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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.
Business class fares from multiple cities across the United States to Iceland have dropped to just $743 round-trip this fall. Icelandair is offering round-trip tickets in Saga Class, the airline’s business class, for less than $800. These fares are available through the fall and into the winter. Though chilly in the winter, Iceland boasts impressive views of the Aurora Borealis, as known as the northern lights.
Saga Class does not feature lie-flat seats, though Icelandair’s business class product does feature reclining seats in a 2-2 configuration, power outlets, premium onboard food and drink, and access to Icelandair’s Saga Lounge in Reykjavik. These business class fares are available in September through March 2020 on a variety of dates including some weekends. To get the most out of your time in Iceland, check out TPG‘s guide to the country.
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: BOS/DEN/JFK/ORD/SEA to KEF
Cost: $743+ round-trip in Saga Class (business class)
Dates: select dates in September through 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:
Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $743 round-trip on Icelandair:
Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $791 round-trip on Icelandair:
Denver (DEN) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $839 round-trip on Icelandair:
Seattle (SEA) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $862 round-trip on Icelandair:
New York (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) for $1,039 round-trip on Icelandair:
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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