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User currently offlineIADBGO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 206 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Hello all,

Not to pull everyone away from the NW circus...but...

I am planning on flying to London in Nov 10-14. The cheapest fare I could find was $431 on FI. What is their product like? I don't mean 757 across the Atlantic, just over all how do they compare?

Also on the way back I only have 55 minutes in KEF. I assume that this will be enough time to make my connection to BWI? I think I remember reading somewhere that FI is really good about making sure that people make their connections to the US.

Any info would be great, thanks in advance

IADBGO

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User currently offlineCV747 From Iceland, joined Jan 2000, 170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

FI is a good carrier. The aircraft look good, well maintained, Comfort is what you would expect for this price. (Sardine Class, with Sardine class service)

KEF is sometime call Icebird Airport. This is very true, the chance that you miss your flight is very little. They have a Hub system that works very well. They make sure that everyone is in before the planes go out again. If I was a bit sarchastic, I would say that FI operates similar to a overnight parcel delivery, just for people.

Olafur


User currently offlineLegacy135 From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 1052 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

As CV747 mentioned already, FI is a good company. Transiting passengers trough KEF is their main business, so you will make this connection if not something really bad will happen. But KEF is great, no long walks, real cozy and friendly. It's a "silent airport", they won't make any gate calls, so don't wait being called! Have a save trip and

Kind regards
Legacy135


User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1400 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Quoting CV747 (Reply 1):
If I was a bit sarchastic, I would say that FI operates similar to a overnight parcel delivery, just for people.

LOL! You'd be dead-on accurate though too!  Smile

I have done a MSP-KEF-CPH-KEF-MSP and really enjoyed the value of FI. The legroom is a bit tight and the meals are nothing to write home about, but the service was attentive and pleasant and the connection was just about as seamless as you can get. If I were still in MSP, I would look first at FI.

In addition, if you happened to have the free time, consider staying a while in Iceland...I think FI is particularly lax on their layover rules to the extent that they almost encourage it (at least on the fare that I purchased). The place is really like nowhere else on earth, and flying through gives you a good opportunity to experience at least just a bit of it.

-Mike



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User currently offlineIADBGO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Yeah I would stay for a few days if I had the time, but it is a quick trip to London this time. FI does offer lay over fares where if you stay X number of days they significantly discount the return fare....particularly During the winter months.

Thanks for the info everyone.

IADBGO


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