Baggage Policy on flights to Europe


​​​​​​​​Baggage on flights to Europe departing as of October 15th 2018

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As of April 30th, three types of flight tickets will be offered in Economy Class to all of EL AL`s European destinations. 

From now on, you can purchase the flight package that best suits your needs and pay only for the​ components you choose.

For flights departing as of October 15th 2018. 

For more details about the terms and conditions for flights to other EL AL destinations click here


Baggage Policy​ on flights to Europe​
 ​​​​  Type of Service  Lite
One Checked baggage (23 kg)​

Pre order
When booked at the airport
​​ ​
Second to fifth bag (up to 23 kg per unit)​

 Pre order*
​$35 ​$35 ​$35 
​At the airport
​$70 ​$70 ​$70 
Special baggage**​​With an additional charge​With an additional charge​With an additional charge​

* Baggage service-  on EL AL`s Website, at the Call Center (reservation at the Call Center - additional handling fee of $10) and with travel agents. Reservations must be made up to 6 hours prior to the flight.
** More details about special baggage:​ pets​, sports equipment, musical instruments​​ ​ ​ ​

- Prices are per passenger, per flight segment.​
-Booking Flight ticket​​ through the Customer Service Center entails a handling fee of $15 per person. Booking the service through the website does not entail a handling fee.​​

+ Comments on stored baggage
  • The permitted baggage allowance as specified below is valid when EL AL operates the significant segment of the itinerary; in other words it is the MSC - Most Significant Carrier 
  • Premium Class is available on Dreamliner aircraft only ​
  • Baggage allowance is determined by the class that appears on the reservation and/or flight ticket
  • The size of the baggage in the next clause refers to the sum of the length + width + depth
  • The maximum size permitted per suitcase (or any other piece of baggage) is 158 cm.
    The charge for exceeding the dimensions, 158 cm to 277 cm is:
    Europe destinations:​​
     $65- Pre Order 
     $100 - at the airport
    Other EL AL destinations:
    $185- Pre Order 
    $200 - at the airport
  • In cases of excess size (up to 277 cm) or excess weight (up to 32 kilos) will be charged for each unit of baggage​ a fee of:
    $100  - Pre Order 
    $170 - at the airport
  • The maximum size permitted for an infant’s suitcase (length + width + depth) is 115 cm, Excluding​ Lite tickets
  • Some countries of the world use the British measurement system of pounds for weight and inches for size. 1 kilo equals 2.20 pounds. 1 cm equals 0.4 inches
  • A piece of baggage weighing more than 32 kilos and/or exceeding 277 cm in size will be handled by EL AL's Cargo Division. Please call the EL AL Telephone Service Center at Tel. 03-9771111 or *2250
  • The maximum number of pieces of baggage permitted to a passenger is 5. A sixth unit or more must be handled in advance by EL AL's Cargo Division. Please call the EL AL Telephone Service Center at 03-9771111 or *2250
  • Infants' accessory equipment – As parents of an infant (ages 0-2), you are entitled to take with you a folding pram (stroller) as a full stroller and carry seat/safety seat for the infant. You can use the stroller until you reach the entrance of the plane at which time it will be stored in the hold. A safety/carry seat will be tagged during check-in and sent to the hold of the plane. In cases where the infant is not flying and the parents are taking a safety seat/carry seat/stroller – these items will be counted as part of the infant's baggage allowance in addition to the baggage he is entitled to.​
  • If you are flying with a small child (over 2 years), the child's stroller or safety seat will be sent to the hold of the aircraft free of charge
  • Where a destination is mentioned – this refers to flights to and from that destination
  • Prices are per direction
  • Prices are in US dollars. In some airports, payment is taken only in the local currency according to the exchange rate on the day of payment
  • For those flying to or from India: A government service tax of 5% will be collected for air travel in economy class, domestic and international flights from Mumbai to Tel Aviv and ​12% for air travel in a premium class other Than Economy cabin (i.e. Premium​, Business, First) domestic and international. ​​
  • Payment for excess baggage can be made through EL AL's Telephone Service Center or at the airport
  • EL AL reserves the right to change the rates for excess baggage from time to time. The effective price is that which is in effect on the day of payment for the service
  • Any damage to your luggage should be reported at one of the Lost and Found counters immediately after landing
  • All the above information refers to EL AL flights on EL AL aircraft and does not include code share flights and flights on foreign airlines, including continuation flights ​ ​