Plan your summer and fall getaway now and save money on international flights as low as $149. Here are deals that will help you fill your bucket list without emptying your wallet, and some travel technology news for international fliers.
WOW air – This ultra-affordable Icelandic airline may be named for the reaction we get when seeing their fares. WOW is launching flights to Tel Aviv in September from multiple US cities, with one-way fares as low as $149. Tickets are now on sale starting at $149 from Boston (BOS), New York (EWR), Baltimore (BWI), Pittsburgh (PIT) and Chicago (ORD) and $199 from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and Miami (MIA), for flights beginning Sept. 12th.
Be aware that for the bargain price, these are not non-stop flights, and there’s a long layover in between connections. Flights include connections in Reykjavik with layovers around 13 hours. That’s the bad news. The good news is that your ticket includes the WOW Stopover, which lets you visit Iceland for an unlimited amount of time, before heading on to destinations in Europe and beyond.
Cathay Pacific – Generally regarded as one of the world’s best airlines for service and amenities, Cathay is offering deals up to half off for flights to destinations including Hong Kong and Bangkok. Book by May 31st for travel through August 31, 2017. Flights start at $830 from New York.
Icelandair – It’s not an airfare sale, but worth noting that Icelandair becomes the first airline to offer high-speed connectivity and internet streaming on trans-Atlantic flights. A new partnership with ViaSat’s In-flight Internet System allows continuous internet streaming of movies, music, videos and more on your personal electronic devices. There’s no word yet on cost.