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WOW Air Is Adding Flights To Chicago In July 2017

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In 2015, Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air began flights between Iceland and the US, and they’ve been growing like crazy in North America ever since.

In March 2015, WOW Air launched flights between Keflavik (just outside Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik) and Boston, while in June 2015 they launched flights to Baltimore.

Their expansion in North America has been quick, as last year WOW Air has launched flights to Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Newark, and they’ll be adding flights to Miami as of next month, and Pittsburgh as of June 2017.

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WOW Air Has Quietly Adjusted Their Carry-On Allowance

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Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air is known for their cheap transatlantic fares and expensive fees.

While those fees can already be pretty tough to keep up with, it seems like they’ve quietly made changes to their carry-on policy, for tickets booked as of a couple of weeks ago. Forgetting about the policy for a moment, it’s unfortunate that they decided not to communicate this, and don’t even acknowledge the policy change on their website.

The new policy is as follows:

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Amazing Deal: Europe To/From Los Angeles From $157 Roundtrip!

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We’ve seen many cheap transatlantic fares recently, not least with Norwegian who consistently offer flights from around $300 roundtrip. There are a few other transatlantic low cost carriers around right now, notably WOW Air from Iceland and Westjet from Canada, though IAG have announced they’ll be launching their own long haul low cost carrier based in Barcelona later this year.

The one problem with low cost carrier fares is that they charge extra for everything. In most cases, the price literally only includes a seat onboard. If you want a meal, seat selection, checked bags or any kind of priority, you’ll be excepted to pay extra.

This afternoon I was searching fares from Scandinavia as I usually do and came across the cheapest non-error fare transatlantic ticket I’ve ever seen. While it’s only valid for travel on one or two days of the week through March, there is no denying that this WOW Air fare could be incredible useful for some. Right now when booking through Google Flights you can fly from Copenhagen, Denmark to Los Angeles for an insane $157 roundtrip, with many more dates available for $166-$169.

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Iceland’s WOW Air Is Launching Flights To Pittsburgh In 2017

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Last year Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air began flights between Iceland and the US, and they’ve been growing like crazy in North America ever since.

Last March, WOW Air launched flights between Keflavik (just outside Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik) and Boston, while last June they launched flights to Baltimore.

Their expansion in North America has been quick, as this year WOW Air has launched flights to Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Furthermore, the airline will be adding flights to Newark as of later this month, and flights to Miami as of April 2017.

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Icelandic Airline WOW Air Is Launching Flights To Miami

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Last year Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air began flights between Iceland and the US, and they’ve been growing like crazy in North America ever since.

Last March, WOW Air launched flights between Keflavik (just outside Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik) and Boston, while last June they launched flights to Baltimore.

Their expansion in North America has been quick, as this year WOW Air has launched flights to Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Furthermore, the airline will be adding flights to Newark as of November 2016.

Well, as if they haven’t been growing quickly enough, WOW Air has announced yet another North American destination. WOW Air will be launching flights between Iceland and Miami as of April 5, 2017. The route is now bookable, and fares start at $99 one-way (though a roundtrip purchase is required, and there’s very limited availability at that price).

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WOW Air Adjusts Their Carry-On Fees, For Better And Worse

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WOW Air is the fast growing Icelandic low cost carrier, operating flights from Iceland to many destinations in both North America and Europe. Their goal isn’t simply to offer service to Iceland, but rather to make Iceland a connection point for people traveling between the US and Europe.

Gaurav wrote a review of his WOW Air experience back when the airline first launched, between Boston and Reykjavik. The experience looked good and quirky overall, especially when you factor in how low their fares are.

WOW Air is what we’d probably call an ultra low cost carrier, in the sense that they charge fees for just about everything, from seat assignments, to bags, to food/drinks, etc. Just look at how long their optional fees and charges webpage is. Then again, with fares starting at $99 one-way between the US and Europe, it’s not surprising they also have lots of fees.

Perhaps the most drastic thing has been that WOW Air charges for any carry-on bags over 11 pounds. So even if you travel light, chances are that most people are carrying more than 11 pounds worth of stuff with them, and therefore are paying baggage fees.

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WOW Air Adding Flights Between Iceland And New York

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Last year Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air began flights between Iceland and the US.

Last March, WOW Air launched flights between Keflavik (just outside Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik) and Boston, while last June they launched flights to Baltimore.

Their expansion in North America has been quick, as WOW Air launched flights to Montreal and Toronto last month, and this summer is launching flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco. The West Coast flights are being operated by A330s, given that the A320s they otherwise operate don’t have the range to make it all the way to Iceland from the West Coast.

WOW Air will be expanding their North America network even further later this year. WOW Air will begin flying between Iceland and Newark as of November 2016. WOW Air will begin operating the route as of November 25, 2016, with the following schedule:

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WOW Air’s New GAY Plane

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WOW Air is the Icelandic low cost airline which launched flights to the US last year. They began flying between their hub in Reykjavik and Baltimore and Boston, and quickly announced expansion to their North American route network pretty quickly.

