Flight Review: Reykjavik- Helsinki Saga Class and Overall Thoughts on IcelandAir

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Flight Review: Reykjavik- Helsinki Saga Class and Overall Thoughts on IcelandAir

Flight Review: Reykjavik- Helsinki Saga Class and Overall Thoughts on IcelandAir

IcelandAir Flight 352
KEF – HEL
Saga Class
Departed 1:00 am Local time

Flight length approximately 3 hours.
For this short red eye, a noticeable difference here was that no amenity kits are offered on intra europe flights. They are only offered on flights to and from North America.

Flight Review: Reykjavik- Helsinki Saga Class and Overall Thoughts on IcelandAir

For shorter flights, there is also no meal choices.  The menu is presented with the meal, so there is no selection process.

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As mentioned in the previous post, meal service is completed with everyone on the tray, delivered at the same time.  I found the service on this flight to be attentive and willing to refill drinks as needed.

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Overall my thoughts IcelandAir are positive.  I bought this ticket on IcelandAir for a few reasons.  The primary reason being that they are a partner with Alaska Airlines.  You can easily credit your flights to Alaska Airlines, and Saga Class tickets credit with 150% bonus.  Another reason for selecting IcelandAir was due to the last minute nature of the trip, and the extremely affordable business class prices they offer.  

When it comes to redeeming, I wouldn’t want to redeem Alaska miles for IcelandAir as I find other partners to be a better redemption value when considering the onboard product offered. I do think if you can find a decently priced revenue ticket that is eligible for mileage accrual on Alaska, I would recommend them.

I also find it nice to break up longer flights into 2 segments with a short stop in the middle. IcelandAir commonly has great prices to Europe, but remember to check the fare class to ensure it earns miles on Alaska by checking this website. Another great feature IcelandAir offers is a free stopover in Iceland of up to 7 days in either direction during your trip. This would be a great way to add on a stop in Iceland while on a business trip to europe or visit two cities on a vacation for the price of one ticket.
On my return flight, there was a mechanical delay caused by “technical issues” that delayed my return to JFK by two hours, with no updates from the IcelandAir staff.  I found that the return flights to be very ordinary, with the same meal choices and attentive service.

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