El Al Introduces a Price Matrix (Flex Pricing) to Give Customers the best Prices Available for Flights to Israel

May 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Tel Aviv, Israel – May 19, 2007 – El Al has a new shopper system which maximizes flight scheduling and price flexibility. Visitors to El Al Airlines’ web site will see a new interface which was designed to bring the best possible user experience.

Danny Gosis, El Al’s E-Commerce Project Manager, had this to say about the new system. “Before we developed this new pricing matrix customers were having a difficult time searching for the lowest possible flights. They were able to sort by price but only for the days that they selected. Now with our new system they can graphically see the best times and prices to fly for the entire week. In the matrix, we color coded flights by price so that the lowest priced flights are easy to spot.”

El Al’s innovative price matrix works for all types of ticket purchases; one way, round trip and multi city. The matrix color codes the boxes so that customers can easily see which flight are the cheapest and for return and multi-city tickets it shows which combination of flights are the lowest priced.

Customers who use the shopper at El Al’s web site also see the flight schedules listed next to the price matrix. The flight schedules are arranged by date but have the same color coding as the price matrix to show which flights are the lowest priced. Another feature of the flight schedule is that when there is a day flight on the same day (New York flights only) as a flight being shown a small smiley face will appear showing that there are lower priced flights available on a day flight for the same day.

“Our commitment to customer satisfaction led us to develop this system where customer have 3 different graphical ways to purchase a low cost ticket which matches their dates”, said Danny Gosis. El Al has received so much positive feedback about the new shopper that they will continue to expand and improve it.

Danny Gosis concluded with, “The overwhelming positive customer response to out new shopper has been great, you can be rest assured that we will not sit back on our laurels we have future improvements already being worked on.”

About El Al:
Established in 1949 as the national airline of Israel, El Al has grown into a prestigious international carrier. Covering every aspect of service, assuring that their passengers requirements are met in time, every time, El Al is ranked by IATA as one of the worlds three most efficient air carriers. El Al has annual revenues of about $1.7 billion, and it carries more than 1.8 million passengers annually. The airline flies directly to more than 40 destinations around the world, and to many additional destinations by means of partnership agreements with other airlines. http://www.elal.co.il