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Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports to Chicago O'Hare International Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Chicago O'Hare International
Flights Depart from Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
Flight Price $351
Distance 4,148 miles
Airlines WOW air, Icelandair, Aer Lingus

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How long does a flight from Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports to Chicago O'Hare International take?
An average nonstop flight takes 11h 15m, covering a distance of 4148 miles.
How many flights are there between Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports and Chicago O'Hare International?
There are 42 (nonstop) flights between Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports and Chicago O'Hare International per week, averaging 6 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports to Chicago O'Hare International?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on WOW air ($351), Multiple Airlines ($469) and Icelandair ($530).
Do I need a passport to fly between Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports and Chicago O'Hare International?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports and Chicago O'Hare International?
Air Canada (1 times daily), Austrian Airlines (1 times daily), Brussels Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports to Chicago O'Hare International?
For Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports to Chicago O'Hare International, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago O'Hare International back to Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports to Chicago O'Hare International (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Brussels
$351
only
$351
Destination
Chicago
$351
only
$351
Thu, Aug 30
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
11h 20m
Sat, Sep 29
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
28h 55m
Trip: 31 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,492 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
EDI
KEF
Good 6.6

No frills budget carrier, mostly exactly as I expected.

If you overbuy luggage allowance, there is no way to undo it, even within 24 hours. I made a mistake, thinking I needed to purchase more luggage, recognized my mistake right away, and still ended up paying for luggage allowance I didn't need.

KEF
BCN
Mediocre 2.0

(3/4) My friend finally came up from baggage claim and had told me that no bags came, and the staff member we were speaking to downstairs told us that our luggage was probably already on its way to Chicago. Note that he never asked for our names or our baggage claim ticket. We bought a plane ticket on Icelandair for the next afternoon, found an ACE Guesthouse to stay at, paid for another cab, and left with our carry-ons with nothing useful for overnight because of the first encounter at the check-in counter where we weren't able to properly remove our chosen belongings from our suitcases. The next morning after I woke up and as soon as I knew our original flight had landed, I tried to call O'Hare to confirm that our bags had indeed made it to Chicago. I was not able to get ahold of anyone that could help. When we got to the airport, 4.5 hours early, we checked in and went straight to baggage claim to double check where our bags were. We were not leaving Iceland until we were 100% sure of where our belongings were. Lo and behold, it's the same employee that was working in the baggage claim area the day before. He remembered us, and told us that he had good news and bad news. The good news was that they found our bags, the bad news was that was our bags were on their way to Boston. Boston? BOSTON?! He said they went to Boston because if there were bags left here, it was mandatory that they get sent as fast as they could to the country they are scheduled to arrive at, no matter what airport. That location happened to be Boston. We have NO idea why this was the case, when they knew that we had missed our flight and were still in Iceland. Isn't it mandatory that luggage stay with the owner? We wanted to call Boston to make sure that our bags were there, and to have them sent to Chicago so that they were in Chicago when we arrived later that day. He told us that there was nothing that we could do, that we would have to wait until we get to Chicago, file a claim, and then they would have our bags sent to us a day or so later. Note again, that he never asked for our names or our bag claim number. Begrudgingly, we left him, even more furious, and waited for our next flight. Meanwhile, I tried to get ahold of anyone from O'Hare – no luck. I tried to get ahold of anyone from Boston – no luck. Finally, I decided to call WOW Customer Service. I explained the situation to her, and told her that it was absolutely necessary to know where my bags were, and to know that they would be waiting for me in Chicago when I arrived, also questioning WHY protocol called for our bags being sent to Boston. She asked for the claim number, and told me the last time the bags were scanned was in Iceland. They were at the airport. I told her this was impossible, because I spoke to the same person the day before and today, and he said our bags were not at this airport. She insisted that they were.

(4/4) At this point, a few hours had gone by, and we were running short on time. With AN HOUR left until our DEPARTURE TIME, we went back to baggage claim and told the same employee that WOW had told us our bags were scanned in here. He seemed confused, and said he was not sure how this could be possible. My friend spotted her bag behind him, and pointed it out. He seemed shocked. I didn't see my bag anywhere, and asked him where it was, and he said that maybe it got swapped out with someone else's, because he didn't see it. My friend asked him to please check the back for my suitcase. Sure enough, it was there. CLEARLY, this employee had no idea what he was doing. He gave us misinformation numerous times. If we had not been so persistent, we never would have known that our bags were still at KEF in Iceland. HOW WOULD WE HAVE GOTTEN OUR BAGS TO CHICAGO??????????? If I had listened to the guy and trusted him, we would have landed in Chicago, filed a claim, and seen that there were NO bags in Chicago, and NO bags in Boston. Our belongings would have been stuck in Iceland. We then had hardly any time to go back to the check-in counter and check our bags. We waited in another line, checked our bags, and ran to our gate. Every other KEF staff member that we tried to speak to was very short and rude, unhelpful, and in a hurry to get us out of the way. Even when we tried to find someone at a kiosk, there was no one there working the kiosk. Nearly every employee at KEF had lied to my face, and did not care that I needed help. If I had not been lied to about information regarding notifications, flights, baggage, etc. on numerous accounts, I know for a FACT that I would have made sure I made my flight. This experience is absolutely unacceptable. The incapable, rude, and dishonest airport staff and unaccommodating airlines costed us an extra $1,000 each. It also cost us the couple hundred dollars we would have made at work the next day. I will never fly WOW again. I will never fly to or through Keflavik International Airport again. I will never recommend WOW. I will never recommend KEF. This left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't really ever want to go to Iceland again. And I know my friend feels the same way.

YYZ
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Price was very inexpensive, crew was polite and efficient and our flights were on time. The food was fine, but a little overpriced.

No entertainment, but that’s how they keep costs low. Seating was not incredibly clean.

KEF
YYZ
Good 6.6

Delay was minimized. Wow left enough leeway to naked up some time after a big snow storm.

