WOW Air - Iceland


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Crazy thing is it was cheaper buying the ticket from SMF than SFO. That stupid RJ flight from SMF to SFO was delayed several times and I almost missed the flight to Tokyo. Was about to have my partner in the 182 fly me to San Carlos and then Uber to SFO. I was the last one on the plane to Tokyo and they closed the door right behind me.
Flow control's a B.

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I think that's a good point, but after how US Airways left Pittsburgh I can't imagine too many locals will pass on one of the two or three direct to Europe offerings. I think Chasen's entirely right on the reasons to go with one of the big three, but it's going to be hard sell for people in cities like Pittsburgh to go with a mainline United, Delta or American instead when it'd mean a layover and a higher price. Without the government getting involved I think there's going to be an explosion in growth from Norwegian, WOW and Condor as they offer destinations that the majors won't fly to directly and are working out of airports that are currently under served like Providence and Pittsburgh (and there's a whole lot of other neglected areas with large populations). I really do wonder about the long-term prospects of the big three airlines when international routes have been so profitable for them and where they will need to innovate on their service and route structure as these ULCCs have a very competitive product they're offering. I wonder if the big three will ever turn to the government and try to get legislation passed on greater passenger rights to even out the difference in price between their products and the ULCCs.
Greater passenger rights? You must be kidding. Screw the passengers.


Sounds like my first marriage.
A close cheapskate friend of mine recently had an experience with this airline. She said it was an awful experience and had the most uncomfortable seats she had ever been on and she is a frequent traveler on Spirit and Allegiant. Huge cheapskate. She said it made Spirit look like Emirates. This was just a few weeks ago.
+1 on the seats being uncomfortable. I traveled with some of my old college buddies, not sure I would recommend this airline for the whole family. If you do decide to book WOW, be sure to read the rules on their website ahead of time. I got hit with an $75 "oversized carry on" fee before boarding in Ireland.... my carry on was a gym bag.