EL AL Matmid members can now spend their points to cover baggage fees. This is a new benefit for Matmid and Silver members flying to or from North America in economy class. For 140 points each way, members can check a second piece of baggage of up to 23 kilos (50 pounds). This award is valid for EL AL flights only. If you do not spend your miles for a second checked bag, the cost is $70. Business and first class flyers can check up to three or four bags, respectively. Visit http://www.elal.co.il to learn more.