KEF
BOS
Good 6.6

I got a seat with more leg room and it was much more comfortable

Boarding was a bit frantic because of the lines at the airport for customs

Mon, Nov 5
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
24h 50m
Mon, Nov 19
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
32h 50m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Oct 2
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
11h 15m
Sat, Oct 13
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
10h 30m
Trip: 12 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,610 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
KEF
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Nice fast in and out process. Good duty free shop

Smallish seats

MCI
KEF
Excellent 9.2

The flight is self was fine.

Waiting area at KCI was extremely disappointing, containing only restrooms & water fountains. No food available to purchase after going through security. Baggage check-in area was within the American Airlines area and was practically invisible. I missed it and had to walk back to check my bag. Found out after going through full Security measures that Icelandair does not participate in TSA Pre-Check I didn't know that airlines could not to participate in TSA Pre-Check. I did not know that no meals were included in the flight. The meals you could buy were very expensive and very small. After waiting 2 hours to board and being on a 7 hour flight, I was very hungry. Glad I took a few Oreo cookies. The airport at Reykjavik was an absolute zoo, totally disorganized. People were in very long lines and many of them sitting on the floor. I will not fly Icelandair again.

KEF
MCI
Good 6.8

Only the flight itself.

The Reykjavik Airport is terribly disorganized. Not enough seats to sit in. People sitting on the floor waiting for their flights. Looked like conditions in a third world country. Long lines to wait for flights to leave and to buy food in the food court. An absolute zoo. MY FLIGHT TO KANSAS CITY WAS NOT EVEN ANNOUNCED. I noticed that people were walking up to the check in gate. I asked a couple of people if the KC flight was boarding. They said that they weren't sure, but they were going to check. It turns out that it was the KC flight, but it was NEVER ANNOUNCED. Horrible airport administration. No excuses for all the problems at this airport.

ARN
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Great food

It was delayed which made the change of planes in Reykjavik stressful

BRU
KEF
Okay 4.6

The check-in process was horrible. It took over an hour to drop off our bags and get a boarding pass.

Tue, Dec 18
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
15h 15m
Mon, Jan 14
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
14h 40m
Trip: 28 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,000 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
DUB
ORD
Good 7.3

Flight was excellent as well as the,crew.

Plenty of food snack etc. Entree taste mediocre at best

DUB
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

Delay

JFK
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Professionalism and kind , courteous people!!

DUB
BOS
Good 7.3

Plane was clean, comfortable, food was okay.

Flight was delayed, update from the gate was 10 minute delay, actually the delay was an hour. Paying for beer and wine on a national carrier - really. Service was one and done, if you missed the first pass the crew were not coming back...you can however walk to the galley.

DUB
AGP
Excellent 10.0

Very kind, knowledgeable personnel!

Thu, Aug 30
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
11h 20m
Fri, Sep 28
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
28h 55m
Trip: 30 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,492 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
BRU
Excellent 8.0

Price was very inexpensive, crew was polite and efficient and our flights were on time. Airport in Iceland seems new and hip, but is small.

No entertainment, but that’s how they keep costs low. Seating was not incredibly clean.

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

Seats are too small

CDG
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Seats e not comfortable. u have to buy everything. even a water staff is not caring

KEF
BOS
Good 6.6

I got a seat with more leg room and it was much more comfortable

Boarding was a bit frantic because of the lines at the airport for customs

ORD
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING. My experience won't fit in the negative comments, so I'm starting it here. (1/4) We had a 21 hour layover in Iceland, so we left the airport for the night. The next morning, on our way to the airport, we tried to check-in online, but the online check-in service was not working. We arrived about two hours before our scheduled departure and had to wait in a long line since the online check-in service was not working. We checked our bags and ran into our first unfortunate encounter with the airport staff. He sent my friend's bags through, without checking the weight. When he weighed my bag, he then noticed that the first bag sent through was overweight, and mentioned that he had made a mistake. He decided to weigh both our bags together as one entity (to equal 88 lbs.) and made me empty out my suitcase of the extra weight from not only my single bag, but the extra weight from the first bag, as well. He said it was too late to retrieve the first bag, so my friend and I had to divvy up my stuff between our carry on bags. Had we known the first bag was overweight, we would have been able to easily taken stuff out of our OWN suitcases and into our OWN carry ons. Which would have been helpful for what was to come... We then walked through the foodcourt to buy some overpriced snacks for the plane. When we decided it was time to go to our gate, we passed a horrifically long line of people that we assumed couldn't be the line to get through customs, because the last few times we had been at this airport, there was always a maximum of 20 people in line. Once we realized that this line was for customs, we asked an employee working the line if we'd be able to make our flight on time if we had to wait in this line. He said not to worry, that we would be okay, because all of the airlines were notified of the unexpected delay at customs. We patiently waited in this line, and as soon as we were through, ran to our gates. At this point, we knew we were going to JUST miss the time for the gate to close, but were consoled by the fact that the employee at customs had told us that the airlines were notified that some of us would be late arriving due to the unexpected delay and line. We arrived at the gate, and the airport staff working the gate laughed in our faces and told us it was too late. They said they never heard from anyone about any delays at customs, and that the transportation bus to the airplane had left ten minutes ago. "Too bad!" they said. How could it have left ten minutes prior, if the gate said it had closed only a few minutes before we arrived? A lie. We asked about our luggage.

