in different DOB they wont pick it up?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4042 on: April 15, 2024, 11:19:43 PM »
Time sensitive question: Family member was scheduled to fly stopover in from NYC to TLV in MAD. Took off Sunday evening since flight was still scheduled to leave. After arrival in MAD they were told flight was cancelled. Got them a flight to TLV with a stopover in BCN (but they may need to pick up luggage cause first leg is Iberiea and Second is LY so quite a pain).

Just now while they are sleeping, I see a direct elal flight opened up from MAD to TLV. Issue is that the LY flight from BCN to TLV takes off at the same time and I don't want to cancel the current flight without speaking to them in the morning. Does elal automatically cancel a flight if you have two simultaneous bookings? TIA
they used to be pretty vicious about this. (for good reason) on the NYC-TLV route

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4043 on: April 15, 2024, 11:37:42 PM »
Maybe by putting in different DOB they wont pick it up?
wouldn't be any issue with the flight?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4044 on: April 15, 2024, 11:38:06 PM »
they used to be pretty vicious about this. (for good reason) on the NYC-TLV route
yep, question is if an when the system would pick it up.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4045 on: April 15, 2024, 11:49:07 PM »
Thanks to status match (and @Dan ) I am Delta Platinum Medallion, and about to hit El AL Silver IYH on Wednesday. My primary motivation in Delta Platinum was for perks to TLV, and for practical reasons I often only fly El AL since my most common route is LAX-TLV.
Question  - would I be best served crediting my flights to Elal or Delta? and what would be the most ideal way to book in the future? (these tickets were booked before status match was announced)

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4046 on: April 17, 2024, 10:22:14 AM »

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4047 on: April 17, 2024, 10:48:47 AM »

Well, what are the above requirements?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4048 on: April 17, 2024, 10:49:53 AM »
Well, what are the above requirements?
The regular requirements to renew status

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4049 on: April 17, 2024, 03:31:31 PM »
Does anyone know about Matmid accual on flights operated by LY but booked on DL code (due to better price and cancellation policy)? FWIW I have tickets booked in Delta classes L,T and Z.
If I give my Matmid number can I earn there? I have little use for a small DL skymiles balance...
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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4050 on: April 18, 2024, 08:45:33 PM »
as a delta gold member if i fly elal business will that give me an extra suitcase of 70LB? i cannot find this information online anywhere...

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4051 on: April 18, 2024, 08:48:28 PM »
I got a 3rd bag free as a platinum if that helps

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4052 on: April 21, 2024, 07:42:53 AM »
Really nice move of LY.

I was able to book someone from BKK to TLV for $690 instead of the going rate of $1850. Air India had cancelled her flight.



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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4053 on: May 01, 2024, 04:06:08 PM »
Any update about El Al extending their Voucher program?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4054 on: May 01, 2024, 11:03:16 PM »
Really nice move of LY.

I was able to book someone from BKK to TLV for $690 instead of the going rate of $1850. Air India had cancelled her flight.





How did you do it? By calling in? What did you have to show?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4055 on: May 02, 2024, 12:07:21 AM »
How did you do it? By calling in? What did you have to show?
You need to show proof of cancelation by the other airline. I forwarded them the cancelation email issued by Air India.

I have a TP agent so i have direct communication, so I'm sure you can call or WhatsApp them. It expires on May 4th though

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4056 on: May 02, 2024, 09:28:58 AM »
I got a 3rd bag free as a platinum if that helps
not really, as Iím only gold.
is this written on somewhere on elalís website?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4057 on: May 07, 2024, 02:35:28 PM »
 Flying elal tonight I put my KTN into my reservation when I checked in the boarding pass they gave me doesn't have TSA PRE
will it come up on the pass they print in the airport?

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4058 on: May 07, 2024, 10:33:06 PM »
Flying elal tonight I put my KTN into my reservation when I checked in the boarding pass they gave me doesn't have TSA PRE
will it come up on the pass they print in the airport?
Yes. That's the real boarding pass.

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Re: EL AL
« Reply #4059 on: May 10, 2024, 02:28:05 PM »
 (Full disclosure: Carried over from https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=31028.msg2819078#msg2819078, to get help from a more active thread)

El Al is currently only booking flights through May 5, 2025.

Question: Is there a way to book a NYC-TLV-NYC "student ticket" (i.e for a seminary or yeshiva student with long-dated return ticket in mid-June 2025, with flexible return date) directly with El Al, or do you need to go through a travel agent? (My motivation for direct, is I'd like to use Chase points).

Alternatively, if I book direct with El Al for a return date in May 2025, and subsequently change that to mid-June, what is the change fee?

P.s. It seems the price for one-way tickets is $200+ more for each leg, relative to booking that as part of a round trip.