Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago to Iceland
airBaltic, Icelandair and Air Canada have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Chicago to Iceland. Confirm policies on booking site.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 10m
Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Iceland. Travelers must note that all decisions about entering Iceland are made by border guards.
Travelers entering Iceland must pre-register prior to arrival to the country. They are also obliged to confirm their departure date if it is available.
Individuals who are fully vaccinated are required to present either a negative PCR test or a rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours before departure to the country. Unvaccinated individuals are required to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure to the country. Travelers who are unable to present e negative test prior to arrival will pay a fine of 100.000 ISK.
All travelers are required to download the Rakning C-19 app.Further details about entry to Iceland can be found here.
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Visitors from Chicago will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Iceland.
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Iceland.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Iceland: most visitors from Chicago may enter Iceland but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
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Traveler must submit the form 72 hours before arriving in Iceland.
Masks: Not required in enclosed environments and public transportation.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Tv dont work in a fly of 4hr 30 min"
Cons: "Was 2hrs behind schedule"
Cons: "This flight was very delayed"
Pros: "Free wireless"
Cons: "I'm not in Charlotte"
Pros: "Service was awesome, 100% recommended"
Pros: "The crew was good, and they tried to make up for the delay with a gift certificate"
Cons: "More than three hours of delay because there was no crew assigned to that flight"
Cons: "Everything could have been better. Flight delayed 3 hours due to JetBlue schedule mismanagement. No consideration for elderly when we had to change gates across airport. Poor communication on flight updates. And then as a perk to make up for delays, tried to sell us a credit card. Just Awful."
Cons: "The food can be better."
Pros: "Loved the roomy seats"
Cons: "Sound system was low quality. Hard to here the movie."
Cons: "Left very late because of delayed inbound flight and need for deicing."
Pros: "The rescheduling of my flight via a phone call"
Cons: "The delay of course"
Cons: "My first flight was delayed an hour due to pilot error (we left the gate on time, but sat on the tarmac for an hour). This caused me to miss my connecting flight, which stranded me at JFK because they only had one flight per day to my destination. JetBlue's customer service told me I could not reach my destination until the next day, which was unacceptable (I had a morning interview). In fact, the only thing they said they could do was *PARTIALLY* refund my ticket, even though they stranded me in a completely different city. They also said I would "be able to" book a new flight with a different carrier, which cost roughly $400, using my own money. In the end, I spent about an hour talking with customer service until they were "nice enough" to do a partial refund with an additional credit equaling the remainder of my $400 ticket to fly with them in the future. It was still a very poor interaction with customer service."
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Took 3+ hours to get in the plane"
Cons: "The cabin crew was a little lacking and the captain did not mentioned that we had landed almost a full hour later than scheduled."
Pros: "Pilot’s smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "The weather haha."
Pros: "It was a great trip for the cost."
Pros: "Free WiFi. Cute vids for Holloween"
Pros: "I liked that the pilot was able to make up some time because our flight was delayed over one hour in Chicago."
Cons: "The notification that the flight was boarding early. I enabled notifications and still did not receive notification that the plane was boarding."
Pros: "Flight was delayed 30 minutes at takeoff but landed when it was scheduled, so it was fine. Flight attendants didn’t make you stay in your seat, so you could use the lavatory. A fine, uneventful flight. Free WiFi. Snacks. Drinks. Fairly comfortable seats with decent legroom."
Cons: "Wish the seats in front of the emergency exit reclined."
Pros: "The crew was unfailing cheerful and helpful. The seats are comfortable and there’s a little more space than some airlines. The fight and particularly the landing was very smooth. Great experience!"
Pros: "I appreciate that they let families with strollers board after Group A, there seems to be more space than the major carriers, and the snacks are good!"
Cons: "My Satellite XM radio didn’t seem to be working."
Pros: "Turbulence, wait time before landing and staying still for long periods on bothends"
Pros: "crew was supportive. wifi in the flight"
Cons: "the wait time and the boarding, off boarding of the flight. No electricity in the aircraft."
Pros: "This flight is 3 + hours delayed, and I think it’s because Jet Blue didn’t have a full flight for the 8:30 am departure, this is unacceptable and I need to be compensated for my time Winston White"
Cons: "This flight is 3 + hours delayed, and I think it’s because Jet Blue didn’t have a full flight for the 8:30 am departure, this is unacceptable and I need to be compensated for my time Winston White"
Pros: "The crew talked a big game. They were ready for anything, including loss of cabin pressure, paid snacks, and even a water landing."
Cons: "No water landing! I was excited to float around on a hot day, go down an awesome slide, and catch some sick waves, but come on people, we never even got a chance!"
Cons: "could not make it in time. Then we got on plane and pilot said it was an electrical problem on the flight but the generators were now up and at em again. Very hair raising ride for me - got in at 2:30 am with another hour to drive home - and I lost a LOT of confidence which I have always had in Jet Blue. I hope this is not the future we can expect with you"
Pros: "How easy it was to board"
Cons: "When I asked if there was any chance I could sit with my family they were nice enough to change are setting. Just a thought if the setting is random when you check in for your flight somewhere the computer should at least work with putting the last names together just a thought."
Pros: "The crews were very friendly A lot of options from direct tv and other entertainment programs The seats were wide enough Free Wifi"
Cons: "The plane got 2 hours delayed The screen was too small There was no charger on the plane Food option was limited"
Pros: "Entertainment, food, crew, and cleanliness were 100000% on point. Loved it."
Cons: "Turbulence and the flight was longer than necessary because we had to go around bad weather. Not the fault of JetBlue!"