(2/4) They said that they would notify the plane, and the bags would be taken off, and that we could find them at baggage claim. So let me get this straight - the plane can wait for someone to sift through all of the baggage, find our bags, and remove them from the plane, but wouldn't allow us to take the probably less time to just get on the plane? We asked if there was anyone from WOW that we could speak to, and they pointed us in the direction of another gate. Once we got to that area, there was another group of people that also missed their flight due to the unexpected line at customs. They were speaking with a lady who was telling them that no one from WOW was at the airport, they all went home for the day. We also attempted to talk to this lady, but she was in a hurry to leave for the day, as well, and was very dismissive and talked to us in passing. On our way to baggage claim, we passed customs, which by this time, had no line. We spoke to three people that were standing in that area, and were looking for the guy who told us that our plane was notified of the delay. He was no longer around, but the staff standing there had said that they were unsure why we were told that any aircrafts were notified of delays because that was not true, and that they also were not even ALLOWED to tell travelers this information. So.... the guy that we spoke to in the customs line lied to my face, and was not even allowed to tell us what he did. This infuriates me for MANY reasons. If I had known that we would not make it through the customs line in time, I would have politely asked other travelers towards the front of the line if we could pass them. Most people are very nice, and would of course let us in front of them. I know I would have done that for someone. But instead, since a KEF AIRPORT STAFF told me that MY PLANE WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DELAY, I patiently waited in line. Yet another lie. We finally got to baggage claim, and spoke with one of the employees there. He told us that he was not aware of any bags coming back in, but it usually takes about 30 mins. At this point, it probably had already been that long, but my friend waited anyways. Meanwhile, I went back to the check-in area to see if there was anyone available to talk to about the circumstances, or if there was another flight we could get on because both my friend and I had to work the next day. There was no one anywhere, except for at the the Icelandair counter. The woman I spoke to there was very nice (shocker), but there was nothing she could do, that all of the flights leaving the airport to the US for the rest of the day had just closed their time for purchasing tickets. If we had not been lied to and if the staff had not been rude and pointing us in all different directions, I probably could have gotten us on a flight out that night. But yet again, we JUST missed the mark due to being misinformed and mistreated by the airport staff.

Thu, Jan 31
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
11h 45m
Thu, Feb 14
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
11h 55m
Trip: 15 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,492 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
YYZ
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Price was very inexpensive, crew was polite and efficient and our flights were on time. The food was fine, but a little overpriced.

No entertainment, but that’s how they keep costs low. Seating was not incredibly clean.

KEF
BCN
Mediocre 2.0

(3/4) My friend finally came up from baggage claim and had told me that no bags came, and the staff member we were speaking to downstairs told us that our luggage was probably already on its way to Chicago. Note that he never asked for our names or our baggage claim ticket. We bought a plane ticket on Icelandair for the next afternoon, found an ACE Guesthouse to stay at, paid for another cab, and left with our carry-ons with nothing useful for overnight because of the first encounter at the check-in counter where we weren't able to properly remove our chosen belongings from our suitcases. The next morning after I woke up and as soon as I knew our original flight had landed, I tried to call O'Hare to confirm that our bags had indeed made it to Chicago. I was not able to get ahold of anyone that could help. When we got to the airport, 4.5 hours early, we checked in and went straight to baggage claim to double check where our bags were. We were not leaving Iceland until we were 100% sure of where our belongings were. Lo and behold, it's the same employee that was working in the baggage claim area the day before. He remembered us, and told us that he had good news and bad news. The good news was that they found our bags, the bad news was that was our bags were on their way to Boston. Boston? BOSTON?! He said they went to Boston because if there were bags left here, it was mandatory that they get sent as fast as they could to the country they are scheduled to arrive at, no matter what airport. That location happened to be Boston. We have NO idea why this was the case, when they knew that we had missed our flight and were still in Iceland. Isn't it mandatory that luggage stay with the owner? We wanted to call Boston to make sure that our bags were there, and to have them sent to Chicago so that they were in Chicago when we arrived later that day. He told us that there was nothing that we could do, that we would have to wait until we get to Chicago, file a claim, and then they would have our bags sent to us a day or so later. Note again, that he never asked for our names or our bag claim number. Begrudgingly, we left him, even more furious, and waited for our next flight. Meanwhile, I tried to get ahold of anyone from O'Hare – no luck. I tried to get ahold of anyone from Boston – no luck. Finally, I decided to call WOW Customer Service. I explained the situation to her, and told her that it was absolutely necessary to know where my bags were, and to know that they would be waiting for me in Chicago when I arrived, also questioning WHY protocol called for our bags being sent to Boston. She asked for the claim number, and told me the last time the bags were scanned was in Iceland. They were at the airport. I told her this was impossible, because I spoke to the same person the day before and today, and he said our bags were not at this airport. She insisted that they were.

(4/4) At this point, a few hours had gone by, and we were running short on time. With AN HOUR left until our DEPARTURE TIME, we went back to baggage claim and told the same employee that WOW had told us our bags were scanned in here. He seemed confused, and said he was not sure how this could be possible. My friend spotted her bag behind him, and pointed it out. He seemed shocked. I didn't see my bag anywhere, and asked him where it was, and he said that maybe it got swapped out with someone else's, because he didn't see it. My friend asked him to please check the back for my suitcase. Sure enough, it was there. CLEARLY, this employee had no idea what he was doing. He gave us misinformation numerous times. If we had not been so persistent, we never would have known that our bags were still at KEF in Iceland. HOW WOULD WE HAVE GOTTEN OUR BAGS TO CHICAGO??????????? If I had listened to the guy and trusted him, we would have landed in Chicago, filed a claim, and seen that there were NO bags in Chicago, and NO bags in Boston. Our belongings would have been stuck in Iceland. We then had hardly any time to go back to the check-in counter and check our bags. We waited in another line, checked our bags, and ran to our gate. Every other KEF staff member that we tried to speak to was very short and rude, unhelpful, and in a hurry to get us out of the way. Even when we tried to find someone at a kiosk, there was no one there working the kiosk. Nearly every employee at KEF had lied to my face, and did not care that I needed help. If I had not been lied to about information regarding notifications, flights, baggage, etc. on numerous accounts, I know for a FACT that I would have made sure I made my flight. This experience is absolutely unacceptable. The incapable, rude, and dishonest airport staff and unaccommodating airlines costed us an extra $1,000 each. It also cost us the couple hundred dollars we would have made at work the next day. I will never fly WOW again. I will never fly to or through Keflavik International Airport again. I will never recommend WOW. I will never recommend KEF. This left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't really ever want to go to Iceland again. And I know my friend feels the same way.

