Travel Tips & Advice on “airlines”

Icelandair Boeing 757-200 Economy from Iceland to Munich

Icelandair’s user friendly website allows you to purchase and book seats with a minimum of aggravation. They fly only one nonstop each day from Reykjavik to Munich, departing at 7:20a, arriving at 1:05p. All other flights make a stop. Grudgingly flying Icelandair, a non-Star Alliance partner, I must admit it is a very nice carrier, […]

Bright and Modern Keflavik International Airport

Marine Steve and I finished off a 7-day cruise around Iceland by flying to Munich for 10 days of hiking in Austria. Icelandair had the only direct flight to Munich from Reykjavik so kicking and screaming because Icelandair is not part of Star Alliance, we bought tickets. Icelandair requires all but their Plus and Business […]

Iceland Information and Trivia

Iceland may be small but it is unique! As the Official Iceland Tourist Bureau says, “Iceland is an Adventure, not a destination.” – What would a trip above or below the Arctic Circle be without the Midnight Sun? It is possible to experience the midnight sun in Iceland although the country lies south of the Arctic […]

Keflavik International Airport Transportation – Iceland

The Tauck Tours “Land of Fire and Ice” includes a roundtrip transfer from Keflavik International Airport; a very good thing because taxis are super expensive. Transport options into Reykjavik, a 50 kilometer/31 mile and 45 minute ride are: – Airport Express 2400 ISK = $21 USD ( 2,400 ISK = $21. The Airport Express sales office is […]

SAS 737-800 Economy/Economy Plus Amsterdam-Oslo-Reykjavik

A United code share with SAS Airlines to Oslo Gardermoen Airport was supposed to leave at 10:45a but arrived late. No worries since we had three hours between that and the last flight to Reykjavik. Sitting in Economy Class, the short flight to Oslo on a 737-800 had three seats on each side, and touched […]

United Airlines Boeing 767-300 Business Class Chicago to Amsterdam

Yikes! Vanity is obviously not one of my strong points as you can tell by my looks in the United Club as we waited to board the first leg of an Iceland journey. Since Icelandair is not part of Star Alliance we opted for UAL to Amsterdam, SAS from there to Oslo and one last […]

How to Plan A Trip to Iceland

I’ll begin by saying, “Not easy” unless you fly Icelandair from America. I then complicated matters being of the travel opinion that more is more. It would be enough for most travelers to cruise around Iceland and return home but my twisted mind went, “Hmm. Marine Steve and I were talking about hiking in Europe. […]

Cruising Around Iceland, A Land of Fire and Ice

Marine Steve (spouse) and I don’t have a bucket list…or checklist of UNESCO World Heritage Sites… or a goal to visit all 192 officially recognized countries in the World. Our travel destinations are based around a specific culture, new experience, past visits, treks, hikes, snowshoeing, food and price! Iceland has always been considered “expensive” for […]

United Airlines Boeing 767-300 Business Class Paris-Washington DC

The day began like any other travel day when a French Air Traffic Controller’s Strike caused flight delays. If it isn’t a mechanical, or equipment late arrival, or weather, why not an Air Traffic Controller’s Strike, right? We had upgraded to Business Class on the United Airlines flight from Paris to Washington, DC (IAD) and […]

Star Alliance Lounge – Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris

Marine Steve and I have been flying through Terminal 1 for over 25 years and remember when the same space age satellite was occupied by good old TWA who had the best mileage program ever…boo-hoo… Terminal 1, built in 1974, is a 10 floor high circular building surrounded by seven satellite buildings, each with six […]