EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6069 times:
Icelandair is pretty similar to most full fare airlines. You don't get PTV's but there is an overhead TV every 2 rows so its not like you are struggling for entertainment. The food is good, if you get on the 752's and you sit as far front as possible you'll get the old business class seats with better seatpitch and are wider, but they don't have them on the 753's. The seatpitch is pretty good anyway.
Neder99 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 184 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5999 times:
Icelandair's actually quite nice. The food allright, better on Iceland-US sectors than the European routes. The planes are quite comfortable, the FAs are nearly all a happy good-looking bunch. Also, the best (economy) seats are I think row 7 or 8, loads of space there (by the entrance), although there is a toilet in front, but no odour or anything like that.
Well, I'm sure you'll enjoy your flight with them, as I have every time I've flown with them. (Oh, one thing though, you'll only get free wine/beer with the meal, if you want more, you'll have to pay.)
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5821 times:
I had a friend who flew Icelandair from BWI-KEF-FRA; she wanted to use her layover (which was 4 hours, I think) to explore Reykjavik, but didn't realize she'd be in Iceland at 3:00 AM. So take that into consideration!
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6733 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5629 times:
Yes, I think that "757" in Icelandair language means "753".
A week ago I was in Iceland, going up on what was scheduled as a "757", which which was a 753. Down again was sheduled as a 752 which it was.
Be aware that their one and only brand new 753 (reg. TF-FIX) is even more cramped than their 752s in Y class.
I am 6'2" and sit quite comfortably in the 752s. The 753 is a real pain. But a friendly F/A took notice of my sufferings and replaced me right after take-off to an emergency exit row with plenty of legroom.
That saved the day, but I cannot trust that the same miracle happens next time. Therefore I will never again book a flight on Icelandair which is scheduled as "757", even if it means that I will have to take Iceland Express instead. Their 733 is probably also cramped, but it can't be worse. And even if it is worse, then it really doesn't matter when one has to stand upright in the aisle all way.
I liked their DC-8s better, but that was 25 years ago. Yes, I have flown 50+ sectors with Icelandair - have been in Iceland twice already this year.
But in any case, if you are 6 feet tall or less, then no real problem. Enjoy your trip. Icelandair is a fine, friendly and punctual company.
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BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5485 times:
I have just confirmed my flights and are booked. I will be departing LHR on 14th NOV bound for BOS for a long weekend. whats Logan like for spotting and whats the weather like at that time of year except for being really cold.
Airdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 697 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5424 times:
I must have been quite unlucky since the flight attendants on my two recent Icelandair flights (FI503 AMS-KEF and FI502 KEF-AMS) were not exactly the frendliest - not rude, but just ice-cold. Not one smile, and the service seemed a bit slower than on other carriers (my impression at any rate), and impersonal too.
I was really surprisingly disappointed, especially after all the favorable comments I had read. However, the wonderful 8 days I spent in Iceland more than made up for it!
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5232 times:
Yeah the f/a's on my return flight (753) weren't as 'enthusiastic', they were also older, probably the problem . As I said the first 5-6 rows on the 752's have the old business class seats, which are much wider and have more legroom than the normal economy seats, so if you are on a 752 try and get those seats.
KEF is a pretty mediocre/poor airport, its not very well designed at all and if their are alot of flights when you arrive then it'll be really cramped..
LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5216 times:
BDR: Logan is a decent airport to spot at. Lots of large, domestic movements (767s and such to ATL, LAX, etc) and a decent array of European carriers (most of which arrive between 12:30 and 17:00). There are some decent on-airport sights to spot (the top level of the Terminal B parking garage). I've heard stories of some people being harrassed, but haven't heard about anyone getting booted from the garage (not to say it hasn't happened). Some off airport sites are Castle Island (Ft. Independence) in South Boston and Constitution Beach in East Boston.
The weather will most likely be typical, November weather: grey, windy, some rain, and temps around 8-11 degrees Celsius with nights going down to 3 to -1.
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