El Al, the national airline of Israel, has announced the launch of Economy Class Plus, a new class of service offering passengers more legroom, more seat recline and preferred seating in the economy cabin.
Seats in Economy Class Plus also come with a comfort kit (with eyeshades, socks, earplugs, toothpaste and a toothbrush), a business class pillow and blanket, a wider seat cushion, as well as a foot rest and a curtain for privacy. Installation of laptop and cell phone electrical outlets at every seat will be completed by the end of the year.
El Al passengers can now reserve Economy Class Plus seating for travel as of July 1 on all 747-400 jumbo aircraft flying between New York (JFK and Newark) and Israel. In the future, Economy Class Plus will be offered to passengers traveling on 777 aircraft as well.
Good to know: El Al Matmid frequent flyers (Top Platinum, Platinum and Gold members) will 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.
For more information, visit visit www.elal.com.