Feb272018

Iceland summer fare war Star/SkyTeam from $207ow, $458rt

An interesting fare war is playing out today between SkyTeam and Star Alliance for summer flight deals to Iceland from many cities across the USA. Delta has summer flights to Reykjavik, Iceland from Minneapolis MSP and New York JFK. United has Newark EWR to Reykjavik KEF flights. Air Canada has Toronto YYZ to Reykjavik flights.

Ticket prices are as low as $207 one way JFK-KEF; $214 one way MSP-KEF and $272 SFO-KEF. Round trip prices are as low as $458 round trip for Boston to Iceland in July.

The deal here are cities like San Francisco, San Jose, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington DC and more have ticket prices in $400s and $500s for round trip travel throughout July and August with Delta, Air France, KLM and United Airlines.

KLM Airlines (Delta flights) Boston – New York JFK – Reykjavik KEF – JFK – BOS

$457.23 round trip Wed July 18 – Tue July 24

BOS-KEF $457 KL Jul18

Many of these cities have competitive Star Alliance fares to Iceland.

United Airlines  Chicago ORD – Newark EWR – Reykjavik KEF – EWR – IAD – ORD

$483.81 round trip  Tue July 10 – Thu July 19

ORD-KEF $484 UA Jul10-19

The real deal here is the opportunity to book a 2-for-1 destination ticket by flying to Iceland and then flying from Iceland to other cities in Europe for hundreds of dollars less than flying directly to many European cities this summer.

London is a a city with several competing airlines operating flights to Reykjavik. Iceland KEF to London is under $75 one way on many dates.

Wizz Air Keflavik KEF – London Luton LTN

29.99 EUR one way Friday July 20

KEF-LTN $37 Wizz Jul20

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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