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Airline Extension Policies

Find the airline you are flying below to understand the process, terms and cost for making a flight extension. Visit Gil Travel to submit your extension request. Extension requests must be received at least 7-10 business days prior to US departure (Depending on Air Carrier).

AEROFLOT AIRLINES

Luggage Information

  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Extensions must be confirmed more than 15 days prior to departure. NO requests within 15 days of departure date will be honored.
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is $340.00 subject to availability in the same class of service
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $250.00 subject to the seat availability in the same class/code fare of service an upsell to the next airfare may be available. Requires minimum of 72 hours prior to return date to confirm the change request.

Once in Israel contact the handling agent – CL AL Aviation for all changes:

  • Phone: CL AL Aviation 03-521-4222 (Tel Aviv)
    Do not call Aeroflot directly as they cannot assist
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

AIR CANADA

Luggage Information

  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is $390.00 subject to availability in the same class/code fare of service
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $300.00 subject to availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class/code fare is not available, the difference to the next higher airfare may apply plus fee of USD 300.00.

Once in Israel, participant must contact Air Canada at least one business day prior to confirmed return date to process the request. If group’s departure is scheduled for Sunday from Israel, extension must be completed by the preceding Thursday. Contact Air Canada in Tel Aviv directly:

  • Phone: 03-607-2111 (Tel Aviv)
  • Hours of operation: Sunday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

AIR FRANCE

Luggage Information

  • Limited number of extensions permitted per group
  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Extension prior to departure $240.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If original class/code fare is not available and a higher airfare is available, subject to the higher airfare.
  • Extensions once in Israel are not permitted

ALITALIA AIRLINES

Luggage Information

  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is $240.00 subject to availability in the same class of service
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $250.00 subject to availability in the same class of service. If original class/code fare is not available and a higher airfare is available, fee is $250.00 plus the difference in airfare.

Once in Israel contact the handling agent – CL AL Aviation for all changes:

  • Phone: CL AL Aviation 03-521-4222 (Tel Aviv)
    Do not call Alitalia Airlines directly as they cannot assist
    Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

AUSTRIAN AIRLINES

Luggage Information

  • Limited number of extensions permitted per group
  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is $140.00 subject to availability in the same class/code fare of service
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $50.00 subject to availability in the same class/code fare of service

Once in Israel, participant must contact Austrian Airlines directly for all changes:

  • Phone:  03-905-8049 (Tel Aviv)
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BRITISH AIRWAYS

Luggage Information

  • Limited number of extensions permitted per group
  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Extension requests must be confirmed more than 14 days before departure to Israel
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is at least $290.00, subject to seat availability in the same class of service. If the original class of service is not available and a higher airfare is available you may be offered to pay the difference
  • You CANNOT change your return ticket once in Israel

BRUSSELS AIRLINES

  • Limited number of extensions per group
  • Maximum stay 3 months
  • Cost for extensions prior to departure is $90.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class/code fare is not available the difference to the next higher airfare may apply plus fee of $90.00.
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $75.00 subject to seat availability. If the original class/code fare is not available, the difference to the next higher airfare may apply plus fee of $75.00.
  • In Israel, change of return date must be made more than 5 business days before group’s original return date

Luggage Information

Once in Israel, contact Brussels Airlines directly for all changes:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 03-518-5262 (ask for Assaf or Etty)
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

DELTA AIRLINES

Luggage Information

  • Maximum stay 3 months
  • Extensions confirmed more than 35 days prior to departure in the same class of service are $90.00. If original class/code fare is not available and a higher airfare is available, the fee is USD 240.00 plus the difference to the next class code/fare.
  • Extensions confirmed within 35 days of departure are $240.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If original class/code fare is not available and a higher airfare is available, the fee is USD 240.00 plus the difference to the next class code/fare.
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $150.00 subject to seat availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class of service is not available, cost will be $150.00 for the change plus difference in airfare up to $270

Once in Israel, contact Delta directly for all changes:

  • Phone:  03-513-8000 Ext 3 (Tel Aviv)
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES

Luggage Information

  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is at least $165.00, subject to seat availability in the same class of service. If original class of service is not available and a higher airfare is available the fee is the difference in airfare plus $90.00
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $50.00 and subject to seat availability in the same class of service. If the original class of service is not available then the charge will be the $50.00 plus the difference in airfare

Once in Israel, contact EL AL directly for all changes:

  • Phone:  03-977-1111 (Tel Aviv)
  • Hours of Operation: 24 hours, 7 days a week

IBERIA AIRLINES

Luggage Information

  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is $290.00 subject to availability in the same class of service
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $215.00 and subject to seat availability in the same class of service

Once in Israel contact Iberia Airlines at least 3 business days prior to departure, by email or phone:

LUFTHANSA AIRLINES

Luggage Information

  • Limited number of extensions permitted per group
  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is $140.00 subject to availability in the same class/code fare of service
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $150.00 and subject to availability in the same class/code fare of service

Once in Israel, contact Lufthansa directly for all changes:

  • Phone: 03-905-8049 (Tel Aviv)
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SWISS AIR

Luggage Information

  • Limited number of extensions permitted per group
  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is $140.00 subject to availability in same class/code fare of service
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $150 subject to availability in same class/code fare of service

Once in Israel, contact SwissAir directly for all changes:

  • Phone: 03-513-9000 (Tel Aviv)
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday -Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

UNITED AIRLINES

Luggage Information

  • Limited number of extensions permitted per group (30% of group)
  • Maximum stay is 3 months
  • Cost of extension prior to departure is a minimum of $390.00 and subject to availability in the same class/code fare of service. If the original class/code fare of service is not available and a higher airfare is available the fee is $390.00 plus the difference in airfare
  • Cost of extension once in Israel is $300.00. If the original class/code fare of service is not available then the charge will be $300.00 plus the difference in airfare

Once in Israel, contact United Airlines directly for all changes:

  • Phone: 1-809-344-363(Tel Aviv)
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.

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