I recently teamed up with WOW Air for a trip from Miami to Berlin, and I can honestly say it was one of the best flying experiences I’ve ever had. I didn’t exactly have high expectations, since my last experience on a major budget airline (which shall remain nameless) was such a disaster. Thankfully, my experience with WOW Air left me pleasantly surprised and happy! The staff was super friendly and helpful toward everyone. They didn’t seem the least bit tired or disgruntled (as I’d probably be if I were on my feet for an entire flight). The plane was this beautiful shade of pink and once inside everything was bright and clean. It’s one of the few airlines I’ve flown on that felt youthful and vibrant. My boyfriend and I  flew business class, which was outfitted with super roomy, comfortable seats. And even the food was good!

Flying over Greenland was one of the most incredible things I had ever seen. We had a brief layover in Iceland which was amazing to finally see in person! If you’re planning to travel internationally soon and want to do it affordably, WOW Air is the way to go! Here are a few things to keep in mind when booking your trip:

1. Consider it an à la carte airline. If you’ve ever flown on an affordable airline domestically, you already know the drill. Prices are rock bottom, but the bells and whistles cost extra. The great thing about this is that you only pay for the things that matter to you. Some passengers don’t mind packing light, sitting in a smaller seat, and bringing their own snacks. I personally appreciate the freedom to pay for only the things I care about. When you buy a WOW Basic ticket, only a personal item is included in the price. Upgrade to WOW Plus and you’ll get a personal item, a carry-on, a checked bag, and a designated seat. (Plan accordingly: Cancellations are not refunded on WOW Basic or WOW Plus tickets.) For the crème de la crème, go with the WOW Biz ticket, which includes all of the above, plus cancellation protection, the best seat available at the time of booking, fast track security in Iceland, priority boarding, and an in-flight meal.

2. Every flight stops in Iceland. I had a two-hour layover in Reykjavik, which I didn’t mind at all. By the time I got off the plane, used the restroom, found my gate, grabbed something to eat, and browsed the airport gift shops, it was time to leave. Other travelers like to use this stop as an opportunity to extend their trips and see more of the beautiful city of Reykjavik while they’re at it. Want to go swimming in a geothermal pool or meet modern-day Vikings? A WOW Stopover will give you the chance to do just that!

3. Choose from 33 destinations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. From the architecture of Amsterdam to the museums of Washington D.C., you’ve got plenty of travel choices with WOW. Party it up in Tel Aviv, go shopping in Milan, grab a Guinness in Dublin, or ski in Salzburg! Thanks to their insanely low prices, the world is yours.

4. Luggage and legroom cost extra. Each passenger is entitled to one free personal item, like a messenger bag or large handbag. Carry-on and checked baggage will cost extra (unless you opted for a WOW Plus or Biz ticket), and that fee varies based on the destination and the date of travel. (Note: Cash is not accepted at the check-in counter. They accept Visa and Mastercard only.) As for seats, there are actually four sizes to choose from, and designating where you spend the duration of your flight and how much room you want will add to your bill. The Big Seat, which is only available on certain aircraft, is super wide and even has a footrest! Since my boyfriend is 6’4, we opted for The Big Seats. They were massive and for the first time ever he was able to sleep without having his knees tucked into his chest.

I definitely recommend flying with WOW Air the next time you’re traveling internationally.

Have you flown with WOW Air before? How was your experience?


In partnership with WOW Air. Thoughts and opinions are my own. 

  • Becca Talbot

    I have heard of Wow, but I’ve never used them as I think a lot their flights are from Luton (the furthest airport from my house). We usually use Heathrow or Gatwick x

  • I’ve never heard of this airline before. Sounds like one to try.

  • Louise Smith

    I’ve only recently heard of Wow Travel! They sound fab though. I need to renew my passport soon so I can start travelling the world 🙂

    Louise x

  • Angela Milnes

    I am not travelling since I had my daughter and this is the first time I heard about this. I’m sure this would be perfect when we have upcoming travel

  • ive not heard of wow air before! i love that it stops in iceland. i would actually love to do a stopover there too. it’s amazing hear that youve had a great experience with them too

  • I’ve never flown with WOW before, and it is something I’ll definitely consider. I agree with you, flying over Greenland is such a majestic sight. x

  • Beautometry

    I’ll have to check out WOW air for some of my upcoming flights. I’m always looking for a good deal on airline tickets. Thank you for adding in that all options are upgrades.

