No-frills carrier Wow Air announced Tuesday it would begin offering flights to Iceland from Los Angeles International Airport at prices as low as $99 each way.
The relatively new Icelandic airline also said it would offer $199 flights for travelers who stopover in Iceland and then continue on to London, Paris, Berlin and 18 other European destinations.
I did a quick online check and found $99 seats still available from LAX to Reykjavik in mid-October. Other destinations are available for $199 each way, but seats are selling fast.
Wow offers the same starting prices at San Francisco International Airport. Service is set to begin June 9 from SFO and June 15 from LAX.
Flights from L.A. to Reykjavik will operate four days a week with connecting flights to Europe. Service from San Francisco to Iceland will operate five days a week.
And of course there are fees that will add to your ticket price. These apply to each leg of the journey (these are online prices only; charges are higher, sometimes double, if you pay at check-in):
--Free, small carry-on luggage up to 11 pounds
--$48 for a larger carry-on bag
--$67 for a first checked bag
--$10 to $12 for seat reservations
The airline says it will be using long-range A330-300 aircraft for the longer hauls from the West Coast.
Wow started offering $99 fares from the East Coast (Boston and Baltimore) to Iceland last March.
Info: Wow Air