EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6508 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 (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6438 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: 19
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6260 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, 7112 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6068 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.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5924 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, 711 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5863 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: 32
Reply 23, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5671 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 (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5655 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.
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
: Sorry BDRules, I can't offer any comments on the transit through KEF as I've never been to date (though I want to visit Iceland). All I can say is tha
: Whats transit like through KEF?????? i have got 1hr on the outbound route and 2hrs40 on return leg. No problem my friend, there's only one pier and ab
: Flew to LHR back in '99 and the flight attendants were ALL bitches
: I flew on Icelandair back in '94 from FLL to OSL via KEF. They were very good in my opinion. The flight was very pleasant and extremely professional.
: Boston is an awesome town, lots to do and great history. And if your a Brit your going to appreciate it's "New England" heritage. Do you have a place
: STT757, I have been looking at hotels because thats what i do for a living and thats one that jumped out at me. I can also get discounts so i have bee
: There's actually a new building at KEF, at the end of the long ramp thing. It's used mainly for non-Schengen flights (US/UK/Switzerland)- although it'