Fly with Icelandair in business class from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to New York for only 520 euro return!
You will fly first from the Dutch capital of Amsterdam to Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport, where you have a quick and easy connection to your onward flight to New York.
Icelandair prides itself for offering quick connections at their home airport, which is conveniently located halfway the Atlantic. As far as one-stop itineraries go, this is about the best possible route you can get to fly from Europe to the US.
For just 520 euro for a return ticket, the price is great too! Two checked bags, as well as one piece of cabin luggage, are included in the fare.
Similarly priced flights are available from the French capital of Paris. Return tickets from Paris Charles de Gaulle to New York can be booked for just 577 euro return.
The fare rules for this business class deal seem to be pretty flexible. The maximum stay requirement is a full 12 months and there doesn’t seem to be a minimum stay requirement.
The fare is available for travel after 16th December 2020 all the way until 30th September 2021, so you could easily use this deal for a spring or summer trip to the States.
Currently, the US is still closed for non-essential travel (tourism) but with the corona vaccine slowly being rolled out, there is good hope that travel restrictions will soon be relaxed.
Free Iceland stopover
If you want, you can also make a stopover in Iceland on your journey from Europe to the United States.
Icelandair allows for free stopovers in each direction, although these are limited to a maximum of seven days (177 hours to be precise). You can easily add a stopover by checking the ‘Icelandair Stopover’ box when booking your ticket on the Icelandair website.
If you book your ticket through a third-party booking website such as Kayak, you can use the ‘multi-city’ option for this.
Icelandair business class
For those who are not familiar with Icelandair’s business class product, I have to clarify that the Icelandic flag carrier does not offer flat beds like most other airlines have in business class.
Instead, you will find comfortable leather recliner chairs, which are more similar to the domestic first class product of US airlines or a good intercontinental premium economy cabin on most transatlantic flights.
For day flights, these are certainly comfy seats and you have plenty of shoulder and legroom, although on the overnight flights back you won’t be able to turn them in fully flat beds.
Premium meals and free-flowing drinks (including champagne) are however part of Icelandair’s business class product and is generally much better than you would find on domestic first class flights in the US or premium economy flights across the Atlantic.
Overall, it still makes for a comfortable way to cross the Atlantic. Don’t forget that the ticket price is just 520 euro – roughly the price of a normal ticket in economy – which makes this an excellent deal if you go in with the right expectations!
[Airline Review] @Icelandair 🇮🇸 Saga Business class from Munich: A wonderful experience for medium-haul with wide comfortable recliner seats, good catering, and an attentive crew. Flight rated 9/10 ✈️
— Flight-Report (@flight_report) April 28, 2019
— David Byrne (@DavidGalavants) September 6, 2015
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