El Al Will Give You Lifetime Gold Status — If They Don’t Think You’ll Use it Much

El Al has introduced lifetime gold status.

  • You have to have been a Gold elite member or higher for each of the past ten years.
  • And you must currently be at least 67 years old

Lifetime status is for use primarily in retirement years, it would seem. And oddly 20-year Top Platinum who skips a year in the 10 years leading up to their 67th birthday is ineligible.

In other news, I hear they’re considering awarding Top Platinum status posthumously.

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  1. they aint no fools. remember the Israels who use to go to the USA open a bunch of cc accts and then return with the bought/stolen jewelry.

  2. This gets even better…
    Strangely the link is dead too! My friend wanted to enroll and El-Al told her they know nothing about this…

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