Middle East Airlines (MEA) is the national flag carrier airline of Lebanon. The airline started its operation in 1945 and has its headquarters in Beirut. The Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is its main operation hub.
The airline flies to 32 destinations across 24 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. In 2012 the airline became a member of the SkyTeam and became a member. Due to this the airline can reach more destinations and provide its passengers with special privileges. The passengers can access the privileges based on their status in the airline's frequent flyer program. The SkyTeam tiers with two frequent flyer programs: Elite and Elite Plus.
With Middle East Airlines flight bookings, you can also join the frequent flyer program for the airlines known as ‘Cedar Miles’ and get the benefit from a variety of rewards.
MEA airlines have one of the most modern and well-structured fleets in the world. The airline fleet policy is to remain competitive and therefore it is a market-oriented airline. The airline constantly changes its fleet and replaces its older aircraft with the new-generation, fuel-efficient and quieter ones.
The aircraft are environmentally compatible and use state-of-the-art technology. In the aircraft, you will find sophisticated cabins, extended cabin space and interior colours that show the relaxed and lively Lebanese atmosphere. The cabin specification also considers the needs of passengers with special abilities.
The fleet consists of the following Airbus aircrafts: A330-200, A320-200 and A321neo. The airline offers direct flights between Beirut and destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The airline was selected for the ‘Best Crew’ in the Middle East and Africa at the Kayak Awards for Best Airline, 2020. The airline has won other awards:
The airline offers two classes of travel and the services provided depend on the class of travel chosen. The higher the class the more comfortable the travel. The two travel classes are as follows:
The seats provided in the Economy class are comfortable and have extra leg space.
This class offers luxury travel with spacious, comfortable and reclining seats. The passengers are offered outstanding inflight amenities and on-ground services.
The maximum baggage for Economy class passengers is 23 - 30 kg checked baggage depending on the route. The Business class passengers are allowed to take up to 3 bags of 23 kgs depending on the route. The passengers are allowed cabin baggage for free if the weight does not exceed 10kgs and dimensions should not exceed 121 cm (56cm x 40cm x 25cm ). In addition, the passengers can bring one personal accessory and its dimensions should not exceed 85 cm (30cm x 40cm x 15cm).
Middle East Airlines baggage policy is made available here in detail.
The passengers can check in online or at the MEA airlines counter at the airport. The counter at the airport opens from 3 hours up to 1 hour before the flight departure.
For domestic MEA flights, the passengers can check in online 24 hrs to 3 hrs before departure. When you check in online you can select your seats, print the boarding pass, purchase additional baggage and more. When you check in online you just have to check in your baggage at the drop-off counter at the airport.
For international MEA flights, the passengers can check in online 24 hrs to 3 hrs before their departure. You can save time and avoid the queues at the airport by checking in online. You can easily check-in online from your home, print the boarding pass, select your seats, purchase additional baggage, and more.
The passengers can entertain themselves through the inflight entertainment system by watching movies, playing games and listening to audio. The passengers are served creative and delicious meals along with premium drinks. MEA offers special inflight shopping at affordable prices. WiFi is provided onboard and the passengers can surf the web, and send emails and messages on their laptops, phones and tablets.
The airline offers a frequent flyer program called ‘Cedar Miles’. When the passengers book tickets they can also sign up for its frequent flyer program. miles can be earned on all MEA and SkyTeam partner flights and additional miles can be earned through stays at hotels and car rentals. The different privilege statuses offered are Blue, Silver (Elite), Gold and Platinum (Elite Plus). Cedar Miles is valid for 5 years from the accrual date.
Assistance is provided to passengers with special needs. The On-ground staff provides wheelchairs and check-in assistance to the passengers who need it. Special assistance is offered to expectant mothers, unaccompanied children and more. The passengers can select the service they require and the information about the services is provided on the MEA website.
For the tickets booked through the MEA airlines website, you can easily cancel and refund the ticket online through Manage Booking. For tickets bought at the sales office or travel agent, you can contain them for cancelling and refunding your ticket.
Please refer to the Middle East Airlines cancellation policy here.
Middle East Airline or Air Liban was founded in 1945 and gradually added flights to destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In 2012 it joined the SkyTeam Alliance giving its passengers access to more destinations and privileges. You can easily book unified international tickets with any of the Alliance airlines and access the waiting lounges at the airports. Middle East Airlines booking can be easily done at Cleartrip. You can easily book one-way, round-trip or multi-city tickets with a few clicks.
The booking process is easy and simple. It also offers a search option that allows you to find flights sorted out by fares. You just have to enter the from and to airports, travel date and the number of travellers in the search to get the list of flights available for your options. The cheapest flights are listed at the top of the list. You can select the flight of your choice and book. All the discounts and promotions offered by MEA are made available on the checkout page.
This makes applying discounts and promotions hassle-free. You can also get information when there is a drop in prices for expensive air tickets.
You can easily check in through the MEA airlines website. The window is available from 24 hours to 3 hours prior to departure.
The passengers can carry a handbag for free if its weight does not exceed 10 kg. In addition, the passengers can carry one personal accessory. The accessory can be a briefcase or a bag for a laptop.
An adult must accompany an infant and it is not a must to buy a separate seat for an infant.
It is not mandatory to check in online while travelling with the airline.
The MEA airlines cover around 30 different destinations internationally.
The in-flight entertainment system offers the latest movies and TV series, audio and games. There are also kids' movies, audio and games offered.
The airline allows live animals but prior approval from special services are required. For more information contact the airlines.
The airline does not serve alcohol on its flights.
The ‘IATA’ code for the airline is ME.
The airline allows alcoholic beverages not more than 70% alcohol by volume and the total quantity per person is 5 L. Check at the time of booking the quantity allowed at the destinations.