Deal Alert: US to Iceland From $200 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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.
Low-cost carrier WOW Air is offering some great deals on flights from all over the US to Iceland with availability from April through early summer. Fly from Baltimore (BWI), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR) and San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) starting at just $200 round-trip. The ultra-low prices are scattered throughout the next few months so you'll definitely want to use Google Flights to find dates that work for you, and then you can complete booking on the airline's site. Keep in mind that 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.
Airline: WOW Air
Route: BWI, EWR, LAX, MIA and SFO to KEF
Cost: $200+ round-trip in economy
Dates: April - June 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, 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 April:
Miami (MIA) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $250 round-trip in May:
Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $260 round-trip in June:
San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $260 round-trip in April:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $300 round-trip in April:
Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $300 round-trip in May:
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® Gold Card 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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