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PLAY Launches Low-Cost Flash Sale on Flights to Europe

Get 20% off transatlantic flights from New York, Boston, Baltimore, or Virginia if you book before midnight on Friday, March 17th

by Fergus Cole

March 15, 2023

Photo: Courtesy of PLAY

Icelandic low-cost carrier, PLAY, has launched a flash sale for St. Patrick’s Day, offering 20% off transatlantic flights to Europe for bookings made this week.

The offer is available on flights from all four of PLAY’s U.S. gateways—New York-Stewart (SWF), Boston Logan (BOS), Baltimore (BWI), and Washington Dulles (IAD)—to multiple destinations across Europe. All of PLAY’s transatlantic flights stop at the airline’s hub at Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Iceland.

Photo: Courtesy of PLAY

From the U.S., passengers can reach more than 20 destinations across Europe, including popular cities such as London (STN), Dublin (DUB), Paris (CDG), Barcelona (BCN), Berlin (BER), Lisbon (LIS), Copenhagen (CPH), and Stockholm (ARN). In addition to the four gateways in the U.S., the airline will add Toronto (YHM) to its network in June.

The flash sale is active and runs until midnight on Friday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day), available on all flights between April 1 and May 31 and between September 1 and October 31 this year.

The Place du Tertre, cafe and the Sacre-Coeur in the morning, quarter Montmartre in Paris, France / Photo: kavalenkava/Shutterstock

To take advantage of the sale, create an account and enter the promo code “LUCKYPLAY” in the relevant field when making a reservation on the airline’s website.

“This St. Patrick’s Day, PLAY is bringing luck to travelers with 20% off flights – just in time to book summer and Memorial Day weekend getaways to Paris, London, Copenhagen, Dublin, and more,” said Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY. “With PLAY’s already low fares and PLAY bundles for upgrades, passengers can plan their dream trip without breaking the bank on airfare.”

Some of the best deals currently advertised on PLAY’s website—even before the 20% discount is applied—include round trips from Reykjavik to London for just $149, New York to Dublin for $330, and Boston to Paris for $611.

Photo: Dublin, Ireland. Courtesy of Gregory Dalleau / Unsplash

According to PLAY, the discounted fares include all mandatory taxes, and airport and airline fees. However, many services require an additional fee, including carry-on and checked bags, in-flight meals, and the option to choose your seat, which can cost up to $50 alone.

PLAY, officially known as Fly Play hf., is a relatively young airline. Founded in the summer of 2019, it commenced operations in June 2021. Its first transatlantic flights were launched a few months later, in December 2021. PLAY competes with Norwegian carrier Norse Atlantic Airways in the low-cost, transatlantic market while competing with Icelandic flag carrier Icelandair on many routes connecting Iceland to Europe and the U.S.

Like most low-cost carriers, PLAY’s aircraft don’t have Business or First Class cabins, but it does offer seats with extra legroom for a fee.

PLAY also doesn’t have a customer service call center, meaning passengers must contact them via Facebook, WhatsApp, or email to make any queries or complaints.