Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10902 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3766 times:
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3): I don't wanna skew the topic but how does the 757s for icelandair have the range to serve Iceland to the west coast?
Due to Iceland's location, KEF-SEA, KEF-DEN and KEF-MCO are all within 100 miles of each other. The flights are also a little bit shorter than New York - Mainland Europe. UA/CO has been using 757s to Germany for years which are all longer than any of Icelandair's flights.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
Nope, at least not with full load. They tried flights to SFO back in 2006 with a 767 but the demand wasn't there.
Answering the threadstarter, no airline beside FI (BOS, JFK, IAD, SFB, MSP, DEN, SEA, YYZ, YHZ and soon ANC) and DL (seasonal JFK) flies Iceland-USA. But, as eaa3 mentioned, Iceland Express are planning a return to N-America.
Nothing compares to taking off in an empty 757 with full thrust!
DID747 From France, joined Apr 2005, 441 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3541 times:
Thanks a lot for your information. So if I want to travel from Reykjavik to US mainland in February, my only way is Icelandair, isn't it?
I would like to catch a connection to LAX but Icelandair is not flying to LAX, so I think my better way will be seattle, then los Angeles with another airline... I think it is the best way, but may be another one exist...