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. ​


EL AL offers three types of flight tickets in Economy Class in all of EL AL`s flights to Europe, Far East & South Africa.​
Y​ou can purchase the flight package that best suits your needs and pay only for the​ components you choose.​

Information abo​ut ticket types -  To/From Europe >>>

Information abo​ut ticket types - To/From Far East and South Africa >>>



+ Excess Baggage Policy to/from Europe ​

​​​​
​​​​  ​​​​​ Type of service   Li​​te
Classic
​​​​Flex
​​ ​
​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​​​

* On flights to/ from Moscow:  a charge of  $25 applies for any Checked baggage (valid until / including 28.02.2019).​

On EL AL`s Website, at the Call Center (reservation at the Call Center - additional handling fee of $1​0) and with travel agents. Reservations must be made up to 3​ hours prior to the flight.
​**​ Special baggage, such as pets​, sports equipment, musical instruments​​ ​ ​ ​

- Prices are per passenger, per flight segment.​

- Booking ​seats/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 baggage benefits are valid for EL AL flights only and not for code share flights, other airlines or continuation flights

-Subject to the provisions of law, in the event of change/cancellation of the additional services after their purchase, no refund will be made and the passenger will be liable for full payment for such services​​

+ Excess Baggage Policy to/ from the F​ar East & Africa
​​​​​

​​​​  ​​​​​ Type of service  Lite
Classic
​​​​Flex
​​ ​
​Second to fifth bag 
(up to 23 kg per unit)


Pre order​*

$ 

 $

$

​At the airport​​
​$150  ​$150  ​$150 
Special baggage**​​ With an additional charge ​With an additional charge ​With an additional charge​​​
* ​​​On EL AL`s Website, at the Call Center (reservation at the Call Center - additional handling fee of $1​0) and with travel agents. Reservations must be made up to 3​ hours prior to the flight. 

Checked bagga​ge fees may change from time to time, per destination and/or per flight, at EL AL's sole discretion​.​​


 Prices are pe​r passenger, per flight segment.​

​​

 - The baggage benefits are valid for EL AL flights only and not for code share flights, other airlines or continuation flights


-Subject to the provisions of law, in the event of change/cancellation of the additional services after their purchase, no refund will be made and the passenger will be liable for full payment for such services

**​ Special baggage, such as pets​, sports equipmentmusical instruments​​ ​ ​ ​


+ Excess Baggage Rates on EL AL Flights​

​​​​​​Baggage Allowance:​​​


Type of service Up to 3 Hours Before the Flight 3 Hours or Less Before the Flight

First piece of excess baggage​

$95
$​110
​​

Extra piece of excess baggage
 (2-5)​


$185

$​200

​​23-32 kilos overweight ​​​
$​95
$11​0

​​Oversized piece of baggage
(158-277 cm)
$​185 ​$​200
​​
  • ​​​The prices are per passenger per flight segment, according to the baggage being transported
  • Purchasing excess baggage entitlement up to 3​ 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 
  • The baggage benefits are valid for EL AL flights only and not for code share flights, other airlines or continuation flights​​
  • The maximum size permitted for an infant’s suitcase (length + width + depth) is 115 cm (Excluding​ Lite tickets ​which have no baggage allowance​).​​​ The maximum size permitted per suitcase (or any other piece of baggage) is 158 cm. There will be extra charge for exceeding the dimensions, 158 cm to 277 cm​.​
  • Subject to the provisions of law, in the event of change/cancellation of the additional services after their purchase, no refund will be made and the passenger will be liable for full payment for such services
+ Comments Regarding Baggage Sent to the Hold of the Aircraft

  1. T​​he 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.
  2. Premium Class is available on Dreamliner aircraft only.
  3. Baggage allowance is determined by the class that appears on the reservation and/or flight ticket.
  4. The size of the baggage in the next clause refers to the sum of the length + width + depth.
  5. The maximum size permitted per suitcase (or any other piece of baggage) is 158 cm. 
  6. The charge for exceeding the dimensions, 158 cm to 277 cm is:
    Europe destinations:​​
    $65- Pre Order
    $100 - at the airport​​
    Far East & Africa:
    $100 - Pre Order
    $150 - at the airport​​
    Other EL AL destinations:
    $185- Pre Order
    $200 - at the airport
  7. The maximum size permitted for an infant’s suitcase (length + width + depth) is 115 cm (Excluding​ Lite tickets ​which have no baggage allowance​).​​​
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.​
  12. If you are flying with a small child (2-12 years), the child's stroller or safety seat will be sent to the hold of the aircraft free of charge.
  13. Where a destination is mentioned – this refers to flights to and from that destination.
  14. Prices are in US dollars, payment is taken only in the local currency according to the exchange rate on the day of payment.
  15. For those flying to or from India: A government service tax of5% 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. ​​
  16. Payment for excess baggage can be made through EL AL's Telephone Service Center or at the airport.
  17. EL AL reserves the right to change the rates for excess baggage from time to time. ​
  18. Any damage to your luggage should be reported at one of the Lost and Found counters immediately after landing.
  19. 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.
  20. Subject to the provisions of law, in the event of change/cancellation of the additional services after their purchase, no refund will be made and the passenger will be liable for full payment for such services.​​​​