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Ultra-low-cost carriers like PLAY are bringing back amazing fares across the Atlantic, and we’re here for it.
One such airline is Icelandic carrier PLAY, which offers low-cost fares between North America and more than 30 destinations across Europe, via a quick layover (or stopover) in Iceland.
U.S. cities served include Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), New York-Stewart (SWF), and Washington D.C. (IAD) — all of which have amazing fare deals right now.
Fare Deal — Details
We haven’t flown PLAY yet, so we aren’t in a position to give you an insight into what the experience is like.
However, with fares this low, who really cares?
- Class: Economy
- Routes: Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), New York-Stewart (SWF), and Washington-Dulles (IAD) to Reykjavík (KEF)
- Dates: April and May 2023
- Rates: As low as $263 round-trip
The cheapest tickets we found (when booking directly through the airline, which is always advisable) start at just $263 and depart from the nation’s capital:
Following closely behind is Baltimore (BWI):
With fares still below $300, there are some great deals to be had from New York-Stewart (SWF), too:
Flights departing from Boston (BOS) are a touch more expensive, but still worth considering if Iceland is on your to-visit list:
As is the case with most low-cost airlines, PLAY’s cheapest fares don’t come with checked or carry-on baggage included. In fact, you’re only eligible to bring a small, under-the-seat personal item onboard with you.
Best Ways to Book
When booking a cash ticket, it’s always a good idea to use a travel credit card that will reward you for booking flights.
For example, The Platinum Card from American Express® will earn you 5x points per dollar spent on flights when booked through the Amex Travel portal or directly with the airline (up to $500,000 per year; then 1x points).
Owning an Amex Platinum card can also get you lounge access — even when you’re flying in economy — thanks to the Priority Pass membership (upon enrollment) that comes as a benefit of the card.
Hot Tip: Booking through an online travel agency (OTA) such as Kayak or Expedia can potentially save you a few dollars, which can seem all-too appealing at the time of booking. However, it’s worth remembering that if you need to make changes or cancellations, the headache that can often come with dealing with an OTA can make that money you saved seem insignificant.
Iceland is an incredible country to visit year-round.
With Play’s super low fares from cities across the East Coast, there’s no time like the present to give it a visit.
Featured Image Credit: PLAY Airlines
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