Edinburgh (EDI) – Reykjavík-Keflavík (KEF)
26 July 2015
After spending a few hours in the Aspire Lounge, we headed to gate 3 for our easyJet flight to Iceland. I can’t even begin to describe how F$%^ing excited I was to fly to Iceland, I’ve always wanted to go there and I was just absolutely buzzing to finally fly there.
As mentioned before, the best way to get to Iceland was to fly easyJet… I didn’t have very high expectations of the low-cost airline, however I can already tell that it is 100% better than Ryanair (which I’ve never flown). The easyJet staff were super friendly and efficient in the boarding process.. they didn’t even make most of the passengers ‘size’ their bags! Thankfully, my Rimowa fit just fine into the sizer when we tried it before boarding. Since I had reserved seats ‘UpFront’, we were allowed one cabin bag and one personal item, we also had Speedy Boarding – I mean Priority Boarding on a low-cost airline.. and a somewhat cheap seat assignment (~$8 USD)!
We were welcomed onboard by a very, very friendly (and super cute!) purser who made sure all of the passengers were comfortable and able to find their seats. Throughout the flight she literally asked every single person onboard if they were comfortable and if there is anything that she could do to make their flight more enjoyable.. that doesn’t even happen on most regular flights! easyJet definitely shined in my book and if I need to fly a low-cost airline in the future.. you know who I am going to fly with!
We were in row 3, and the flight wasn’t that full so we had some extra space for ourselves. The legroom was a bit less than your average economy seat on a traditional airline.
We pushed back on time and made it to the runway about five minutes before scheduled departure time and were second for take-off. We were airborne shortly and we were once again provided with beautiful views of Scotland and Edinburgh, but it was raining so the view wasn’t that spectacular.
Once we reached cruising altitude, the service began and most passengers actually purchased food onboard.. maybe since the prices were actually reasonable?! I mean I think some normal airlines charge way more for food than what easyJet does.
I worked on my laptop for a majority of the flight (~2 hours) and before I knew it, we were beginning our descend into Keflavík Airport in Iceland. The view was just breathtaking, it was about 19:00 local time and the sun was still super high up. It felt like we were landing on a completely different planet, the scenery was phenomenal and just the wide open space without anything truly made it feel gorgeous.. very far away from your average normal life in Europe.
We landed about twenty minutes ahead of schedule and deplaned about ten minutes after landing. I was super excited to be finally in Iceland after years of dreaming about exploring it. The easyJet flight was super convenient and we were both pleasantly surprised and we definitely didn’t feel like we were flying a low-cost airline (well, minus the paid everything aboard). I definitely won’t hesitate to fly with easyJet in the future if I have to fly with a low cost airline.. especially since my Rimowa fit perfectly into the sizer. Oh, and we tried to see if it would fit into the Ryanair sizer and it didn’t! It was about five centimetres too long… easyJet is definitely the better low-cost airline. I had a huge smile on my face as we landed in Iceland and I couldn’t wait for the days ahead!