Deal Alert: East Coast to Iceland From $398 Round-Trip
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Icelandic flag carrier Icelandair is offering discounted fares for late-summer travel to Iceland from East Coast cities including Boston (BOS), New York (JFK and EWR) and Philadelphia (PHL) to Reykjavik (KEF) from just $398 round-trip. Icelandair is a full-service carrier which means you'll get perks like a complimentary checked bag, meals and seat selection. Discounted flights are generally valid for departures from August through mid-November, though exact availability varies depending on departure city. We recommend using Google Flights to find your desired itinerary and then completing booking through the airline.
Route: BOS/JFK/EWR/PHL to KEF
Cost: $389+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August through mid-November 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $398 round-trip in September:
New York (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $398 round-trip in August:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $398 round-trip in August:
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.
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