EL AL, the national airline of Israel, has launched Economy Class Plus, a new class of service offering passengers more leg room, more seat recline and preferred seating in the economy cabin.
Economy Class Plus also offers an improved atmosphere; a comfort kit (with eyeshades, socks, earplugs, toothpaste and a toothbrush); a business class pillow and blanket; a wider seat cushion; plus additional relaxing amenities such as a foot rest and a curtain for privacy. Installation of laptop and cell phone electrical outlets at every seat will be completed by year end.
EL AL passengers can now reserve Economy Class Plus seating for travel on all state-of-the-art 747-400 jumbo aircraft flying between New York (JFK and Newark) and Israel. The fare for this preferred seat is an additional $150 per person above the economy class fare, each way.
In the future, Economy Class Plus will be offered to passengers travelling on state-of-the-art 777 aircraft.
EL AL Matmid frequent flyers who travel the most (Top Platinum, Platinum and Gold members) receive a complimentary Economy Class Plus seat when purchasing an economy class ticket. A travel companion of a Top Platinum member in economy class also receives a free Economy Class Plus seat.
In addition, EL AL passengers purchasing select economy class tickets are entitled to receive a free Economy Class Plus seat. Every other Matmid frequent flyer has the option of exchanging points for one of these seats.
It is all being offered “in an effort to cater to our best customers and accommodate all our passengers,” says Danny Saadon, vice president, North and Central America, EL AL Israel Airlines.
For more information and to book an Economy Class Plus seat, visit: www.elal.com, call EL AL at 800- 223-6700 or see a travel agent. You can also learn more about Economy Class Plus, special promotions as well as special events in Israel and travel tips by joining the airline’s Facebook (EL AL Israel Airlines USA) — offering users free membership to the EL AL Matmid Frequent Flyer Club — and Twitter (@ELALUSA).
This story first appeared in the latest special section of Israel Travel