AMS
KEF
Good 6.0

The price

The delay

KEF
BWI
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was smooth and on time. The crew was competent.

For the second time my luggage was missing on arrival at Baltimore too. Didn't receive it until seven days after arrival.

LGW
KEF
Mediocre 3.3

Crew was wonderful.

My check in luggage got left behind .Didn't receive it for five days. A set of cuff-links I had in my luggage as a graduation present for my nephew was missing when my luggage finally arrived.

Tue, Jan 29
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
11h 45m
Thu, Feb 14
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
11h 55m
Trip: 17 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,492 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

Seats are too small

AMS
KEF
Good 6.0

The price

The delay

KEF
BCN
Mediocre 2.0

(3/4) My friend finally came up from baggage claim and had told me that no bags came, and the staff member we were speaking to downstairs told us that our luggage was probably already on its way to Chicago. Note that he never asked for our names or our baggage claim ticket. We bought a plane ticket on Icelandair for the next afternoon, found an ACE Guesthouse to stay at, paid for another cab, and left with our carry-ons with nothing useful for overnight because of the first encounter at the check-in counter where we weren't able to properly remove our chosen belongings from our suitcases. The next morning after I woke up and as soon as I knew our original flight had landed, I tried to call O'Hare to confirm that our bags had indeed made it to Chicago. I was not able to get ahold of anyone that could help. When we got to the airport, 4.5 hours early, we checked in and went straight to baggage claim to double check where our bags were. We were not leaving Iceland until we were 100% sure of where our belongings were. Lo and behold, it's the same employee that was working in the baggage claim area the day before. He remembered us, and told us that he had good news and bad news. The good news was that they found our bags, the bad news was that was our bags were on their way to Boston. Boston? BOSTON?! He said they went to Boston because if there were bags left here, it was mandatory that they get sent as fast as they could to the country they are scheduled to arrive at, no matter what airport. That location happened to be Boston. We have NO idea why this was the case, when they knew that we had missed our flight and were still in Iceland. Isn't it mandatory that luggage stay with the owner? We wanted to call Boston to make sure that our bags were there, and to have them sent to Chicago so that they were in Chicago when we arrived later that day. He told us that there was nothing that we could do, that we would have to wait until we get to Chicago, file a claim, and then they would have our bags sent to us a day or so later. Note again, that he never asked for our names or our bag claim number. Begrudgingly, we left him, even more furious, and waited for our next flight. Meanwhile, I tried to get ahold of anyone from O'Hare – no luck. I tried to get ahold of anyone from Boston – no luck. Finally, I decided to call WOW Customer Service. I explained the situation to her, and told her that it was absolutely necessary to know where my bags were, and to know that they would be waiting for me in Chicago when I arrived, also questioning WHY protocol called for our bags being sent to Boston. She asked for the claim number, and told me the last time the bags were scanned was in Iceland. They were at the airport. I told her this was impossible, because I spoke to the same person the day before and today, and he said our bags were not at this airport. She insisted that they were.

(4/4) At this point, a few hours had gone by, and we were running short on time. With AN HOUR left until our DEPARTURE TIME, we went back to baggage claim and told the same employee that WOW had told us our bags were scanned in here. He seemed confused, and said he was not sure how this could be possible. My friend spotted her bag behind him, and pointed it out. He seemed shocked. I didn't see my bag anywhere, and asked him where it was, and he said that maybe it got swapped out with someone else's, because he didn't see it. My friend asked him to please check the back for my suitcase. Sure enough, it was there. CLEARLY, this employee had no idea what he was doing. He gave us misinformation numerous times. If we had not been so persistent, we never would have known that our bags were still at KEF in Iceland. HOW WOULD WE HAVE GOTTEN OUR BAGS TO CHICAGO??????????? If I had listened to the guy and trusted him, we would have landed in Chicago, filed a claim, and seen that there were NO bags in Chicago, and NO bags in Boston. Our belongings would have been stuck in Iceland. We then had hardly any time to go back to the check-in counter and check our bags. We waited in another line, checked our bags, and ran to our gate. Every other KEF staff member that we tried to speak to was very short and rude, unhelpful, and in a hurry to get us out of the way. Even when we tried to find someone at a kiosk, there was no one there working the kiosk. Nearly every employee at KEF had lied to my face, and did not care that I needed help. If I had not been lied to about information regarding notifications, flights, baggage, etc. on numerous accounts, I know for a FACT that I would have made sure I made my flight. This experience is absolutely unacceptable. The incapable, rude, and dishonest airport staff and unaccommodating airlines costed us an extra $1,000 each. It also cost us the couple hundred dollars we would have made at work the next day. I will never fly WOW again. I will never fly to or through Keflavik International Airport again. I will never recommend WOW. I will never recommend KEF. This left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't really ever want to go to Iceland again. And I know my friend feels the same way.

