Delta Announces Service to Iceland
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I’ve always wanted to visit Iceland, but have never been interested in flying Iceland Air or Iceland Express- primarily because you don’t (currently) earn miles on those carriers- and what’s the point of flying coach if you can’t earn miles?
Recently Iceland Air announced a partnership with Alaska Airlines, with unknown mileage earning/burning capabilities. This was good to hear- finally a way to use miles to go to Alaska, although I have no Alaska, they are a transfer partner of Starwood Preferred Guest.
Today, Delta announced non-stop JFK-KEF service, beginning in June 2011. This daily 757 service is equipped with their BusinessElite cabin. At least now if I buy a ticket, I will be able to select an exit row as a Medallion and the flight isn’t really that long- 7 miles longer than JFK-SFO.
While Delta still has some issues to work out with their frequent flyer program (primarily around a functioning award calendar and sane redemption levels), you can’t doubt their international presence, especially as a NYC based flier. They currently service all 6 continents and have a huge European operation from NYC. I’d like for them to increase their Caribbean and South American expansion from JFK, but I’ll take what I can get for now- a nice hot Icelandic geothermal dip!
See here for a quick overview on things to do in Iceland from esteemed travel blogger Nomadic Matt.
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