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If you are looking for a fun summer vacation and want to try something different, you might want to consider Iceland. Delta becomes the first US carrier to start serving Iceland starting JFK- Reykjavik on June 1, 2011 and I’ve noticed some pretty low introductory fares. Total round-trip JFK-KEF prices including taxes come to $488 for coach and $1,500 for business class. Certainly not mileage run material, but not a bad deal for summer travel – I’ve seen a lot of domestic fares more expensive than that!
To search the lowest fares go to delta.com -> Book a flight and then click the box that says “My dates are flexible” which will let you search +/- 3 days for the best fares, or do a flexible weekend search, which will show you a month of weekend fares. There are only two other carriers that fly to Iceland, so you can also check the price of your ticket on any online travel site and as well as Iceland Express’ website.
I’m tempted because I’ve never been to Iceland. The only holdup is that there aren’t a lot of options to use points for hotels and the weekend I want to go the Hilton is sold out. I may try to find a cheap boutique hotel, so I’ll keep you all updated. If you have any suggestions, please comment below.