g4resagent
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Icelandair - What To Expect?

Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:33 pm

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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Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:30 pm

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,
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Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:36 pm

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.
 
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Icelandair - What To Expect?

Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:17 pm

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!
 
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Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:13 pm

Thanks for the input. Sounds like I should have a good time -- by not taking a taxi!  Silly
 
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Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:42 pm

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Icelandair - What To Expect?

Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:01 pm

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!
 
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RE: Icelandair - What To Expect?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:30 am

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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RE: Icelandair - What To Expect?

Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:17 am

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  

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RE: Icelandair - What To Expect?

Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:59 am

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.
 
g4resagent
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Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:28 am

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?
 
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Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:22 pm

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