ORD
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING. My experience won't fit in the negative comments, so I'm starting it here. (1/4) We had a 21 hour layover in Iceland, so we left the airport for the night. The next morning, on our way to the airport, we tried to check-in online, but the online check-in service was not working. We arrived about two hours before our scheduled departure and had to wait in a long line since the online check-in service was not working. We checked our bags and ran into our first unfortunate encounter with the airport staff. He sent my friend's bags through, without checking the weight. When he weighed my bag, he then noticed that the first bag sent through was overweight, and mentioned that he had made a mistake. He decided to weigh both our bags together as one entity (to equal 88 lbs.) and made me empty out my suitcase of the extra weight from not only my single bag, but the extra weight from the first bag, as well. He said it was too late to retrieve the first bag, so my friend and I had to divvy up my stuff between our carry on bags. Had we known the first bag was overweight, we would have been able to easily taken stuff out of our OWN suitcases and into our OWN carry ons. Which would have been helpful for what was to come... We then walked through the foodcourt to buy some overpriced snacks for the plane. When we decided it was time to go to our gate, we passed a horrifically long line of people that we assumed couldn't be the line to get through customs, because the last few times we had been at this airport, there was always a maximum of 20 people in line. Once we realized that this line was for customs, we asked an employee working the line if we'd be able to make our flight on time if we had to wait in this line. He said not to worry, that we would be okay, because all of the airlines were notified of the unexpected delay at customs. We patiently waited in this line, and as soon as we were through, ran to our gates. At this point, we knew we were going to JUST miss the time for the gate to close, but were consoled by the fact that the employee at customs had told us that the airlines were notified that some of us would be late arriving due to the unexpected delay and line. We arrived at the gate, and the airport staff working the gate laughed in our faces and told us it was too late. They said they never heard from anyone about any delays at customs, and that the transportation bus to the airplane had left ten minutes ago. "Too bad!" they said. How could it have left ten minutes prior, if the gate said it had closed only a few minutes before we arrived? A lie. We asked about our luggage.

(2/4) They said that they would notify the plane, and the bags would be taken off, and that we could find them at baggage claim. So let me get this straight - the plane can wait for someone to sift through all of the baggage, find our bags, and remove them from the plane, but wouldn't allow us to take the probably less time to just get on the plane? We asked if there was anyone from WOW that we could speak to, and they pointed us in the direction of another gate. Once we got to that area, there was another group of people that also missed their flight due to the unexpected line at customs. They were speaking with a lady who was telling them that no one from WOW was at the airport, they all went home for the day. We also attempted to talk to this lady, but she was in a hurry to leave for the day, as well, and was very dismissive and talked to us in passing. On our way to baggage claim, we passed customs, which by this time, had no line. We spoke to three people that were standing in that area, and were looking for the guy who told us that our plane was notified of the delay. He was no longer around, but the staff standing there had said that they were unsure why we were told that any aircrafts were notified of delays because that was not true, and that they also were not even ALLOWED to tell travelers this information. So.... the guy that we spoke to in the customs line lied to my face, and was not even allowed to tell us what he did. This infuriates me for MANY reasons. If I had known that we would not make it through the customs line in time, I would have politely asked other travelers towards the front of the line if we could pass them. Most people are very nice, and would of course let us in front of them. I know I would have done that for someone. But instead, since a KEF AIRPORT STAFF told me that MY PLANE WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DELAY, I patiently waited in line. Yet another lie. We finally got to baggage claim, and spoke with one of the employees there. He told us that he was not aware of any bags coming back in, but it usually takes about 30 mins. At this point, it probably had already been that long, but my friend waited anyways. Meanwhile, I went back to the check-in area to see if there was anyone available to talk to about the circumstances, or if there was another flight we could get on because both my friend and I had to work the next day. There was no one anywhere, except for at the the Icelandair counter. The woman I spoke to there was very nice (shocker), but there was nothing she could do, that all of the flights leaving the airport to the US for the rest of the day had just closed their time for purchasing tickets. If we had not been lied to and if the staff had not been rude and pointing us in all different directions, I probably could have gotten us on a flight out that night. But yet again, we JUST missed the mark due to being misinformed and mistreated by the airport staff.

EDI
KEF
Good 6.6

No frills budget carrier, mostly exactly as I expected.

If you overbuy luggage allowance, there is no way to undo it, even within 24 hours. I made a mistake, thinking I needed to purchase more luggage, recognized my mistake right away, and still ended up paying for luggage allowance I didn't need.

Wed, Sep 5
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
17h 15m
Fri, Sep 28
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
28h 55m
Trip: 24 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,492 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
YYZ
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Price was very inexpensive, crew was polite and efficient and our flights were on time. The food was fine, but a little overpriced.

No entertainment, but that’s how they keep costs low. Seating was not incredibly clean.

KEF
BRU
Excellent 8.0

Price was very inexpensive, crew was polite and efficient and our flights were on time. Airport in Iceland seems new and hip, but is small.

No entertainment, but that’s how they keep costs low. Seating was not incredibly clean.

KEF
YYZ
Good 6.6

Delay was minimized. Wow left enough leeway to naked up some time after a big snow storm.

KEF
BWI
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was smooth and on time. The crew was competent.

For the second time my luggage was missing on arrival at Baltimore too. Didn't receive it until seven days after arrival.

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

Seats are too small

Wed, Sep 5
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
18h 50m
Mon, Oct 1
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
17h 25m
Trip: 27 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Aug 24
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
17h 15m
Mon, Sep 10
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
28h 55m
Trip: 18 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,492 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
BWI
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was smooth and on time. The crew was competent.

For the second time my luggage was missing on arrival at Baltimore too. Didn't receive it until seven days after arrival.

