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I love the idea of flying to Iceland or Europe for $69 – $99 via one of the crazy WOW discounted airfare sales, but since WOW is a low cost carrier, you have to take into account that pretty much everything will cost you extra on top of that base fee to fly. That isn’t new information, but what is new information is that with that base fare you no longer get a free personal item and a small carry-on, now you just get one free small personal item total.
The “new” one small personal item doesn’t have a published weight limit, but it does retain the size maximum of the old free “small carry on” of 17 x 13 x 10 inches. WOW describes it as a small purse/backpack, laptop or a camera bag that must fit under the seat in front of you. For those curious on how this stacks up, the free personal item that Spirit will allow beginning in April is 18 x 14 x 8 inches,
This does not impact those who purchased their tickets before the rules changed in January as they are still permitted the personal item and the small carry-on up to that size limit and 22 pounds – I’ve reached out for clarification on exactly what date in January the rules changed.
Of note for those traveling on WOW with children is that those six years and younger get either a free stroller or a car seat. Infants have baggage allowance for one small bag/item, max 17 x 13 x 10 inches.
If you need to carry-on or check a larger bag, carry-on bag fees start at $41 and go up from there. While WOW will charge you the baggage fee for each direction of travel, the fee is not charged per segment the way that seat assignments fees are charged. In other words, if you flew Boston – Reykjavik – Copenhagen – Reykjavik – Boston and then back again you would pay for your carry-on twice, not four times the way you would for a seat assignment. This is true even if you opt for a stopover in Reykjavik.
Thanks to Travel Codex for first spotting this change.
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