In a couple of months WOW Air will be launching flights to Montreal and Toronto, and then after that to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

WOW Air has extremely low fares, though also charges extra for virtually everything, from seat assignments to checked bags to food & drinks onboard. So they can represent a great value, but you’ll want to be sure you’re accounting for the “all-in” cost when booking on WOW Air.

They’re great not only if you want to travel to Iceland, but their business model is now also largely based around connecting passengers between the North America and Europe, given that they also fly to over a dozen destinations in Europe.

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Now Bookable: WOW Air From LAX & SFO To Iceland

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In November 2015, Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air announced that they would launch flights between Iceland and Los Angeles/San Francisco as of summer 2016.

For a bit of context, WOW Air only began service to the US last year, with their launch cities being Baltimore and Boston. The airline is as “no frills” as they get, and they charge for everything, including bags, seat assignments, food, etc. That being said, they also have incredible fares, in many cases as low as $99 one-way. Gaurav was kind enough to share his experience flying WOW Air between Boston and Iceland last year, and had positive things to say overall. If you come in with the right mindset, they can represent a fantastic value.

WOW Air isn’t just useful if your final destination is Iceland, but is also useful if you’re trying to travel to Western Europe. They offer connections to over a dozen destinations in Europe, so they’re a cheap way to fly from the US to Western Europe with a stop

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WOW Air Adding Flights To Los Angeles & San Francisco

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Earlier this year, Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air began flights between Iceland and the US.

In March, WOW Air launched flights between Keflavik (just outside Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik) and Boston, while in June they launched flights to Baltimore.

The airline is as “no frills” as it gets, as they charge for everything, including bags, seat assignments, food, etc. That being said, they also have incredible prices, in many cases as low as $99 one-way.

WOW Air isn’t just useful if your final destination is Iceland, but is also useful if you’re trying to travel to Western Europe. They offer connections to over a dozen destinations in Europe, so they’re a cheap way to fly from the US to Western Europe with a stop.

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Hilarious: WOW Air Giving Away Tickets On Tinder!

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Okay, this is hilarious. WOW Air, the low cost Icelandic carrier, has been flying to the US since the spring of this year. They launched service to Baltimore and Boston, with fares starting at just $99 one-way.

They’ve offered great fares ever since, regardless of whether you’re terminating in Reykjavik, or looking to connect to one of their gateways in Europe.

Earlier this month WOW Air announced that they would launch flights to Canada, initially to Montreal and Toronto starting in May 2016. That’s exciting for those in Canada, though there’s something entertaining about it for those on this side of the border as well.

WOW Air is taking a hilarious approach to getting attention in Canada. Via WOW Air’s Twitter, they’re presently on Tinder in Canada giving away tickets:

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WOW Air’s $99 Fares To Iceland Are Back

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I first wrote about WOW Air last October, which is an Icelandic ultra-low cost carrier. They’ve been around for a while offering flights between Iceland and the rest of Europe, though finally launched flights between the US and Iceland as of Spring 2015. They presently fly from Baltimore and Boston to their hub in Reykjavik.

While we have some “low cost carriers” in the US, none are to the level of WOW Air, which has super low fares and then charges you for everything, from seat assignments to carry-ons to checked bags. To get a full sense of that, check out WOW Air’s optional fees and charges page.

That being said, if you’re traveling light and have crunched the numbers, they can still represent an amazing value.

WOW Air has frequently offered fare sales between the US and Iceland/Europe, and they’re back with one of their best yet, for travel this winter.

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WOW Air’s $99 One-Way Fares Between The US And Europe

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I first wrote about WOW Air last October, which is an Icelandic ultra-low cost carrier. They’ve been around for a while offering flights between Iceland and the rest of Europe, though finally launched flights between the US and Iceland as of Spring 2015.

While we have some “low cost carriers” in the US, none are to the level of WOW Air, which has super low fares and then charges you for everything, from seat assignments to carry-ons to checked bags. To get a full sense of that, check out WOW Air’s optional fees and charges page.

That being said, if you’re traveling light and have crunched the numbers, they can still represent an amazing value.

WOW Air has $99 all-in one-way fares between the US and Europe for this fall and winter. Specifically, WOW Air is charging $99 one-way for the following routes/dates:

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Trip Report: WOW Air Boston To Iceland

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Flights:

— WW126 BOS-KEF April 24, 2015
— WW125 KEF-BOS May 5, 2015

We booked these tickets when I saw the deals posted on OMAAT last year about the cheap fares Wow was offering to go to Iceland. I’ve always wanted to go there to see the Northern Lights and Ice Caves. Those sights were a bust because there is already too much daylight in late April to do either of those things but we had a great time nonetheless.

Before going on this trip, I had a hard time finding details about the seating arrangements on the new WOW A321 planes providing service between BWI and BOS and KEF so I took down some notes during the flights. Since my wife and I are both tall, big people, we wanted to make sure we had adequate leg space so we shelled out the extra $33 per person to book the XL seats in advance. We also shelled out $48 for one 20kg/44lbs checked bag between the two of us and took a 5kg/12lbs backpack each (free) on board with us. Adding the extra allowances online was a breeze. I didn’t pay for seat assignments for the return because I wanted to see the seat plan in person before paying (turned out to be a good decision).

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