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WOW Air is offering $69.99 airfares from Boston, Baltimore , Pittsburgh , Los Angeles , San Francisco, and Miami to continental Europe this September through November. Possible destinations in Europe to fly to for $69.99 are:

  • Paris
  • Brussels
  • Stockholm
  • Dublin
  • Berlin
  • London
  • Copenhagen
  • Edinburgh

These fares are on limited dates and will sell out quickly so hurry if you want in.

The Fares

On the WOW Air home page, click directly on the $69.99 fares (or the More Great Deals link in the bottom right hand corner of best fares section) to be taken to a search that shows them.

Here’s one from Baltimore to Berlin on November 30, 2017.

If you want to fly roundtrip on WOW Air, the lowest price is looking like $219 (without any baggage included–more on that below).

Fees

WOW Air is a low cost carrier, so you must beware of tight baggage restrictions and expensive fees for any extras.

Wow Air’s $69.99 fares, and all of its tickets, just include a seat and a personal item.

A carry on up to 26 pounds can be purchased as can checked bags. They are both expensive. For instance, from Baltimore to Berlin, a carry on is $39.99 and a checked bag is $59.99 if done online. Here is the fee page for WOW Air.

You will be assigned a seat at check in for free, or you can buy one for $8.99-$49.99 at check in.

Like Scott, I often travel with just one carry on. So I could book these flights for $110 all in–$70 ticket plus $40 carry on.

I would eventually fly home from continental Europe, either for 22,500 American Airlines miles on an off peak economy award, or in Business Class with United miles. This would mean seeing Iceland and another European country for about $150 plus 22,500 miles all in for all the flights (if I made sure to return from a city with low departure taxes). That’s ridiculously cheap.

Best Way to Buy the Ticket

What card you should buy this ticket with depends on your priorities.

  • If you want it to be free, put it on whatever card you have travel statement credits for, like the Sapphire Reserve or Citi Prestige, or open a Barclaycard Arrival Plus. The card comes with 50,000 Arrival miles after spending $3,000 on the card in the first three months. Arrival miles can be redeemed for 1 cent each toward any travel expense (even travel expenses used to meet your minimum spending requirement for the bonus), so the bonus alone will more than cover this flight (and still leave you about $490 in travel statement credits).
  • If you’re more concerned with travel insurance, check out our series on the travel protection benefits of popular rewards cards.
  • If you’re more concerned with earning rewards (although, this probably should’t be your top priority since the ticket is quite cheap) check out the Best Credit Card to Buy Airfare.

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