Category: WOW Air

WOW Air Plane Sales Show The Danger Of ULCCs

Well, this isn’t good. It’s been a turbulent year for WOW Air, the Icelandic ultra-low cost carrier carrier. After the losses got too big to handle, it announced that Iceland Air would be buying it. And when that didn’t work out, Indigo Partners, led by airline veteran Bill Franke, stepped in. Now, the airline is …

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Ultra-Low Cost Airlines: Coming And Going

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The only constant in the airline industry, particularly on the international front, is change. New low-cost startup airlines seem to launch every day, although that could be in the face of the one that started last year ending this year. I don’t know if it’s good or bad, but the air transportation is one of …

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Are We Saying Goodbye To Cheap Flights To Europe?

It was good while it lasted, as cheap flights between the US and Europe could soon be a thing of the past due to airline consolidation. First, at its investor day last week, British Airways announced that it was still interested in purchasing Norwegian Air. BA already holds 4.6% of their stock. And yesterday, we …

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Norwegian Air Lost A Lot Of Money This Quarter. Why You Should Care.

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I don’t spend a lot of time talking about either international airlines or airlines’ financials. They are two interesting subjects, but probably for another blog at another time. So why is today different from all other days? Norwegian Air Shuttle Lost A Lot Of Money Norwegian Air Shuttle is a European ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC),* similar …

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American Airlines Announces Reykjavic Service

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Yesterday, American Airlines announced that it would start flying to Reykjavic* in June from its hub in Dallas (DFW). Here’s what we know so far and what I think of it. Reykjavic And…Dallas? Reykjavic has become an incredibly popular tourist destination. At one time, it was seen solely as a cheap way to get to Europe, but …

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WOW! Get Paid To Fly?

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And an amusing story for the end of the week. Ultra-low cost carrier WOW Air* seems to be in the mood to make some noise. According to CEO Skuli Mogensen, the carrier is considering pushing its way to profitability by offering passengers payment to fly them, giving a new option to passengers who have ever said, …

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The backdoor route to Europe that will save you some cash

Summer travel to Europe is expensive. There’s just no way around it. You can use miles, of course, and there are generally flights available for 60,000 miles round-trip, but if you’re flying a family of four, you may not have the 240,000 miles you’ll need. Fortunately, there’s a backdoor method to save a few hundred …

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