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Icelandair Pilots Accused Of Undermining Cabin Crew, Putting Safety Standards At Risk

A few weeks ago, Icelandair made headlines for its plan to fire all flight attendants and temporarily replace them with pilots. Now the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF), which represents over five million transport workers in 41 countries,…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, Unions
Icelandair 757
Icelandair Won’t Lay Off All Flight Attendants After All

It looks like Icelandair flight attendants won't (temporarily) be replaced by pilots after all. A couple of days ago I wrote about how Icelandair intended to lay off all flight attendants. The plan was for flight attendants to temporarily be replaced…

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Icelandair Fires All Flight Attendants, Will Replace Them With Pilots

As reported by The Reykjavik Grapevine, Icelandair has fired all of its flight attendants, as the company will instead try to find "another party in the Icelandic labor market" to replace current employees. As of July 20, 2020, and until further notice,…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, Unions
Blue Lagoon
When Will Americans Be Allowed To Visit Iceland?

Going back several weeks, Iceland looked like the most promising country for Americans to be able to visit this summer. While the country was first going to allow Americans as of June 15, that was then pushed back to July 1. Where does that stand now,…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, Travel
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Icelandair Updates June Flight Schedule, Cancels Most US Flights

Yesterday I wrote about Icelandair's frustrating and confusing flight schedule, and I wanted to provide an update to that, as Icelandair has published the latest flight schedule for the rest of the month... and it's bad news for Americans who were looking…

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Great Icelandair Business Class Transatlantic Fares

As noted by Frequent Miler, Icelandair has some fantastic business class fares for travel between various points in the US and various points in Europe for this upcoming fall and winter. Obviously there's a lot of uncertainty, but this is at least worth…

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Filed Under: Flight Deals, Great Deals
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Iceland’s International Arrivals COVID-19 Testing Problem

Iceland is expected to open to tourists from around the world as of June 15, 2020, though it appears to me that there may be one major logistical issue. Iceland’s plan to reopen to tourists Iceland is planning for a summer tourist season as of June 15,…

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Iceland Will Offer Free COVID-19 Testing To Tourists (For A Limited Time)

Iceland will soon be opening up to tourists from around the world by providing COVID-19 testing upon landing, and we now have a better sense of what that will look like. Iceland is planning for a summer tourist season as of June 15, 2020, and the country…

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Iceland’s Plan To (Responsibly?) Welcome Tourists This Summer

It goes without saying that we're probably all itching to go somewhere, the question just comes down to when it's responsible to travel again, and deciding if the answer varies based on where you go. That's why I think it's worth monitoring the plans…

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Air Iceland Connect
Air Iceland Connect Being Integrated Into Icelandair

Here’s an interesting update from aviation in Iceland, and I’m not sure what exactly to make of it… Air Iceland Connect & Icelandair integration Icelandair and Air Iceland Connect are both owned by Icelandair Group: Icelandair is…

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Icelandair Cancels Tampa Flights

Having grown up in Tampa, I'm always interested in watching how the airport has grown. I remember growing up the airport's only real transatlantic flight was on British Airways to London Gatwick, though since then the airport has grown significantly.…

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Filed Under: Icelandair
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Alaska Mileage Plan Increases Award Costs On Icelandair

One of the things that I love about Alaska Mileage Plan is that they have such a unique array of airline partners, and they even allow stopovers on one-way award tickets. One of Alaska's cool airline partners is Icelandair. The airlines partnered until…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
Icelandair 757
Icelandair Offers Discounts To Stranded WOW Air Passengers

Earlier today I wrote about how WOW Air ceased operations effective immediately. This seemed to be long overdue. Personally I also think they went about it in a classless way -- they haven't even updated their social channels to direct passengers to…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, WOW Air
Cabo Verde Airlines
Icelandair Acquires Major Stake In Cabo Verde Airlines

While this has been in process for a while, it's now confirmed. Icelandair Group has acquired a 51% stake in Cabo Verde Airlines, previously known as TACV. This is a process that was started last year, but the deal has just been closed between Cabo Verde…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, Other Airlines
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Icelandair Cancels WOW Air Takeover

In early November it was announced that Icelandair intended to acquire WOW Air, as Icelandair entered into a share purchasing agreement to purchase all WOW Air shares. With this deal, WOW Air would receive a total of 5.4% of Icelandair Group’s shares…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, WOW Air
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WOW: Icelandair Is Acquiring WOW Air

While we've seen a massive amount of transatlantic growth lately, a lot have questioned the sustainability of it. For example: -- A few weeks ago we saw Primera Air liquidate from one day to the next -- Norwegian continues to lose money and says fares…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, WOW Air
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Too Much Growth, Too Quickly? Icelandair And WOW Air Both Record Losses

If you're a regular reader here at OMAAT, you'll have noticed that we write about the two biggest airlines in Iceland, Icelandair and WOW Air, regularly. That is because, especially in the last 12 months, both airlines have dramatically increased their…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, WOW Air
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Icelandair Will Manage Struggling Africa-Based Cape Verde Airlines

A few months ago, Ben wrote about how Icelandair was considering investing in struggling Portuguese airline Azores Airlines. For a country with a small population, Icelandair runs a sizeable operation and although they sometimes have poor fleet utilisation,…

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Azores Airlines A321neo
Icelandair May Buy A 49% Stake In Azores Airlines

While Icelandair and Azores Airlines are from very different islands in terms of climates, they operate similar business models. Both airlines offer passengers the opportunity to fly between North America and mainland Europe with a stop at their hub…

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Filed Under: Icelandair, Other Airlines
Icelandair 767
Surprising: Icelandair Is Eliminating Economy Comfort

Icelandair just made an announcement that certainly bucks the industry trend. Generally we're seeing more and more airlines introduce premium economy. This is only natural as the size of economy seats continues to shrink, while the size of business class…

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Icelandair Is Adding Flights To San Francisco As Of June 2018

Icelandair is on a roll this week. Two days ago the airline announced their first new route of 2018, as they'll begin 3x weekly seasonal flights between Iceland and Kansas City as of May 2018. Then yesterday they announced that they'll offer 4x weekly…

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Icelandair Is Adding Flights To Baltimore As Of May 2018

Iceland’s two largest airlines — Icelandair and WOW Air — just can’t stop growing. They’ve been adding so many new flights to the US, using Iceland as a gateway between North America and mainland Europe. Icelandair announced several new destinations…

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Icelandair 757
Icelandair Is Adding Flights To Kansas City As Of May 2018

Iceland’s two largest airlines -- Icelandair and WOW Air -- just can’t stop growing. They've been adding so many new flights to the US, using Iceland as a gateway between North America and mainland Europe. Icelandair announced several new destinations…

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Filed Under: Icelandair