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WOW Air is at it again! One-way flights from Boston and Washington, DC (Baltimore), to Amsterdam, Paris, and London are $99 this fall and winter.
This fare is a great deal if you do NOT check a bag. Because baggage fees can add up fast!
These fares are a great deal TO Europe. But expect to spend ~$220 to ~$250 to fly back, depending on where you go. Or use your miles and points!
What’s the Deal?
Link: WOW Air
Now, via The Flight Deal, there’s another great sale! For $99, you can fly 1-way from Washington, DC (Baltimore) or Boston to:
The fare is valid between:
- October 1, 2015 to December 10, 2015
- January 10, 2016 to March 10, 2016
These fares won’t last! So if you’re interested, book as soon as you can!
How to Find the Fares
The $99 fares are limited and only available certain days of the week.
To begin, select the route you’re interested in, and click “One Way” AND “Flexible Dates.”
Click through the fare calendar to find the lowest fares.
Click the day you want to depart. The price should display as $99.
I also found 1-way flights from Baltimore to Amsterdam in November for $99.
Also remember that all of the flights connect in Iceland!
Use the Right Credit Card!
Link: Chase Sapphire Preferred
Link: Chase Ink Plus
Link: Citi ThankYou Premier
Link: Citi Prestige
Because the fares are 1-way and only available TO Europe, you might consider using miles or points to get back.
Or Book a 1-Way Paid Flight Home
Fares are between ~$220 and ~$250 to fly back on WOW Air, so that might be an option, too!
If you have the Chase Ink Bold, Chase Ink Plus, or Chase Sapphire Preferred, you can book flights back on the Chase Travel Portal with Chase Ultimate Rewards points where they’ll be worth 1.25 cents per point.
Or if you have the Citi Prestige card, you could book through the Citi Travel Center where Citi ThankYou points are worth 1.6 cents each for American Airlines flights, or 1.33 cents each for other airlines.
And folks with the Citi ThankYou Premier card can use Citi ThankYou points at 1.25 cents each for airfare.
If you have the Citi Prestige, remember you get a $250 airline credit each calendar year. And you can use it on airfare!
If you fly back on American Airlines or US Airways, you get a free checked bag and priority boarding when you have the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard, Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite MasterCard, or Barclays Aviator (not open to new applicants) card. You do NOT have to pay with the card to get the free checked bag!
Plus, you’ll earn 2 American Airlines miles per $1 you spend on American Airlines and US Airways flights when you use 1 of the above American Airlines credit cards.
Or, use a card that earns bonus points for travel or airfare purchased directly from airlines:
- 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 World Elite Mastercard – get 2.1% back when you redeem miles for $100+ travel purchases, including airfare
- Citi Prestige – 3X Citi ThankYou points per $1 you spend on travel
- Citi ThankYou Premier – 3X Citi ThankYou points per $1 you spend on travel
Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards
If you book a WOW Air flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!
Note: Folks who want to book paid stays could check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals. But you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized).
If you’re feeling adventurous or want to stay in a more residential area, Airbnb is a great way to save money, especially for longer stays.
WOW Air has 1-way flights from Baltimore and Boston to Amsterdam, Dublin, or Paris for $99. This is a great deal if you can pack light! I’ve flown WOW Air and had a good experience.
Because the fares getting back are between ~$220 to ~$250, you should decide whether you want to fly back on WOW Air or use miles or points instead.
Are you tempted by WOW Air’s low fares?