Excess Baggage Policy


​​​​Excess Baggage Policy on EL AL Flights


The permitted quota for baggage on EL AL flights is determined by the class that appears on the reservation and/or flight ticket, but we will be pleased to assist passengers arriving with baggage that exceeds the permitted allowance. You have the option of purchasing a baggage entitlement for an extra piece of baggage, either while purchasing your flight ticket on the website or after the purchase.

Baggage Allowance on EL AL Aircraft


Excess Baggage Rates on EL AL Flights

Flights between Israel and European Destinations
Flights between Israel and Far East, North America, Johannesburg Destinations
Up to 6 Hours Before the Flight*
6 Hours or Less Before the Flight Up to 6 Hours Before the Flight*6 Hours or Less Before the Flight
First piece of excess baggage
First piece of excess baggage
Extra piece of excess baggage (2-5)
Extra piece of excess baggage (2-5)
​23-32 kilos overweight ​ ​23-32 kilos overweight ​​ ​
​ ​Oversized piece of baggage
(158-277 cm)
​Oversized piece of baggage
(158-277 cm)
  • ​​​The prices are per passenger per flight segment, according to the baggage being transported
  • Purchasing excess baggage entitlement up to 6 hours before the flight can be completed through EL AL's website (personal area), EL AL's call center (*2250/+972-3-9771111) or your travel agent
  • Passengers are permitted a maximum of 5 pieces of baggage per passenger. A sixth piece or more will be handled by EL AL's Cargo Department in advance. Please contact the EL AL Telephone Service Center at Tel. *2250 or 03-9771111 
+ Comments Regarding Baggage Sent to the Hold of the Aircraft
  • Please note that  as of  March 1, 2016, ordering a baggage 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 $85-$100 to European destinations and $185-$200 to Far East, North America, Johannesburg Destinations.
  • In cases of excess size (up to 277 cm) or excess weight (up to 32 kilos) a fee of $170 will be charged for each unit of baggage.
  • The maximum size permitted for an infant’s suitcase (length + width + depth) is 115 cm.
  • 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/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 passenger's baggage allowance.
  • If you are flying with a child (age 2-11) and store luggage in the hold of the plane, a child's stroller or safety seat will be considered an additional piece of baggage.
  • 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.
  • Travelers to India, please note: When purchasing a seat on the flight, for money, on flights from Mumbai to Tel Aviv, a government service tax will be added to the price, as follows: 5.6% + 0.20% + 0.20% in Economy Class and 8.4% + 0.30% +0/30% in Business Class.
  • 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.
  • 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.