Pros: "Cheerful, efficient service. No hidden costs. Free gate to gate WiFi. Comfortable seats. Never flown them before and they are now at the top of my list."
Cons: "Nothing yet."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Flight was very late leaving Chicago. We sat on the plane for quite a while (over 30 min) shut up tight with little air circulation AND no information about why we were not leaving the gate. Flight crew were not very friendly - almost "marched" up and down the aisle and barked at people."
Pros: "Adequate leg room and ability to take a carry on we if your extra charge"
Pros: "Easy boarding, friendly staff, nice choice of snacks and beverages. The JetBlue app is very useful."
Cons: "My in flight entertainment never worked. All I had available to look at was the JetBlue commercial channel showing me all of the entertainment I wasn’t able to watch. Not even the live view map worked. One of the attendants said something about resetting the system but I didn’t notice a change. I said something to one of the attendants a little later and she tried doing a reset again, but still no success. I could see other screens working fine and people were watching various programs while I just stared at a static map of the continental United States. Oh well, at least I was able to stream Netflix because of the free inflight WiFi."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and we would have missed our connection in NYC. So we had to cancel the trip."
Pros: "Good snacks, entertainment and excellent WiFi. Boarding was efficient and seats were comfortable."
Cons: "my flight was delayed for 2 hours and there was no compensation for it"
Pros: "Bring her own earphones as then u can listen to their varied entertainment channels. Gave free snacks & there was quite an assortment so I wasn’t stuck w pretzels again. Free soft drinks; nice flight attendants & smooth ride from Chicago to NY"
Cons: "When I scanned my boarding pass the Jetblue staff member told me my carry on was too big and had to be checked. This was puzzling to me because I travel often and do not have a problem with that bag. As I was sitting on the plane I saw everyone's bag's were bigger especially the man next to me. His was significantly larger and he had a large duffle bag between his legs causing him to manspread into my area. and yet i was told "make sure your purse is under the seat" seriously?! What about his giant duffle bag and huge carry on roller?!"
Pros: "Captain and crew"
Cons: "Luggage handling"
Cons: "Movies didn't work and we were one hour delayed on the runway."
Pros: "The only good things about this flight were: - The crew at the gate were very friendly and attentive - We arrived safely without incident"
Cons: "We were delayed 2 times before boarding. We were delayed 1 more time while on the plane. The pilot told us there was equipment trouble that had been fixed, but there was paperwork to fill out and it would only be a few minutes...and then radio silence for 30 minutes before pulling back. The flight attendants rushed through the pre-flight announcents and I could only understand about 60% of it due to speed, volume and accent. Despite asking me for my drink order, it never came...and I only heard a few soda cans pop open at all. Did they just decide not to serve us? She even gave me a napkin for it. Luckily when they put the snack basket in front of me, there was a tiny bottle of water, which I grabbed...little did I know, that was all I would get. The flight attendants were just tapping in the back of the plane the rest of the flight. They didn’t even bother collecting garbage until we were on final approach. They also never did the normal checks before landing."
Cons: "flight was delayed 2 hours :("
Pros: "Crew was happy and friendly"
Cons: "Can’t think of anything"
Pros: "They refund me the money"
Cons: "I almost lost my international connection, had to pay double to get my destination on time"
Pros: "Ez check in with kiosk"
Cons: "I would like to see an organic food option, even with a fee if necessary. Recommendation, fruit like banana or apple. Certified organic."
Pros: "Extra leg room"
Cons: "On both legs of our vacation, going and coming we experienced long delays , 2 hours Boston.to Vhicago and 3 hours Chicago to Boston"
Pros: "This was my first time with JetBlue and I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the plane. It was pretty comfortable"
Pros: "Friendly staff and the on board entertainment and snacks"
Cons: "The last time I took JetBlue the flight was delayed by almost 3 hours"
Pros: "the plane was good!"
Cons: "the plane boarded late"
"They made us check carry ons despite the entire aircraft overhead space being empty"
Pros: "Flight canceled without notification"
Pros: "Trip was ok"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1 hour"
Cons: "Given we left at 7:15 am, I would’ve liked some food options instead of biscuits and peanuts"
Pros: "I had heard about limited food options during covid flights but everything was tasty and generous. I always appreciate it when my initial flight books my check-in to my final stop and gives me all my boarding passes at once and Delta did just that. They were also really good at communicating updates like changes to the gate."
Cons: "People should just be prepared to be asked more questions than usual. It can definitely make you feel nervous but just remember that the new covid restrictions are stressful for flight staff just as much as they are stressful for you. Be cooperative and honest and you shouldn't have any problems."
Pros: "Kosher snacks! Thank you. Screens and outlets at every seat. Safe, controlled Covid protocols including de-boarding. Excellent!"
Pros: "Delta flight took extra precaution to keep all passengers safe before during and after the flight. They communicate effectively during the flight. I will be flying Delta again and again."
Cons: "The trip was great"
Pros: "The crew very professional. My flight was on time."
Cons: "We arrived around 39 minutes early and the whole process was very smooth"
Pros: "Super friendly and helpful with connections."
Cons: "The music on the plane was a bit much. Lol"
Pros: "Crew was friendly, seats really comfortable!"
Cons: "Headphones sold for $ 2. Headphones preferably free"
Cons: "We were traveling international in Twitter after contacting we were told we can carry one checked baggage but then we were not allowed and at gate they didn’t know the procedure and repeatedly checked our passport Poor customer service"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and accommodating."
Cons: "Gates switched 3 times and all bags had to be checked because of a small aging plane."
