OK; I've noted around here that United is my "go to airline"; they go non-stop from ORD anywhere I want to go, I know my way around their Terminal 1 as well as several destinations. While they've taken "a lot of raps" with their customer service of late, "they're just fine" for me. Now I am thinking about another Salzburg junket this year. I've done it five years in a row, and come Summer, I need a "fix" for some classical music performed indoors (don't get me going on outdoor concerts). But it seems like United is "getting greedy" (so is code sharing "partner" Lufthansa) with wanting $4355 during August Business Class ORD-MUC-ORD. Last year $3203 booked through the same window. That fare hike is simply unacceptable. OK, I'll let 'em have something; costs a bit more to "gas up", and I'm sure Officers and Attendants have gotten raises (concede; well deserved), but 36%? come on. Now I've learned that Icelandic offers one stop ORD-KEF-MUC-KEF-ORD, Business Class for $2925; that fare of course is quite acceptable, and I guess I can "put up with" the added stress of connections. But what else am I missing? They don't seem to have "crash of the month" so I assume they hold a Certificate of Airworthiness (so too do those Defense Department "what's that Airline?" varietals). I'd guess their In-Flight service is down there with those European flagged discounters. So, has anyone around here flown 'em; enquiring mind wants to know.