El Al Israel Airlines invites travelers to embrace the spirit of the festive season with holiday-themed offerings and a chance to win a ticket to Israel.
Social-media contest. A roundtrip El Al ticket to Israel will be given to a lucky winner as part of a social media contest that will run through December 31. Anyone who uploads a photo of their favorite gift to the “Holiday Contest” application on the El Al Facebook page (ELALIsraelAirlinesUSA) will automatically be entered for a chance to win. Contest participants can also submit their photo via Twitter (twitter.com/ELALUSA) or Instagram (instagram.com/ELALUSA) with the hashtag #ELALUSA.
Complimentary cards highlighting Israeli leaders and landmarks. To highlight some of Israel’s more prominent historical figures and sights, El Al will be distributing a series of eight cards in both English and Hebrew to local schools, travelers, and social media fans. Each card features facts and anecdotes of renowned Israeli individuals including David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister; Golda Meir, Israel’s first female prime minister; and Chaim Weizmann, the first president of the State of Israel. Famous landmarks such as the Dead Sea, Massada, and the Western Wall are also featured. Friends and family can visit the El Al Facebook page and send a message to obtain a complimentary set of cards.
Traditional holiday spirit, recipes, and treats. El Al is sharing the spirit of Chanukah with passengers by serving festive holiday treats, sufganiot (jelly doughnuts) and latkes (potato pancakes) on flights between the U.S. and Israel. From the U.S., more than 1,600 potatoes and 460 pounds of raspberry jam as well as 77 cups of cinnamon will be used to prepare the traditional holiday delicacies. A menorah lighting ceremony in the lounges will also be held nightly throughout the holiday. Chag Sameach!