Oneworld member British Airways currently offers some attractive fares for its daily nonstop service between London-Heathrow and Reykjavík, Iceland. The airline sells round trips as cheap as £89 (~€99). Even better, you can add a checked bag at the comely fee of £24 (~€27), keeping the entire offer just slightly over three figures.
Iceland has imposed a mandatory five-day quarantine for foreign tourists. However, this offer is valid on singular dates in April 2021, when measures may perhaps be eased a little.
You can choose any roundtrip of six days up to four weeks in our availability calendar, which will then forward you to ba.com. We only selected dates on which the cheapest fare is available.
British Airways uses Airbus A320 family aircraft with 3-3 seating on its flights to Iceland.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, your trip needs to include a Sunday. We recommend using our availability calendar at the top or browsing Google Flights to find suitable flight dates. Booking directly via British Airways is the safest bet in case anything goes wrong.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
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