KEF
BCN
Mediocre 2.0

(3/4) My friend finally came up from baggage claim and had told me that no bags came, and the staff member we were speaking to downstairs told us that our luggage was probably already on its way to Chicago. Note that he never asked for our names or our baggage claim ticket. We bought a plane ticket on Icelandair for the next afternoon, found an ACE Guesthouse to stay at, paid for another cab, and left with our carry-ons with nothing useful for overnight because of the first encounter at the check-in counter where we weren't able to properly remove our chosen belongings from our suitcases. The next morning after I woke up and as soon as I knew our original flight had landed, I tried to call O'Hare to confirm that our bags had indeed made it to Chicago. I was not able to get ahold of anyone that could help. When we got to the airport, 4.5 hours early, we checked in and went straight to baggage claim to double check where our bags were. We were not leaving Iceland until we were 100% sure of where our belongings were. Lo and behold, it's the same employee that was working in the baggage claim area the day before. He remembered us, and told us that he had good news and bad news. The good news was that they found our bags, the bad news was that was our bags were on their way to Boston. Boston? BOSTON?! He said they went to Boston because if there were bags left here, it was mandatory that they get sent as fast as they could to the country they are scheduled to arrive at, no matter what airport. That location happened to be Boston. We have NO idea why this was the case, when they knew that we had missed our flight and were still in Iceland. Isn't it mandatory that luggage stay with the owner? We wanted to call Boston to make sure that our bags were there, and to have them sent to Chicago so that they were in Chicago when we arrived later that day. He told us that there was nothing that we could do, that we would have to wait until we get to Chicago, file a claim, and then they would have our bags sent to us a day or so later. Note again, that he never asked for our names or our bag claim number. Begrudgingly, we left him, even more furious, and waited for our next flight. Meanwhile, I tried to get ahold of anyone from O'Hare – no luck. I tried to get ahold of anyone from Boston – no luck. Finally, I decided to call WOW Customer Service. I explained the situation to her, and told her that it was absolutely necessary to know where my bags were, and to know that they would be waiting for me in Chicago when I arrived, also questioning WHY protocol called for our bags being sent to Boston. She asked for the claim number, and told me the last time the bags were scanned was in Iceland. They were at the airport. I told her this was impossible, because I spoke to the same person the day before and today, and he said our bags were not at this airport. She insisted that they were.

(4/4) At this point, a few hours had gone by, and we were running short on time. With AN HOUR left until our DEPARTURE TIME, we went back to baggage claim and told the same employee that WOW had told us our bags were scanned in here. He seemed confused, and said he was not sure how this could be possible. My friend spotted her bag behind him, and pointed it out. He seemed shocked. I didn't see my bag anywhere, and asked him where it was, and he said that maybe it got swapped out with someone else's, because he didn't see it. My friend asked him to please check the back for my suitcase. Sure enough, it was there. CLEARLY, this employee had no idea what he was doing. He gave us misinformation numerous times. If we had not been so persistent, we never would have known that our bags were still at KEF in Iceland. HOW WOULD WE HAVE GOTTEN OUR BAGS TO CHICAGO??????????? If I had listened to the guy and trusted him, we would have landed in Chicago, filed a claim, and seen that there were NO bags in Chicago, and NO bags in Boston. Our belongings would have been stuck in Iceland. We then had hardly any time to go back to the check-in counter and check our bags. We waited in another line, checked our bags, and ran to our gate. Every other KEF staff member that we tried to speak to was very short and rude, unhelpful, and in a hurry to get us out of the way. Even when we tried to find someone at a kiosk, there was no one there working the kiosk. Nearly every employee at KEF had lied to my face, and did not care that I needed help. If I had not been lied to about information regarding notifications, flights, baggage, etc. on numerous accounts, I know for a FACT that I would have made sure I made my flight. This experience is absolutely unacceptable. The incapable, rude, and dishonest airport staff and unaccommodating airlines costed us an extra $1,000 each. It also cost us the couple hundred dollars we would have made at work the next day. I will never fly WOW again. I will never fly to or through Keflavik International Airport again. I will never recommend WOW. I will never recommend KEF. This left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't really ever want to go to Iceland again. And I know my friend feels the same way.

EDI
KEF
Good 6.6

No frills budget carrier, mostly exactly as I expected.

If you overbuy luggage allowance, there is no way to undo it, even within 24 hours. I made a mistake, thinking I needed to purchase more luggage, recognized my mistake right away, and still ended up paying for luggage allowance I didn't need.

LGW
KEF
Mediocre 3.3

Crew was wonderful.

My check in luggage got left behind .Didn't receive it for five days. A set of cuff-links I had in my luggage as a graduation present for my nephew was missing when my luggage finally arrived.

KEF
BRU
Excellent 8.0

Price was very inexpensive, crew was polite and efficient and our flights were on time. Airport in Iceland seems new and hip, but is small.

No entertainment, but that’s how they keep costs low. Seating was not incredibly clean.

Fri, Sep 14
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
19h 00m
Mon, Oct 29
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
21h 50m
Trip: 46 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Nov 15
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
11h 25m
Mon, Nov 19
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
10h 15m
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,610 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
ARN
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Great food

It was delayed which made the change of planes in Reykjavik stressful

KEF
IAD
Excellent 8.0

They waited for us since the connecting flight left very little time to make the change.

I wish the business class seats were not so high. My feet did not touch the floor and that was not comfortable.

LHR
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Flight itself was fine.

Boarding was late, as were all the other Icelandair flights I took on this trip.

BRU
KEF
Okay 4.6

The check-in process was horrible. It took over an hour to drop off our bags and get a boarding pass.

PDX
KEF
Mediocre 3.3

First time flying transcontinental without a meal service. Purchased a “pizza” that looked nothing like the picture. One drink service over the course of 7 hours. Brutal.

Wed, Dec 19
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
15h 15m
Mon, Jan 14
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
14h 40m
Trip: 27 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,000 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
SNN
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Shannon is a very easy airport.

I was unable to get my seats assigned from America. I had to go to the Aer Lingus desk when I arrived to get seat assignment.

DUB
BOS
Good 7.3

Plane was clean, comfortable, food was okay.

Flight was delayed, update from the gate was 10 minute delay, actually the delay was an hour. Paying for beer and wine on a national carrier - really. Service was one and done, if you missed the first pass the crew were not coming back...you can however walk to the galley.

SNN
LHR
Good 6.3

NO complimentary drinks or snacks. Seats are bolt upright. Not comfortable.

JFK
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Professionalism and kind , courteous people!!

YYZ
DUB
Good 6.6

Average flight to get you where you want to go. air hostess was helpful.

Forgot my luggage in Toronto. This is the second time with aer Lingus in the past 8 month. Had to pay for my seat and baggage on top of ticket price, was unaware.

