Deal Alert: US Cities to Iceland From $228 Round-Trip on Delta
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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It's not at all unusual to see round-trip flights from the US to Iceland for $200 or less, but more often than not these flights are on low-cost carrier WOW Air, which charges for just about everything. Today, however, Delta's offering flights from a bunch of US cities to Reykjavik (KEF) for prices as low as WOW's. The carrier is offering fares for as little as $228 round-trip, which has us thinking that this may be an error fare. Since Delta is a full-service carrier, you'll get one free checked bag along with complimentary meals, entertainment and more. Plus, several of the cities included in this sale are ones that usually miss out on WOW's bargain-basement fares, such as Raleigh (RDU) and Phoenix (PHX).
These prices are generally available from December 2017 through February 2018. Just search the dates you want with Google Flights, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with Delta's partners Air France or KLM. Note that many of these flights include long layovers in New York (JFK) on the return, but these prices make that fact easier to overlook.
Routes: AUS/DFW/PHL/PHX/RDU to KEF
Cost: $228+ round-trip in economy
Dates: December 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:
Austin (AUS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $228 round-trip on Delta:
Dallas (DFW) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $228 round-trip on Delta:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $228 round-trip on Delta:
Phoenix (PHX) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $228 round-trip on Delta:
Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $228 round-trip on Delta:
Maximize Your Purchase
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