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WOW Air is back with another terrific fare sale!
You can fly from Boston to Reykjavik, Iceland, for just $99 1-way in April and May 2016. Or fly from Washington, DC (Baltimore) for the same price from September to December, 2016.
Return flights are more expensive, but they’re still a good deal with many dates under $200!
Or connect through Reykjavik on your way to cities like Frankfurt, London, and Paris, starting at $199 1-way.
Let’s see what you can get!
What’s the Deal?
Link: WOW Air
Link: My Review of WOW Air
Link: My Iceland Trip Report
WOW Air runs excellent sales from time-to-time. They’re a low-cost airline based in Iceland, with friendly service and clean, new planes.
You can fly from Boston or Washington, DC (Baltimore) to Reykjavik, Iceland, starting at $99 1-way. Return flights start at ~$149, which is still very cheap!
Travel dates vary depending on your departure city, but I found sale fares from Boston in April and May 2016, and from Washington, DC (Baltimore) through Fall 2016.
You can also fly to other European cities (connecting through Reykjavik) starting at $199 1-way from Boston or Washington, DC (Baltimore).
Check the WOW Air Best Fares page to see if your favorite European city is on sale!
Sale fares are only available on certain days, so you might have to be flexible with your travel dates.
Keep in mind, WOW Air charges fees for seat selection, large carry-on bags, and checked bags. So if you can’t pack light, you’ll pay more.
If you plan a trip, see my post on how to find the best prices on rental cars in Iceland! And remember to bring a card with chip-and-PIN capability to get gas!
Here’s my Iceland trip report, where I learned Icelanders are some of the nicest people 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 Should You 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 flights from Boston and Washington, DC (Baltimore) to Reykjavik, Iceland on sale starting at $99 1-way.
Or connect through Reykjavik to other European cities, like Frankfurt, London, or Paris, starting at $199 1-way. Travel dates are in spring and fall, 2016, depending on the departure city.
Return flights are more expensive, but are often still a good deal.
Book soon if you’re interested, because these fares often sell out quickly. And let me know if you plan a trip!