Pros: "Short lines"
Cons: "Seating arrangements"
Cons: "The carrots were hard and the bread was cold."
Pros: "Comfortable plane due to few passengers"
Cons: "7 hour delay after flight postponed."
Cons: "I would ask that the gate does not share in detail reason for delay in seat assignment is related to getting a family sitting together when the basic rules should apply unilaterally."
Cons: "The flight was delayed almost 6 hours, the crew was rude and the “comfort +” seats had very little leg room ."
Pros: "The flight was on time, the crew was pleasant and looked like they enjoyed working in the air."
Cons: "Our second time on a 787 Dreamliner across the Atlantic as about the same as the the first. The seat pitch is very tight so when a passenger reclines into the next row the seatback nearly touches your face. The Dreamliner seats seem to be very hard and it's difficult to get comfortable."
Cons: "No AC for an hour before takeoff - very uncomfortable. Audio for tv did not work."
Cons: "Flight was delayed a bit due to a couple passenger booking/misc issues. 1st class didn’t get gate bevfood service. Oven was busted so my meal wasn’t available. Entertainment console had all channels functional except — not really an issue I just really wanted to have ESPN playing in the background"
Pros: "Son got wings, so was happy."
Cons: "No entertainment."
Pros: "Free movies"
Cons: "Bad food, cramped seating, slow food service"
Pros: "crew was amazing"
Cons: "there was water leaking from window during landing and the food was not hot and was just bland and uncooked"
Pros: "Good snack selection. Crew was personable."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful. With the plane full they managed to serve all with smiles on their faces and solved all problems, including cabin luggage problem."
Cons: "Seat assignment for me and my traveling companion was done at gate. We had to sit in 2 different rows."
Cons: "Notify the delay quickly"
Cons: "More print media to read on"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Couldn’t hear/understand the pilot"
Pros: "Flight attendant in first class was amazing."
Pros: "The boarding was fast and very well handled."
Cons: "My flight from Chicago was two hours late and that's why I missed the flight from Atlanta to Buenos Aires. No one helped and did not know that the flight was delayed and I had to find a place to sleep. I'm not satisfied with the experience and I have not yet arrived in Argentina because of the whole"
Pros: "There was a bit of a mixup in boarding the plane but otherwise the flight was good. There was no entertainment system on this short flight. The flight attendants were very pleasant & efficient. They only served snacks on this short flight but were very good at ensuring everyone had at least one or more beverages. The premium seats were very comfortable ."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Flight attendant was not willing to go above and beyond as he stated he would. My husband asked for a coke and the flight attendant told him he could only get water."
Pros: "On time departure/arrival despite weather in Atlanta. Always a fan of free messaging and choice of snacks."
Cons: "Delta needs to invest in their gate area at ORD. Understand it’s not a hub but it’s a key business/leisure destination. The MD-80s are ok for a short hop but over 1 hour unless you’re in Comfort+, it’s tight."
Pros: "Snacks, cleanliness and crew"
Pros: "We had a 2 1/2 delay due to mechanical issues but the crews, flight and ground, did a great job. Thanks."
Pros: "Staff were friendly and boarding was and getting off was easy because flight was super empty. Timeliness was appreciated too."
Cons: "Seats don't recline far enough."
Pros: "I was given a complimentary upgrade."
Pros: "The crew and pilot were absolutely amazing."
Cons: "This is my 3rd delta flight in a row that has been delayed. I understand these things happen, just extremely frustrating."
Cons: "It takes time and worries to find the air train and Aeroflot registration."
Pros: "I needed to run real fast to the connection flight and gladly got there on time."
Cons: "I was unable to fly at all due to a spelling error on my ticket. The airline refused to alter the ticket. Worst experience of my life, ruined my Christmas"
Pros: "Very nice flight and attentive staff. Enjoyed the view of NYC as we flew up the East River, then looped over Nassau County to approach LGA."
Cons: "The male flight attendant who handed out the complimentary drinks and snacks acted a bit strangely. I was very thirsty, and I asked him if I could keep the rest of the can of soda. He neither said yes nor no, but rather completely ignored what I said and just poured my drink and moved on. I was a mildly annoyed, but figured maybe it was policy and he was shy and didn't want to debate the matter. When he took care of the older couple behind us, however, things got really strange. He asked them whether they wanted pretzels or peanuts, but they misheard him and asked for a ginger ale. I happened to know that he did have ginger ale, since my wife had just gotten one, but rather than just pouring the old folks a drink, he repeated himself. "Peanuts or pretzels?" They misheard again and asked him whether he had a diet ginger ale. Again, rather than just pour them the drink, he repeated himself. "Peanuts or pretzels?" This went round and round a few more times -- like a poorly designed computer UI that refuses to accept anything except the correct input -- before the old couple finally figured out the disconnect and picked their snacks before their drinks. Very weird."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Too cold Not friendly boarding agent"
Cons: "2.5 hour delay for no apparent reason at first (supposed mechanical issues with plane) and then waited on plane at gate for a missing pilot who never got picked up from his airport and got stuck in Chicago traffic trying to get to O'Hare. Eventually had to take pilot from another flight before leaving at 8:45 when flight was scheduled for 6:00am."
Pros: "Good selection of free, in-flight entertainment."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed on the runway, but that wasn't the airlines fault."
