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WOW air’s $99 one-way fares to Europe are back this fall, giving you the chance to fly to Iceland and other destinations in Europe on the cheap. The budget airline has deals from Baltimore (BWI) and Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) with one-way fares starting at $99. All other destinations in Europe will run you $149 — still significantly cheaper than many other options for getting across the pond. Note that all of these flights funnel through WOW’s hub in Reykjavik, but connections are typically pretty short.
While flights departing the US start at $99, the return flights are priced a bit higher, starting at $200. The $99 outbound flights are only available on limited dates, but there seems to be decent availability. The deals are available for travel between October 2015 and March 2016, however dates are blacked out from mid-December through early January. The exact dates of the deals also vary between flight routes, so check those out before buying.
Airline(s): WOW Air
Route(s): BWI, BOS to Europe
Cost: $99+ one-way
Booking Link: Orbitz
Here are a few examples of flights we found:
Baltimore (BWI) – Reykjavik (KEF) for $99 (one-way) on WOW Air:
Boston (BOS) – London (LGW) for $149 (one-way) on WOW Air:
Boston (BOS) – Berlin (SXF) via Reykjavik (KEF) for $149 (one-way) on WOW Air:
WOW already offers fares to Iceland from the US at this price point on a fairly regular basis, so it’s good to see more destinations being made available. For more on those options, check out our $99-Fare Guide to Iceland.
While there’s no doubt that these WOW fares are some of the cheapest around for travel to Europe, keep in mind that your journey won’t be as comfortable as it might be on other carriers, and there are many add-on fees that could eat into your savings. Generally, you’ll be fine if you know all the rules ahead of time, but at least consider whether the savings are worth the potential headache of (many) extra fees and basic onboard services.
For more information, check out our WOW air flight review.
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If you book any of these fares, or if you’re able to find cheaper return flights on WOW, please let us know in the comments below!
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