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WOW Air BOS and BWI to Bristol, UK $149 one-way fare May 2016

WOW Air announced new service between Bristol UK and Iceland in May 2016. I received an email today announcing low $149 USD fares from Boston BOS and Baltimore BWI to BRS Bristol, UK.

I am in London today. Researching WOW Air fares for this route revealed something very interesting.

In short, using my email link for US prices shows me a one-way fare from the USA to Bristol for $149 USD. WOW Air UK website shows me Bristol to Boston ticket is 108 GBP ($163 USD). But if I want to buy a one way ticket for Bristol to Boston from the WOW USA website on the same date, it will cost $256 USD.

A round trip ticket Bristol to Boston from the WOW Air UK site or round trip Boston to Bristol from the WOW Air USA site is priced about $80 to $93 USD more than buying a one-way BOS-BRS from the USA site and a one-way BRS-BOS ticket from the WOW Air UK site.

WOW Air  Boston BOS – Keflavik KEF Iceland – Bristol, UK BRS

$149.00 USD one-way  (WOW Air US site) Tuesday May 17

BOS-BRS $149USD WOW May17

WOW Air  Bristol, UK BRS – Keflavik KEF Iceland – Boston BOS

107.98 GBP WOW Air UK site ($162.91 USD) one-way

Wednesday May 25

BRS-BOS May 25 108 GBP WOW

Round trip total price BOS-BRS = $312 USD

when purchased as one-way tickets BOS-BRS on WOW Air US site and BRS-BOS on WOW Air UK site.

As I sit here in London I can buy two one-way tickets for BOS-BRS and BRS-BOS for $312 round trip. What is interesting is what happens when booking a round trip ticket from either the US or UK website.

WOW Air USA website

WOW Air  Boston BOS – Keflavik KEF Iceland – Bristol, UK BRS May 17

Bristol, UK – KEF – Boston BOS May 25

$404.71 USD round trip ticket purchased from WOW Air USA site.

BOS-BRS rt WOW $405 USD May 17-25     BOS-BRS-2 rt WOW $405

WOW Air UK website

WOW Air  Bristol, UK BRS – Keflavik KEF Iceland –  Boston May 17

Bristol, UK – KEF – Boston BOS May 25

259.96 GBP ($392.16 USD) round trip ticket purchased from WOW Air UK site.

BOS-BRS 260 GBP WOW May 17-25

WOW Air has some low fare $149 USD flights from Boston or Baltimore to Bristol, UK in May 2016. WOW Air has some low priced flights from Bristol to Boston and Baltimore for 99 GBP in May 2016. But round trip flights purchased from the UK site or the USA site will cost $80 to $93 more.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. There is an opportunity for hidden-city ticketing by getting off at KEF. The standard BOS-KEF flight is $100 more than BOS-KEF-BRS.

  2. @Edster – Remember WOW allows only one piece carry-on baggage and you will have to pay $38 per segment for a maximum 26 lb. for both BOS-KEF and KEF-BRS segments. So add $76 to ticket price one-way, even if you get off in Iceland. Unless you can get by with 5kg/11lb free carry-on bag.

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