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EL AL Airlines

EL AL Airlines is the national airline of Israel. From their central hub in Tel Aviv they offer not only an impressive number of regularly scheduled flights throughout Israel; they also feature international service to Europe, the Far East, North America, South America, Australia, and South Africa.

EL AL will accept pets for transport in the cabin of the aircraft or in the cargo hold, depending on the size of your pet and the animal admission policies of the country you are travelling to. Only small dogs, cats, and exotic birds are permitted to travel in the cabin of the aircraft; all other pets must be transported in the cargo hold. If you are planning to travel with your animal companion, EL AL Reservations asks that you notify them in advance to ensure that you will be able to travel together.

IN-CABIN CHECKED BAGGAGE
CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions
  • Length: 40 cm (16 in)
  • Width: 40 cm (16 in)
  • Height: 21 cm (8 in)
Any carrier larger than maximum in-cabin carrier or any pet that does not meet the in-cabin boarding requirements.
CARRIER WEIGHT Maximum: 8 kg (17 lbs)*
*Pet and carrier combined.
Any carrier weighing over 8 kg (17 lbs) must be transported in the cargo hold of the aircraft.
CHARGES / FEES
(one way fees)
up to 8 kg (17 lbs): $100 9-50kg (20-110 lbs): $200
51-100kg (112-220 lbs): $400

Restrictions

  • Any animal weighing more than 100 kg (220 lbs) must be transported via EL AL Cargo.
  • Travelers are reminded that every country has different rules and regulations governing the acceptance and transportation of animals. It is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority of any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • Space for pet travel is limited. Please call before you travel to ensure that your animal friend will be able to travel with you.
  • Pets cannot be carried in the cabin on flights to some destinations (e.g. the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, etc.).

If you are unable to travel with your pet

If your pet will be travelling unaccompanied please contact EL AL Cargo to discuss your options.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on flights operated by codeshare partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or other airlines directly to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

Contact Information

  • EL AL Telephone Service Center (USA): 1-800-223-6700
  • EL AL Reservations (Canada): 1-416-967-4222 (ext.700)
  • EL AL Cargo: 972-3-9716679
  • EL AL Airlines website: Click Here
 
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