Cons: "Had a death in the family and no one would help me get back home"
"Great crew and great food. No self service/own device entertainment and that’s not acceptable these days"
"When I arrived at the airport I checked my bags in and they gave me piece of paper and told me to wait and someone will come get me with the wheelchair. I am 84 and this was set up when I purchased my ticket. My flight was at 4 . I have waited an hour for someone to show up after 3pm . After that I was told I won’t be able to board the plane because it’s too late. What a mess! My bags were taken! I ended up taking a another flight few hours later . When I arrived at my destination I found out my bags are missing. Again! I am 84 all my bags were checked in . I am not able to carry heavy items . I don’t have my belongings, my medication! This is was horrible , horrible service . Not only flying somewhere it’s stressful as it is these days and then this! My flight was over 10 h plus all the time I spent at the airport that was freezing cold ! Again I am 84! This was a nightmare. Thank you Lufthansa for making my trip hard to forget."
Pros: "Very good food. Crew is nice and helpful"
Cons: "Business seats and in general the plane is just too old and not high standard. No screens even in business class"
Pros: "Amazing service and food"
Cons: "They charged me $60 for checking one bag in for this international flight"
Cons: "Breakfast/snack is very bad, but no airline provides anything decent."
Pros: "Crew excellent...seats small and not too comfortable for business class."
Pros: "Very helpful and accommodating"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Absolutely everything."
Pros: "Crew were amazing not stingy with the drinks. Boarding was easy and smooth"
Cons: "Would prefer flying with partner United though. Think they offered a better service on board"
Pros: "My luggage never arrived in Munich"
Pros: "Crew was nice. I will go again with Lufthansa."
Cons: "The plane was kept at a ridiculous hot temperature the whole flight. There were no air vents above your head and it was god awful uncomfortable for 9 hrs. On our return flight they lost all of our luggage from our whole group of people traveling together. 8 bags lost in total."
Pros: "Very efficient boarding process. Plane was nice. Great legroom. Plenty of storage. Flight crew was helpful and very pleasant. Food was good. They had personal entertainment screens with a wide variety of movies, tv shows and games to play."
Cons: "Liked it all. Would fly them again"
Cons: "Flew to Grand Rapids turned around to Chicago and then flew back to Grand Rapids"
Cons: "I waa not allowed to bring my carryon bag and was told either I pay 100.00 or leave it there. Totally unprofessional and sounded like a scam."
Pros: "We were flying on their newest Airbus A350-900. It’s a bummer. More seats, less room, not a very nice experience for eight hours. Packed in like sardines. I have travelled LH to Eu the last six summers. I intend to look for a new airline."
Cons: "They have cut back on everything: food, service, breathing space. Their breakfast was truly a joke-a small muffin, four tiny pieces of fruit, and a package of two Oreo cookies. For breakfast -agh. And their reduced staffing barely made it around to serve coffee before we landed."
Pros: "Big airplane:)"
Cons: "I like Lufthansa but but I was on standby this is stressful this I don’t like. Over book I’m sorry but service awesome"
Cons: "The plane was expected to land at FRa an hour early Andy they couldn’t wait five minutes for us after a three hour delayed flight. Every other flight was delayed on average 30minutes. When we arrived whoever was running the jet bridge took 15 minutes to get it out to our jet, essentially causing us to miss our flight right then. And then the staff had the audacity to tell us we had to hike back ten minutes to wait in an hour long line to rebook. When they could have done it at their gate just as easily. Simply awful service For paying first/business class"
Pros: "The entertainment was wonderful the staff was nice."
Cons: "CONSTANT ANXIETY!! Our flight to Chicago was delayed. By 2 hours. This normally is not a big deal but it caused us to miss our connecting flight from Munich to Bremen. Then our new flight with a later time to Bremen was cancelled 20 minutes prior to boarding with no more flights to this area. The service center helped us redirect another flight to Hamburg, Germany. We had to fly to Vienna and then to Hamburg. We made it to Vienna after a 40 minute delay however, this delay caused us to miss our connecting flight once again. We were placed on an early flight the next morning to Hamburg which was an easy flight. When we got to luggage in Hamburg we noticed our luggage was missing. Supposably still in Munich. We then missed this flight and missed out on valuable time with friends who live in Germany."
Pros: "Excellent cabin service with full drinks bar, nice choice of meals and good entertainment choices"
Cons: "Entertainment system reluctant or slow to respond to commands"
Cons: "I was never notified that there was no 1:45pm flight. Had I not gotten to the airport early I would not have made the flight to Chicago.at 12:25pm. I was originally scheduled to to to Munich but the flight was to Frankfurt. The plane arrived early so I had to make different plans for someone to pick me up Very disappointed in lack of communication"
Cons: "there was delay of 2 hours and i missed my plain to next destination"
Pros: "Toilet facilities"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "It is comfortable. Some of the crew are very nice and friendly!"
Cons: "The food is not tasty, and some of the crew are not nice!"
Pros: "I liked the entertainment options, beverage service, and leg room."
Cons: "I paid to reserve an upgraded seat. I specifically asked for a window seat and even have a confirmation email saying that I got a window seat (27 A). However, when I checked in, I was assigned a middle seat and the representatives at the ticket counter tried to tell me that was my preference. They tilde me to take it up with customer relations. If I pay $100 for a particular seat, I should get that seat!"
Pros: "Boarding efficient. Chicago counter very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Some flight attendants friendly and helpful, others not so much Don't change your mind about an item or next time attendant will ignore you. If the customer speaks English, do not assume they don't understand German - so please treat your passengers well. Food was not good, have had better on Lufthansa"
Cons: "Airline lost my luggage on the last leg of our trip."
Pros: "The attention to service. We traveled with an infant and Lufthansa staff was more helpful and attentive than any other airline we've filed with our infant in the past."
