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Deal alert: Go to Glasgow from under $450 round-trip

Jan. 23, 2022
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Haggis and the Loch Ness monster aside, Scotland is also known for the stunning Scottish Highlands, and its lakes and islands. Icelandair has round-trip flights from major U.S. cities to Glasgow starting under $450 round-trip.

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Scott’s Cheap Flights, which offers a premium membership starting at $49 a year for alerts on discounted fares, found this deal available for travel from March through May.

Deal basics

Airline: Icelandair
How to book: Directly through the airlines or via Google Flights
Travel dates: March – May

Related: From paradise beaches to world-class golf, here’s why Scotland should be on your bucket list

Sample flights

Scotland October 2017. (Photo by Clint Henderson/The Points Guy)

The deals below are for basic economy seats on Icelandair, which include a carry-on. Seat selection, a checked bag and any ticket changes will cost extra. There are overnight layovers in Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik on some of these flights, but that might be a good opportunity to check out the city.

One of the cheapest flights we found was from Chicago (ORD) to Glasgow (GLA) for $442 round-trip. Be mindful when booking this deal as there are stops over 20 hours in Reykjavík (KEF) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Travelers can go from Washington (IAD) to Glasgow (GLA) for $460 round-trip in the middle of March with short stops in Reykjavík (KEF) each way.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There were also flights available from New York (JFK) to Glasgow (GLA) in the middle of May for $461 round-trip. There is a 30-hour overnight stop in Iceland’s capital on the return flight.

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(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Unlike their neighbors in New York, New Jerseyans have short layovers in Iceland. Flights from Newark (EWR) to Glasgow (GLA) are available at $482 round-trip toward the end of May.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

From the end of April to the beginning of May, travelers can head to Glasgow (GLA) from Boston (BOS) for $539 round-trip, but watch out for the lengthy overnight stopover in Reykjavík (KEF).

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Related: How to fly Icelandair using points and miles

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Bottom line

Glasgow is a cultural hub and known as the City of Music by UNESCO. You’ll be hitting the high notes if you snag one of these deals. Channel your inner rock star and visit Scotland, a country that artists like Annie Lennox and Calvin Harris and bands like Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro and Primal Scream have all called home.

Related: The whisky drinker’s guide to Scotland

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