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WOW Air’s flight deals are back this week, with discounted fares between Baltimore (BWI) and Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). Unfortunately, the fare’s are not quite as low as the $99 one-way fares earlier this month, but you can still snag a flight for as low as $283 round-trip. Of course, this is WOW, so you’ll face surcharges and extra fees for bags, food and many other services, but the fare is still quite cheap.
Travel dates for this deal range mostly from October through December, with a few discounted dates thereafter. Keep in mind however, that due to Iceland’s geographic location, you’ll only be getting 5 or 6 hours of daylight at most in late November and early December.
Airline(s): WOW Air
Route(s): BWI to Reykjavik (KEF)
Cost: $99+ one-way
Dates: October through December 2015
Booking Link: WOW Air
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
Here are a few examples of outbound flights we found:
Baltimore (BWI) – Reykjavik (KEF) for $127 (one-way) on WOW Air:
Baltimore (BWI) – Reykjavik (KEF) for $149 (one-way) on WOW Air:
Here are a few examples of return flights we found:
Reykjavik (KEF) -Baltimore (BWI) – for $135 (one-way) on WOW Air:
Baltimore (BWI) –Reykjavik (KEF) for $284 (round-trip) on WOW Air:
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.
WOW often offers discounted fares to Iceland from the US, so if you can’t book now, there will probably be another opportunity down the line. For more information, check out our WOW air flight review. And to get an idea about what you should do once you arrive, check out our $99-Fare Guide to Iceland.
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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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