Cons: "My luggage was lost"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "No bad"
Cons: "S7 asked for additional "fees" to cover flight expenses. They have charged extra for carry on luggage of 2,000 roubles. It was mentioned that it was international flight but they have refused to honor those rules. I have used the same bag on other airlines and did not have any problems."
Pros: "The flight wasn't full. I was given a window seat with an empty seat next to it. I was able to move around and relax. There were lots of movies to choose from. The food was decent for a flight."
Cons: "Delayed flight. Offered free direct tv to everyone but then came back on and said the "button" to select free tv wasn't working so never mind"
Pros: "Depart on time. Entertainment excellent"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "entertainment and food was good"
Cons: "My wifes luggage was lost, no followup at all from Lufthansa (main) or in Seville which was our destination. We had to call to find out any information. Once the bag was found and delivered to Seville, Lufthansa personnel again did not tell us nor would they deliver the bag to our hotel as the driver had already left. We then had to wait another day to have the bag delivered to Granada. Terrible customer service, the bag was missing for four days causing us to spend time shopping for clothes rather than experiencing the city."
Pros: "Entertainment selection was good"
Cons: "Seating comfort was *horrible*! Looks like they've made the seats more cramped, especially when the seats recline"
Pros: "Overall good experience. I don't expect much for food on planes and dinner was acceptable."
Pros: "Aircraft crew and operations were excellent."
Cons: "My original itinerary was booked with Airfare.com with a 93 minute layover at ORD, subsequently abbreviated to 40 minutes. Despite my repeated requests, neither Airfare.com nor United nor Lufthansa were willing to adjust my consequent itinerary to correct that conspicuous deficiency. Instead, both United and Lufthansa representatives repeatedly assured me that the 40 minute connection would present no problem; and Airfare.com tried to extract a 33% premium on its original sale to make any such adjustment. As it turned out, my apprehensions were realized when boarding and tarmac delays at SFO consumed the entire layover, and a subsequent gate delay at ORD frustrated the commendable efforts of the flight crew to facilitate the de-boarding of passengers with close connections. Contrary to United and Lufthansa's explicit reassurances, the long run halfway down one concourse and all the way back up a second left me four minutes short of the gate closure. You guys need to get your act together. If either airline chooses to finance its operations by selling tickets to an "aggregator", such a business practice should not relieve the airline of its obligation to provide reliable service to its ultimate customer, the flyer. I am currently working to identify an appropriate regulatory agency to whom to report this cynical misrepresentation of services and the patently corrupt business model upon which it is based."
Pros: "Everything was good, on time and without problems"
Cons: "Chairs might have been more comfortable"
Pros: "I had some issues that prevented me from making my first flight, and Lufthansa figured it all out for me. They have my eternal gratitude. And then, the flight was comfortable and the attendants kind."
Cons: "As always, flying an international red eye can be stressful and sleepless. That's on me though - if I wanted more comfort I would have bought a larger seat."
Pros: "The crew members were fantastic. They brought out water and juice every hour. The seats were comfortable. There was plenty of legroom. The entertainment centers worked well. We were given fresh headphones with ear covers to use on the flight. The plane was clean. The bathroom was clean."
Pros: "Great service and relaxing flight"
Pros: "The choice of entertainment was wide ranged."
Cons: "It was a big plane, and I was sitting at the back. When they started to serve drinks and our meal, both times it took way over half an hour for them to get to us after they started to serve."
Pros: "Lots of movies."
Pros: "Hats off and Thank you to the Man behind the counter at the gate. My knees are bad and I walk with a cane, he ensured I was transported safely and in time to the new gate when we had to switch gates because of plane issues."
Cons: "When a couple of ladies boarded and were going to be seated in the exit isle. going by the color of their skin and the clothes they were wearing, the stewardess with long blonde hair, assumed they did not speak English, and rather rudely told them that they should not be in this row. To which they responded in prefect English. told her they were comfortable with the emergency seat and helping passengers. She kept pushing them and finally they switched with a couple other passengers. VERY RUDE!!!!"
Pros: "This flight was cancelled"
Cons: "This flight was cancelled and we were rebooked on the 10:30 flight to Frankfurt"
Pros: "Timely distribution of meals/drinks, uncommonly quick boarding and ... unboarding. I travel with a musical instrument and some airlines want to check it and some even insist on checking it, even though there is always plenty of room. This was a completely full flight and no one even mentioned the possibility of checking it; they put me in an early boarding line and put it in a closet. The way they handle this for myself and the other passenger with an instrument made our day, as well as making boarding smoother forbus and everyone else. Really excellent job on that!"
Cons: "Old televisions with somewhat limited entertainment options. Im tall and every seat in coach is too small for me, but thats the case on every flight ive been on."
Pros: "Nice crew and comfortable plane"
Cons: "The vegetarian meal was the worst we have had on an airplane. The main course was just rice with some kind of red sauce and the rest of the meal was just poor quality vegetables and fruit. the breakfast served everyone was poor too."
Cons: "Free wifi"
Pros: "I liked how generous they were with food and drinks"
Cons: "Free WiFi could have made the flight a lot better"
Pros: "Crew is excellent, polite and personal!"
Cons: "Plane is super old and outdated. Comfort seat is not, comfortable, very tight. TV screen is not good quality, with the old controls on a handset. No touch, no 1/8 inch audio jack (it has the old 3 holes one). Wifi for streaming freezes every other second. Just make a face lift to the plane, everything else is good."
Pros: "Loved the smooth ride."
