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2024
13
May
Hamilton to Iceland and other European destinations on PLAY - ~$425 to $625 CAD roundtrip

Iceland

PLAY Airlines offers relatively cheap flights from Hamilton to Reykjavik, Iceland.

You may recall the now defunct WOW Air, the low cost airline that used to operate between Toronto and Iceland. PLAY is essentially the same model.



Base fares generally start at around $350-$375 CAD roundtrip.

NOTE: PLAY currently has base fares in June, September, and October 2024 for 4347-$369 CAD roundtrip.

The base fare only includes a small personal item.

Carry-on bags are $105 roundtrip. (Now $158 roundtrip?)

Checked bags are $122 roundtrip. (Now $185 roundtrip?)

Seat selection is $16 to $80 roundtrip.

So yeah, watch all those fees before deciding if it's a good deal. The most direct comparison would be to Icelandair's Toronto-Reykjavik flights, which are typically priced in the high $600s to low $700s roundtrip with carry-on.

The other thing to factor in is the cost of parking at Hamilton airport which can be $150 / week and quickly erode any potential savings.

PLAY recently announced that they would be offering free stopovers in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Connecting flights to other places in Europe

You can also find flights from Hamilton to 35 different destinations in Europe, with 1 stop in Reykjavik each way.


You can find base fares from Hamilton to Europe in the mid-$400s roundtrip.

But the bag fees for connecting flights to Europe are higher (~$180 roundtrip for carry-on, and $250+ roundtrip for a checked bag!!).

So realistically, it's around $600-$650 roundtrip for a 1-stop flight to Europe with carry-on. Not an amazing price, but it can be $200-$400 cheaper than other airlines, depending on the destination.

And the layover times range from great to terrible, so watch for that as well.


Examples:

- Click on the destination names below to launch a Google Flights search. Once you get to Google Flights, click on the departure date box and adjust the trip length to explore for available dates.

Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) -- $279 to $450 roundtrip

Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH) -- $378 to $416 roundtrip

Dublin, Ireland (DUB) -- $385 to $409 roundtrip

Paris, France (CDG) -- $395 to $460 roundtrip

Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS) -- $447 roundtrip

Brussels, Belgium (BRU) -- $447 roundtrip



Billund, Denmark (BLL) -- Not Currently Cheap

London Stansted, UK -- Not Currently Cheap



Availability for travel

January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October 2024

How to find and book this deal

1. Go to the PLAY Airlines website



screenshot from the PLAY airlines website



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2023
27
June
Icelandair Saga Premium Class from Toronto to Europe: $1298 to $1598 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Icelandair Saga class to Europe

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2019
27
November
Toronto to Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, Copenhagen, London, or Hamburg - $399 to $473 CAD roundtrip

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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2017
1
June
One way flights from Toronto to Europe - $75 to $165 CAD including taxes

Europe

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2017
16
February
One way flights from Toronto to Europe - $89 CAD including taxes (or is it $236?)

Europe

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2017
10
January
Toronto to Copenhagen, Denmark - $389 CAD roundtrip including taxes

Copenhagen, Denmark

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2016
6
June
Toronto to Paris, France - $476 CAD roundtrip including taxes | add Iceland for $10

Paris, France

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2015
4
August
Toronto to Paris, Amsterdam, Finland, & other Scandinavian countries | in the $500s roundtrip including taxes



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2014
11
August
Toronto to Turkey, Israel, or a few places in Europe | $599 roundtrip including taxes

Cappadocia, Turkey

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2012
11
September
Fare war to Copenhagen, Denmark ? - From $717 roundtrip after taxes



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