No Frills of the Day: WOW Air Sale (up to 36% Discount on Base Fare)

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Today’s No Frills of the Day goes to WOW air, Iceland’s second largest airline, and their promo sale (with up to 36% discount on base fare) valid for (almost) all their published fares.

You can access WOW Air website here.

We have discussed before WOW Air no-frills ultra cheap one-way and round trip fares between Europe and the United States (via KEF). Here are some examples of the cheaper fares they are selling right now:

They are currently running a promo sale valid for travel from August 20 through February 10, 2108. Entering the promo code WOWSALE when booking gets you a discount of up to 36% on the base fare of your ticket. All bookings must be made by 11:59pm GMT, August 8.

The catch: The discount does not apply to their cheapest fares ($99 to KEF, $149 between USA and Europe). Any other fare is game. For example, BRU-KEF on October 19 is $149 and it does not get any discount when applying the code:

But on October 18, a $189 fare is discounted to $146 using the promo code:

Booking example with discount applied on both segments of a round trip ticket:

Conclusion

As I have mentioned before, WOW Air are excellent fares if you’re looking for a positioning flight to start a mileage run accross the Atlantic Ocean. The discount does not work on their cheapest fares but it brings higher fares to the level of the cheap ones.

WOW Air fares are non-refundable and, as every other low cost carrier, usually implies costly change fees + fare difference, so book only if travel plans are final.

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  • Njdevilku13

    Be careful. I traveled on WOW Air in Sept 2016 and it was awesome(ly cheap). $300 for BWI-Iceland-Copenhagen-BWI. But back then, you got a carry on of up to 10 kg (22 lbs) for free. Now the only thing you get free is a personal item. So if your carry-on is larger than under the seat, you need to add an additional $47 each way (US-Iceland) or $57 (US-Europe) to your ticket.

    • Njdevilku13

      If you are interested in a low cost airline that STILL includes a carry-on bag, check out Norwegian Air.

    • Joseph Merrick

      Thanks for the heads-up. I think not including a carry-on in the base fare is taking it one step too far.

      Also 50 US$ for carry-on and 70 US$ for 20 kg checked per leg is extortionate!

      But then again, you just have to know about these prices and calculate for yourself if you’re still getting a good deal.

      • Njdevilku13

        as I said check out Norwegian. They include a carry-on and are similar to WOW in terms of not choosing a seat, no food, etc. They fly out of NYC (EWR, JFK, and SWF (Stewart)), LAX, Las Vegas, Oakland, CA, Boston (BOS, Providence, & Hartford), Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Denver, & Seattle. Going into Europe most planes change at Oslo, but they have some direct flights to Ireland, England, Paris, etc. I’m considering right now flying into Bergen, Norway (on the coast) then traveling through Norway and Sweden and flying home from Stockholm.
        p.s. It sometimes pays to check the Norwegian site as if you are in Norway (.no instead of .com). Im booking the Bergen flight on the American side then booking the Stockholm on the Norway site (the exchange rate is better than they are quoting the price on the American site). Just need to be able to match the Norwegian language and be careful filling in the info.