Wed, Sep 5
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
18h 50m
Tue, Oct 2
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
17h 25m
Trip: 28 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Oct 25
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
11h 15m
Mon, Oct 29
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
10h 20m
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,610 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
ARN
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Great food

It was delayed which made the change of planes in Reykjavik stressful

KEF
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Nice fast in and out process. Good duty free shop

Smallish seats

LHR
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Flight itself was fine.

Boarding was late, as were all the other Icelandair flights I took on this trip.

PDX
KEF
Mediocre 3.3

First time flying transcontinental without a meal service. Purchased a “pizza” that looked nothing like the picture. One drink service over the course of 7 hours. Brutal.

KEF
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Flight itself was fine.

Reykjavik Airport is a joke. Totally disorganized. Not enough seats to sit in and wait. Many passengers were sitting on the floor. Extremely long lines for people waiting to board their flights. Mass confusion. Food court required people to show their boarding passes in order to purchase food. People learned this after they got up to the cash register to pay for their food. Again, huge confusion. Ridiculous way to treat people.

Sun, Dec 23
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
28h 50m
Wed, Jan 2
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
10h 35m
Trip: 11 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,000 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
SNN
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Shannon is a very easy airport.

I was unable to get my seats assigned from America. I had to go to the Aer Lingus desk when I arrived to get seat assignment.

DUB
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

Delay

JFK
DUB
Excellent 10.0

Professionalism and kind , courteous people!!

DUB
BOS
Good 7.3

Plane was clean, comfortable, food was okay.

Flight was delayed, update from the gate was 10 minute delay, actually the delay was an hour. Paying for beer and wine on a national carrier - really. Service was one and done, if you missed the first pass the crew were not coming back...you can however walk to the galley.

AMS
DUB
Okay 4.6

Plane was clean and comfortable.

Plane arrived late - no updates from the gate crew. ...coffee and soda is not free...

Fri, Sep 14
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
17h 15m
Wed, Sep 19
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
28h 55m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,492 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
BOS
Good 6.6

I got a seat with more leg room and it was much more comfortable

Boarding was a bit frantic because of the lines at the airport for customs

EDI
KEF
Good 6.6

No frills budget carrier, mostly exactly as I expected.

If you overbuy luggage allowance, there is no way to undo it, even within 24 hours. I made a mistake, thinking I needed to purchase more luggage, recognized my mistake right away, and still ended up paying for luggage allowance I didn't need.

KEF
BWI
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was smooth and on time. The crew was competent.

For the second time my luggage was missing on arrival at Baltimore too. Didn't receive it until seven days after arrival.

AMS
KEF
Good 6.0

The price

The delay

YYZ
KEF
Excellent 8.0

Price was very inexpensive, crew was polite and efficient and our flights were on time. The food was fine, but a little overpriced.

No entertainment, but that’s how they keep costs low. Seating was not incredibly clean.

Thu, Nov 15
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
16h 25m
Sun, Nov 18
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
21h 55m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Dec 5
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
15h 55m
Sun, Dec 9
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
21h 55m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Sep 7
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
17h 15m
Sat, Sep 29
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International
BRU
Brussels Bruxelles-National & other airports
28h 55m
Trip: 23 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,492 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

Seats are too small

KEF
BWI
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was smooth and on time. The crew was competent.

For the second time my luggage was missing on arrival at Baltimore too. Didn't receive it until seven days after arrival.

KEF
BRU
Excellent 8.0

Price was very inexpensive, crew was polite and efficient and our flights were on time. Airport in Iceland seems new and hip, but is small.

No entertainment, but that’s how they keep costs low. Seating was not incredibly clean.

ORD
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

NOTHING. My experience won't fit in the negative comments, so I'm starting it here. (1/4) We had a 21 hour layover in Iceland, so we left the airport for the night. The next morning, on our way to the airport, we tried to check-in online, but the online check-in service was not working. We arrived about two hours before our scheduled departure and had to wait in a long line since the online check-in service was not working. We checked our bags and ran into our first unfortunate encounter with the airport staff. He sent my friend's bags through, without checking the weight. When he weighed my bag, he then noticed that the first bag sent through was overweight, and mentioned that he had made a mistake. He decided to weigh both our bags together as one entity (to equal 88 lbs.) and made me empty out my suitcase of the extra weight from not only my single bag, but the extra weight from the first bag, as well. He said it was too late to retrieve the first bag, so my friend and I had to divvy up my stuff between our carry on bags. Had we known the first bag was overweight, we would have been able to easily taken stuff out of our OWN suitcases and into our OWN carry ons. Which would have been helpful for what was to come... We then walked through the foodcourt to buy some overpriced snacks for the plane. When we decided it was time to go to our gate, we passed a horrifically long line of people that we assumed couldn't be the line to get through customs, because the last few times we had been at this airport, there was always a maximum of 20 people in line. Once we realized that this line was for customs, we asked an employee working the line if we'd be able to make our flight on time if we had to wait in this line. He said not to worry, that we would be okay, because all of the airlines were notified of the unexpected delay at customs. We patiently waited in this line, and as soon as we were through, ran to our gates. At this point, we knew we were going to JUST miss the time for the gate to close, but were consoled by the fact that the employee at customs had told us that the airlines were notified that some of us would be late arriving due to the unexpected delay and line. We arrived at the gate, and the airport staff working the gate laughed in our faces and told us it was too late. They said they never heard from anyone about any delays at customs, and that the transportation bus to the airplane had left ten minutes ago. "Too bad!" they said. How could it have left ten minutes prior, if the gate said it had closed only a few minutes before we arrived? A lie. We asked about our luggage.

