Icelandair provides another low cost route for summer 2015 travel between Portland Oregon PDX and European destinations. Seasonal service from Portland PDX – KEF Reykjavik, Iceland begins May 20, 2015 through October 21, 2015.
This piece developed from a comment by Edwin on one of the articles I wrote today about flying low cost carriers on one way tickets for travel to Europe from the USA this July. Flying low cost airlines allow flying around to several countries in Europe at prices comparable to the $1000+ airfares on major airlines from the west coast.
Loyalty Traveler – July 2015 USA Europe travel on low cost airlines (Fly Washington BWI to Paris, Amsterdam, London, Stockholm and back to Washington DCA for $990 in tickets)
Specific attention is given to flights in July 2015 for discount travel from the USA to Europe when peak season fares are prevalent from late June to mid-August. From mid-August there are more low fare routes available between USA and Europe.
Lowest two-week roundtrip airfare found on Google flights in July is Portland PDX – CDG Paris France at $1,275 on Air Canada July 1 – July 15.
Is there a better alternative for lower airfare?
Icelandair one-way fares from PDX.
- PDX – CDG Paris, France $581 available today on Friday flights July 3, 17, 24 and 31 with a good daytime schedule too. $594 to $628 many other dates.
- PDX – LGW London Gatwick $545 to $586 Wednesday and Friday departures most dates in July.
Flights on Icelandair from around Europe back to PDX drop airfare by $200+ beginning Monday, August 17.
- Stockholm, Sweden ARN – PDX $384 August 18, 2015
- Copenhagen, Denmark CPH – PDX $410 August 18, 2015
- Amsterdam, Netherlands AMS – PDX $438 August 17, 2015
- Brussels, Belgium BRU – AMS $440 August 18, 2015
- Oslo, Norway OSL – PDX $442 August 18, 2015
- Paris, France CDG – PDX $458 August 17, 2015
- Frankfurt, Germany FRA – PDX $522 August 16, 2015
- London LHR-PDX $565 August 17, 2015
You may not be able to afford 24 days and nights in Europe in time or money, but you have an opportunity to travel to Europe and back for $924 roundtrip. Traveling between London and Stockholm is possible for $50 one way. From London or Paris there are numerous flights to cities across Europe for under $75 one way.
Icelandair Stockholm, Sweden ARN – PDX Portland Oregon August 18
3,296 SEK Swedish kronor = $384 USD
Icelandair offers another low fare route to keep in mind when looking for cheap airfare to Europe.