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Old 03-11-2018, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Does anyone have any experience with WOW Air out of Iceland? Iíll be flying out of St. Louis to Berlin in May for $1200 with a checked bag. I am away that itís a LCC so the base price does it include the things a regular airline would. I figure that if Iím already going to have to have a stop I might as well save the money.

The other options would be to fly United with a stop in Newark or to fly Air Canada, but both of their fairs are over $,2000.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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I flew WOW from New York to Iceland & it was fine. No problems. Bare bones to an extent but fine for short flight. They sold sandwiches during the flight. The boarding area in Iceland got really jammed on the way back though; they didn't seem to have any order and people kept pressing torward in line.
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Old 03-12-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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If you have any date flexibility, you should be able to get that down below $1,000.

https://matrix.itasoftware.com/#sear...=STLBER-BERSTL

But WOW does look like the cheapest.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Thanks. I’d try to fly Delta but it’ll end up being two stops or an airport transfer from LGA to JFK.

There wouldn’t be anything I’d pay extra for except a one checked bag. Even with the extra cost it will still be hundreds of dollars less than a traditional carrier.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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My daughter has flown WOW a number of times: two times to Paris and one was an actual trip to Iceland. She loves them.
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I checked out WOW for our upcoming vacation in the UK but there was a 24 hour stopover in Iceland each way which takes a fair bite out of our actual vacation.
I booked with Norwegian instead, great prices even with extras (1 piece checked luggage and inflight meals) flights Chicago to London were $560.
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Old 03-18-2018, 06:13 AM
 
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I’ll be flying out of St. Louis to Berlin in May for $1200 with a checked bag.
WOW air begins St Louis flights on 17 May 2018. Will you be taking one of the first flights?


SINGLE/DUAL AISLE
Also Lambert St Louis Intl, St Louis, MO (STL) to Keflavik Intl Arpt, Reykjavik, IS (KEF) is only 3190 miles. Now Boston to Dublin is 3000 miles, but traditionally airlines flew even the shortest TransAtlantic routes with a dual aisle jet because the winter headwinds sometimes made the return journey impossible, and you had to make an emergency stop in Canada (Newfoundland) to take on more fuel.

Looking at their choice of jets WOW used last summer they chose single aisle jets for all flights under 3000 miles and dual aisle jets for all flights over 3500 miles. This new flight is right in between.

Miles
2413 BOS Airbus A321-200 SINGLE AISLE
2601 EWRAirbus A321-200
2762 BWI Airbus A321-200
2794 PIT Airbus A321-200
2944 ORD Airbus A321-200
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3664 MIA Airbus A330-300 DUAL AISLE
4314 LAX Airbus A330-300
4204 SFO Airbus A330-300

WOW is expanding rapidly and will go from 8 USA destinations last summer to 12 this summer. My guess is that WOW plans to use a brand new single aisle Airbus A321neo for this route. The A321neo (new engine option) has an additional 300 nautical miles in range over the A321-200 with the current engines.

Many people are shocked to go TransAtlantic on a small single aisle jet with 218-220 seats with a single class. The return flight from Iceland to St Louis take 7:20. It's a configuration that they associate with Southwest or Spirit Airlines. Southwest has no flights over 2500 miles. Spirit Airlines maxes out at 2627 miles.

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Old 03-18-2018, 08:25 AM
 
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I checked out WOW for our upcoming vacation in the UK but there was a 24 hour stopover in Iceland each way which takes a fair bite out of our actual vacation.
I booked with Norwegian instead, great prices even with extras (1 piece checked luggage and inflight meals) flights Chicago to London were $560.
Thatís a blessing, not a curse.

If you havenít been to Iceland before I highly recommend it, fantastic, fantastic, fantastic place, better yet, make it a 3 day stopover.

Havenít flown wow in this guise, but a friend takes them twice a month and says theyíre more then ok.
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I flew on WOW Air last May from LAX to Iceland. The cost isn't as low as advertised once you book a seat and check a bag that works as a carry-on for Southwest. Still, it should come out cheaper than most airlines. I had no issues on the departing flight but the seats on the return flight were uncomfortable and the crew all had the personality of a rock. I'd fly again based upon the departing flight experience and price.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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My wife and I came back Sept 2017 on WOW (from Iceland to US), it wasn't the Worst I've been on but very much a stripped down flight. Easily the worst is that I'm 6'4" and the seats were closer together than any other flight I've ever been on.

Our "carry-on" bags can be worn like backpacks, so we were able to skirt the whole "pay for something that fits under the seat" aspect. Lots of Terrible reviews from people who paid for more leg room and didn't get it (there were 3~4 on my flight too, they were vocal).

All said and done, it wasn't worth the money saved.
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