Cons: "Bathroom was pretty nasty"
Pros: "Service and crew amazing friendly and went out of the way to Make u feel special even the pilots gave updates thru out the flight"
Cons: "Not being to help on the ground in Copenhagen with delta issues"
Pros: "Food and service"
Cons: "Working wifi would be good. Better A/C. More comfortable seats"
Cons: "Staff rude and short"
Pros: "The seat was a little uncomfortable but the crew were amazing."
Pros: "Crew was very engaging and service was good."
Cons: "My seat was horrible. Right at the door, crammed, and no place to store my carry-on luggage."
Cons: "There was no wifi on flight"
Cons: "The plane was very hot"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic."
Cons: "This was the most narrow airplane seat I’ve ever experienced. So uncomfortable."
Pros: "It was all fine"
Cons: "Really was unsure of why I had to purchase a ticket as I was able to pick my own on the way to Billund"
Pros: "Nice seats. Only seats with a row of 2, which is what I wanted,"
Cons: "If only there was a way to be able to lie down and sleep - you would be pioneers in aviation"
Cons: "The check in desk was late opening & the carry on luggage size was smaller than advertised on their website, so it had to be put in the hold. Open on time to prevent less stress to travelers & give more accurate information about cabin luggage."
Cons: "I booked tickets via Delta, operated by KLM. They lost both of my check in bags in September, and it happened again today for the same scheduled flights. Had 4 hours of layover and KLM still wasn’t able to manage it."
Pros: "Service was great as usual. Food was very good and entertainment options were great so you won't have to be bored throughout the trip."
Pros: "We got to Amsterdam on time"
Cons: "1. Paying for the seats we chose...that will never happen again...I'll fly another airline first. 2. The food was terrible. I have flown KLM for years, this was not what I expected. 3. The plane was very dirty"
Cons: "Having to change my seat to accommodate a rude belligerent passenger, who had taken my seat, refused to move until spoken to by steward. She then made my flight a nightmare, until I let her sit in my aisle seat. Even then she was not satisfied, she abused me the whole flight damaged the screen so I could not use it until the steward fixed it. Demanded that I except any and all alcohol to give to her to drink. When I am tea total she then continued to abuse me. I asked the steward to move me he just shrugged his shoulders and said there was nowhere else. This is definitely my the worst flight I have experienced."
Pros: "Flight crew very nice"
Cons: "Paid $70 for seat with more leg room and was the exit role to main entrance. No overhead space for carry on: broken food tray holder. People stepping on my feet. And gather in your space waiting for bathrooms. Window seat had no room for feet because of closed door"
Pros: "Crew was excellent -kind nice and very attentive"
Cons: "Entertainment went out mid flight. Had to be reset off 30 mins but cam back up"
Cons: "Nothing special"
Pros: "Everything was clean and well organized."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1 1/2 hours."
Pros: "Arrived early!"
Cons: "Boarding seemed disorganized."
Pros: "Able to fly direct to ansterdam"
Cons: "Have to lay over on the way back. More expensive than other airlines."
Cons: "infotainment was down. Lost my luggage the flight was delayed"
Pros: "Good service onboard, good food. On time."
Cons: "Delay can occur sometimes but it wiuld be better to be explained its reason and the estimated time for boarding. The customer service at CDG airport was the worst ever and all people standing boarding desk were useless without any mind what they are doing."
Pros: "I got some rest"
Cons: "unable to charge my phone or watch movies"
Pros: ".Very much on time with pleasant service."
Cons: "Can nit find much fault fir a short run!"
Pros: "Bording was good and general flight ok"
Cons: "This airplane must be the oldest in the fleet. No USB, no charging, no touchscreen technology, no plugs, no bluetooth."
Pros: "In flight food was enjoyable"
Pros: "Entertainment was good, and crew was very nice and accommodating. Flight was very comfortable and smooth."
Cons: "The food was okay, not that great."
Pros: "quick and relaxed"
Pros: "was very quick"
Cons: "Two hours delay in the start."
Cons: "Not only was there free food but they tried to sell you a bunch of stuff. Not a moments piece."
Pros: "It was so easy to board and I had no inconvenience. It took 4 minutes from when I said goodbye to my family till when I was at the front of the gate."
Cons: "Nothing! It was all great!"
Cons: "One of the senior stewardesses we're very rude. Whether it's her personal opinion or KLM's policy, it's unreasonable to think that a 3 years old child could or should hold her pipi over 20 minutes, while they slowly and inefficiently trying to give out food. Several parents were there with the request to let us through to the toilet with small children and she smiled in our face and said "no, we will finish first and than you can go". She might be not fit for the job anymore, but KLM can't afford this kind of treatment."
Pros: "The crew were really helpful since I am a short person in putting my luggage away in the overhead compartment and attentive to everyone's needs. I am a fussy eater and don't really like airplane food but the food was actually really nice. We was given plenty of snacks and drinks in between meals as well. There was plenty of programmes to choose from to keep me entertained."
Cons: "The seats in economy were a little too small for a 12 hour flight"
Pros: "Good and plenty of food available."
Cons: "No power to charge phones, laptops, etc and no WiFi available. For such a long trip (10 hours) below industry standard."
Pros: "I have no complaints about the air crew. They where pleasant and attentive. Plenty of free entertainment. The food was good."
Cons: "my only complaint is the USB ports didn't work on any of the chairs that me and my family where assigned to."
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Economy was very tight! Seats were uncomfortable"
Pros: "Except for my negative comment, a good flight."
Cons: "I paid extra for a window seat, but due to the poor alignment of the seats with the actual windows, I actually sat next to a wall! Nol much to see out of a wall. If KLM are going to charge extra for a window seat, then they should make sure there is a window there! If the seat had actually had a window it would have been an excellent flight."
