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WOW Air is offering $69.99 airfares from San Francisco, Boston, Miami, and Baltimore to Iceland and continental Europe this winter and Spring.
These fares are on very limited dates and will sell out in the next few hours.
WOW Air is an Icelandic low cost carrier. It offers flights from Baltimore, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and most recently Pittsburgh to Reykjavik with connections to Europe.
On the WOW Air home page, click directly on the $69.99 fares to be taken to a search that shows them.
Here’s one from Miami to Berlin on May 4, 2017.
Wow Air’s $69.99 fares, and all of its tickets, just include a seat and a personal item.
A carry on up to 26 pounds can be purchased as can checked bags They are very expensive. For instance, from Miami to Berlin, a carry on is $51 and a checked bag is $71. Here is the fee page for WOW Air.
You will be assigned a seat at check in for free, or you can buy one for $8-$51 at check in.
I often travel with just one carry on. So I could book these flights for $121 all in–$70 ticket plus $51 carry on.
I would eventually fly home from continental Europe, either for 22,500 American Airlines miles on an off peak economy award, or in Business Class with United miles. This would mean seeing Iceland and another European country for about $200 plus 22,500 miles all in for all the flights (if I made sure to return from a city with low departure taxes). That’s ridiculously cheap.
Best Way to Buy the Ticket
Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards.
For a limited time, the Barclaycard Arrival Plus comes with 50,000 bonus Arrival miles after spending $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days.
You can redeem the miles to offset any travel expense greater than $100 inside your Barclaycard account within 120 days of the purchase– so put your WOW Air flights on the card and get your money back for them in the form of a statement credit. Examples of other travel expenses you can redeem Arrival miles on are taxes and fees on award tickets, hotels, Airbnb, car rentals, cruises, etc. Here is How to Redeem Arrival Miles. The Arrival miles you’d earn from meeting the minimum spending requirement, 50k from the bonus, 6k from the spending, are worth $560 in travel expense statement credits.
Read my full review of the Barclaycard Arrival Plus.