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Tried & Tested


Seats: Narrow grey leather seats with adjustable headrests are laid out in a 3×3 pattern. The 17-inch seat width is a bit tight but the 32-inch pitch is fairly generous so it feels quite comfortable. All the seats come with a pillow.
Food & drink: Economy passengers have to pay for food and drink on Icelandair. A ham and cheese baguette was about £7 and was absolutely fine. A more interesting-looking tapas snack box, with a selection of ham, crackers, cheese and dip, was available for about £9, or £12.50 with a glass of wine.
Entertainment: There was a reasonably extensive, though not particularly up-to-date, selection of TV shows and movies available on the excellent seat-back touchscreen, plus an interesting choice of music, mostly by Icelandic artists, as well as nine fiction and non-fiction audiobooks. There’s also an Icelandair section with short documentaries about the airline’s destinations, fleet and operations. The kids’ section has age-appropriate audio-visual entertainment, plus a colouring app. There was a USB point under the screen.
Service: Very friendly, with a really nice uniform, which looked stylish and smart.

Words: Jo Fletcher-Cross


Route: New York (JFK) to Reykjavik
Class: Economy
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Journey time: 5h 35m
Contact: icelandair.com
Verdict: 8/10

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