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Air Canada vs. Icelandiar?
I am going to Holland and Germany for vacation this coming summer with travel originating in Toronto. Since you have reviewed both Air Canada and Icelandair business class products, I’d like your opinion on something.
AC flies direct to AMS and direct back from MUC which are the start and end points of my European journey (trains in between incl. a visit to Berlin). Business class fare on AC is approx. CDN $3550.00 for fully flat. Icelandair flies to and from the same cities but with a 1 1/2 hour layover at KEF. Business class fare is approx. CDN 2450.00 for angled seat. Icelandair is therefore approx. CDN 1100.00 cheaper and even though I can afford either option, a big savings could come in handy on the ground in Europe. Both airlines offer lounge access at each location. Last year, AC had some awesome business fares and I flew to CDG roundtrip for CDN 2500.00 so that was a no brainer. But AC doesn’t seem to have similar deals this year so I’m considering this option.
Do you think the extra comfort and convenience of AC lost by flying Icelandair is worth the CDN 1100.00 savings? BTW I would also get about 11,000 Aeroplan miles if I chose AC. I can’t see Icelandair points (?) being useful to me.
Thanks a bunch and keep up the great reviews!
Icelandair points can be very valuable to you if you credit to Alaska Airlines. Plus it looks like they have a bonus where you get an extra 100%, so round trip depending on where you are departing from could be 20,000 points plus the miles flown go towards Alaska status.
[QUOTE=”MarkS, post: 27866, member: 2121″]Icelandair points can be very valuable to you if you credit to Alaska Airlines. Plus it looks like they have a bonus where you get an extra 100%, so round trip depending on where you are departing from could be 20,000 points plus the miles flown go towards Alaska status.
I believe Icelandair is a recliner, not even an angled flat. Basically, domestic first class.
For ~1100 and AS miles I’d probably go with the Icelandair option.