Oct072017

Icelandair Economy Light fares concede low fare competitive edge to majors

Seattle to Munich is $371 with Icelandair for travel Jan-March 2018 and Frankfurt is $435 round trip. These are Icelandair’s new Economy Light fares with only a 10kg carryon baggage allowance.

Icelandair ticket prices jump to $485 for Munich and $549 for Frankfurt to buy Economy Standard with an additional 23kg checked bag allowance.

Air Canada Seattle to Munich is $405 round trip, United $412 and Delta $484 with much great frequency during this same winter period and their standard fares include one free checked bag and carryon.

Seattle to Frankfurt is $519 on United, $527 on Delta and $549 for comparable Icelandair Economy Standard.

Will major airlines continue to undercut Icelandair Economy Standard ticket prices?

Over the past year, some of the best fare deals to Europe were Icelandair tickets with free checked bag and seat assignment and the major airlines generally were slightly higher. There were consistently deals to Europe from the major alliance airlines in Oneworld, Skyteam and Star Alliance in line with Icelandair economy ticket prices. These deals were frequent from Icelandair US airports Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Boston and Washington D.C. Icelandair also flies to Portland, Orlando, Philadelphia, Dallas and Tampa Bay.

Now it looks like the majors have the competitive edge as long as they continue to undercut the price of Icelandair Economy Standard fares from these USA airports.

Icelandair Economy Light

Seattle – Munich   $370.46 round trip

Sun Feb 4 – Wed Feb 14, 2018

SEA-MUC $370 FI Feb4-12

SEA-MUC $370 FI-2 Feb4-12

Icelandair Economy Standard

Seattle – Munich   $484.86 round trip

Sun Feb 4 – Wed Feb 14, 2018

SEA-MUC $484 FI-3 Feb4-12

United Airlines

Seattle – Munich $411.66 round trip

Tue Feb 6 – Wed Feb 14, 2018

SEA-MUC $412 UA Feb6-14

SEA-MUC $412 UA-2 Feb6-14

 

Icelandair Economy Standard

Seattle – Frankfurt $548.83 round trip

Sat Feb 10 – Mon Feb 19, 2018

SEA-FRA $549 FI Feb 10-19

 

United Economy

Seattle – Frankfurt $519.06 round trip

Sat Feb 10 – Mon Feb 19, 2018

SEA-FRA $519 UA Feb10-19

 

Delta Economy

Seattle – Frankfurt $527.26 round trip

Sun Feb 11 – Mon Feb 19, 2018

SEA-FRA $527 DL Feb 11-19

SEA-FRA $527 DL Feb 11-19

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. I love how you’re working for your audience while on your trip—I know because your links all point to the Czech Google sites! 🙂

  2. I thought they automatically switched to country you are in. When I click a google.com/flights link from last week’s articles from here in Warsaw, I get the Polish google flights site and fares in PLN.

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