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When WOW air popped on the scene in 2015, they began offering low-cost air travel from North American to Europe. I was so excited. Finally, a budget airline has opened doors to countries that were too expensive and out of reach.
There wasn’t much useful information for me when I took my first WOW air flight to Iceland in 2015. But now -- with the company’s success -- and 4 additional flights on WOW air between Baltimore to Iceland, I’ve learned a lot about what it was like to on the Icelandic budget airline.
Here’s what to expect when you get aboard a WOW air flight:
WOW air loves funny signs
You will see funny signs, sayings, phrases and puns anywhere there is WOW air. They have “Hi, I’m your seat” on the head rests, a “Vomit-meter” on the barf bags and tickets that say “Bom-WOW-age.” They are very corny.
The crew is professional and adorable
There’s a reason you don’t see news stories about WOW air pilots and flight attendants freaking out on flights: they are professional. They are curt but friendly (two things I love). They are quick to help and resolve issues.
They also look so damn adorable in their purple and white outfits. Seriously. They look like those old school pictures from Pan Am. I always want to take a photo of them in a big group but then I feel like a dickhead tourist, and no one wants to feel like that.
Icelandic is spoken
For those unaccustomed with flying internally, it can be kind of cool to here a flight crew speak their native tongues and English when making announcements.
Iceland sounds harsh to me, and impossible to learn. But I love it.
Basic means basic
There is no in-flight entertainment on WOW air flights. None. No TVs. No wifi.
You can rent an iPad full of entertainment, for an extra fee. Instead, bring along your laptop, Amazon Kindle or iPad. Or just bring along a couple books and magazines.
Mini alcohol prices are $9.50 for red or white wine, $14.50 for sparkling wine, $8.60 for spirits like vodka, rum and whiskey.
Bring your own food or drinks to keep your wallet full for your Iceland adventure.
I’ve had nothing but great experiences aboard my WOW air flights. I’ve had screaming kids, late take offs and a variety of other travel issues but that comes with all flights. The things that the crew can control are controlled. That’s all I can ever hope for.
Have you ever flown WOW air? Is there anything I missed? Let me know in the comments!
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