WOW Air

 

WOW is an Icelandic ultra-low-cost airline with their main hub in Reykjavik (KEF). WOW is in the process of being acquired by Indigo Partners (Frontier Airlines and Volaris). WOW was on the edge of insolvency when the deal occurred, so it will be interesting to see WOW after the deal closes.

Summary: I have never flown WOW, but my impression from reading about them is to stay away unless there is a really amazing deal. The fees are very high and the service is subpar. Also, if you follow our Flight Deals, you can likely find a better deal with a major airline when you factor in all of the fees.

Airline Website: WowAir.us

Long Haul Fees: (Depends on Route): Carry-on bag ($40), seat selection ($10), checked bag ($60), meal ($10-12), non-alcoholic drinks ($3), alcoholic drink ($7-10), snacks ($3-5).

Comparing prices to regular carriers I would add: Carry on only: $140 round-trip or Checked bag only: $180 round-trip

Routes: Route Map

North American Cities: Boston, Detroit, Montreal, New York (EWR), and Toronto.

Fleet: Current Aircraft Fleet, Aircraft Orders, Hubs, and Average Age of Planes

Seat Maps by Plane: SeatGuru

Flight Reviews: Very Bad Experience; Decent Experience; Good Experience

Menu Prices: You can expect to pay $10 for a meal or sandwich, $5 for a snack, $3.29 for water or soda, and $8 for a beer (here is the 2017-2018 menu).