Deal Alert: WOW Air to Iceland and London from $248 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
WOW Air's flight deals are available again this week, with discounted fares departing Baltimore (BWI) and Boston (BOS) for London (LGW) and Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). Every few months, WOW makes available $99 outbound flights to Iceland and Europe. Unfortunately, these rates typically aren't available on the return flights (due to high taxes), but there's still plenty of opportunities to purchase a cheap round-trip ticket, especially compared to other airlines. Keep in mind, though, that WOW is a budget airline, so you'll have to pay extra fees for things like checked bags or choosing a seat, but there's still plenty of room for savings. Travel dates are available for flights between January and May, and if you're willing to pay a bit more, you can certainly find more reasonably priced flights later in the schedule.
The best deals available are on flights bound for Reykjavik, which start at $248 round-trip. If you're interested in a London trip, you'll have to shell out a bit more for service to London (LGW), and these do include a short connection in Reykjavik. If you're aren't able to find the lowest-priced $99 outbound flights, which appear to be available on just a few dates, there are still plenty of other round-trip itineraries that are around or below $300 round-trip. Additionally, WOW's prices do appear in Google Flights even though it's a budget airline, so be sure to take advantage of that tool.
Iceland's a fantastic destination, even if you're traveling in winter (which includes a chance to see the Northern Lights). If you're headed to London, there's plenty of ways to use points and miles to maximize your stay abroad and chances to eat some great food.
Airline: WOW Air
Routes: BOS and BWI to London (LGW) and Reykjavik (KEF)
Cost: $248+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January through May 2016
Booking Link: WOW Air
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of outbound flights we found:
Baltimore (BWI) - Reykjavik (KEF) for $248 on WOW Air:
Boston (BOS) - Reykjavik (KEF) for $278 on WOW Air:
Boston (BOS) - London (LGW) for $314 on WOW Air:
Baltimore (BWI) - London (LGW) for $328 on WOW Air:
While WOW is often one of the most cost-effective ways to get to Iceland and the other destinations it serves, you might not have as comfortable experience as other carriers' products. If you're familiar with the airline and all of its rules, you should be fine, but flying on another carrier could be worth a consideration.
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, see 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!