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WOW Air is at it again with great fares to Europe!
Fly from Boston or Washington, DC (Baltimore), to Reykjavik, Iceland, for only $99 1-way! Fares are available through Spring 2016, so this is a great opportunity for folks looking for a European getaway (or if you want to see the beautiful Aurora Borealis!).
Or connect through Reykjavik on your way to Bristol, London, or Paris starting at $149 1-way.
Return flights to the US cost more, but they’re still reasonable at under $200.
I’ll share the details!
What’s the Deal?
Link: WOW Air
Link: My Review of WOW Air
Link: My Iceland Trip Report
I’ve written about WOW Air, a budget airline based in Iceland. They’re a great option for no-frills flights, with good service and clean planes.
You can fly from Boston or Washington, DC (Baltimore) to Reykjavik, Iceland, starting at $99 1-way. Return flights start at $169, which is still very cheap for a flight from Europe!
You can also fly to Bristol, London, or Paris (connecting through Reykjavik) starting at $149 1-way from Boston or Washington, DC (Baltimore).
Travel dates for most destinations are January to March 2016. Sale fares to Bristol are May or September 2016.
You can fly from Boston to Reykjavik until mid-April 2016. And from Washington, DC (Baltimore), to Reykjavik through mid-March 2016.
Sale fares are only available on certain flights, or on certain days of the week. So you might have to be flexible. That said, I was able to find lots of seats on the sale routes!
You might consider taking advantage of these cheap fares flying TO Europe, then book an award ticket for your return trip!
Remember, WOW Air charges fees for seat selection, large carry-on bags, and checked bags. You’ll get the best deal if you can pack light.
Check out my post on how to find the best prices on rental cars in Iceland! Don’t forget to bring a card with chip-and-PIN capability to get gas!
And here’s my trip report from my visit to Iceland. I learned Icelanders are some of the kindest folks in the world!
Pay With the Right Credit Card!
Don’t forget to book your flights with a credit card that earns bonus miles & points for airline purchases, like:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 you spend on travel
- Premier Rewards Gold Card From American Express – 3X AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 you spend on airfare purchased directly from airlines, although I’ve found you almost always get the points even if you book through a 3rd party site like Orbitz!
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus – get 2% back when you redeem miles for $100+ travel purchases, including airfare
- Citi Prestige – 3X Citi ThankYou points per $1 you spend on airfare
- Citi ThankYou Premier – 3X Citi ThankYou points per $1 you spend on travel
Where to Stay?
Note: If you’re booking a paid stay, it’s worth checking discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals. Keep in mind, you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized).
If you prefer a more local experience, Airbnb is a great way to save money, especially for longer stays. Here are my tips for getting a better Airbnb price and how to choose a safe and comfortable Airbnb.
WOW Air has a great fare sale from from Boston and Washington, DC (Baltimore), to Reykjavik, Iceland, for $99 1-way.
Or connect in Reykjavik to Bristol, London, or Paris starting at $149 1-way. Return flights cost more, but you can still find good deals.
Book soon if you’re interested, because these fares won’t last long. Let me know if you plan a trip!