Act fast: New airline to Europe with flights starting at $130 one-way

Jan 22, 2022

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Check out this deal from the new low-cost airline Play in honor of Husband’s Day, which yes, is apparently a real thing in Iceland. It marks the start of the old Viking month Þorri.

Between Jan. 19 — Jan. 25, Play says “partners will usually gift their male spouses something very masculine on this day, like a pretty bouquet of flowers, a spa day, craft beer and high-end beard oil.”

FWIW, spa days do not discriminate against gender, but I digress.

“Travelers looking to spoil their significant other this year” can book round-trip flights to Europe, including to Iceland, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, London and Paris, starting at just $130 each way.

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Deal basics

Airlines: Play
Routes: BOS and others to KEF/CDG/BER/STN/BUS/BRU and others
How to book: Directly through the airline.
Travel dates: February — June 2022, September — October 2022. Exact travel dates spend on the route.
Book by: Midnight on Jan. 23, 2022.

Additionally, all who book this deal get a 20% promo code for the geothermal spa Sky Lagoon in Iceland.

Related: 7 reasons flying Iceland’s newest airline was a great experience

Sample flights

One-way flights starting at $130 are available from Boston (BOS) to Keflavík (KEF), Paris (CDG), Copenhagen (CPH), Berlin (BER), London (STN), Dublin (DUB) and Brussels (BRU).

Husband Day Deal destinations and dates:

  • To Iceland Keflavik (KEF) on Wednesdays between May 11 to June 8, 2022, and September 7, to October 26, 2022

  • To Paris (CDG), Copenhagen (CPH), Berlin (BER), and London (STN) on Sundays between May 15 and June 5, 2022, & September 4, to October 23, 2022.

  • To Dublin (DUB) on Wednesdays between May 18 and June 8 2022 & September 7 and October 26, 2022.

  • To Brussels (BRU) on Wednesdays between May 24 and June 8 2022 & September 7 and October 26 2022.

(Screenshot courtesy Play)
Sample fares to Iceland from Boston. (Screenshot courtesy Play)

I did a lot of searching to find the cheapest deals possible, and I had trouble finding many flights as low as $130 each way. Still, there are some deals. Like discounted flights to Dublin (via Reykjavik).

(Screenshot courtesy Play)
Flights from Boston to Dublin. (Screenshot courtesy Play)
Or some decent deals to Barcelona (also via Reykjavik) for $349.40. You’ll need to hunt around.
Flights from Boston to Barcelona. (Screenshot courtesy Play)
Flights from Boston to Barcelona. (Screenshot courtesy Play)
Keep in mind, you’ll also need to pay extra for baggage, and it doesn’t come cheap. It’s $46 for a carry-on and $72 for a checked bag.
Flights from Boston to Barcelona. (Screenshot courtesy Play)
Baggage charges for Play. (Screenshot courtesy Play)

Seat selection will also cost you anywhere from $5.16 to $36.98 for the flights we searched.

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel. JetBlue cardholders can use the JetBlue Plus Card for 6 points per dollar on eligible JetBlue purchases, the JetBlue Card for 3 points per dollar on JetBlue or the JetBlue Business Card for 6 points per dollar.

The information for the JetBlue Card, the JetBlue Plus Card, the JetBlue Business Card and the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Additional reporting by Clint Henderson.

Featured image courtesy Play.

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