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Those $99 airfares from L.A. to Iceland? They're gone. But will they be back?

Wow indeed! Wow Air quickly sold out its $99 seats from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Iceland -- and flights don't even begin until June.

The super-low-cost airline based in Iceland announced the low one-way seat prices Tuesday through the end of 2016.

Will we ever see those prices again? Wow isn't saying when the next reservations open and what airfares will cost. Flights from L.A. begin June 9 and from San Francisco on June 15.

As of late Thursday, the cheapest West Coast one-way tickets from Los Angeles (LAX) to Reykjavik (KEF) showing on Wow Air's website were:

--$329 to $379 in June, July and August;

--$229 on selected dates in September.

The airline also connects to European cities, with prices that were starting at $199 each way. The lowest price for tickets from L.A. to Paris via Reykjavik on Thursday started at $265 each way.

Though Wow's prices include tax and government fees, they don't include those pesky airline extra charges.

On the West Coast flights, Wow allows you a small carry-on for free but then charges $48 for a larger carry-on bag, $67 for a first checked bag and $10 to $12 for seat reservations.

And those are prices for fliers who buy online; add-on costs at the airport are higher.

Outbound flights leave four times a week from LAX on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Wow also flies to Iceland from Boston (there are still $99 seats available) and Washington.

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