Pittsburgh, Boston, Chicago and More: €682 Icelandair Saga Class from Copenhagen

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Although Icelandair‘s Saga business class can by no means compete with a real long-haul business, it can easily compete with a premium economy. Some included services (lounge access + 2x 32 kg luggage) are even more generous. A great offer from Denmark has now appeared. From Copenhagen, you can get trips to the United States for merely €682 (~DKK 5,093). The cheapest destination we found was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

As always in Icelandair’s Saga Class, the option of a stopover in Iceland is also very attractive. You can stay in Iceland for up to 7 days on the way there and/or back. The price increases only slightly to €731 if you add such a stopover. More on that is below.

You can find flights to the following destinations at triple digits:

For bookings, you can simply use the form below. Flights are available between September 1 and December 15, 2024. One click takes you to Skyscanner, where you’ll find the cheapest OTA or Icelandair itself:

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Icelandair uses various aircraft types on the flights. From a Boeing 737 Max (CPHKEF) to a Boeing 757 and Boeing 767, everything is possible. The seating arrangement is 2-2 in the narrow bodies and 2-1-2 in the Boeing 767.

Icelandair’s Saga Class

Icelandair’s Saga Class falls somewhere between premium economy and business class. You get priority at check-in and boarding, you can go to the lounge before departure and choose a seat when you book. In addition to 10 kg of hand luggage, you can check in two more pieces of luggage, each weighing up to 32 kg.

At the same time, the Saga Class only has recliner seats, which are arranged in 2-2 (Boeing 757 and 737 Max) or 2-1-2 (Boeing 767) depending on the aircraft type. The seats cannot be converted into a bed. With a seat spacing of 101 cm, the legroom is however significantly larger than in economy (approx. 80 cm).

Here are some reviews:

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According to the fare rules, the flights can be booked up to May 27, 2024 for travel from September 1 through December 15, 2024. Your inbound has to arrive back in Europe on December 16, 2024, the latest. There is no minimum stay.

Sadly, neither Google Flights (instructions) nor the ITA Matrix previews these flights reliably. You will have to trial-and-error your way to the cheapest tickets, either on Skyscanner or directly on Icelandair’s website.

Stopover on Iceland

With the fastest options, you only have about two hours in Iceland. However, it is possible to stay in Iceland for up to a week for a small fee. The best way to book such a stopover is via Icelandair’s website.

Here is a possible connection with five days in Reykjavik for €731 (~DKK 5,459):

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Mileage

The tickets are issued in booking class A. Unfortunately, there are only three options for earning miles. You can expect the entire trip to get you around 16,400 miles in Icelandair’s Saga Club, or:

  • 12,358 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 12,358 Points on JetBlue TrueBlue
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Information & Tips for USA

The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.

Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements

The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA)  for approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.

The Best Time to Visit

Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.

Climate diagram for New York City, New York (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Los Angeles, California (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Miami, Florida (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Currency

The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Knowroaming and Ubigi. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for the USA 🇺🇸 Compared

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