Deal alert: Book flights to Iceland for less than $400 round-trip
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If you’re looking for fall travel plans, there’s no greater place to explore than Iceland. I had the chance to visit earlier this summer, drove around the whole country with a camper van and ended my trip with a stay at the stunning Hotel Ranga.
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And currently, you can find flights to Reykjavik for less than $400 round-trip with wide-open availability from cities across the U.S. on United Airlines.
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Airline: United Airlines.
Routes: AUS/BOS/CLT/EWR/FLL/HNL/LAX/MEM/SAN/SLC/TPA and beyond to Reykjavik (KEF).
Cost: As low as $400 round-trip.
Dates: Now through November.
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).
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Here are just a few examples of flights we found:
Cincinnati (CVG) to Reykjavik (KEF)
Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF)
Nashville (BNA) to Reykjavik (KEF)
As a bonus, I found round-trip flights from New York (JFK) to Reykjavik for under $350 on Delta Air Lines. Note that this flight is in basic economy, though Delta is offering free changes and cancellations to these fares through the end of 2021.
How to book
There are no tricks or special codes needed to find these fares.
Head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination cities. Then, press “Shop with Miles” and use the calendar function to find dates that work for you.
Maximize your purchase
Don’t forget to use a card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare), the Citi Premier or the Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel), American Express Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel).
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