El Al Carry-On Allowance 2015 ↑ Back to Top

Economy and Economy Plus passengers are limited to a total of 8kg in a single piece of hand luggage. Business Class passengers may bring a total of two items of hand luggage, with maximum weight of 20kg (max 16kg for 1 item). First Class passengers may bring a total of 24kg hand luggage, split over two bags (maximum weight of each bag being 16kg).

The size of one hand luggage unit allowed on EL AL flights is up to 56 cm (length) up to x 45 cm (width) up to x 25 cm (depth). In any case the maximum measurements of a piece of hand luggage may not exceed 115 cm. These measurements include wheels, handles, side pocket, etc.

Passengers wishing to bring on board hand luggage that exceeds the permitted measurements or weight (such as a cello), will have to purchase as separate seat for this item


Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

El Al Checked Baggage Allowance 2015 ↑ Back to Top






El Al Airlines Economy and Economy Plus passengers are allowed one bag of 23kg/50lbs free checked baggage. Business Class passengers may check-in free of charge two bags of 32kg/70lbs each. First Class passengers on El Al Airlines are allowed 3 bags of 32kg/70lbs each.

The maximum size permitted per suitcase (or any other piece of baggage) is 158 cm. The charge for exceeding the dimensions, 158 cm to 277 cm is $100

In cases of excess size (up to 277 cm) or excess weight (up to 32 kilos) a fee of $170 will be charged for each unit of baggage

Please note! Flights to Prague, Budapest, Kiev, Berlin and Larnaca are operated by EL AL's UP brand service and according to its ticket and baggage conditions

Travelling with Infants
Infants are permitted one bag of 10kg/22lbs of checked baggage. The maximum size permitted for an infant’s suitcase (length + width + depth) is 115 cm.

Infants' accessory equipment – As parents of an infant (ages 0-2), you are entitled to take with you a folding pram (stroller) as a full stroller/carry seat/safety seat for the infant. You can use the stroller until you reach the entrance of the plane at which time it will be stored in the hold. A safety/carry seat will be tagged during check-in and sent to the hold of the plane. In cases where the infant is not flying and the parents are taking a safety seat/carry seat/stroller – these items will be counted as part of the passenger's baggage allowance
If you are flying with a small child (over 2 years), the child's stroller or safety seat will be sent to the hold of the aircraft free of charge


Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist


El Al Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2015 ↑ Back to Top

The maximum size permitted per suitcase (or any other piece of baggage) is 158 cm. The charge for exceeding the dimensions, 158 cm to 277 cm is $100

In cases of excess size (up to 277 cm) or excess weight (up to 32 kilos) a fee of $170 will be charged for each unit of baggage.

Sports Equipment
Sports equipment is divided into two categories – small and large, the difference being in the weight and dimensions of the packaged equipment.

Small size sports equipment - weighing up to 15 kilos (33 pounds) and measuring (length+height+width) up to 140 cm (55 inches)
Large size sports equipment - ranging from 15 to 50 kilos (33 to 110 pounds) and measuring 140 to 277 cm (55 to 110 inches)
Sports equipment exceeding these dimensions will be handled by the Cargo Division (Tel. +972-03-9771177)





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