Icelandair will give you 5000 miles just for joining their Saga Club frequent flyer program.
I haven’t written a ton about Icelandair since there was a way a few years ago to really leverage the program for super cheap Alaska Airlines first class trips to Hawaii.
- Icelandair was selling miles super cheap, and had a dirt cheap award chart for travel on Alaska Airlines.
- They eventually raised redemption prices though not enough, and a ton of award space on premium routes like Hawaii were being booked in first class for ~ $350.
Alaska and Icelandair severed their partnership for awhile, but they are partners again so Alaska Airlines travel is an option for Icelandair points though it’s no longer as generous as it was.
In fact, here’s the cost per segment to use Icelandair miles for travel on Alaska:
If nothing else that’s worth about $50 towards onboard food or duty free. (You’re supposed to obtain a Saga card to do this.) Free miles are, after all, free miles.