Super budget carrier Wow Air is now selling $199 one-way flights between L.A. and Tel Aviv. The service to Israel starts in September for the Iceland-based airline that charges fees for carry-on bags, seat selection and other flying "frills."
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Flights connect through Reykjavik, making this a really long haul.
I checked online Tuesday afternoon and found the $199 airfare from Los Angeles available on Sept. 19. The combined flight time, with a four-hour 40-minute layover at Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport, is almost 21 hours.
A return trip on Sept. 27 costs $399 and also takes close to 21 hours. Total cost of the ticket without adding fees for luggage or seat selections: $568. Note too that tickets are nonrefundable.
Before you jump on this deal, know what you're getting into. Check out the airline's "optional" fee page. Carry-on bags cost $49 to $99, and checked bags cost $69 to $99 for each leg of your flight (in this case two). Selecting a standard seat assignment when you make your reservation will cost an extra $6 to $8 for each flight.
Wow Air even charges $17 per flight if you correct an incorrectly spelled name.
The airline began low-fare service from L.A. to Iceland and European cities last June.
Info: Wow Air