When Delta announced they would begin serving Iceland from New York Kennedy, I secretly hoped that United or Continental might jump into the fray. Iceland’s economy may still be in doldrums, but why not have one flight to London or Frankfurt have a 40-minute stop at Keflavik International Airport?
Well, last night United did make a stop in Reykjavik on a London to San Francisco flight. Sadly, a sick passenger was to blame. The man’s condition is unknown, but he was sick enough to have ambulances waiting as the plane taxied down the runway yesterday evening. Let’s hope he’s okay.
Unfortunately, it appears the only way we’ll ever see a United plane on the ground in Iceland is when a passenger gets sick.