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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.

Iceland is still one of the hottest travel destinations of the year, and while you’ll pay a pretty penny for everything from lodging to rental car fuel once you’re on the ground, actually getting to the country can be dirt cheap. That’s thanks to WOW Air — the carrier continues to offer $200+ fares from much of the US to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF), including round-trip departures from Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Baltimore (BWI), Pittsburgh (PIT) and more. However, this time is a little different — full-service carrier Icelandair is also offering flights at discounted rates, and in some cases they’re even cheaper than what WOW is offering.

Exact availability depends on where you’re originating from, but we’re generally seeing low fares for departures from November 2017 through March 2018. Use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book directly with the airline. Note that WOW Air is a low-cost carrier, so carry-on and checked bags, seat assignments and other items you’ll find bundled with legacy carrier fares require an additional fee with WOW.

Airlines: WOW Air/Icelandair
Cost: $200+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2017 – March 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire ReservePremier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressCiti 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:

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Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $210 round-trip:

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Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $248 round-trip on Icelandair:

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Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $248 round-trip on Icelandair:

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San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $260 round-trip:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $300 round-trip:

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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 ReserveAmerican Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x 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!

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