WOW, the other airline based in Iceland is launching service between Reykjavik and San Francisco or Los Angeles this upcoming June. And they are launching with $139 one way fares.
We found $139 fares in June and September onward. Summer is of course, expensive.
Be mindful of their fees. If you are traveling with anything more than a small backpack that is less than 11 pounds, you should prepay for checked luggage at $67 per leg or $134 roundtrip or carry-on luggage at 11 kilos (~24lbs) at $48 each way or $96 roundtrip. WOW Air WILL CHECK the weight of each bag. So realistically, the cheapest for most travelers is $374 or $412 roundtrip.
Update 1/13/2016 @ 2:55AM Eastern – the introductory fares are all gone.
Sample Travel Date:
- LAX: June 21st- 28th
- SFO: June 10th – 15th
- We found availability in June and September onward. Availability is limited.
- Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.
How to Search for Availability:
- Use the WOW Air flexible date calendar to find availability. (Until 6AM Pacific, SFO and LAX isn’t searchable through their interface, but you can use these URLs below)
- LAX – KEF (Reykjavik) – LAX
- Not permitted
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- Miles Flown: 8,627 miles or 3.2 cents per mile
How to Book:
- Use the WOW Air flexible date calendar to find availability.
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