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Deal Alert: US to Iceland From $200 Round-Trip

Dec. 08, 2016
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Deal Alert: US to Iceland From $200 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

WOW Air, the low-cost Icelandic carrier, is offering cheap flights from Baltimore (BWI), Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) from just $200 round-trip. Availability is limited, but if you can score a ticket at this price it'd a great way to see an amazing country. WOW Air is a budget airline so you'll be paying extra fees if you want to choose your seat or check a bag, but we've had good experiences with WOW. Flights are available at these low prices generally from December through May, but be sure to use Google Flights to help you find your ideal itinerary.

Airline: WOW Air
Route: BWI, EWR and SFO to KEF
Cost: $200+ round-trip in economy
Dates: December - May 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

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Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $200 round-trip in December:

Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $229 round-trip in January:

San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $310 round-trip in April:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Thrifty Traveler

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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