Cons: "Our flight from Nairobi to Lusaka was cancelled for some reason and we did not find out until we happened to log into the website to double check our itinerary. They automatically rescheduled the flight only giving us 25 minutes to reach our next flight...impossible. so, after calling, we were re-booked again and forced into a 13 hour layover in Amsterdam. Our original flight plan had 4 hours. so, because we are a family of 7 with a baby, we had to buy a hotel room to rest, costing us a lot of extra money we had not planned to spend. We contacted KLM for help with the cost but were rejected. We also lost 5 bags somewhere between Chicago and Lusaka, but after 2 days, we received them."
Pros: "The service of the crew onboard"
Cons: "Entertainment not to many recent movies and the boarding process was a little bit confusing."
Cons: "One and a half hour delay on a 50 minute flight. Flight was operated by Cityjet on behalf of KLM. Never have I seen such bad customer service: from rude people at the bagage drop off to incompetent hostesses at the boarding gate."
"Flight was ok"
Cons: "They served 1 bottled water the whole 5 hour flight. They charged me $90 for having a backpack instead of a suitcase due to it being a “funny size.” Finally, they didn’t hold the connecting flight even though we were only 20 minutes late."
Pros: "Flight, once we got on one, was fine."
Cons: "The delay of the first leg from Chicago resulted in missing the Stockholm leg by minutes. They didn’t hold the plane, but told us if we ran, we might make it. The gate was closed when we got there. Also, apparently chicken sandwiches in Iceland contain shrimp, which I’m allergic to."
Cons: "Didn’t realize I was going to be charged $65.00 per suitcase. Checked three and that added$195.00 to my overall cost. The only thing we got on board was water everything else was a charge."
Pros: "Great company!"
Pros: "Food good, flight good."
Cons: "Dinner should be served right away so you can sleep after, not half way through the flight."
Cons: "It was very warm on the plane for the 6+ hours of flying, making it difficult to sleep or be comfortable."
Cons: "2 list bags"
Cons: "late departure, no assistance with short connection, crew on the plane and at the airport couldn't give us any information about where to go for our connecting flight, our luggage wasn't transferred and it took them more than 48 hours to get it to us."
Pros: "Flight attendant was really hot and super helpful"
Cons: "Getting our actual row that we selected"
Pros: "I like the short trip from Chicago to Oslo, it is the shortest trips out of all the airlines. Staff is sweet and helpful, seats comfortable, and prices are reasonable."
Cons: "I usually travel with airlines that serve dinner and a breakfast. Iceland air is the only one I have experienced not doing that. Entertainment is a little more sparse than other airlines, often I get the same movies and tv series episodes on my way back from my trip as I had going there."
Cons: "The first leg Chicago to Iceland was uncomfortable due to the seats for some reason. From Iceland to London seats were much more comfortable. Iceland employees are the most friendly and helpful airline people I have ever dealt with."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and out going. They gave excellent service."
Cons: "Give better updates if flight is delayed and speak more loudly when making announcement in the airport. It was difficult to hear their announcement."
Pros: "Crew was not welcoming. Food was not good. Seats were horrible."
Cons: "All the above"
Pros: "Plane was clean and the crew gave excellent service. I loved breathing in the cold air when I got off the plane on the tarmac. I didn’t even mind the quick bus ride up to the terminal. The Reykjavík airport is very calm, quiet, and serene. After a Chicago, it was quite pleasant!"
Cons: "This is my first time flying Icelandair. Paying for food on a transatlantic flight really surprised me! I wish I would’ve known this ahead of time as I thought I was getting dinner on my flight. Next time I’ll pack a sandwich."
Pros: "Everything was on time and no hassle with boarding passes luggage and boarding. I liked that there were 2 exits in Iceland. All staff that we encountered were awesome. Overall a good flight. Loved the entertainment options. Liked getting the water bottle when we boarded and the blanket and pillow."
Cons: "I was expecting a bigger plane and seats for overseas travel. I was surprised when the plane was same size and capacity that I fly within the continental US. I could not fit my usual carry on bag under the seat in front of me and I can always fit that under on other flights I’ve been on. I felt the seats were really tight which made it difficult to sleep. Sleeping on the plane is necessary when traveling internationally."
Cons: "The flight attendants were rude answering the simplest question like what beverages are available to drink, etc coke, Pepsi...that basically tells you all you need to know about the level not only to me but all passengers in my area"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Very poor communication did not cooperate connecting us to a different airline flight. Being put on hold for two hours to talk to customer service with no solution!"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Pros: "The crew was extremely friendly and helpful, and flight staff were timely and there was good communication."
Cons: "I assumed an evening international flight would serve dinner, so it was disappointing that this wasn't the case. I wasn't able to enjoy the entertainment because I brought Bluetooth headphones instead of ones that plug in, and none of the movies or TV shows had subtitles."
Cons: "I missed my flight because my flight into Chicago was delayed by 3 hours. I called Icelandairs customer service 7 hours before I missed my flight and told them the situation and they gave me the wrong information and gate number. Once I arrived in Chicago I couldn’t find anyone to help me at the airport and I was brushed off multiple times. After staying on hold all night long with icelandairs customer service I was hung up on. I ended up buying a completely new ticket and still haven’t been able to talk to a representative about it."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Very comfortable plane and really enjoyed receiving the Iceland water bottle when boarding. Delicious! My husband and I are very tall so we enjoyed the spacious leg room."
Pros: "Friendly staff Good entertainment options USB at every seat"
Cons: "Food options very expensive"
Pros: "Shouldn’t have to buy food on an international flight not even a low fair flight"
Pros: "Overall great airline"
Cons: "Handled my layover transition extreme Lu poorly. We’re very rigid and I didn’t get into Zurich until the late evening. Missed a very important meeting..."
