Icelandair launching flights from San Francisco to Iceland is an airline I have looked forward to servicing San Francisco. My excitement i primarily due to ticket prices like $376 round trip SFO to Paris CDG. Icelandair has Paris ticket prices from $376 to $416 departing every month from late August to March 2019. Icelandair has many European airport destinations and I anticipate discount ticket prices to many of these cities to appear over the remainder of 2018.
Paris tickets around $400 are Icelandair Economy Light fares. These tickets allow only one free 22 lb. carry-on bag. Still, Icelandair is stiff competition to Wow Airlines fares to Paris in the $360s for some dates. Wow charges over $100 round trip for a carry-on bag.
The next phase from SFO to Europe fares I am waiting to see happen is a major alliance fare war with American, Delta and United. We may not see a full fare war happen for another couple of months, but if historical patterns hold from my case studies of other USA city airports with Icelandair, there will be some great value fare wars happen when the major alliance airlines decide to compete with Icelandair.
For now, the best deals for Paris tickets are Icelandair.
San Francisco SFO – Reykjavik KEF – Paris CDG – KEF – SFO