Deal Alert: East Coast to Iceland From $303 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 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.
Yesterday we saw WOW Air offering cheap flights from several US cities to Iceland, and today it looks like full-service carriers are getting in on the fun. We're seeing great fares between Boston (BOS), Washington, D.C. (IAD), and New York (JFK) and Reykjavik (KEF) on Delta and Icelandair starting at just $303 round-trip. The cheapest flights can be found towards the end of September, but some dates are available in October as well. And since they're on full-services carriers, you won't have to worry about baggage fees like you might on WOW. Use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.
Airlines: Delta, Icelandair
Routes: BOS/JFK/KEF/BWI to KEF
Cost: $303+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September - October 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $303 round-trip on Icelandair:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $303 round-trip on Icelandair:
Washington (IAD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $303 round-trip on Icelandair:
New York (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $361 round-trip on Delta:
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 (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!