Iceland’s low-cost WOW Air has kicked off a super sale for travel from the West Coast to Europe for just $69.99 one-way.
That’s not the fare to WOW’s Reykjavik hub – that’s the fare for a trip to the Continent via a Reykjavik connection. These are base fares; steep and numerous fees apply for various amenities such as carry on baggage, advance seat selection and, um, water. See fee menu here.
The airline didn’t say how long the sale fares would be available – just that they are on sale now “for a limited time.” The $69 fare is available from San Francisco and Los Angeles via Iceland to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bristol (U.K.) and Edinburgh, WOW said, for travel from January 15 through April 5. WOW flies Airbus A330s from the West Coast.
Caveat: The $69 fare is apparently available only for eastbound travel; the price for return flights ranges from $129 to $199. Still, a roundtrip for a $199 base fare is a pretty good deal.
For example, when going through the booking process on WOW’s website, the cheapest fare we could find between San Francisco and Edinburgh, including a $100 fee for a large carry on bag (such as a rollaboard) is $370. That’s roughly $70 for the outbound flight, $200 for the return (including taxes) and a $100 bag fee. That’s still very very cheap!
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The new sale also includes $99 fares from Boston to Reykjavik, or $129 from Boston to Paris, London Gatwick, Amsterdam, Berlin and Stockholm; and $99 from Miami to Reykjavik, or $149 from Miami to Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, London and Paris.
The airline’s U.S. website with full details on the sale is at https://wowair.us/. NOTE: Due to the popularity of this sale, the WOW Air site is extremely slow and in some cases timing out, so keep trying….
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