WOW Air Is Giving Free Flights to Iceland to People With This First or Last Name (Video)
There are 9,863 people currently living in the United States with the first name Valentine and another 45,907 who use it as a last name (at least according to howmanyofme.com). And, as of Feb. 1, each and every one of them is eligible for a free ticket on WOW Air.
On Friday, the budget airline announced it’s offering any passenger with the first or last name “Valentine” free air travel for their significant other on flights from four U.S. cities to Iceland during the month of February.
“There is a never-ending list of romantic activities for couples to enjoy in Iceland,” the airline said in a statement. “Whether it’s snuggling up under a blanket and gazing at the Northern Lights in Iceland, snowmobiling on a glacier or taking in the beautiful sights of Reykjavik, the possibilities are limitless.”
While this is surely a unique and compelling offer, it does come with some fine print. First, the ticket is only for one person and will only cover the cost of a one-way return ticket from Iceland. That means you’re still on the hook for one leg of the journey. However, as Thrillist noted, this promotion can still save travelers between $100 and $400.
The offer is only valid on bookings made by Feb. 14, 2019. Travel also has to take place between Feb. 10 and 19, a rather short window. But hey, this is the most romantic month of the year, if you’re not going to take a last-minute romantic trip with your Valentine now, when will you?
To redeem the offer, passengers named Valentine will still need to book their tickets through WOW Air. Then, they will need to send a photo of their passport and their booking reference to Valentines@wow.is. After the name is validated they will be refunded for the ticket.
Of course, even if you’re not named Valentine, you can still take advantage of WOW’s extremely low airfare. According to the airline, travelers could score tickets to London, Dublin, Berlin, and Frankfurt for as low as $99 one-way. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your own Valentine in one of those cities too.