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Flying Iceland-USA

Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:19 pm

Dear,

I would like to know what airlines are flying from Reykjavik-Keyflavik to US mainland except Icelandair. Are there US airlines flying that route please? and if yes, to which US cities please?

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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:26 pm

DL flys to JFK summer only
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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:42 pm

Iceland Express will restart flights to Boston next summer.

Given that DL is doing well on the JFK-KEF route you might wonder if other airlines would want to give Iceland a try. A B737-700 could operate the route.
 
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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:30 pm

I don't wanna skew the topic but how does the 757s for icelandair have the range to serve Iceland to the west coast?

(or is there sufficient distance?)
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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:59 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
I don't wanna skew the topic but how does the 757s for icelandair have the range to serve Iceland to the west coast?

Due to Iceland's location, KEF-SEA, KEF-DEN and KEF-MCO are all within 100 miles of each other. The flights are also a little bit shorter than New York - Mainland Europe. UA/CO has been using 757s to Germany for years which are all longer than any of Icelandair's flights.
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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:18 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 3):
I don't wanna skew the topic but how does the 757s for icelandair have the range to serve Iceland to the west coast?

KEF-SEA 3148 nm
KEF-DEN 3100 nm

A few examples of longer 757 nonstop routes:

EWR-TXL 3458 nm
EWR-ARN 3415 nm
CDG-IAD 3355 nm
 
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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:35 am

Would Icelandair 's 757 s have the range to do KEF-SFO/LAX?

[Edited 2012-09-17 19:35:50]
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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:54 am

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 6):

Nope, at least not with full load. They tried flights to SFO back in 2006 with a 767 but the demand wasn't there.

Answering the threadstarter, no airline beside FI (BOS, JFK, IAD, SFB, MSP, DEN, SEA, YYZ, YHZ and soon ANC) and DL (seasonal JFK) flies Iceland-USA. But, as eaa3 mentioned, Iceland Express are planning a return to N-America.

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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:10 pm

Thanks a lot for your information. So if I want to travel from Reykjavik to US mainland in February, my only way is Icelandair, isn't it?

I would like to catch a connection to LAX but Icelandair is not flying to LAX, so I think my better way will be seattle, then los Angeles with another airline... I think it is the best way, but may be another one exist...

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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Quoting DID747 (Reply 8):

Hi again DID747,

FI codeshares with AS on the Seattle - LA route and viceversa, so you can go to icelandair.com or alaskaair.com and book a KEF-LAX ticket there.

Cheers and have a good trip,
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RE: Flying Iceland-USA

Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:53 pm

Thanks a lot Sveinn, I will probably book with AS after FI...

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