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WOW Air fares BOS to Amsterdam $348 Feb 2016; BWI to Paris $404 round trip

WOW Airlines is the Iceland-based low cost carrier currently flying routes between Boston BOS and Baltimore BWI to Keflavik Airport KEF Iceland, with connections to several airports in Europe. The WOW Air website currently shows low fares by month to several airports in Europe.

WOW low fares

Baltimore BWI and Boston BOS Round Trip Fares

  • Amsterdam AMS $348 BOS; $398 BWI (Feb 2016)
  • Berlin SXF $370 BOS; $430 BWI (Jan-Feb 2016)
  • Copenhagen $330 BOS
  • Dublin
  • Dusseldorf
  • London $390 BOS
  • Paris $404 BWI (Feb 15-25)
  • Reykjavik
  • Stockholm

WOW Air Boston – Keflavik – London Gatwick LGW

$780.00 for two passengers Wed Feb 3 – Wed Feb 10.

BOS-LGW $390 WOW

WOW Bag Fees

  • $48 each way for one carry-on bag up to 12kg/26lb.
  • $67 each way for one checked bag up to 20kg/44lb.

I flew WOW Airlines from Boston to Copenhagen in July 2015. The main thing to know is the bag fees are enormous. Low fares will increase by around 30% or more if you travel with one checked bag each. WOW Air charges for seat assignments too. For a routing like BOS-KEF-AMS-KEF-BOS means four separate seat assignments for each segment and bag fees outbound and inbound.

$390.00 round trip Boston to London Gatwick is a great deal. The greatness falls to the wayside once all the bag fees are tacked on to the ticket price.

WOW Air only allows 5kg/11lb of free carry-on luggage. You can increase your weight limit to 12kg/26lb. for one carry-on bag with a $48 per direction fee.

$96 round trip buys one carry-on bag up to 26 lb. You can only bring one carry-on bag aboard per passenger. The $390 round trip ticket is now $486 round trip with one carry-on bag.

Boston – London LGW round trip ticket price

  • $390 no bags, maximum 5kg/11lb. carry-on
  • $486 one carry-on bag, up to 12kg/26lb.
  • $524 one checked bag, up to 20kg/44lb. plus one 5kg/11lb carry-on.

For most travelers there will likely be a need for additional bag fees of $96 round trip for one carry-on or $134 round trip for one checked bag. If you are traveling with more weight than that, then there might be lower fares to be found with another higher ticket price carrier who flies bags free.

There are some low fares to Europe from Boston and Baltimore with WOW Airlines. The bag fees make all the difference between a great low fare or just a lower fare to Europe.

WOW Airlines coming to San Francisco and Los Angeles in May 2016

Tickets to San Francisco and Los Angeles will go on sale in January 2016.

WOW air’s expansion to California follows the successful launch of transatlantic services from London Gatwick to Boston and Washington, D.C. in early 2015 and the announcement that the airline would begin flying to Montréal and Toronto in May 2016, all via Iceland and with fares as low as £99.  The existing US services now operate year round and maintain consistent carrier loads of 90% plus. WOW air’s entry to the market has already brought prices down industry-wide by 30% between Boston and Iceland and by 14% on flights between Boston and the UK.

Launched in November 2011, WOW air now connects twenty destinations across the US and Europe with the Icelandic capital. WOW air’s annual passenger capacity will more than double in 2016 to over 1.8 million, up from approximately 840,000 in 2015.

WOW air’s A330-300 aircraft will host a single-class configuration with a capacity of 342 passengers. Seat pitch will vary from 30 inches as standard to 34 inches at an additional charge.

Tickets to San Francisco and Los Angeles will go on sale in January 2016.

WOW Air

Toronto and Montreal service start in May 2016 and California service starts summer 2016.

I have a feeling I will fly WOW Airlines again in 2016 when I see those California to Europe low fares.

Loyalty Traveler – July 2015 travel

  1. WOW Air. My worst low fare deal to Europe ever!
  2. WOW Air Boston to Iceland flight review
  3. WOW Air Review Part 2 Copenhagen to Boston

About Ric Garrido

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. With the weight limit it really changes the game from US carriers like Spirit which only care about size for free carryon. I am a pro at fitting everything I need in a Spirit sized backpack. Then I tried to fly WOW to Iceland with just a free carryon. When they weighed my bag I had my coat on and the pockets stuffed full of toiletries, chargers, a book and a pair of shoes. Did it once but the price differential before fees and seat assignments would have to be significant for me to choose them again over Iceland air.

  2. WOW Air weighed and tagged every bag passengers brought to the ticket desk in Boston for our July flight. There were a lot of passengers paying extra bag fees at the ticket counter. Hard to get by with only 5kg/11lb of free luggage.

    Most flyers need to add a carry-on and/or checked bag to the ticket price.

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