Icelandair is celebrating their new Economy Light airfare category — promising travelers cheaper tickets with hefty bag fees — with a serious airfare sale to Europe.
According to Thrifty Traveler, the sale is available on flights from now until early June 2018, though specific dates may differ between routes.
And while Icelandair was offering solid fares earlier in the month (with tickets starting at $324 round-trip), the price has become even more appealing. Right now, travelers can book round-trip airfare to cities across Europe for as little as $288 round-trip — even from the West Coast.
The best deal, in fact, is on flights from Seattle to Helsinki, which begin at $288 in March. Travelers can also book $299 flights from the New York City area. For just over $300 round-trip, there are solid deals from Boston, Chicago, and Denver.
The best deals can be found for flights that continue on to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Paris — in addition to Helsinki.
Because all flights include a stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland, travelers can easily book a two-for-one vacation (the airline may be best known for its free, week-long Icelandic stopovers). And that makes the price tag even more appealing.
Travelers should be aware, of course, that checking a bag with an Economy Light booking is quite expensive. Checked bags start at $69 each way for flights terminating in Reykjavik. And for travelers continuing on to another European city, that price shoots up to $95 per bag, each way.