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El Al Israel Airlines

About El Al Israel Airlines

El Al Israel Airlines was founded in 1948 and operates from its main headquarters, situated at Ben Gurion Airport in the Central District of Israel. The airline has a fleet of 46 aircraft that fly to over 50 destinations all around the world and is the only airline where a missile defense system is fitted on all planes. It has codeshare agreements with a number of airlines including Air China, Thai Airways, Iberia, American Airlines and JetBlue. It is also the owner of the airline Sun d'Or, which is also based in Israel. Sun d'Or mainly flies to destinations within Europe.

El Al Israel Airlines flies to a wide range of locations around the world including the American destinations of Los Angeles, Miami and New York City. It also flies to the British destinations of London Luton Airport and London Heathrow Airport as well as the French destinations of Marseilles and Paris and German destinations, Berlin and Frankfurt.

Online check-in

Online check-in is possible on El Al flights from 24 hours up until 3 hours prior to the departure of the flight. During the online check-in process, passengers are able to choose the seat they would like to sit in plus decide on other options such as food preferences and/or a seat upgrade. Passengers can also choose to have their boarding pass emailed to them or to print it off right away. Alternatively, passengers can save their boarding pass on a mobile device. By checking in online, passengers can avoid long queues at the airport on the date of departure.

Hand luggage allowance

The amount of hand luggage allowed on an El Al flight depends on the type of ticket that has been purchased. All passengers are allowed to take 1 piece of hand baggage with them as long as it does not weigh more than 8 kg. Business Class passengers are allowed to take luggage weighing up to 20 kg whist First Class passengers can take up to 24 kg. No single piece can be heavier than 16 kg or be larger than 56 x 45 x 25 cm, including handles, wheels or other protrusions. Liquids are allowed as long as the individual containers are no larger than 100 ml.

Checked baggage allowance

The amount of checked baggage passengers are allowed to take with them on El Al flights is dependent on the type of ticket they have purchased. Economy Class and Economy Plus ticket holders can take 1 piece of luggage weighing up to 23 kg whilst Business Class ticket holders are allowed 2 pieces weighing up to 32 kg each. First Class passengers can take 3 pieces of luggage each weighing up to 32 kg while Infants can take 1 piece of luggage weighing up to 10 kg. The sum of the checked baggage dimensions may not exceed 158 cm. Luggage that is deemed larger than the stipulated size and weight limitations will incur a fee.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: El Al Israel Airlines
  • IATA code: LY
  • Year Founded: 1948
  • Headquarters: Ben Gurion Airport, Israel
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