Icelandair (FI) Award Availability

Old Jun 2, 18, 11:33 pm
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Icelandair (FI) Award Availability

I can't find any award availability in business class on Icelandair. Not a single seat. Any suggestions (specific routes/seasons)? I have been looking for BOS/JFK/SEA in August/September.
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Old Jun 3, 18, 1:14 am
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Originally Posted by igor82j
I can't find any award availability in business class on Icelandair. Not a single seat. Any suggestions (specific routes/seasons)? I have been looking for BOS/JFK/SEA in August/September.
Yes, still high season, try October.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 12:37 am
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Not seeing anything in October, or November either. Seems like AS is blocking Icelandair business class availability altogether.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 12:56 am
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Originally Posted by igor82j
Seems like AS is blocking Icelandair business class availability altogether.
Not how this usually works. Either Icelandair hasn't opened up any saver availability, or it's all been snatched up.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by jinglish
Not how this usually works. Either Icelandair hasn't opened up any saver availability, or it's all been snatched up.
Booked my September flights a long time ago when it was still widely available. Might just be late to the party.
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Booked SEA-CDG for Sept but was obsessive about checking 2X day last Oct thru Dec. Also ExpertFlyer alerts. Good luck.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 2:23 pm
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Unlike other carriers, nothing seems to open up at the last minute. If you find it, jump on it. If you don't, pack a lunch and a drink.
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Old Jun 22, 18, 12:50 am
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I've just started looking this past week for May 2019, and I also can't find anything from both PDX and SEA. I'm a bit miffed. 11 months out on a shoulder season month should produce something.

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Old Oct 31, 18, 10:05 pm
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What service

When one books a coach award ticket on FI, do you get economy light, flex or comfort?
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Old Nov 1, 18, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by igor82j
Not seeing anything in October, or November either. Seems like AS is blocking Icelandair business class availability altogether.
LOL, no.

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Old Nov 1, 18, 9:29 am
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This is besides the point, but I'd have a hard time using miles for Icelandair business class. Their product is certainly fine, but it's more of a premium economy than business product.
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Old Nov 1, 18, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by ffman999
This is besides the point, but I'd have a hard time using miles for Icelandair business class. Their product is certainly fine, but it's more of a premium economy than business product.
Your AS award choices for business/first for Europe are:

- Outdated product on an LCC (Condor)
- Product similar to domestic F and carrier surcharge (Icelandair)
- Wow, lots of carrier surcharges (British Airways)
- Good luck finding this (American)
- Wow, thats a lot of miles and quite a detour to Dubai (Emirates)

Europe is probably Alaskas weakest redemption market. Its also the #1 market for Americans flying overseas. None of your choices are as good as JL or CX are for Asia redemptions.
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Old Nov 2, 18, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward


Your AS award choices for business/first for Europe are:

- Outdated product on an LCC (Condor)
- Product similar to domestic F and carrier surcharge (Icelandair)
- Wow, lots of carrier surcharges (British Airways)
- Good luck finding this (American)
- Wow, thats a lot of miles and quite a detour to Dubai (Emirates)

Europe is probably Alaskas weakest redemption market. Its also the #1 market for Americans flying overseas. None of your choices are as good as JL or CX are for Asia redemptions.
And Finnair, I believe? Finnair (AY) Award Availability

But yes, very true overall.
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Old Nov 2, 18, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward
Europe is probably Alaskas weakest redemption market. Its also the #1 market for Americans flying overseas. None of your choices are as good as JL or CX are for Asia redemptions.
IDK, I'd say South America is even worse redemption market.. Choice of AA (little to no availability, particularly in premium cabins) or LATAM (haven't seen availability and even worse "premium cabins"). At least for Europe, there's a number of options to explore with no availability or high surcharges.
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Old Nov 2, 18, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by be_rettSEA
IDK, I'd say South America is even worse redemption market.. Choice of AA (little to no availability, particularly in premium cabins) or LATAM (haven't seen availability and even worse "premium cabins").
How exactly is LA availability anyway? I've never actually seen what it looks like since it's not bookable online.
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