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A good sale for nonstop service to Reykjavik. Icelandair recently introduced a new class of fares called “Economy Light” to better compete against WOW Air. This is an Economy Light fare and only includes:
- ONE carry-on bag of 22lbs / 10 kilos (And we do mean ONE carry-on bag, not one carry-on plus another item)
- Advanced seat assignment
- Water, soda, coffee and tea onboard
In contrast, WOW charges for everything including advanced seat assignment and any type of drinks. Luggage is the same — one carry-on bag of 22lbs. On Icelandair, you can select the bundle fare which includes a checked bag of up to 50lbs and personal item up 22lbs for $299 roundtrip. We would buy the bundle if you need additional baggage because it will cost more if you buy it separately. Here are some practical travel tips to Iceland, another take on Iceland and The Westman Islands, Iceland.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from New York
- January 12th – 16th, 2018
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel from January 2018 – March 2018. Must purchase at least 21 days in advance of departure
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: JFK
- For Boston availability, replace JFK with BOS on the Departing from field
- For Chicago availability, replace JFK with ORD on the Departing from field
- For Newark availability, replace JFK with EWR on the Departing from field
- For Washington D.C. availability, replace JFK with IAD on the Departing from field
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: fi
- Textbox 2:
- Destination: KEF
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: fi
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Departing from: JFK
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
- JFK – KEF (Reykjavik) – JFK
- Not permitted
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Icelandair is an Alaska Air partner. Mileage earning with Alaska is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 5,186 miles or 4.8 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 1,296 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,296 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on Icelandair with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search.
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- Currency: Icelandic Krona (ISK). $1USD = 106 ISK
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