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Deal Alert: US Cities to Iceland From $260 Round-Trip

July 14, 2017
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Deal Alert: US Cities to Iceland From $260 Round-Trip
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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.

Been dreaming of seeing the Northern Lights? Fly with WOW Air to Reykjavik, Iceland, from its US gateways with fares starting at $260 round-trip. We're seeing availability at these low fares from all of the carrier's US destinations: Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), Newark (EWR), Pittsburgh (PIT) and San Francisco (SFO).

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Availability depends on the route, but we're generally seeing great deals from September 2017 through February 2018. To find the cheapest dates, we recommend using Google Flights' calendar search tool and then booking through WOW, Orbitz or Expedia. These discounted fares come just one day after WOW began its newest route from Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF). Keep in mind that WOW is a low-cost carrier, so you'll be charged for things that you might be used to getting for free.

Airlines: WOW
Routes: BOS/BWI/EWR/LAX/MIA/ORD/PIT/SFO to KEF
Cost: $260+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017 through February 2018
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 Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $260 round-trip in January:

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Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $270 round-trip in January/February:

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Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $300 round-trip in October:

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Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $300 round-trip in October:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $340 round-trip in November:

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Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $340 round-trip in January:

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San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $340 round-trip in October/November:

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Miami (MIA) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $370 round-trip in September:

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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!

Featured image by Delta is connecting the midwest with Iceland in 2016.

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Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
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10XEarn 10x points on eligible hotels and car rentals booked through the Credit One Bank travel partner site
5XEarn 5x points on eligible travel, dining, and gas
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    Earn 10,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on eligible purchases in the first 90 days and redeem for a $100 statement credit, gift cards, or travel

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  • Annual Fee

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  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    Fair/Good

Why We Chose It

The revamped Wander Card from Credit One Bank earns cardmembers up to 10 points per dollar spent on eligible travel purchases. With no foreign transaction fees, the card is also great for international travel. However, points earned from this card can only be used at a fixed value, so it may not be the best option for those striving to get maximum value from their rewards.

Pros

  • This card has no foreign transaction fees and earns up to 10 points per dollar on travel purchases through the Credit One Bank travel partner site.

Cons

  • While cardholders can earn a significant amount of points on travel purchases, there isn't any way to redeem points from the Wander Card for maximum value (beyond 1 cent per point).
  • Earn 10,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on eligible purchases in the first 90 days and redeem for a $100 statement credit, gift cards, or travel
  • Earn 10x points on eligible hotels and car rentals booked through the Credit One Bank travel site
  • Earn 5x points on eligible travel, dining, and gas
  • Earn 1x points on all other purchases
  • Redeem your reward points for statement credits, gift cards, merchandise, flights, hotels, and more
  • With $0 Fraud Liability, you won’t be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Free Online Credit Score and Credit Report summary, terms apply
  • If you are a Covered Borrower under the Military Lending Act, you may get a different offer
  • See Rates & Fees