Deal Alert: Fly Icelandair to European Destinations From $289 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.
Icelandair has a great Cyber Monday fare sale for flights across Europe. You can fly from nearly all of its US departure cities to most European destinations from $289 round-trip — although most tickets range from $300 to $350. These are Economy Light fares but they still include a carry-on and seat selection.
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: MCO/SEA/DFW/BOS/DEN/MSP/IAD/TPA/CLE/ORD/SFO/PHL/JFK/EWR to AMS/BGO/BRU/TXL/CPH/DUB/FRA/GLA/HEL/KEF/LGW/MAN/MUC/OSL/CDG/ARN/ZRH
Cost: $289+ round-trip
Travel Dates: December 2018 to April 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
San Francisco (SFO) to London (LGW) for $289 round-trip via Priceline:
Orlando (MCO) to London (LGW) for $295 round-trip via Priceline:
Seattle (SEA) to Oslo (OSL) for $308 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $308 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Helsinki (HEL) for $308 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Amsterdam (AMS) for $318 round-trip:
Boston (BOS) to Copenhagen (CPH) for $318 round-trip:
Minneapolis (MSP) to Zurich (ZRH) for $341 round-trip:
Chicago (ORD) to Paris (CDG) for $348 round-trip:
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), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier, 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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