Deal Alert: East Coast to Iceland From $389 Round-Trip
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Icelandair is selling tickets between East Coast cities and Reykjavik (KEF) for as little as $389 round-trip. These prices may not be as rock-bottom as those from WOW, but since it’s a full-service carrier, the higher cost is well worth it. We’re seeing the best prices available for departures from late August through October 2017. Find your ideal itinerary through Google Flights then complete booking through the airline or an OTA.
Routes: BOS/IAD/JFK/PHL to KEF
Cost: $389+ round-trip
Dates: late August – October 2017
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $389 round-trip:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $398 round-trip:
Boston (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $398 round-trip:
Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $399 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
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H/T: The Flight Deal
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