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Icelandair - What To Expect?  
User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1924 times:

I am planning a trip this summer with a friend from Orlando or San Francisco to Reykjavik. I have never flown Icelandair before, so I am wondering what to expect.

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User currently offlineF86sabre From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

They have pretty typical airline service. The food is ok and the seats are about average with maybe a little above average leg room. You get movies. The flight attendants were nice enough. Keflavik airport is nice, but rather small. The Duty Free is reasonably sized. We flew Icelandair last spring and had good flights both ways. Have fun on your trip.

Best wishes,
F86sabre


User currently offlineAgrodemm From Greece, joined Apr 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Icelandair has good value for money.
Also, if you go, try to avoid geting a taxi (cab) from the airport to Reykjavik. They are really expensive. Instead you may use a shuttle service to all hotels (which I think some are being owned by Iceladair) with a nominal fee. Reykjavik is one of the most expensive cities in the globe, so some research needs to be done, to avoid paying a fortune.


User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4627 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Yes, don't get a taxi, it cost me about $US130 from the airport to the city. Get the bus, whatever you do. It's much less expensive, $US15 (this was in April 2005).

You can change your money at the airport, both coming and going, for no fee. So don't do it beforehand, you save money this way.

Iceland is fantastic, you will love it! Do the Reykjavik Tours Golden Circle tour, it's excellent!

Icelandair is very good. Clean and nice, gorgeous flight attendants, you get fed, there is a movie - you just have to pay for alcohol in Economy. I'd recommend them! You will have a great time.

Trent.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Thanks for the input. Sounds like I should have a good time -- by not taking a taxi!  Silly

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

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User currently offlineCV747 From Iceland, joined Jan 2000, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

Quoting Agrodemm (Reply 2):
Also, if you go, try to avoid geting a taxi (cab) from the airport to Reykjavik. They are really expensive.

Don't forget, Keflavik is 50Km (30 miles) away from Rekjavik. There is a good shuttle service that goes very frequently. Nobody takes a taxi....

Just remember that we do not have any weather in Iceland! We have weather samples. i.e. you can have storm, sun, rain, snow all in one day. Thats Iceland!


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

My buddy absolutely swears by them. He loved Icelandair when he flew...said they were the nicest 757's he'd ever flown on. I believe he took them from BWI. He said the flight attendants were great and very friendly...also nice to look at. He absolutely loved Iceland and I think Icelandair had a good share of the responsibility for his opinion of the country.

Enjoy it!!!



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User currently offlineCPH757 From Denmark, joined Sep 2005, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Don't expect anything special. In my oppinion they are the closet you get to a intercontinental LCC. But you get what you pay for, so no hard feelings  

They served one small meal with complementary water and coffee. The rest you had to pay for. The IFE in economy is comparable to European short-haul.

The F/A's are nice and service-minded. The comfort of the aircraft however, is not very good. I have managed to get a seat in the exit rows three out of four times, so I don't complain.

Iceland is a beautiful place. Be sure to get out of Reykjavik. Rent a car from a US travel agent, it is actually not that expensive (we had one in three days for 200$ including insurances). You can drive around all night, as it never gets dark  

[Edited 2005-12-08 01:18:12]


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Ive read that unless your icelandic, then your automaticallty put in the middle seat and have virtually no chance of an aisle seat, unless of course unoccupied by an icelandic citizen.


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User currently offlineG4resagent From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 9):
Ive read that unless your icelandic, then your automaticallty put in the middle seat

Where did you read that? In what world do you live in?


User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

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