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Free El Al Matmid Frequent Flyer Membership

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By signing up for a kosher couponz account, one can then receive an El Al Matmid frequent flyer club membership for free. El Al normally charges $25 per year for this membership, but this freebie is worthwhile as it allows you to directly search for El Al award availability. It is usually more favorable to book El Al awards with American Airlines miles, but this offer provides one with the ability to find El Al awards and then book them via American Airlines. Additionally, El Matmid members receive an additional baggage weight allowance of 11 pounds. The steps for this offer are to sign up for a kosher couponz account:

Then click here on this link to sign up for the El Al offer at kosher couponz or via a link on their page. Upon signing up for the El Al offer, there will be a “purchase” in your account which is the link to the free El Al membership.Click the view link, and then copy the link in the PDF file which will take you to the El Al site to register for the free Matmid account. This is not the most straight forward process, but it all works out in the end. Shalom my friends.


Written by chitownflyer

August 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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Star Alliance Thanksgiving Business Class Fare Sale November 2011

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Yesterday evening I found great Business class fares to Europe while searching around various dates that book in Z class and earn 150 percent EQMs in many Star carriers frequent flyer programs.. These fares are valid on most Star Alliance carriers from North America to Europe such as United, Continental, Air Canada, Lufthansa, US Air, and even more. The fares average $2000-$2400 from the US West Coast, and they tend to decrease the farther east one chooses as a departure point. There are fares as low as $624 one way from the East Coast. Travel must occur between November 20 and November 25 for the departure, and return travel must be completed by November 30, 2011 on many Star carriers. Tickets must be purchased and issued by October 27, 2011.

I am posting a direct link to the fare sale from Lufthansa, but travelers should feel free to book via their preferred airline’s website, as they should be available across the Star carriers.This is a good offer indeed as it is often the same price one would pay for a miles and $550 copay to upgrade a coach ticket to Europe. Flyers will earn 150 percent EQMs in many Star carrier’s frequent flyer programs. This offer also presents a great opportunity for a year end mileage run and boost of EQMs to ensure elite status for 2012. Happy travels.

Written by chitownflyer

August 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm