El Al is the national airlines of Israel and is known for its emphasis on security both pre-flight and on board. While El Al's hub is Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport, the company operates flights throughout the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. El Al does not officially operate flights on the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday), but passengers will normally be able to find flights that leave Saturday evenings after sundown. The El Al website is straightforward, easy to use, and based primarily around a flight search function, though buttons to find information on company policies, El Al's frequent flyer program, and tourist information are readily apparent. Users can check their flight status by using the button on the top right and will find various options for online check (within 24 hours of flight departure) in the “Passenger Information” center. In the same section, travelers will also find detailed information about El Al's checked baggage allowance (1 24kg. piece of luggage for economy flyers) as well as options to reserve special dietary meals. On the El Al website, travelers can also find information about and sign up for the Matmid frequent flyer club. Members can earn points during their travelers and later redeem them for tickets and upgrades, as well as receive priority seating on board and check extra pieces of baggage.
Ciro El Al is an Israeli airline that is legendary for its deadly-serious security policies and (not surprisingly) its sterling safety record. You'll probably only be flying El Al to and from Israel so it's a good bet if you're looking for a reasonably priced flight that doesn't skimp on the in-flight service and customer care. One of the best things about the El Al website is that it offers vacation packages to Israel where you can combine flights on El Al with stays at Mediterranean resorts or with activities like tours or tickets to some of the country's more popular sights.Delete