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El Al Magazine Honors

El Al Airlines was ranked among the top 20 best airlines in Travel + Leisure’s recent readers’ survey. The airline also placed second in Conde Nast Travelers 15th annual Business Travel Awards for providing cabin comfort and service in the Africa/Middle East airline category. It was also recognized by the magazine as the third overall best airline for business travel. And in a Global Traveler readers’ survey, El Al won top honors in the airline security category.

The airline was also recognized by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) for its creative marketing efforts.

The airline also announced that it is launching Economy Class Plus. The new class of seats offers more legroom, more seat recline, a wider seat cushion and a comfort kit. The fare is an additional $150 per person above the economy class price, each way. For more information, visit

JNF Missions

The Jewish National Fund has announced the following Israel missions:

Israel @ 65: Independence Day Mission: April 11-18. Follow the path towards Israel’s independence and walk in the footsteps of Israel’s pioneers as you celebrate the 65th anniversary of the State of Israel.

Sunshine Mission: April 21-30, for active adults 55+. Experience a unique 10-day excursion through Israel as you tour the country from Northern Israel to the Negev Desert.

Queen of Sheba: Women for Israel Mission: Oct. 12-21 (the mission begins in Israel in the late afternoon on Oct. 13 and ends after dinner on Oct. 20). This mission is for women only.

For more information on the missions, visit