(2/4) They said that they would notify the plane, and the bags would be taken off, and that we could find them at baggage claim. So let me get this straight - the plane can wait for someone to sift through all of the baggage, find our bags, and remove them from the plane, but wouldn't allow us to take the probably less time to just get on the plane? We asked if there was anyone from WOW that we could speak to, and they pointed us in the direction of another gate. Once we got to that area, there was another group of people that also missed their flight due to the unexpected line at customs. They were speaking with a lady who was telling them that no one from WOW was at the airport, they all went home for the day. We also attempted to talk to this lady, but she was in a hurry to leave for the day, as well, and was very dismissive and talked to us in passing. On our way to baggage claim, we passed customs, which by this time, had no line. We spoke to three people that were standing in that area, and were looking for the guy who told us that our plane was notified of the delay. He was no longer around, but the staff standing there had said that they were unsure why we were told that any aircrafts were notified of delays because that was not true, and that they also were not even ALLOWED to tell travelers this information. So.... the guy that we spoke to in the customs line lied to my face, and was not even allowed to tell us what he did. This infuriates me for MANY reasons. If I had known that we would not make it through the customs line in time, I would have politely asked other travelers towards the front of the line if we could pass them. Most people are very nice, and would of course let us in front of them. I know I would have done that for someone. But instead, since a KEF AIRPORT STAFF told me that MY PLANE WAS NOTIFIED OF THE DELAY, I patiently waited in line. Yet another lie. We finally got to baggage claim, and spoke with one of the employees there. He told us that he was not aware of any bags coming back in, but it usually takes about 30 mins. At this point, it probably had already been that long, but my friend waited anyways. Meanwhile, I went back to the check-in area to see if there was anyone available to talk to about the circumstances, or if there was another flight we could get on because both my friend and I had to work the next day. There was no one anywhere, except for at the the Icelandair counter. The woman I spoke to there was very nice (shocker), but there was nothing she could do, that all of the flights leaving the airport to the US for the rest of the day had just closed their time for purchasing tickets. If we had not been lied to and if the staff had not been rude and pointing us in all different directions, I probably could have gotten us on a flight out that night. But yet again, we JUST missed the mark due to being misinformed and mistreated by the airport staff.

KEF
BCN
Mediocre 2.0

(3/4) My friend finally came up from baggage claim and had told me that no bags came, and the staff member we were speaking to downstairs told us that our luggage was probably already on its way to Chicago. Note that he never asked for our names or our baggage claim ticket. We bought a plane ticket on Icelandair for the next afternoon, found an ACE Guesthouse to stay at, paid for another cab, and left with our carry-ons with nothing useful for overnight because of the first encounter at the check-in counter where we weren't able to properly remove our chosen belongings from our suitcases. The next morning after I woke up and as soon as I knew our original flight had landed, I tried to call O'Hare to confirm that our bags had indeed made it to Chicago. I was not able to get ahold of anyone that could help. When we got to the airport, 4.5 hours early, we checked in and went straight to baggage claim to double check where our bags were. We were not leaving Iceland until we were 100% sure of where our belongings were. Lo and behold, it's the same employee that was working in the baggage claim area the day before. He remembered us, and told us that he had good news and bad news. The good news was that they found our bags, the bad news was that was our bags were on their way to Boston. Boston? BOSTON?! He said they went to Boston because if there were bags left here, it was mandatory that they get sent as fast as they could to the country they are scheduled to arrive at, no matter what airport. That location happened to be Boston. We have NO idea why this was the case, when they knew that we had missed our flight and were still in Iceland. Isn't it mandatory that luggage stay with the owner? We wanted to call Boston to make sure that our bags were there, and to have them sent to Chicago so that they were in Chicago when we arrived later that day. He told us that there was nothing that we could do, that we would have to wait until we get to Chicago, file a claim, and then they would have our bags sent to us a day or so later. Note again, that he never asked for our names or our bag claim number. Begrudgingly, we left him, even more furious, and waited for our next flight. Meanwhile, I tried to get ahold of anyone from O'Hare – no luck. I tried to get ahold of anyone from Boston – no luck. Finally, I decided to call WOW Customer Service. I explained the situation to her, and told her that it was absolutely necessary to know where my bags were, and to know that they would be waiting for me in Chicago when I arrived, also questioning WHY protocol called for our bags being sent to Boston. She asked for the claim number, and told me the last time the bags were scanned was in Iceland. They were at the airport. I told her this was impossible, because I spoke to the same person the day before and today, and he said our bags were not at this airport. She insisted that they were.

(4/4) At this point, a few hours had gone by, and we were running short on time. With AN HOUR left until our DEPARTURE TIME, we went back to baggage claim and told the same employee that WOW had told us our bags were scanned in here. He seemed confused, and said he was not sure how this could be possible. My friend spotted her bag behind him, and pointed it out. He seemed shocked. I didn't see my bag anywhere, and asked him where it was, and he said that maybe it got swapped out with someone else's, because he didn't see it. My friend asked him to please check the back for my suitcase. Sure enough, it was there. CLEARLY, this employee had no idea what he was doing. He gave us misinformation numerous times. If we had not been so persistent, we never would have known that our bags were still at KEF in Iceland. HOW WOULD WE HAVE GOTTEN OUR BAGS TO CHICAGO??????????? If I had listened to the guy and trusted him, we would have landed in Chicago, filed a claim, and seen that there were NO bags in Chicago, and NO bags in Boston. Our belongings would have been stuck in Iceland. We then had hardly any time to go back to the check-in counter and check our bags. We waited in another line, checked our bags, and ran to our gate. Every other KEF staff member that we tried to speak to was very short and rude, unhelpful, and in a hurry to get us out of the way. Even when we tried to find someone at a kiosk, there was no one there working the kiosk. Nearly every employee at KEF had lied to my face, and did not care that I needed help. If I had not been lied to about information regarding notifications, flights, baggage, etc. on numerous accounts, I know for a FACT that I would have made sure I made my flight. This experience is absolutely unacceptable. The incapable, rude, and dishonest airport staff and unaccommodating airlines costed us an extra $1,000 each. It also cost us the couple hundred dollars we would have made at work the next day. I will never fly WOW again. I will never fly to or through Keflavik International Airport again. I will never recommend WOW. I will never recommend KEF. This left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't really ever want to go to Iceland again. And I know my friend feels the same way.

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