Chris and I found a WOW airfare sale that was $300 direct roundtrip from LAX to Iceland. Say whaaa? Sign us both up! Little did we know, the WOW factor of this airline was that they charge for everything. For all international flights I’ve been on before, I’m used to having two meals and unlimited beverages served. So imagine my disbelief when I asked for water and they said, “OK that will be $2.99US.” I literally blurted out, “Wow.”
But all in all, WOW airline was a really good deal. They allow you to carry a personal carry on (think backpack size or purse) for free, but even a carry-on luggage is $49.99 extra and to check in a 20 lb. suitcase is $69.99 — this is all one way prices by the way. So being the budget travelers we are, Chris and I opted for the 20 lb. suitcase and stuffed it. He will argue that I took up 60% of the space… pfft! my scarves were thick!
I would recommend packing snacks to bring aboard or buying food in the terminal that you can eat on the plane because their menu option was expensive and basic. I’m not about to pay $4 for a mini can of Pringles. If you can think of the total price it would cost with another airline, you’ll realize the discount flight with additional charges for everything isn’t the worst thing in the world. I’d rather get there with $300+ less, even if I’m starving until we land.