[06/21/2017 @ 5:48 PM] Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Expedia, Hotwire.
[06/22/2017 @ 10:54 AM] Icelandair and Jetblue are matching September flights.
[07/10/2017 @ 8:35 PM] Old post clean-up. Fare gone. Removing from deal list.
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Delta and Icelandair have round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) starting at $586, with one or two connections. Flights scattered from August to November and January to May.
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I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot taken at 5:56 PM on 06/21/17.
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