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February 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM

This week’s survey: What’s the best airline from Seattle to Europe?

I recently flew Icelandair from Seattle to London, and despite a few quirks — such as no announcement at boarding time for one flight, just a rush for the gate — it seemed like a good way to get there. The seven-hour flight to Reykjavik from Sea-Tac wasn’t bad, and a stopover on the way home to see Iceland was interesting and helped break up the trip and reduce jet lag.

Fly Icelandair to Europe and stop over in Iceland to see the rift where the tectonic plates for Europe and North America meet. (photo by Brian J. Cantwell / The Seattle Times)

The price was right, too, and I collected a crateful of miles for my Alaska Airlines mileage program, because the airlines are mileage partners.

Last week, unfortunately, Alaska announced it is soon ending its partnership with Icelandair, so the latter advantage will be no more.

That’s a disappointment, right after I thought I’d found my new favorite way to get to Europe from Sea-Tac.

That leads to this week’s Monday Survey: What’s the best airline to get from Seattle to Europe? Click on “comments” and tell about your favorite. Include all you want to say about cost, convenience, service, etc.

We’ll take nominations and put it to a vote later this week.

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