When will you be able to book and fly Economy Light?

On October 4, 2017, the option to choose Economy Light will be available in our booking engine and bookable from that day forward, subject to availability.

Is Icelandair transitioning into a low-cost carrier?

No, we are not transitioning into a low-cost carrier. The introduction of Economy Light is another step in our journey in providing choices for all potential Icelandair customers. With this new option, we give passengers the ability to choose the airfare that suits them best.

How much cheaper will Economy Light be compared to the normal Economy Standard?

The aim of this class of service is to provide a competitive price point for travelers searching for airfare without baggage.

Can passengers add a bag to an Economy Light airfare?

Yes, passengers that booked their flight directly through Icelandair can always add a bag online, with a 20% discount. If you booked through a third-party, you can only add baggage at the airport.

Can Saga Gold and Saga Silver members enjoy their upgrade benefits when traveling on an Economy Light ticket?

Yes, Saga Gold members have the ability to upgrade from Economy Light to Economy Comfort. Upgrade requests can be made 3 hours or less prior to departure. Saga Silver members can also request an upgrade from Economy Light to Economy Comfort, once during the validity period of their card. They can request upgrade by contacting our Service Center and will have to do so 24 hours or more, prior to departure.
All benefit upgrades are subject to seat availability.

Can Saga Gold and Saga Silver members use their extra baggage allowance when traveling on an Economy Light fare?

Yes, they can check in one bag that weighs up to 23 kg (50 lbs).

Is it possible to upgrade from Economy Light by paying?

It is possible to upgrade to Economy Comfort or Saga Class, from Economy Light, by paying the fare difference between each class of service.

Is it possible to upgrade from Economy Light with Saga Points?

It is not possible to upgrade your flight for Saga Points.

How close to departure will passengers be able to upgrade their ticket?

Depending on the airport, it is possible to upgrade your flight by paying the fare difference between the classes of service, at any time, subject to availability.

Will it be possible to pay or partially pay for Economy Light airfare using Saga Points?

Yes, our Points and pay service will be available for all Saga Club members regardless of class of service.

Do passengers on Economy Light earn Saga Points?

Passengers traveling in Economy Light will earn Saga Points for their journey.

Can passengers buy cancellation protection on an Economy Light fare?

Yes, cancellation protection is available for purchase when booking an Economy Light ticket.

Will the seats in Economy Light be restricted to a specific section of the plane?

The Economy Light airfare is not a cabin of service. Therefore, Economy Light passengers will be seated in the Economy Cabin.

Can passengers pre-select their seat at the time of booking when traveling on Economy Light?

Seat pre-selection will remain available for all of our passengers, including those who book Economy Light airfare.

Can passengers buy baggage/ sports equipment after booking f.x. on one leg/return of their journey?

Additional, excess and odd-size baggage will be available for purchase on an Economy Light airfare. For more information on sports equipment and excess baggage, please visit http://www.icelandair.us/information/baggage-information/checked-baggage/

Can passengers pre-purchase food on Economy Light?

Yes, service before and during a flight will remain the same. Passengers may pre-purchase food and order items from the Saga Shop when traveling in any class of service.

How much is the change fee?

The following change fees apply, per change, per ticket:

  • US/CA 275 USD/CAD
  • Iceland 15000 ISK
  • Sweden 1500 SEK
  • Norway 1300 NOK
  • Denmark 1200 DKK
  • United Kingdom 110 GBP
  • Switzerland 190 CHF
  • Other European Countries 150 EUR

PLEASE NOTE: Fare difference to a higher fare or class of service may apply in addition to the change fee.

Is it a refundable fare?

The Economy light fare is a non-refundable airfare regardless of circumstance. Passengers who have purchased cancellation protection will be refunded according to the terms and conditions of the cancellation protection.

Can passengers travel on Economy Light with a connection onward or inbound with another airline?

Yes, Economy Light is available for passengers who wish to connect with our partner airlines beyond one of our destinations. If you book on codeshare flight with another carrier, it is first carrier of the ticket that sets the baggage allowance for the entire journey.

Is there a child discount on Economy light? How about infants?

No, there is no discount available for children traveling on Economy Light. If traveling with an infant, without a seat, the passenger pays 10% of the airfare.

Does an infant also have a carry-on baggage allowance on Economy Light?

There is no carry-on baggage allowance for infants traveling in Economy Light. However, collapsible strollers and child safety seats are permitted as a hold bag.

Will Economy light be available on all Icelandair flights? Including one-way?

Economy Light airfare is available on all flights and can be purchased one-way or round-trip. However, along all other Icelandair fares, Economy Light is subject to availability.

What if a passenger wants to change the date/routing of their ticket and Economy light is not available on that flight?

If passengers book an Economy Light airfare and need to modify their travel dates or routes, they will be subject to a change fee + fare difference to the fare available on their date/route of choice.

Can passengers have a carry-on item and a personal one when traveling on Economy Light?

Yes, the same carry-on rules apply to all passengers flying in Economy Light and Economy Class.

Is it possible to purchase an extra carry-on bag?

No, unfortunately, it is not possible to purchase additional carry-on baggage.

Is there a size/weight limit for a carry-on bag?

Yes, the same size and weight limit applies to Economy Light passengers, up to 10kg (22lbs) in weight and the size of the bag may not exceed 55 x 40 x 20cm (15.7 x 7.8 x 21.6 inches)

Can passengers buy an extra bag at the airport?

Yes, passengers may purchase additional baggage at the airport.

What if passengers have a medical device that need to be in a carry-on bag, can they take that along with the other bag?

The same rules apply for all Economy classes when it comes to traveling with medical devices. For further information on traveling with medical devices, please visit http://www.icelandair.us/information/special-assistance/special-service/

What if passengers have a medical device that must be checked?

The same rules apply for all Economy classes when it comes to traveling with medical devices. For further information on traveling with medical devices, please visit http://www.icelandair.us/information/special-assistance/special-service/

Will the Class Up be available for passengers that have purchased on an Economy light fare?

Yes, passengers traveling in Economy Light will be able to use our Class Up service. Please note, that Economy Light baggage rules still apply when you Class Up.

What if the flight is canceled and passenger has to be re-routed, does the same fare restrictions apply?

All passengers traveling on Economy Light will be subject to the same re-routing procedures.

What about Sales restrictions – Minimum stay? Maximum stay? Advanced purchase?

We advise all agents to refer to the Amadeus system regarding detailed fare restrictions.

Is Economy Light combinable with other classes of service?

Yes, Economy Light is combinable. However, for certain fare restrictions, the more restrictive rule applies when combining fares.

Is it possible to book an unaccompanied minor on Economy Light?

Yes, an Economy Light fare may be booked for unaccompanied minors.

Is it possible to book an Economy Light ticket when traveling with an emotional support animal?

Yes, emotional support animals are welcome in all classes of service.

What happens to Economy Light passengers’ carry-on baggage in case the overhead compartment is full?

In case the overhead compartment becomes full, the cabin crew will tag the passengers’ carry-on baggage accordingly, and safely store it in the luggage hold.