Iceland: €116 Nonstop from Amsterdam with Transavia (Checked Bags Add €52)

Iceland

Dutch leisure carrier Transavia has a lot of attractive nonstop fares with departure from Amsterdam. During Winter 2020/2021 the airline serves Reykjavík, Iceland – selling round trips for as little as €116. Sadly, this fare does not include checked bags. A 15 kg bag comes with the price tag of €52 on Transavia’s website (+€5 price raise over the cheapest OTA-offer).

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Iceland is currently expecting you to stay 5 days in quarantine. This deal, however is available for flights until March 2021. We do not know what the situation will be at that point.

Transavia operates Boeing 737-800 airplanes between Amsterdam and Reykjavík. These planes have a 3-3 seating pattern in economy class.

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These fares seem to be available between November 2020 through March 2021. Since we couldn’t retrieve any fare rules, we cannot give you information regarding travel time or minimum or maximum stay.

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If you want to stay longer, you can search for suiting dates on Google Flights (instructions). Afterward, use your results to find the lowest fare with our flight search. Since the cheapest offer with luggage comes from transavia.com anyway, you might want to book there directly.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

If you want to add a checked bag to your flight, you have two options. You can either choose a bundle, that includes other extras such as free choice of seats, as well. Or you can skip that and continue the booking process with your base fare. The latter is usually cheaper.

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