Economy Class Plus on Board EL AL Flights | EL AL Airlines
 

Economy Class Plus

 

The class that offers you more…

 

Between Economy Class and Business Class, yet another option awaits you, offering an enhanced flight experience - more space, more quiet and more comfort. The Economy Class Plus flight experience is yours to enjoy on our 747-400, 767-300 and 777-200 aircraft; the service entails a payment.


    Ground services

    Ground services  

    Check-In

    To complete the check-in process with maximum convenience and speed, we invite you to use our Express Check-In Service from the comfort of your home on the EL AL website or with our app on your mobile phone.
    Express Check-in counters 78-89 are at your service at Ben-Gurion Airport.



     

    Baggage

    For information about baggage allowance for Economy Class Plus passengers Press here.


    In-Flight Services

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    More Personal Space

    More Comfort! Our guests in Economy Class Plus enjoy a separate cabin, ergonomic seats with more legroom than in Economy Class (36”/91 cm), up to a 33% greater recline than Economy Class and a special footrest for greater comfort.



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    Food and Beverages

    We’re pleased to offer you Economy Class Food and Beverage Service… and more. Economy Class Plus passengers will also receive individual bottles of water for a more refreshing flight, a comfort kit for that extra bit of pampering, and more.




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    In-Flight Entertainment

    Our Economy Class Plus passengers enjoy a larger selection of entertainment programs, with a personal iPad offering varied programs to make your flight more enjoyable, onboard planes which do not offer personal viewing screens (767, 737 fleets).




    Price Table​

    Short/ Medium-Range Destinations - The price is per direction
    Greece, Budapest, Bucharest, Prague, Kiev, Sofia, Western Europe including Moscow and Warsaw
    Points
    Money
    240 Points
    $80
    Long-Range Destinations - The price is per direction
    USA, Canada, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa, India
    Points
    Money
    450 Points
    $150
      • The price is per flight segment and payment will be made with confirmation of your seat in Economy Class Plus.
      • Please note that  as of  March 1, 2016, ordering a Economy Class Plus seat through the Customer Service Center entails a handling fee of $10 per person. Booking the seat or service through the website does not entail a handling fee.
      • Matmid members may purchase seats in Economy Class Plus if they have the required number of points
      • Passengers accompanying Platinum and Gold passengers may purchase the service with points if they are flying with the Matmid member on the same flight
      • In case of a failure to show up for the flight or in case of a cancellation after the purchase of the seal, no refund will be granted (either money or points)
        This is subject to the Consumer Protection Act, 5741 – 1981 and its regulations.
+ Economy Class Plus - FAQ

What is Economy Class Plus?
Economy Class Plus is located at the front of Economy Class, separated by a curtain. It offers improved seating with greater legroom and a larger incline.
Passengers enjoy check-in at designated counters and many other advantages for an enriched flight experience.

Who is entitled to reserve Economy Class Plus?
Every passenger holding an EL AL ticket may order a ticket in Economy Class Plus (flight ticket from all ticket classes and all types of tickets, including bonus tickets and tickets purchased from travel agents).  

Is it possible to book a seat from any ticket class and any type of ticket?
Yes. Customers with tickets from all ticket classes and with any type of ticket, including bonus tickets and tickets purchased from travel agents may reserve Economy Class Plus tickets.

When should the service be reserved?
The service can be booked when booking your flight ticket, when choosing your seat on the flight and at any time up to 24 hours before the flight, on the EL AL website, through the EL AL Telephone Service Center or through your travel agent.

The same is true for passengers entitled to the service free of charge:
Passengers who purchased an Economy Class flight ticket in S, Y or M class.

Does seating in Economy Class Plus affect entitlement to an upgrade to Business Class?
Definitely not. The rules for upgrade to Business Class remain changed. Every passenger who is entitled to an upgrade will be upgraded. If he/she is not upgraded, the option for a seat in Economy Class Plus is still available.

How much does a seat in Economy Class Plus cost and when is it paid for?
$80 per flight segment to/from European destinations
$150 per flight segment to/from long range destinations
The price is per flight segment; payment is made upon confirmation of seat.

On which fleets is Economy Class Plus available?
Economy Class Plus is available on the 747-400 and 767-300 fleets, and on the 777 fleet to New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Johannesburg, Far East destinations: Beijing, Mumbai, Bangkok and Hong Kong, and to a variety of European destinations.

