WOW Air Is Launching $199 Flights From the U.S. to India (Video)
WOW Air is expanding to Asia, launching routes from nine different U.S. cities to Delhi, India, via Iceland, with fares starting at $199 one-way.
The cheap flights are available beginning in December, from Newark (EWR), Boston (BOS), Baltimore (BWI), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Pittsburgh (PIT), Detroit (DTW), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), and St. Louis (STL). The $199 price is available on select dates in January, February, and March, while December flights start at $299 one-way. Return flights also start at $199 one-way, meaning you can book a bare bones ticket for $398.
As with all ultra-low-cost airlines, WOW Air charges extra fees for amenities — some of which may be very important on a long-haul flight like this one. The cheapest fares include only a personal item, not a carry-on. Passengers can add on carry-ons for $49, or checked baggage for $80. There are also fees for selecting a seat assignment, starting at $7.
Despite the restrictions, budget travelers now have a new option for exploring Delhi’s ancient mosques and bustling bazaars.
And for those travelers who want a relative deal but don't want to sacrifice comfort, WOW Air is also introducing a premium seating option, with more legroom, priority boarding, in-flight dining, and up to two checked bags. Premium seats to Delhi start at $699 one-way.