Won’t Last! $99 to Iceland, $202 to London Each Way

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Update:   Million Mile Secrets readers report that return flights to the US are no longer available at these low prices.  Folks could consider booking a 1-way award ticket for the return trip!

You can fly from Boston or Washington – Baltimore (BWI) to Reykjavik, Iceland, from $99 each way and to London via Reykjavik 1-way from ~$202.

These fares are on WOW Air, a low cost airline from Iceland.  I wrote about this when WOW Air had a similar sale last year.

Great Fare Sale To Europe Flights As Low As 99 1 Way

Wow! 1-Way to Iceland From $99 on WOW Air

You can book on the WOW Air website.   Fares are super low, but are they worth it?

Are Low Fares Worth It?

Link:   WOW Air

You can fly 1-way from Boston and Washington – Baltimore to:

  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • London, UK (via Reykjavik)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark (via Reykjavik)
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Fly to London From $202 Each Way on WOW Air

1.   Flights From Boston

A.   Reykjavik

I found a 1-way flight between Boston and Reykjavik for $99 on March 30, 2015.

Note:   The Reykjavik airport is in Keflavik, a small town ~31 miles southwest of Reykjavik.

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1-Way to Boston to Reykjavik for $99

B.   London

A 1-way flight to London on April 20, 2015, costs ~$202.

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You Can Fly 1-Way to London For ~$202

C.   Copenhagen

And 1-way from Boston to Copenhagen on October 12, 2015, is ~$198.

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Spend the Fall in Copenhagen for ~$198 Each Way

2.  Flights From Washington – Baltimore

I found a 1-way ticket on October 12, 2015, from Washington – Baltimore to Reykjavik for ~$242.

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Fly to Iceland 1-Way for ~$242 From Washington – Baltimore

Flying to London on October 5, 2015, costs ~$253 each way.

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You’ll Pay ~$13 More to Fly to London

And from Washington – Baltimore to Copenhagen on October 11, 2015, you’ll pay ~$257 each way.

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Cheap 1-Way Flights to Copenhagen for ~$257

These are great deals!

I checked Kayak to see how WOW Air prices compared.  The cheapest flight was on Icelandair for ~$292.

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You’d Pay ~$139 More to Fly to Iceland on Icelandair!

Although, the prices are low, there are some things you should know.

What You Should Know

Link:   WOW Air Fees

With prices this low, they won’t last long.  You’ll save on your ticket price but you might pay more in fees.

WOW Air is a well-likedvery low cost airline with all seats in coach.

All fares are non-refundable, but you can buy cancellation insurance for $18 per segment.

Great Fare Sale To Europe Flights As Low As 99 1 Way

Cute Greeting on Your Seat

But you’ll pay extra for just about everything including carry-on bags over ~11 lbs.

Note:  Fees vary depending on the route (US to Iceland or US to Europe via Iceland).

There’s NO in-flight entertainment, but you can buy food and drinks on board.

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Bring Books or a Tablet to Keep Yourself Entertained

If you can travel light, this is a good deal.

Note:   WOW Air only has 3 planes.  So if 1 breaks down, your flight will be delayed.  And because they aren’t part of an airline alliance, you will NOT be rebooked on a different airline.

Great Fare Sale To Europe Flights As Low As 99 1 Way

Oops, WOW Air Plane 3 Is Late

If You’re Not in Washington – Baltimore or Boston

You could use British Airways Avios points to get to Boston or Washington – Baltimore.  British Airways Avios are great for short-haul flights because you only pay 4,500 points 1-way for flights less than 649 miles, and 7,500 points for flights up to 1,149 miles.

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points or American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Avios points.

The Southwest Companion Pass can also get you to Boston or Washington – Baltimore.  And with the Companion Pass, your companion flies with you for almost free on both paid and award tickets.

Which Card to Use?

You can use your Chase Sapphire Preferred (which earns 2X points on travel), American Express Premier Rewards Gold (which earns 3X points on tickets booked directly with airlines), or Barclaycard Arrival Plus (which earns 2.2% cash back on travel).

Bottom Line

You can fly 1-way from Boston to Reykjavik from $99 each way and 1-way to London from ~$202 on WOW Air.

These fares won’t last so act fast.  But you’ll pay fees for carry-on bags, checked bags, and seat selection on WOW Air.   And there’s no in-flight entertainment so bring something to keep you occupied.

Let me know if you book a flight!

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8 responses to “Won’t Last! $99 to Iceland, $202 to London Each Way

  1. you say you can find $99 one way flights to Reykjavik, but how do you get back? I didn’t find any return flights for less than around $190. ~$300 RT flight to Iceland is still a good deal, but let’s not pretend the $99 fare is available each way. And I did an exhaustive search on their site yesterday

  2. Not entirely sure how much of a cost savings these flights are particularly considering they are one way flights. The return flights are exorbitant. A round trip ticket on other airlines are comparable and do not have the restrictions.

  3. Your title is wrong- it’s not $99 each way, just 1-way on the outbound trip. The return trip is at least $200. 1 bag is another $50 each way. So 1 person + 1 bag =$400 RT. To Iceland.

    Only gr8 if you have miles for a return one-way on some airline that doesn’t charge fuel surcharges.

  4. You can get there for $99 in April, Sept and Oct. I did find a couple of returns for slightly under $200. Some of the return air fares state “operated by information missing” instead of WOW Air. Not sure what that means as I’d like to know who I’m flying with before I book. It still seems like a good deal – thanks for sharing it. I have Air Miles to get to Boston from Toronto. I’d love to go to the Blue Lagoon and see the Northern Lights but don’t want to go when it’s too cold there!

  5. I can’t seem to find tickets available yet past October. Any idea if this deal will run later on as well? I want to go to Iceland over New Years next year and will be flying out of Boston anyway. This looks like it could be a good deal fi I can find the tickets!

  6. Did I read that right? They only have 3 planes??? That’s crazy!

  7. I booked some flights! I totally regret not just buying them yesterday as soon as I saw this. Yesterday I was seeing a round trip from Boston to Reykjavic for about $330 after taxes and fees. Today the prices were literally changing while I was trying to book. I ended up getting roundtrip for $404 (bought 1 for my boyfriend too, so $808 total). That’s still a good price, but definitely kicking myself for not acting sooner. We’re not based out of Boston, but luckily my boyfriend has an uncle there, so we can fly up there for free (using Southwest points and my companion pass) and stay the night so we have plenty of wiggle room to catch the flight to Iceland!

  8. I picked up a couple of these last week….which hotel program would work best in Iceland?