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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that 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.
We are seeing super cheap flights from the US to Iceland on low-cost carrier WOW Air. You can fly from Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Cincinnati (CVG), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Pittsburgh (PIT), Los Angeles (LAX) and St. Louis (STL) to Iceland’s capital Reykjavik (KEF) from just $179 round-trip.
To get these low prices, you’ll have to search on Google Flights for your desired dates. Then plug in those dates on WOW’s website and enter the promo code: WOW4JULY, which should save you 20% off the fares you’ll see through Google. The discount lasts until 11:59 GMT July 8, so you”ll want to book before then to get in on the deal.
Keep in mind that WOW is a budget airline, so you’ll have to pay for just about everything other than a small carry-on item, including seat selection, a meal or checked bag. Still, with prices like this, there’s still plenty of room for savings. To save even more, check out our guide on how to use points for hotels and lodging in Iceland.
We’ve reviewed WOW’s product a few times, and it’s a solid, no-frills option to get to the beautiful volcanic island.
Airline(s): WOW Air
Route: BWI/BOS/CVG/JFK/ORD/EWR/PIT/LAX/STL to KEF
Cost: $179+ round-trip in economy
Dates: July through September
Booking Link: WOW Air — use promo code: WOW4JULY
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi 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) nonstop in economy for $179 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) nonstop in economy for $211 round-trip:
Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik (KEF) nonstop in economy for $235 round-trip:
Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reykjavik (KEF) nonstop in economy for $240 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) nonstop in economy for $243 round-trip:
Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF) nonstop in economy for $243 round-trip:
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, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (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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