This Airline Is Offering U.S. Fights To London, Dublin, Amsterdam Starting At $124 One-Way

This Airline Is Offering U.S. Fights To London, Dublin, Amsterdam Starting At $124 One-Way

Low-cost Play, an Icelandic airline is offering flights to the UK and Europe for as little as $129 to mark the end of the summer. 

According to the airline, tickets, which must be reserved between Aug. 20 and Sept. 4, are valid for departures from the United States to Iceland, Copenhagen, London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Glasgow from October through March 2024. Flights to Iceland start at $129 each way, while prices for flights to other locations start at $159 each way.

“Summer is winding down and now is the perfect time for travelers to book a shoulder season getaway to look forward to this fall or winter,” Birgir Jónsson, the CEO of Play, told T+L. “With PLAY’s flights to popular European destinations under $160, travelers can save on airfare and book the vacation of their dreams… in the off season, avoiding crowds and saving their budget for the experiences that will make the trip memorable.”

Flights can be purchased from a number of Play’s U.S. gateway airports, including Washington Dulles International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and New York Stewart International Airport.

Flights booked around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are excluded from this promotion. All airline taxes, fees and charges are already included in the airfare.

Play launched its first trip from the United States in 2022 and began flights in Europe in 2021. All of the low-cost airline’s flights pass through Reykjavik before continuing to other European cities or returning to the United States as part of its “hub-and-spoke model”

The offer comes after a summer in which international travel was incredibly expensive, especially when it came to tickets to Europe. According to travel app Hopper, flights to Europe are 7% more expensive than before the pandemic.

Except for travel to Europe, domestic airfares are expected to decline 2% this month and remain stable through mid-September.