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WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:28 pm

Both LA and SF go daily from March 26th according to airlineroute. Honestly very surprised to see almost 700 seats a day between cali and Iceland
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:34 pm

It's really between California and Europe. Something like LAX-KEF-SXF. WW does BOS-KEF with A321s, their mentality is clear. Nice see more competition injected into the US market, particularly West Coast - Europe given that the rise of the US3 has resulted in more East Coast stopovers when flying with them.
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:42 pm

thats nice to see that, also it seems like there is also a pretty large number of american tourists to iceland.
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:35 pm

Looks like they changed the timing of the flight too. Flights land in KEF at 13:25 and 13:45 instead of the 6am arrivals now.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:38 pm

hayzel777 wrote:
Looks like they changed the timing of the flight too. Flights land in KEF at 13:25 and 13:45 instead of the 6am arrivals now.


I'd wish for a 6am landing. My upcoming EWR-KEF next Feb lands at 0440. ARGH.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:48 pm

Huh? Wasn't it announced not long ago they were ending those routes, hence why they were to return the two UX sub- leased A333s?

hayzel777 wrote:
Looks like they changed the timing of the flight too. Flights land in KEF at 13:25 and 13:45 instead of the 6am arrivals now.


All for the better for both passengers and aircraft utilization as airliners will remain on the ground for less than two hours instead of 18+.

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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:07 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Huh? Wasn't it announced not long ago they were ending those routes, hence why they were to return the two UX sub- leased A333s?


That's what I thought too... Maybe something weird about how they filed the change?
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:09 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Huh? Wasn't it announced not long ago they were ending those routes, hence why they were to return the two UX sub- leased A333s?


Those were just empty rumors that someone posted on here with absolutely nothing to back it up. The only thing was that the LAX and SFO flights were not already bookable in S17 but now we know why that was.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:54 pm

a380787 wrote:
hayzel777 wrote:
Looks like they changed the timing of the flight too. Flights land in KEF at 13:25 and 13:45 instead of the 6am arrivals now.


I'd wish for a 6am landing. My upcoming EWR-KEF next Feb lands at 0440. ARGH.


Sure, but what does it matter. You'll still be on US time so for you it's only like midnight.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:11 pm

eaa3 wrote:
a380787 wrote:
hayzel777 wrote:
Looks like they changed the timing of the flight too. Flights land in KEF at 13:25 and 13:45 instead of the 6am arrivals now.


I'd wish for a 6am landing. My upcoming EWR-KEF next Feb lands at 0440. ARGH.


Sure, but what does it matter. You'll still be on US time so for you it's only like midnight.


That sucks even more. You've slept for less than 4 hours, and will have to be up and functioning for at least the next 12-16 hours before it's finally bed time at KEF.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:22 pm

The A330s are not being returned; they've being re-registered in Icelandic as TF-WOW and TF-LUV
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:25 pm

a380787 wrote:
eaa3 wrote:
a380787 wrote:

I'd wish for a 6am landing. My upcoming EWR-KEF next Feb lands at 0440. ARGH.


Sure, but what does it matter. You'll still be on US time so for you it's only like midnight.


That sucks even more. You've slept for less than 4 hours, and will have to be up and functioning for at least the next 12-16 hours before it's finally bed time at KEF.


You could also check in to the hotel at 7am (ask for early check in or just pay for the night) and get 5-6 hours of normal sleep before hitting the city. The 4:40am arrival works even better for this than the typical 6-9am mainland Europe arrival. I recommend :)
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:29 pm

I like the early arrivals into Europe. Dump some serious caffeine into you, take a shower and hit the city. You can usually get super wasted that night with your delirious jetlag.
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:31 pm

hvusslax wrote:
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Huh? Wasn't it announced not long ago they were ending those routes, hence why they were to return the two UX sub- leased A333s?


Those were just empty rumors that someone posted on here with absolutely nothing to back it up. The only thing was that the LAX and SFO flights were not already bookable in S17 but now we know why that was.


Ah okay.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:38 pm

filipair wrote:
a380787 wrote:
eaa3 wrote:

Sure, but what does it matter. You'll still be on US time so for you it's only like midnight.


That sucks even more. You've slept for less than 4 hours, and will have to be up and functioning for at least the next 12-16 hours before it's finally bed time at KEF.


You could also check in to the hotel at 7am (ask for early check in or just pay for the night) and get 5-6 hours of normal sleep before hitting the city. The 4:40am arrival works even better for this than the typical 6-9am mainland Europe arrival. I recommend :)


I'll try to check-in early if I do. That's why I, when traveling for leisure, always much prefer a very late east coast departure (e.g. 10pm-ish) and arrive Europe around noon. I'm usually far more refreshed.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:12 am

If Kevlavik was buy last summer, its goes to be just PACKED next year with all their expansion along with FI as well.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:19 am

a380787 wrote:
filipair wrote:
a380787 wrote:

That sucks even more. You've slept for less than 4 hours, and will have to be up and functioning for at least the next 12-16 hours before it's finally bed time at KEF.


You could also check in to the hotel at 7am (ask for early check in or just pay for the night) and get 5-6 hours of normal sleep before hitting the city. The 4:40am arrival works even better for this than the typical 6-9am mainland Europe arrival. I recommend :)


I'll try to check-in early if I do. That's why I, when traveling for leisure, always much prefer a very late east coast departure (e.g. 10pm-ish) and arrive Europe around noon. I'm usually far more refreshed.



Because there are so many flights that arrive early in the morning, I believe that hotels in Iceland allow you to check in early without charge. It doesn't matter to them because so many people leave early in the morning to catch flights.

I've taken these flights many many times. You're going to want to sleep a bit before going on with your day. With a 4:40 arrival, you can be asleep by 6 and awake again by noon, completely refreshed. Timing is not bad.
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:28 am

I flew the SFO route in August and it was better than expected, albeit I wasn't expecting much. Although DY is by far the best budget option in CA for travel to Europe the 2-4-2 config is nice if you're traveling as a pair. I split my time between LAX/SFO and know the WOW flights have been very popular with young professionals, millenials, backpackers, etc. The early arrival time is actually perfect if you are renting a car and traveling on the Golden Circle your first day instead of heading to Reykjavik.

We flew out of KEF on Vueling and it is clear the pre-security capacity constraints at peak times are severe; a really horrible way to leave such a beautiful country.
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:40 am

Any business class available? How about reliability and ease of connections to Europe?
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:24 am

Planeflyer wrote:
Any business class available? How about reliability and ease of connections to Europe?


All WOW aircraft are configured with 100% Y seats. But the exit rows are sold separately as XL-seats (Y+).
 
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Re: WOW goes daily on BOTH California routes

Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:30 am

filipair wrote:
a380787 wrote:
eaa3 wrote:

Sure, but what does it matter. You'll still be on US time so for you it's only like midnight.


That sucks even more. You've slept for less than 4 hours, and will have to be up and functioning for at least the next 12-16 hours before it's finally bed time at KEF.


You could also check in to the hotel at 7am (ask for early check in or just pay for the night) and get 5-6 hours of normal sleep before hitting the city. The 4:40am arrival works even better for this than the typical 6-9am mainland Europe arrival. I recommend :)


Well I can recommend all you guys a great hotel just 100 m from the terminal at KEF: http://hotelairport.is/
For early morning departure you can go check-in early but then return for a relaxed breakfast until your Boarding
and for Arrival I am sure they have rooms available also in early morning...and later on you can walk in 5 min
to the Airport bus bringing you to the City...

by the way: even if you got a room opposite the Airport...you don't hear anything in your room!!

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