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| Amsterdam to Denver via Keflavik. I fly monthly to Europe from Denver. Usually with Lufthansa but sometimes with Icelandair depending on my city of destination. I like flying Icelandair. They have a very efficient connecting system through the hub in Reykjavik (KEF). Passing through Immigration never takes me more than 5 minutes despite what appears to be long lines. All the overnight flights arrive early morning and flights to Europe leave an hour or two later, but always with plenty of time for connecting and they know you're coming, so if needed they wait the plane for everyone to get boarded. I experience they significantly 'pad' their schedule times, so despite late departures, I seem to always arrive more or less on time. The evening flights back to Denver are the exception, as this tends to be 40 to 60 minutes late. I don't have a connecting flight in DEN so not an issue for me, but connecting passengers take note. I sense Icelandair is a proud national airline and takes pride in what they do and making a best effort, from flight operations to the staff. They are always very pleasant and willing. Much like the wonderful people I meet while exploring the island. The #stopover program is excellent. Take advantage. Iceland is a great place, even now that Iceland has been discovered. The wonderful 757 is getting on in age but Icelandair maintains a fleet of them very well. I fly both SAGA business as well as Premium Economy, which they have recently discontinued. SAGA is not a lay flat business seat, but rather like a first class seat you get with domestic flights in USA. But plenty comfy to get a few hours of sleep on a 7 hour flight to KEF. The economy seats are also well designed and comfortable and with 32" pitch, enough space for 7 hours. Seatback entertainment is standard and good. Food in SAGA is as good as any other BC with excellent and attentive service. Food in coach is for purchase but good range of selection and reasonable priced. Icelandair has to compete with other low cost carriers as all airlines do, so they offer options from economy light to business class. For example, Icelandair is now in a significant market share battle with rival Iceland based WOW airlines, which is a true budget airline with all of the associated hidden fees, bad customer service etc. Icelandair is a proven lower cost (than Lufthansa, United, legacy carriers) airline that is a pleasure to fly for the price/value.