El Al Redemption Question

Old Nov 25, 17, 8:10 pm
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El Al Redemption Question

Hey folks,

I'm planning to book four economy tickets with Matmid points to get my family to Israel this summer. Our regular flying is all on North American airlines and so our main source of Matmid points will be American Express points.

From the El Al website it looks like this will cost 2000 Matmid points per round trip ticket. However, the onemileatatime blog writes that transfering points from Amex will result in becoming an Executive member and getting a lower redemption rate. Is this accurate (and if so, how does that work)?

I'd be very grateful for your advice and tips - as a total Matmid novice!
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Old Nov 26, 17, 2:50 am
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Originally Posted by YYZtoDCA View Post
Hey folks,

From the El Al website it looks like this will cost 2000 Matmid points per round trip ticket. However, the onemileatatime blog writes that transfering points from Amex will result in becoming an Executive member and getting a lower redemption rate. Is this accurate (and if so, how does that work)?

I'd be very grateful for your advice and tips - as a total Matmid novice!
Just be sure you have a Matmid account that is registered to a U.S. address. Then, transfer over 5000 Amex MR (should convert to 100 El Al Matmid). Within a day or two, your account should reflect "Executive Circle" status, thus entitling you to the redemption discounts. Enjoy!
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Old Nov 26, 17, 2:03 pm
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How realistic is it to find 4 tickets from US to TLV with Matmid points in the summer, even when looking six months in advance?
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Old Nov 27, 17, 5:22 am
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How realistic is it to find 4 tickets from US to TLV with Matmid points in the summer, even when looking six months in advance?
Have a search, it's relatively easy to find out on the website if you are a matmid member
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