Deal Alert: Delta Flights to Iceland From Mid-$200s

Mar 20, 2019

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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.

If you’ve been waiting patiently for another deal to Iceland on a full-service carrier, now’s the time to act. Delta has lowered fares from a slew of US cities to Reykjavik (KEF), enabling you to fly to one of the world’s hottest tourist destinations while still earning elite qualifying credits toward Medallion status.

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. Then, click through to book directly with the airline or through an online travel agency (OTA) like Priceline or Expedia.

Airline: Delta
Routes: BWI/BOS/CLE/DTW/JFK/MCO/PIT/DCA/IAD and likely others to KEF
Cost: $270+ round-trip in basic economy
Dates: September 2019 through February 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), 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:

Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $270 round-trip on Delta via Priceline:

New York (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $285 round-trip nonstop on Delta via Priceline:

Detroit (DTW) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $278 round-trip on Delta via Priceline:

Orlando (MCO) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $338 round-trip on Delta via Priceline:

Once you’re booked, make sure you secure Delta Sky Club lounge access to make the journey there and back more comfortable. Be aware that the lowest prices are likely Basic Economy (“E”) fares, which do not allow advance seat selection. For tips on defeating Delta Basic Economy, check out our guide here.

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