Matmid Club Program Basics

Note: El Al Frequent Traveler Club is divided into two sections: Matmid Club and Loyal Club. Matmid Club is for individual members only. The Loyal Club is for two people who share one account. Membership between the two clubs may be transferred once a year for free and a person cannot be a member of both clubs.


How to enroll

Mail application and a one-time, nonrefundable membership fee of US$35 payable by check to the service center. For American Express Membership Rewards participants, the fee is US$15. To enroll in Matmid Frequent Traveler Club through Membership Rewards, call American Express at 800/297-3276.

Retroactive credit

30 days retroactive credit allowed upon enrollment.

Enrollment bonus

30 points with a fee to sign up

Membership Restrictions

Members must be at least 12 years old. Membership is restricted to one club only.

Flight Point Accrual

Note accrual restrictions: American Airlines and Qantas Airways: Points cannot be earned for travel on O, E, N, T, U and Z fares. Delta Air Lines: Points cannot be earned on codeshare flights operated by El Al between NYC and TLV.

Fare basis

Earn points on any published fare excluding bonus tickets, charter flights by Sundor/Arkia, or on special reduced-fare tickets such as airline employee tickets or agent discount tickets.

Minimum points

El Al Israel and partners: Earn 50-250 minimum points depending on flight destination. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines: Earn 10 minimum points depending on flight destination.

Class of service bonuses

Not available.

Car Rental Point Accrual

Earn 10 points per qualifying rental with Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt or Ofran Holiday Autos. A flight is required within seven days of rental.

Hotel Stay Point Accrual

Earn 5-16 points per night at Dan Hotels, Golden Tulip Hotels, Laromme Hotels or Starwood Hotels. Earn 10-20 points per stay at Fattal, Hilton, Inter-Continental, LeMeridien or Radisson Hotels. Earn one point for every US$20 spent at Holiday Inn hotels. A flight in conjunction is not required.

Affinity Credit Card Point Accrual

American Express: Convert Membership Rewards points into Matmid points: 70 points = 1 Matmid point. Diners Club: Convert Club Rewards points into Matmid points: 100 Club Rewards points = 1 Matmid point.

Telephone Service Point Accrual

Not available outside Israel.

Miscellaneous Point Accrual

Not available.

Duty-free Shopping

Earn points for duty-free shopping on El Al flights. Spend US$50-US$99 and earn one point per US$7 spent; spend US$100-US$199 and earn one point per US$6 spent; spend US$200-US$299 and earn one point per US$5 spent; or spend over US$300 and earn one point per US$4 spent. Call the service center for details.

Golf Club

Earn points with membership and use of golf course. Call 972 9 951 5111 for details.

H. Stern Jewelers

Earn one point per US$25 spent in Israel. Call 972 3 632 3666 for details.

TAL Limousine

Earn six points per trip to and from the Ben Gurion Airport. Call 972 3 972 1701 for details.

Point Pooling

Not available.

Point Purchase

Members with point balances near an award threshold are able to purchase points to add to their remaining balance and redeem them for award travel in conjunction with a booked itinerary. Members may purchase up to 50% of the required points for award redemption. The cost is US$1 per point (cannot exceed 1,000 points).

Point Tracking

Present membership number when making reservations and at check-in for automatic tracking.

Point Statement

Statement sent quarterly to members.

Point Expiration

Points expire three years from the date earned. Points for award tickets must be claimed within 24 months. After two years, the accumulated points can only be used for upgrades.

Missing Credit

Send copy of ticket and boarding pass with membership number and telephone number to the service center within 30 days of receiving statement.


Not available.

Award Expiration

Award certificates and tickets are valid for one year from issue date.

Last modified on 23 November 2010, at 21:44