Icelandair & WOW air Expand to Dallas in May

It has been a busy month if you’re a budget traveler out of Dallas! Last week, WOW air announced they were starting flights out of Dallas on May 24th. This morning, Icelandair announced they were launching flights out of Dallas on May 31st. Both airlines offer nonstop flights to Iceland and also budget flights to Europe. Tickets are on sale today.

The 2018 inaugural flights are as follows:

  • Dallas on May 24th (WOW air)
  • Dallas on May 31st (Icelandair)

WOW air is an ultra low cost carrier so you will have fees for bags ($39 carry-on, $49 checked bag), seat assignment (starts at $9), as well as food (pack your own). Bring a book or movies because there is no seatback entertainment.

Icelandair allows you to pick your seats and check one bag up to 50 lbs each, at no extra charge. You will have to pay extra for food and alcoholic beverages, but pack a couple snacks and you’ll be good to go. Icelandair features seatback entertainment and fancy gate to gate WiFi.


Bottom Line 

It’s quite a coincidence that both carriers would announce their expansion within a week of each other. Having both budget airlines in Dallas will increase competition and drive down prices, which is good news for all travelers in Texas.


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