Deal Alert: Delta Flights to Iceland From $273 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the 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.
Even with the demise of WOW Air, there are still ways to get Iceland without shelling out a ton of cash. Delta has solid fares from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Detroit (DTW) and Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reykjavik (KEF) from September 2019 through March of 2020. Flights are in basic economy and prices start at $273 round-trip. Basic economy fares require you to pay extra for seat selection and checked bags. However a Delta co-branded credit card can cover the cost of a checked bag.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.
Routes: JFK/BOS/DTW/PIT to KEF
Cost: $273+ round-trip
Travel Dates: September 2019 – March 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Detroit (DTW) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $273 round-trip on Delta:
Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $326 round-trip on Delta booked via Air France:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $339 round-trip on Delta:
New York (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $355 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 Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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