Deal Alert: WOW Air Flights to Iceland for $199 Round-Trip

Jul 23, 2018

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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using The Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.

WOW Air is offering another sale for flights to Reykjavik (KEF), with prices starting at just $199 round-trip. The discounted fares are available out of most of the US cities the carrier serves, including Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK) and San Francisco (SFO), and are valid for travel from August to November. Unlike some of its previous sales, you don’t need a promo code to score these low fares.

Your best bet for finding these bargains is to head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination cities. After finding the dates that work best for you, book directly with WOW Air or with an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline. There’s no telling how long these fares will be around, so it’ll be better to book sooner rather than later.

Keep in mind that WOW Air is a low-cost carrier and will charge you for things that are sometimes complimentary. Fees you’ll pay range from meals to seat assignments to checked baggage and more. So, while some fares may seem too good to pass up, keep in mind that if you want to customize your trip, you’ll have to pay more. Check out what the WOW Air experience was like when TPG’s Brendan Dorsey flew it and when Managing Editor Alberto Riva flew its biz product.

Seats aboard WOW Air’s A330s are laid out in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Airlines: WOW Air
Routes: BOS/CLE/DFW/EWR/JFK/ORD/PIT/SFO/STL to KEF
Cost: $199+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August – November 2018
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Reykjavik (KEF) in October for $199 round-trip on WOW Air:

Chicago (ORD) to Reykjavik (KEF) in August for $199 round-trip on WOW Air:

Boston (BOS) to Reykjavik (KEF) in September for $219 round-trip on WOW Air:

San Francisco (SFO) to Reykjavik (KEF) in September for $229 round-trip on WOW Air:

St. Louis (STL) to Reykjavik (KEF) in November for $229 round-trip on WOW Air:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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.

Featured image by Alberto Riva / The Points Guy.

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