Hand Baggage Policy



Hand Baggage Policy on EL AL Flights


EL AL makes every effort to offer you perfect flying conditions and to ensure that your flight is both safe and comfortable. You are entitled to carry hand baggage into the passenger cabin, at no extra charge, in addition to your baggage that is stored in the hold of the plane. This hand baggage must be stored in the designated bins above the seats or in the space below the seat in front of you.​

Packing your hand baggage according to EL AL conditions (weight and size) will help you to go through the security check at the airport and the check-in process quickly and easily. Therefore specific dimensions and weight have been determined for every piece of hand baggage, according to the class that appears in your reservation and/or your flight ticket. In exceptional cases, when the storage space in the passenger cabin is limited, the hand baggage may be stored in the hold of the aircraft.​

For details about baggage allowance on EL AL flights, click here
For details about the quantity of liquids permitted in hand baggage,click here

Three types of flight tickets in Economy Class to all of EL AL`s European destinations. Y​ou can purchase the flight package that best suits your needs and pay only for the components you choose.

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Hand Baggage Allowance ​ 

  • First and Business Class passengers are allowed to bring aboard the flight a laptop case, which will be considered as one of the two bags entitled.
  • Business passengers are entiteld to 2 suitcases weighing a total of 20 kilos.
  • First class passengers are entiteld to 2 pieces of hand baggage weighing a total of 24 kilos, Hand baggage cannot exceed a weight of 16 kilos.​
​ Personal Items
The following requirement for the personal item for the economy class passengers, to all EL AL destinations:​

Passengers will be allowed only one of the following personal items (on top of the carry on allowance):  purse, diaper bag, briefcase, camera bag or laptop. 

The item should not exceed the following dimensions:   30 X 38 X 18 Cm. (these sizes have been approved as being able to be squeezed in under the passenger's seat).

An item exceeding the above mentioned measurements will be subject to the applicable excess baggage charges (these are dependent whether purchased in advance or at the airport).​​​​​

+ Notes Regarding Hand Baggage Permitted in the Passenger Cabin
  • The size of one hand baggage unit allowed on EL AL flights is up to 56 cm (length) up to x 45 cm (width) up to x 25 cm (depth). In any case the maximum measurements of a piece of hand baggage may not exceed 115 cm. These measurements include wheels, handles, side pocket, etc.
  • Passengers wishing to bring on board hand baggage that exceeds the permitted measurements or weight (such as a cello), will have to purchase as separate seat for this item
  • EL AL does not undertake to transport baggage of excessive weight or dimensions without advance arrangements.
  • To coordinate and obtain authorization from EL AL, please contact the Telephone Service Center (*2250/03-9771111)
  • In exceptional cases, when storage space in the passenger cabin is limited, hand baggage may be stored in the hold of the aircraft ​​ ​
  • Duty free items purchased at the airport prior to the flight will be considered part of either the personal item or the hand baggage eligibility, any exceedance to this eligibility, will result in additional charges.​​