Upgrade to Premium Class

 

​Assured Upgrade

 

You can use the points you accumulated in the Matmid Frequent Flyer Club for upgrading to Business Class or First Class on EL AL flights and enjoy a prestigious and pampering service experience

The upgrade is intended for Matmid Club members and is paid for in points or in a combination of money and points on EL AL flights


To upgrade your flight in advance for points:

  • First reserve and ticket a flight in a ticket class that allows upgrades

An upgrade to Business Class is available to passengers holding flight tickets in Economy Class Y, S and M classes.
Gold and Platinum members receive assured advance upgrades in return for double the number of points when purchasing a flight ticket in a lower fare class: B to destinations in North America and Q to other destinations

Top Platinum members receive assured advance upgrades in return for double points when purchasing a flight ticket in an even lower fare class: K

An upgrade to First Class is available to passengers holding flight tickets for I and C class

Top Platinum members will receive assured advance upgrades in return for double points when purchasing a flight ticket in class Z or D

Reservations and ticketing can be completed on the EL AL website, the EL AL Telephone Service Center and through your travel agent

  • In the second stage the reservation should be changed after making sure that a seat is available in the upgrade class:

For Business Class a new reservation should be made in R class.

For First Class a new reservation should be made in A class.

The change in reservation should be made through the Telephone Service Center or through your travel agent

  • When speaking to an EL AL representative or with your travel agent, please specify whether you would like to pay with points or with points + money
  • The points will automatically be deducted from your Matmid account and a ticket in the higher class will be sent to you, accordingly


The cost for an assured advance upgrade to R class in Business Class, one way:

Destinations
For all Matmid Members
From Y, S and M Classes
Upgrade for Double Points for
Gold and Platinum Members
from Q/B* Classes and forTop
Platinum Members from K Class
​Price for Combined
Money and Points
​Price in Points​Price in Points

Mediterranean Basin
Athens
$35 + 40 points100200
Europe
Bucharest, Sofia
$40 + 70 points
130260
​Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona,
Geneva, Vienna, Venice,
Warsaw, London, Moscow,
Madrid, Milan, Munich,
Marseilles, St. Petersburg,
Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Rome
​$70 + 100 points​200​400
South Africa​
Johannesburg​--​​500​1,000
North America​ ​ ​ ​
​New York, Toronto​$250 + 300 points​700​1,400
​Los Angeles$250 + 350 points​​750​1,500
Far East​ ​ ​ ​
Mumbai​--​500​​1,000
​Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong​$250 + 300 points​700​1,400

The cost for an assured advance upgrade from Business Class to A class in First Class, one way:

Destinations
For all Matmid Members
From I and C Classes
Upgrade for Double Points for
Top Platinum  Members
from Q/B* Classes
​Price for Combined
Money and Points
​Price in Points​Price in Points
Mediterranean Basin
Athens
$35 + 40 points100200
Europe
Bucharest, Sofia
$40 + 70 points130260
​Amsterdam, Brussels, Barcelona,
Geneva, Vienna, Venice,
Warsaw, London, Moscow,
Madrid, Milan, Munich,
Marseilles, St. Petersburg,
Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich, Rome
​$115 + 200 points350​​700
​South Africa
​Johannesburg$150 + 250 points​​500​1000
North America​
​New York, Toronto​$250 + 300 points​700​1400
​Los Angeles​$250 + 350 points​750​1500
Far East​ ​ ​ ​
Mumbai​$150 + 250 points​​500​1000
​Beijing, Bangkok, Hong Kong​$250 + 300 points​700​1400

Terms

  • The passenger‘s name cannot be changed after ticketing
  • Only passengers who reserve EL AL flights, with the EL AL code (not including code share flights) are entitled to upgrades
  • Upgrading for points provides a seat in a higher class, but does not change the basic ticket conditions
  • An upgrade for points can be ticketed from the moment the reservation is completed until the day of the flight, through travel agents and at all EL AL branches. It is not possible to upgrade for points at the airport
  • A child's ticket cannot be upgraded unless it was purchased at adult ticket prices and the ticket conditions allow an upgrade
  • Points cannot be earned on an upgrade purchased with points or with a combination of points and money. Points are earned according to the original class in which the ticket was purchased before the upgrade
  • It is not possible to upgrade an upgraded ticket; it is not possible to be upgraded from Economy Class to First Class. If a reduced price upgrade at the last minute was approved, it is not possible to upgrade in advance in return for points. A reduced price upgrade at the last minute to Business Class cannot be upgraded in advance to First Class for points. It is not possible to receive two reduced price tickets in order to be upgraded from Economy Class to First Class
  • For the policies regarding cancelations and changes of bonus tickets and upgrades to premium classes click here