  • francesca

    WOW air sound pretty good and reasonable! I’d love to travel with them and I also wouldn’t mind the layover! I love the photo of the sun setting through your window!!

  • Jennifer Eastwell

    I’ve not heard of WOW air before, business class sounds good! I will have to check them and their prices out!

  • Sarah Anne Stubbs

    Believe it or not I’ve never traveled overseas! What a great option for a budget minded traveler!

  • Melanie

    Never heard of Wow airline, but looks likes a fab choice with a lot of options 🙂 x

  • Anosa Malanga VA

    Never tried yet flying with WOW Air but reading about our experience makes me relieve and wanna try it. I’d love to see Iceland as well even for connecting flights only.

  • I have yet to fly with Wow although I almost did back in May. I found a flight for a similar price with Emirates, so you know who I chose. I don’t mind budget airlines for short hauls but I’m not sure if I am ready for the long ones yet.

  • Natasha Mairs

    I have never heard of Wow Air before. Love the colour of the plane!

  • This sounds great! I haven’t flown much but my experience has always been just okay. This airline sounds like a great choice!

  • Myisha Quinn

    Sounds great, Thanks for the info. I will look them up.

  • Stephanie

    I’m so glad to hear that you had a good experience, budget airlines can be hit and miss! xxx

  • Never travelled with them before! Never even heard of them, but they sound good!

  • Super great post dear! I was thinking of taking WOW air to Paris soon – so glad you gave these tips!

  • Tara

    Interesting, I’d never heard of them before. I’ll have to try!

  • Kemkem

    I haven’t flown WOW yet but l am familiar with them in Europe. It’s nice they have routes in the U.S now. I will definitely check them out. Thanks for this, it will be one to consider for our next trip..who can say no to a layover in Iceland? 🙂

  • I love WOW! I flew with them to Europe and was pleased with how everything went, considering it was SO CHEAP. Good post!

  • Karyn Locke

    And I’m so pleasantly surprised at your findings!

  • Laura Johnson

    The different levels of tickets is good and the colour of the planes is incredible!! It’s nice to hear of a budget airline exceeding expectations!

  • I’ve never flown with them before but I’d be intrigued to see the flights that they do as I’m always looking for low cost flights to the States x

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I think it’s great that you can build in a stop over in Iceland – it’s such an amazing country.

    • I totally agree- I’m hoping the next time I can spend sometime in Iceland to explore!

  • It can be a bit hit and miss with budget airlines but I am so happy to hear that WOW AIR exceeded your expectations. So pleased xx

    • Thanks Ana! They were amazing.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I haven’t heard of Wow before. It’s good to have them recommended as that makes me more likely to consider using them in the future.

  • I’ve heard about the WOW flights and have to admit I’ve considered it but haven’t heard of anyone that have used the airline. I adore travelling with my kids and this sounds like a great way to get a great deal to some fab places.

    • It really is and it’s super affordable!

  • Mummy Times Two

    So good to know you had a good experience. It would definitely make me consider booking through Wow air!

  • I have not flown with WOW before, but have not heard anything bad about them from people who have, they are definitely an airline I would look at booking with x

  • Those big seats sound incredible – my husband is also 6ft4 and he struggles so much with normal sized aeroplane seats!

    • Isn’t it the worst? I also feel so bad for my boyfriend!

  • I’ve not flown with WOW air before but I’ll definitely consider it for next time I’m booking flights x

    • Glad to hear it Stephanie!

  • Ooh we’re planning on going to Canada next year – I’ve also always wanted to go to Iceland, especially Rekyavik, I’m going to be making a mental note to check out Wow when we’re looking at flights it might be a good combination!

    • You totally should! I’m actually going to Toronto tomorrow!

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