“My experience was "meh," but I'd take Iceland Express again”
Flight from Newark to London
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- 1 stop in Reykjavik, Iceland
- Date of Flight:
- May 2010
- Seat Class:
So the good: So cheap. So cheap. So cheap. Plus, it seemed shorter than the typical trip to London because the flight to Iceland was about 5 hours or so, then maybe 3 hours to London. It was a good place to stop. And there weren't many people on my flight so I got extra room since no one was sitting next to me. Score.
The bad... or maybe just the slightly irritating: Flight was 3 hours late. Typical for Newark, nothing on the airline. Planes are small... not sure what type it is, but the one with 6 seats, 3 on each side. No in-flight entertainment... I think there may have been a movie on the way back, but the first plane was an old Saudi Arabian Airlines plane. No food... you had to pay for everything a la carte. When we got to Iceland, though, it was a bit chaotic. No one knew where they were supposed to go. No one at the airport knew where we were supposed to go. In fact, the terminal was practically deserted. It was irritating, but since I had a bit of time between flights, no big deal. It would have sucked if I'd only had a few minutes.
On the way back, same thing. Flight went well from Gatwick to Iceland, but then when we got to Iceland we were told we need to go downstairs... and we were locked in the terminal. None of the airport workers knew where we should go or when the gates out of the terminal would be unlocked. I found it kind of humorous... again because I had a good amount of time between flights. Finally got into the main part of the airport and that was pretty cool- there was a big cafeteria, lots of shops open, and more importantly... life, haha.
Overall, the frills of the international flights are fun, but since I'd rather save my money to spend on actually doing things rather than splurging on plane entertainment and food, I'd take Iceland Express again.