American announces Iceland service from Dallas

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Currently, you can’t fly nonstop from Dallas to Reykjavik, Iceland, but next year things are going to change in a big way. In September, Icelandair and WOW air both announced new nonstop routes from DFW to Reykjavik starting in May 2018.

Yesterday, American Airlines announced they would be launching nonstop seasonal service to Reykjavik beginning June 7, 2018. Flights will be available for purchase on November 20th.


“Reykjavik has become a very popular leisure destination and we look forward to giving our customers the opportunity to experience Iceland’s unique landscape of geysers, volcanoes and hot springs with our new direct service next summer,” said Vasu Raja, vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “The new destination complements our continued growth from Dallas-Fort Worth, including Rome and Amsterdam.”


Service dates:
  • June 7th – October 27th
  • DFW – KEF (8:20pm – 9:15am)
  • KEF – DFW (11:10am – 2:50pm)


The route will be flown on a 176-seat Boeing 757-200, featuring lie-flat Business Class seats and a full suite of products including American’s innovative Casper bedding and Cole Haan amenity kits in the premium cabin. The business class cabin will be bookable with AAdvantage miles at a rate of 57.5k one-way. An Economy ticket will cost 30k AAdvantage miles one-way.


Bottom Line

New routes are always great news. The DFW – KEF route will be bookable starting on November 20th. If you plan to book with your AAdvantage miles, I’d highly recommend booking right away once they open the award space, as this space will disappear quickly. If you need to top off your AAdvantage miles, the Citi American Airlines credit cards currently offer an increased sign-up bonus of 60k miles!


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