If there is a change in aircraft or the class is not available, payment will be refunded.

Is it still possible to check in online on the EL AL website?
Yes, certainly. One service does not conflict with the other.

What should be done if there is a change in the reservation (flight, date)?
If the flight ticket was purchased on the EL AL website or through the Reservations Center, the Reservations Center should be contacted. If the ticket was purchased through a travel agent, the agent should be contacted.



Destination Key
Short range destinations: Greece, Bucharest, Sofia, Western Europe including Moscow and Warsaw
Long range destinations: USA, Canada, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa and India

+ FAQ for Matmid Club Members

Is it possible to purchase a seat in Economy Class Plus for Matmid points?
240 points per flight segment to short range destinations
450 points per flight segment to long range destinations

* Matmid members may purchase a seat in Economy Class Plus for points if they have the required number of points in their accounts

* Passengers accompanying Top Platinum, Platinum or Gold members may purchase a seat for points if they are traveling with the Club member on the same flight

Do Matmid Club members have benefits when ordering a seat in Economy Class Plus?
Members of the EL AL Matmid Frequent Flyer Club with Top Platinum ( + accompanying passenger on the flight), Platinum or Gold tier status and passengers holding Economy Class tickets in S, Y or M classes have priority for these seats, subject to availability, at no extra cost.

Reservations can be made up to 24 hours before the flight through the EL AL website, the EL AL Telephone Service Center or through travel agents.

Matmid members with Matmid or Silver tier status will receive priority in purchasing an Economy Class Plus ticket when paying with money or with points

Matmid members with Matmid or Silver tier status holding FLY CARD PREMIUM credit cards. receive a seat in Economy Class Plus free of charge. The benefit is on a space available basis. To take advantage of this benefit, a request should be made at the check-in counters at the airport. Priority is on a first come, first served basis.

How is a seat in Economy Class Plus reserved?

For payment with money the service can be booked when selecting a seat on the flight and up to 24 hours before the flight, through the EL AL website, the EL AL Reservations Center or through travel agents.

The same is true for passengers entitled to order the service free of charge:

Top Platinum Matmid members (+ one accompanying passenger to the Top Platinum member), Platinum and Gold

Matmid TL and Silver members holding FLY CARD PREMIUM credit cards receive a seat in Economy Class Plus free of charge. The benefit is on a space available basis. To take advantage of this benefit, a request should be made at the check-in counters at the airport. Priority is on a first come, first served basis.  

Members holding FLY CARD PREMIUM credit cards receive a seat in Economy Class Plus free of charge. The benefit is on a space available basis. To take advantage of this benefit, a request should be made at the check-in counters at the airport. Priority is on a first come, first served basis.

For payment with points, the service can be reserved with a designated registration form on the EL AL website: “Book the Service for Points,” at the EL AL Reservations Center or through travel agents. The registration is for a waiting list for a seat in Economy Class Plus and does not guarantee receiving a seat in this cabin or any specific seat.

If the desired seat is available, we will contact you within 24 hours to complete the purchase in points. If no seat is available, you will be updated by email up to 48 hours from the time you register. Your request will be checked again closer to the date of the flight. If a seat becomes available, an EL AL representative will contact you. Registration is available up to 24 hours before the flight departure time, according to Israel time.

What is the order of priority for receiving a Preferred Seat in Economy Class Plus when purchasing the service with points?
These seats are given first, and at no charge, to the club’s premium members: Top Platinum (+ one accompanying passenger to the Top Platinum member, on the same reservation), Platinum and Gold members as well as passengers who purchased Economy Class tickets with flexible conditions (subclass M, S and Y).

Priority is determined according to the following order:
1.    Passengers accompanying Top Platinum, Platinum and Gold members*
2.    Silver Matmid Club members (SL)
3.    TL Matmid Club members

Within each category a sub-grading is based on date of registration for Economy Class Plus seats.

* Passengers accompanying Platinum and Gold members do not have to register on the website and can reserve through EL AL's Telephone Service Center.  


Destination Key
Short range destinations: Greece, Bucharest, Sofia, Western Europe including Moscow and Warsaw
Long range destinations: USA, Canada, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Africa and India

Check out the class that gives you more