Pros: "Nothing out of ordinary that makes you guys stand out positively."
Cons: "I paid $440 for my ticket and additional $190 for my luggage. With over $600 worth of flight, l can’t even get a small free meal, not even a snack. That is bad. Any flight within United State, they would offer snacks, talkless of flight that is over 6 hrs. I will never fly Icelandair anymore."
Cons: "The flights are never on time. We had to run thru the Iceland terminal both going and coming back as none of their flights are on time and we had a 20 min connection..plus my mom is 91 years old and it was extremely hard to make our connecting flight both ways. I will never take this airline again!"
Cons: "The experience was fine other than I was surprised for an international flight I had to buy food."
Cons: "The people at the airport itself are some of the most rude people I have encountered in all of my travels. Throwing my tray back at me while I was putting my shoes in it and saying “it’s not done, take it”. She bruised my stomach because I tried to stop it and grab it, and dumped my stuff, including a now broken camera. Very unprofessional and not necessary."
Pros: "There was more room than expected and the in-flight entertainment was great."
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for over an hour waiting to take off while they cleared error messages in the cockpit."
Pros: "Service seamless,"
Cons: "Seats not the most comfortable in the world, could not figure out entertainment, wifi did not work"
Pros: "Swiss air and Lufthansa are probably better than Icelandair"
Cons: "I barely made my flight because I was rebooked to an ealier! flight via Switzerland instead via Iceland and that only three hours prior to regular departure, and without any notification on my cellphone. If I had not been more than two hours early at the airport I'd miss my re-assigned flight because it was leaving more than an hour earlier than my original flight. In the meantime I still got messages that the flight via Iceland would be delayed (which could have mislead me thinking I might have even more time than I actually had). Due to the subsequent rush at check-in my bag got pulled out by TSA and arrived two days late at Frankfurt! Meanwhile I had to travel to France without clean clothes and medication."
Pros: "I liked the water bottle and blanket and courteous staff"
Cons: "It would have been nice to get a complimentary snack or meal since the flight is so long"
Pros: "I saw a lot of bad reviews and got nervous, but I had no trouble at all. I only wish they served food..."
Pros: "Clean plane. Nice crew. On time."
Cons: "No food service unless you paid for it al la carte. I would expect a bag of peanuts at minimum but preferably a breakfast! WiFi available... but again at a price. I would expect it free. I did not have ear-phones for the entertainment. Had to pay 8 euros to buy some! How long has that been an up fee?"
Pros: "We safely arrived."
Cons: "The plane was only a 757, so smaller and more cramped. No food was served despite it being a 6+ hour flight. The screen in front of my seat did not work, but would not shut off. The seat next to me the headphones jack did not work. We were also late taking off and landing, making our connection very tight"
Pros: "Quick boarding to minimize a delay. Good communication about the delay. Being handled a bottle of water upon boarding."
Cons: "Late departure, crew was scarce, paying for food and drink on an international flight."
Pros: "Friendly staff. Great touch screen on the seat & had a wide variety of movies to choose from."
Cons: "No 6 hour flight is that comfortable. Didn't get a chance to try any food (sleeping?)."
Pros: "Enjoyed travel videos about Iceland that you could watch before arriving."
Cons: "There wasn't any food or beverage service and the plane seemed very crowded. The seats were not comfortable- by the time we arrived in Iceland, my butt was quite sore."
Pros: "The crew and check in were easy and fast in CHI. The flight was just fine - be ready for Icelandic first then English - fun experience for sure! The detailed information they gave about what to do about our next flight in Reykjavik was helpful and proactive. One stewardess on the flight even gave my wife a whole extra large bottle of water and said, "Anything for the new mother!" Good customer service and sensitivity."
Pros: "Nice flight crew and good customer service."
Cons: "Food wasn't included nor were any snacks, 2$8,$ I thought was a bit cheap for an international flight. Also, it wasn't the best selection for special diet people (I'm vegetarian and gluten free)."
Cons: "Missed connection by a minute and got delayed ten hours."
Pros: "In theory a short connection to the US"
Cons: "No food unless you pay Staff not very nice Transfer at Reykjavik airport"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Delayed but arrived on time."
Cons: "No meal"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled. They arranged for a flight the next day at 3 pm on United."
Cons: "For such a long flight, I was shocked that we didn't even receive a snack. It was my first experience."
Pros: "Movies were available to watch."
Cons: "The only thing offered was one drink and this was an international flight. The flight was delayed which resulted in us arriving only fifteen minutes before boarding our next flight which was also delayed. You had to pay for internet unless in their premier club."
Pros: "Complimentary water bottle, pillows and blankets on each seat upon boarding, entertainment selection"
Cons: "Flight very late, no food offered except for purchase"
Cons: "Business class seats in Row 1 were AWFUL! No leg room and no foot rests. The most cramped and uncomfortable transatlantic flight we hsve ever taken. We had chosen tso seats in row 3 or 4 when we booked this flight months ago. But when we got our bosrding passes, our seats had been changed to row 1. We got off the plane in Reykjavik barely able to walk. The airport layout in Reykjavik where we changed planes was not well thought-out ... almost no signs,long lines. We thought ee would miss the flight to Stockholm. That flight was OK; we had better seats. But we were--and still are--so upset about the Chicago to Reykjavik flight that I will not fly again on Icelandic."
Airlines flying from Chicago to Iceland have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Chicago to Iceland
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Chicago to Iceland
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