EL AL Infants Policy

Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?

Children up to two years old (24 months), are not required to have their own seat as these children may sit on an adult's lap. Only one lap child is allowed per adult. If one adult is traveling with more than one infant under two years of age, a seat will have to be purchased for the second infant. You can also choose to purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device.

You may also reserve a baby cot when booking your flight. This service is available to passengers flying with babies up to 9 months old. The number of cots on each flight is limited.

Will I pay for my infant to travel?

Yes, a child up to two years old (24 months) is usually charged 10% of an adult fare plus taxes if he or she will be sitting on an adult's lap.

What if my child turns two on the trip; will I have to buy a ticket for the return flight?

Yes, a ticket will have to be purchased for any flight on which the infant will be over two years old.

What infant amenities are available on the aircraft I'll be flying (i.e. bassinets)?

El Al has diaper a changing table in at least one lavatory on each aircraft.

infant iconInfant amenities vary by aircraft. When you're on the airplane page, look for the Infant Amenity Icon. If it is present, clicking on it will tell you what infant services are available on that airplane. If you do not see it, infant amenities are not offered on that aircraft. You can always contact El Al Airlines for more information.

What is the luggage allowance for my infant?

Infants traveling to the USA and Canada are entitled to luggage measuring no more than 45 in/115 cm and weighing no more than 50 lb/23 kg. To all other El Al destinations, infants are entitled to one piece of luggage weighing up to 22 kg/10 kg. This suitcase will be stored in the hold of the plane.

Can I sit in the exit row with my infant?

Neither lap children nor infants in car seats are allowed in an exit row. In fact, all passengers in an exit row must be at least 15 years of age. In addition, infant seats are not allowed in the row directly in front of or directly behind an exit.