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Here’s another dirt cheap way to reach Europe!
WOW Air is selling flights starting at ~$69 one-way! I found fares from San Francisco & Boston to Reykjavik for ~$69 one-way. And great deals to from the US to Amsterdam, Stockholm, and London starting at ~$89 one-way!
These deals are only valid for round-trip flights. But you can still find some amazing prices!
Here are the details. And how to search for deals from your city!
How to Book It
Link: WOW Air
WOW Air is a budget airline based in Iceland. They’re a great option for no-frills flights, with good service and clean planes. And they’re selling flights to Europe for super cheap! There are lots of different routes available for ~$69 to ~$89 one-way:
- San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Washington D.C. to Reykjavik for under ~$69 one-way
- San Francisco to Copenhagen for ~$89 one-way
- Chicago to Amsterdam for ~$89 one-way
- New York to Edinburgh for ~$89 one-way
Fare dates can be a little sporadic and are available into fall 2018. And there seems to be fewer of the cheapest fares over summer 2018.
These prices are only for folks who create a “MyWOW” account with WOW Air. And sale appears to only be valid for the outbound segment of a round-trip flight.
You can expect the return flight to be more costly. Still, I found flights to Iceland for ~$190 round-trip. That’s hard to beat!
WOW Air Tips
Link: My Review of WOW Air
WOW Air charges fees for things like seat selection, large carry-on bags, and checked bags. You’ll get the best deal if you can pack light.
And here’s my trip report from my visit to Iceland. I learned Icelanders are some of the kindest folks in the world!
Folks with the Southwest Companion Pass could fly to these cities very cheaply. That’s because with the Companion Pass, your companion flies with you for almost free on both paid and award tickets.
If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals. But remember you won’t get elite stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized!).
Airbnb is another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.