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
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 8,627 miles or 3.2 cents per mile
How to Book:
- Use the WOW Air flexible date calendar to find availability.
- TripAdvisor - One of the leading hotel meta-search engines. Find the lowest hotel prices from 200+ sites.
- Rental Cars - One of the world’s leading car rental agencies. Includes all the major brands like Hertz, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise etc.
Activities and Tours
- Viator – The world's largest marketplace for destination activities and tours
- Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Icelandic Krona (ISK). $1USD = 130.02 ISK
Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:
- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
- Don’t get hit with Dynamic Currency Conversion
- Get your taxes refunded when shopping
- How to Avoid International Data Roaming Charges
For more of the latest cheap Los Angeles Flight Deals:
- Go to the The Los Angeles Flight Deals page
For more of the latest cheap San Francisco / Bay Area Flight Deals:
* The Flight Deal will receive a commission if you use the accommodation, car rental, activities, or travel insurance affiliate links to make a booking or apply and is approved for a credit card using our link above. Thank you for your continuing support.
The Flight Deal does not sell travel products or services. We provide you with information about third-party travel suppliers’ offers, and link you to their sites. The information posted by The Flight Deal is valid at the time of publication. However, we have no control over the suppliers, and we therefore do not warrant or guarantee that their offers will not change or become unavailable. Nor are we responsible for their products, services or site content. Please see their sites for their most up-to-date offer information and all applicable terms and conditions.