Purchase Date Extended for Existing Promotions from all over the USA

EL AL, Israel’s national airline, is announcing a newly reduced roundtrip economy class fare to Israel from New York (JFK/Newark) for travel this December.  Special new low fares from Cincinnati, Columbus (Ohio), Houston, Las Vegas and St Louis are also being introduced.  In addition, passengers from many other cities in the United States now have more time to purchase existing promotional fares as the date to buy these tickets has been extended.  The recently reduced fuel surcharge is included in each fare listed below and all fall/winter promotions must be purchased by October 31st.

Reduced fares from New York (JFK/Newark) are now offered on nonstop flights departing December 1-15 and returning December 16-29, 2008.  The roundtrip fare is $1,051.

Other fall/winter promotional airfares are available for travel November 1, 2008 thru March 9, 2009 on EL AL nonstop flights to Israel.  The reduced roundtrip fare on flights departing from and returning to JFK every Monday is $1,051 and for passengers traveling on the only nonstop from Los Angeles every Tuesday, the roundtrip fare is $1,311.

For passengers seeking more flexible travel days of the week during the same travel period, a special economy class fare is available on nonstop flights from New York (JFK/Newark) for $1,115 and on nonstops from Los Angeles every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday for $1,441.

EL AL travelers departing from other cities throughout the United States will also be able to take advantage of the new low roundtrip fall/winter economy class airfares available for travel October 26, 2008 thru March 31, 2009 (except December 17-24, 2008).   EL AL passengers departing from Boston and Washington, D.C. pay $1,111; from Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus (Ohio), Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, St. Louis and West Palm Beach the fare is $1,211.  For travelers from Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco and Seattle the roundtrip ticket cost is $1,311.  With these fares, children under the age of 12 receive a 10% discount.

EL AL passengers departing from Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. now have added convenience via a new code share agreement with American Airlines.  Travelers from any of these cities fly American Airlines which easily connects to the nonstop EL AL flight to and from Israel.  Or, EL AL passengers have the option to choose a free stopover in London, Paris, Madrid, Zurich and (in the near future, Barcelona) on the way to Israel or on their return.  And, EL AL Matmid frequent flyer members can earn points on any flight operated by American Airlines.

EL AL passengers departing from any of the other cities where EL AL offers a special fare will travel on another leading domestic carrier and conveniently connect to an EL AL nonstop flight to and from Israel.

From the U.S.A., EL AL utilizes state-of-the-art Boeing 777 and 747-400 aircraft on all nonstop routes.  Every seat is equipped with a personal TV monitor and a wide selection of in-flight entertainment is offered.  Freshly prepared healthy meals are served to all passengers.

The EL AL fall/winter flight schedule (November thru March of 2009) between the U.S.A. and Israel includes 20 nonstop flights every week (17 from JFK/Newark) and the remaining 3 weekly nonstops are from Los Angeles.

To book any special of the above special promotions, passengers should contact EL AL at (800) 223-6700 or any travel agent or visit

Above tickets are based on availability and must be purchased within 72 hours of confirmed reservation by October 31, 2008.   $84.30 taxes are not included. (These taxes include the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per U.S. enplanement, up to $5 one-way and $10 roundtrip.)  Cancellation/change and other restrictions apply.

Source: EL AL Israel Airlines