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Tel Aviv to Eliat via El Al airline

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Tel Aviv to Eliat via El Al airline

My wife and I plan to fly to Eliat from Tel Aviv in mid-October. I scoured El Al's website and could not find if the carry-on baggage restrictions are different than their international ones. This happened to us in Thailand, when we flew domestically. Does anybody know if El Al's carry-on requirements are different when flying domestically, e.g. smaller size and lighter load? My e-mail inquiry to El Al has gone unanswered, thus far.

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1. Re: Tel Aviv to Eliat via El Al airline

EL AL baggage limit to Eilat is like the baggage limit in international flights- 23kg per person.

elal.co.il/ELAL/…En_BaggagePolicy_150212.html

Be advised - domestic flights from Ben Gurion airport are from terminal 1 and not terminal 3 (terminal 3 is serving the international flights).

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2. Re: Tel Aviv to Eliat via El Al airline

Thank you. Ever since our surprise in Thailand, I don't take any bag size and weight limit for granted now, when flying domestically; hence my worry about the phrase "any El AL destinations" when I read it the first time. Thank you. That being said, a 23 kilograms weight restriction; that is a lot of weight to lug around when you travel.

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3. Re: Tel Aviv to Eliat via El Al airline

You are right - in many airliens, domestic flights baggage restrictions differ. For example, domstic flights in Israei using the other Israeli airlines (not EL AL) allow:

* Arkia Israeli airlines: 10 kg (not on Arkia express low-cost)

* Israir airlines: 15kg

Those airlines have international flights service and they allow 20 kgs on those flights. Carry-on baggage also differ.

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4. Re: Tel Aviv to Eliat via El Al airline

Amos - the OP asked about carry-on bags, not checked luggage.

ElAl carry-on allowance is 8 kg (17 pounds) for tourist class if you are not an ElAl Elite freq. flyer. 23kg is the checked baggage allowance. According to their website it looks like the carry-on allowance is the same for international and local flights.

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5. Re: Tel Aviv to Eliat via El Al airline

Yes, thank debi, I missed that for some reason.

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