Iceland Express connecting to British Airways is between about 10,000 to 25,000 krónur less than taking a direct flight from Iceland to Baltimore via Icelandair. What you pay when you combine Iceland Express and British Airways can vary, depending on how far in advance you book your flight (the farther ahead, the better) and what day of the week you leave and return (avoid weekends and holidays). It will involve staying the night in London on your way to Baltimore, but not on the return to Iceland. Myself, I booked my flight at almost the last minute, leaving on a Wednesday and returning eight days later, on a Thursday, and still ended up paying about 45,000 kr.
When I tried booking a direct flight through Icelandair on the Internet, the price quoted to me was a little over 54,000 kr and over the phone, it cost around 71,000 kr. Even with one night in London, going Iceland Express/British Airways to Baltimore is still cheaper than Icelandair. While it is true that Icelandair offers “specials” to the US for as low as 36,000 kr, this is only for specific dates, and the salesperson I spoke to wouldn’t tell me what dates these are; you have to pretty much try different combinations of arrival and departure dates, over and over again, until you’re lucky enough to hit the “special” price.
For more information, go to www.icelandexpress.com or call them at 550 0650, Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 17:00 GMT.
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