November 7, 1994
They called it "the hippie airline."Long before People Express or Freddie Laker, Icelandic carved out a discount niche, flying the backpack set to Europe. Much has changed since the narrow-bodied planes, chock full of flower children, hopscotched their way from New York to Reykjavik to Luxembourg.The airline, long since renamed Icelandair, has replaced its aging fleet and added a fancy business class. It serves four U.S. cities, including Baltimore, and flies not only to Luxembourg but to 20 other European cities as well.