El Al Asks Frequent Flyers to Donate Points to Lone Soldiers

Soldiers' Welfare Association launches campaign to fly some 180 lone soldiers to visit their families.

El Al and the Soldiers' Welfare Association have launched a campaign to fly some 180 lone soldiers living in Israel without their families overseas once the war in Gaza ends.

The airline's chief executive Haim Romano said Wednesday that El Al had responded to the association's request and alerted its hundreds of thousands of frequent flyers, asking them to donate their mileage. The company pledged to match their donations.