El Al Israel Airlines

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3 star Skytrax Rating
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
Customer rating from 192 reviews
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3 star Skytrax Rating
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2/10

El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(Austria)

VIE-TLV-VIE on a Boeing 737-800 seats comfy meal sufficient and almost tasty. We booked El Al because it was more than 200 Euros cheaper than Austrian Airlines. We didn't worry about the security before we got to the airport as Israeli friends have told us that we would be asked some questions about security matters only. In the end we spent about 1 hour at the check-in counter telling some young security guy about our private lives and personal relationship. As non-Israelis we were questioned separately and our "stories" were put together afterwards. Telling so much about your private live to some 20 year old security guy is not worth saving 200 Euros.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(United States)

Probably one of the worst Economy Class cabins I flew. They pack you in like sardines so you are out of luck whether you are in a window or an Aisle seat. Food is horrid service is not rude but sort of non existent. I enjoyed Israel a lot and found that the airline does not represent the country well. The security part was actually not too bad but the flight was hot cramped and rather unpleasant.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
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El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(United States)

Aside from some of the worst service inflight El Al let my cat loose on the tarmac at Ben Gurion airport. When calling their lost and found call centre I was told by a representative that a lost suitcase has a higher priority than finding a family cat. Their actions display a lack of regard for life period. Unlike people in Israel those of us from the United States love and respect our family pets.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
2/10

El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(New Zealand)

We visited the Middle East in May 2011. Before leaving New Zealand we made bookings with El Al (via the Web) to fly Tel Aviv to Cairo. When we arrived at the airport to check in for the flight El Al staff informed us that the flight had been cancelled. They arranged for us to fly to Cairo via Amman with Royal Jordanian the same day but we are cross that they didn't bother to inform us of the cancellation. The booking was made in September 2010 and they had an email address to reach us at.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
7/10

El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(United States)

EWR-TLV B777 business class fantastic staff good food. Business class seats not comfortable for 12 hour flight TLV-JFK on old 747 business class. Food good and nice staff nice lounges in Newark and TLV.
Cabin FlownBusiness Class
Value For Money 12345
yes
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El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(United Kingdom)

BRU-TLV-BRU Economy. I fly this route regularly and on the two very rare occasions I saw this flight cheaper than Brussels Airlines I chose it. Never again! On all 4 legs of the flight I was treated like a criminal by ELAL security the front room staff are rude ask the same questions without listening to the answer they left me in a room for over an hour each time and failed to advise why. I appreciate security is very much needed but it must be professional. Israelis were barely checked! The plane was old service awful noisy and safety terrible as airline regulations not enforced such as bags in emergency exits and people removing bags on landing!
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
3/10

El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(United States)

JFK-TLV. Security top notch food pretty good and I found flight attendants attentive but the seats on both the 777 and 747 were horrible - the tightest I've ever had to endure. Unless they reconfigure seating I'll never fly El Al again.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
3/10

El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(United States)

TLV-JFK. Flight was overbooked and denied boarding even though we were on a tour. I understand this is a common occurrence and that Israelis are given preference over residence of other countries. El Al wanted to place us on standby even though there were seats in business and 1st class. EL AL wanted to place us on the 600am flight from TLV to Barcelona with transfer to AA plane to JFK. So instead of arriving 600am we would arrive 300pm with no sleep. Not acceptable. Wanted to purchase 1st class ticket EL Al did not want to sell. Finally convinced El AL to sell me the 1st class tickets. Once I became a paying passenger I guess a group ticket does not count as a paying passenger attitudes change and El AL became friendly. Flight was pleasant lots of space seats folded flat FA attentive. Unless you fly business or 1st class cannot recommend this airline.
Cabin FlownFirst Class
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(United States)

LAX to TLV recently and the worst flight I've ever been on. Bad leg room terrible food and an elderly lady next to me trying to take over half my seat I've come to expect nothing more from most flights. What I do care about is the careless way they treated my luggage. All of my luggage except for my violin were messed up (and I mean messed up) when I got them back.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

El Al Israel Airlines customer review

(United Kingdom)

EL AL between London and Tel Aviv 4 times now and each time has been stressful in one way or the other. B767 has really bad legroom and is very cramped with very poor IFE. You don't get a choice you just watch whatever is being shown and Iwas a good 4-5 meters away from the pathetically small screen. Many passengers refuse to conform to any rules ignoring the crew instructions. El Al needs to be more forceful in maintaining a level of decorum. Food is very good service was friendly on flight and the airport. Security is lengthy but the security staff are polite. Since I don't have much choice of carrier for business flights I can be sure that I will be flying with them again but after 8 flights with El Al I'm as prepared as I can be - some good earplugs an eye-mask (they keep the lights on too long overnight) an ultra-small laptop to watch my own movies on the cramped seating area and the all-essential neck-pillow. Try to get the thursday evening flight out of Tel Aviv rather than the Friday morning flight - its a lot less busy albeit no less noisy and irritating.
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Value For Money 12345
no