Jun102016

Icelandair Boston to Paris $435, London $490 with free Iceland stopover and low United fares to Germany

Icelandair offers Boston to Paris for $435 round trip or London for $490 round trip for travel departures from Sep 15 to Dec 8. There are several other cities in the $400s and $500s. Yesterday, I wondered if low United Airlines and Delta fares from Chicago, New York and Washington were an attack on each other or an attack on low Icelandair fares? Today I see low fares on United and Delta from Boston and Minneapolis, two other cities with low Icelandair fares. United/Lufthansa/Swiss offer  several competitive fares from Boston to Frankfurt and Munich, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland and airports in Scandinavia and Finland. These fares indicate Icelandair may be the real target and primary reason for low fares from BOS, MSP, ORD, EWR/JFK and IAD in this latest fare war for Europe.

Icelandair has a big advantage over the other Iceland airline WOW Air operating from Boston Logan Airport. Icelandair allows free stopovers in Iceland on any fare. I state free, but I generally find the ticket price goes up about $15 to $20 when a stopover is added compared to a simple round trip. Icelandair also allows free carry-on, two checked bags free and no charge for seat assignment. Those fees generally add up to more than $100 per ticket with WOW Air.

Icelandair Boston BOS – Reykjavik, Iceland KEF (stopover) – Paris CDG – KEF – BOS

$449.52 stopover ticket 

Fri Nov 4 Boston BOS – Reykjavik, Iceland KEF (3 nights),

Tue Nov 8 KEF – Paris CDG (7 nights),

Tue Nov 15 Paris CDG – KEF – Boston.

BOS-CDG $450 FI stopover ticket Nov 4-15

BOS-CDG-2 $450 FI Nov-4-15

Other low Icelandair fares from Boston

$491 BOS – London LGW

$496 BOS – Copenhagen CPH

$542 BOS – Stockholm ARN

$552 BOS – Helsinki HEL

$559 BOS – Oslo OSL

$573 BOS – Frankfurt FRA

$590 BOS – Munich MUC

$665 BOS – Amsterdam AMS

Star Alliance low fares from Boston to Germany and Scandinavia

United and Lufthansa have lower fares to Frankfurt and Munich in another example of Star Alliance competing against low Icelandair fares.

$499 BOS – Copenhagen CPH Swiss (available as Swiss or United ticket)

$542 BOS – Zurich ZRH Swiss

$568 BOS – Stockholm Swiss

$570 BOS – Oslo OSL Swiss

$584 BOS – Frankfurt FRA Lufthansa nonstop (available as LH or UA ticket)

$577 BOS – Munich Lufthansa nonstop (available as LH or UA ticket)

$596 BOS – Helsinki HEL Swiss

Lufthansa Boston – Frankfurt nonstop flights

$583.84  Mon Oct 10 – Tue Oct 18

BOS-FRA $584 LH Oct

Latest fare war to Europe posts from Thursday June 9.

Loyalty Traveler – Fare War American Airlines SFO to Switzerland, Germany, Belgium $413 to $472

Loyalty Traveler – American $400s IAD, EWR, SFO, CLE, IAH Europe fare war MUC, FRA, ZRH, VIE, BRU

Loyalty Traveler – Icelandair $377 USD Toronto to Paris round trip with free stopover in Iceland

Loyalty Traveler – United and Delta fare war New York to Europe routes under $600 round trip

Loyalty Traveler – UA/DL/AA Chicago to Europe $494-$641 Sep-Dec, Icelandair ORD London LGW $491

Loyalty Traveler – DL-UA-FI Washington IAD to Europe many $500s airfare deals

Loyalty Traveler – DL/UA $444 Washington to Paris, New York $488 Sep 15-Dec 15 all dates

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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