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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 is offering insanely cheap fares to Iceland again, with prices starting at just $200 round-trip. You can fly to Reykjavik (KEF) from several US cities including Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO). If you can score a ticket it’s 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. Most availability is during February but be sure to use Google Flights to search for your flights as we’re seeing scattered availability through mid-May.
Airline: WOW Air
Route: BOS, BWI, EWR, LAX and SFO to KEF
Cost: $200+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February – May 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $200 round-trip in February:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $210 round-trip in February:
Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $250 round-trip in May:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $270 round-trip in February:
San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $280 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, 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.
Featured image of Iceland courtesy of Getty Images.
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