WOW Air is Launching Cheap Flights from LA and San Francisco to Europe

Nov 2, 2015

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The low-cost carrier battle just got a whole lot hotter! WOW Air announced today that it’s planning to add flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Europe beginning next summer. All flights will connect at the airline’s Reykjavik, Iceland hub and will be operated by an Airbus A330 (pictured in the mockup above) on the long-haul segment.

The airline hasn’t shared pricing or confirmed which airports it’ll be operating from just yet, but we do know that the LA service will be available four days per week, while San Francisco area flights will depart five days each week. While it likely won’t be possible to compete with Norwegian’s planned $69 one-way fares, WOW reps said that the airline’s fares from Baltimore and Boston — which are currently as low as $99 one-way — should give us an idea of what to expect.

Iceland's famous blue lagoon.
Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon.

While the experience will likely be a bit different on the airline’s new 340-seat all-economy Airbus A330, overall we enjoyed the airline’s A320 service, as you can see in this review. Just be prepared to shell out for lots of fees, including seat assignments (seat pitch ranges from 30 to 34 inches), larger carry-ons, meals and beverages, in addition to the obvious checked-bag charges. WOW Air promises more info before the new flights are scheduled to go on sale in January.

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