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This is the BEST way to fly to New York on a budget

Fly stateside in comfort - without breaking the bank!

WOW air, Iceland’s low-cost airline, has become the one of the world’s most competitive airlines since it launched in 2011.

WOW air operate daily flights from Dublin to Iceland increasing in twice a day during peak seasons.

WOW air can connect Irish passengers to fifteen North America destinations via Reykjavik – including New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, LA, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St Louis and Dallas.

The airline only recently announced a new route to Orlando, Florida (commencing in December) – which is sure to delight fans of Walt Disney World, as the airport isn’t far from the popular entertainment complex.

However, their most popular US route has to be their routes to New York City – via John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.

Thanks to WOW air, Irish travellers can now jet to the Big Apple for as little €139.99 one way.

Booking flights is super easy through their website, and you’re given the option of booking WOW basic, WOW plus, WOW comfy, or WOW premium.

So what’s included? Well, WOW basic is for those looking to travel with no frills, as it simply includes your flight ticket and a personal item.

For a slightly more expensive fee, you can book WOW plus – which will secure your flight ticket, a personal item, a carry-on bag, a checked bag, and your choice of a standard seat.


Or for just a few euro extra, you can opt for WOW comfy, which includes everything above plus a seat with XXL legroom (which is the dream!), and cancellation protection.

If you want to go all out, you can splash out and go for the WOW premium fare – which includes your flight ticket, a personal item, a carry-on bag, 2 x checked bags, a BigSeat (more legroom, and extra wide seat), priority boarding, cancellation protection, an in-flight meal, and no change fee.

No matter which fare you choose, you’ll be guaranteed a comfortable flight for an amazing price.


Once you’ve booked your flight and get to Dublin Airport – you’ll make it to NYC in no time.

The flight from Dublin to Reykjavik is around 2hrs 45mins, and once you land in Iceland – you can stop for a bite to eat while you wait for your connecting flight.

There’s plenty of eateries to choose from around Keflavík airport, and there’s no shortage of comfy seats (and plugs!) while you recharge and wait for your boarding time.

The flight time from Iceland to NY is around 6 hours, and if you’re looking to pass the time, WOW air have Tablets on board with a host of movies and TV shows available to stream for a fee.

Otherwise, the planes have USB ports and plug sockets, so you can charge your own devices at 30,000ft!

They also have duty free on board, and a menu of hot food, snacks, and refreshments.

If you’re travelling at night, you may be lucky enough to spot the Northern Lights as you make your way to the Big Apple, and the friendly air hostesses will even let you know when you’ll get the best view.

For more information about WOW air, check out their website HERE.

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