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Newark to London Gatwick Flight Information

Flights Arrive in London Gatwick
Flights Depart from Newark
Flight Price $345
Distance 3,475 miles
Airlines WOW air, Icelandair

Good to Know

Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
August
Most popular time to fly
18%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$530
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$444
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Newark to London Gatwick

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $444 or less.
The cheapest flight from Newark to London Gatwick was found 74 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 29% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Newark to London Gatwick Flights

How long does a flight from Newark to London Gatwick take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 10h 20m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Newark to London Gatwick?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on WOW air ($345), Icelandair ($361) and Multiple Airlines ($382).
Do I need a passport to fly between Newark and London Gatwick?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Newark to London Gatwick?
For Newark to London Gatwick, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from London Gatwick back to Newark, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Newark to London Gatwick (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Newark
$345
only
$345
Destination
London
$345
only
$345
Tue, Nov 13
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Sat, Nov 17
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
CDG
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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

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.

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

In flight staff was friendly.

$46 for a carry on bag that I was not initially charged for on my flight from Cleveland. Bag had even less contents than when i came.

BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The planes are nice and new. Prices are very cheap. If you book economy and then upgrade to "extra room" seats and buy a meal seats you're basically flying in what they call businiess class for a lot less.

There was a huge snowstorm in Boston. A lot of people did not make it to the airport before the check-in desk closed. The airplane itself was grounded because of the snow for two hours. So a lot of people were in the main waiting area, while their plane was at the gate, but WOW did not care at all. They would not bring any gate agents out to check people in even though the plane was on the ground waiting. Many of us tried calling their support line - no answer. After a very long wait you get to what sounds like an India or Pakistan call center. The people there don't have any information, and the only things they can do are whatever you can do on the website. WOW has no real phone agents. I saw their gate agents later walking around and asked them to check us in - they shrugged. Would not check us in, despite the plane being on the ground. They could care less. Other airlines were shocked at how we were treated. Iceland Air was amazing. They saw our predicament and brought one of their managers out to their check-in gate to sell us last minute tickets on Iceland Air. A bunch of WOW customers ended up getting tickets on Iceland Air, and we actually ended up flying out of Boston before the delayed WOW air flight. If you get on the WOW flight - service is good. But you're taking a risk. Ground staff really does not care at all and will pretend they don't know you.

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

Seats are too small

Tue, Feb 5
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 20m
Mon, Feb 11
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
11h 30m
Trip: 7 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,867 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
ARN
KEF
Okay 4.3

I turned down a faster and cheaper flight because it was going to charge me for checked bags. It was only when I got to the airport that I was notified of the checked bag fee (which was hefty). This was never listed when I purchased these tickets, and I would not have bought from you if I had know this was your plan. I am expecting a refund for what I paid for the two checked bags round trip. If not, I will make it my life's hobby to let everyone know about your companies business practices.

KEF
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Like the infotainment unit on headrests. Decent movie selection.

Seats are cramped when person in front leans seat back.

KEF
DEN
Good 7.6

The entertainment - movies

The movies

KEF
PDX
Okay 4.6

Good selection of movies to watch

Beverage service needs to be done more than twice on a 7.5 HR flight.

KEF
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

See above.

Thu, Jan 10
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
16h 55m
Mon, Jan 14
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
13h 20m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Nov 29
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Mon, Dec 3
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
CPH
Okay 5.6

Nice newish planes. Competent but basic service in the air. Nice air crew.

Ground agents are bad. Don't care about you. Won't answer questions. Don't care what happens to you. Don't care if you make your flight, or if your connection is delayed. There is no phone support. If you have a problem - you're on your own. Online checkin is broken. Does not work at all.

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.

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

BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The planes are nice and new. Prices are very cheap. If you book economy and then upgrade to "extra room" seats and buy a meal seats you're basically flying in what they call businiess class for a lot less.

There was a huge snowstorm in Boston. A lot of people did not make it to the airport before the check-in desk closed. The airplane itself was grounded because of the snow for two hours. So a lot of people were in the main waiting area, while their plane was at the gate, but WOW did not care at all. They would not bring any gate agents out to check people in even though the plane was on the ground waiting. Many of us tried calling their support line - no answer. After a very long wait you get to what sounds like an India or Pakistan call center. The people there don't have any information, and the only things they can do are whatever you can do on the website. WOW has no real phone agents. I saw their gate agents later walking around and asked them to check us in - they shrugged. Would not check us in, despite the plane being on the ground. They could care less. Other airlines were shocked at how we were treated. Iceland Air was amazing. They saw our predicament and brought one of their managers out to their check-in gate to sell us last minute tickets on Iceland Air. A bunch of WOW customers ended up getting tickets on Iceland Air, and we actually ended up flying out of Boston before the delayed WOW air flight. If you get on the WOW flight - service is good. But you're taking a risk. Ground staff really does not care at all and will pretend they don't know you.

Fri, Apr 5
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 20m
Sun, Apr 14
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 55m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,867 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
CLE
KEF
Good 7.0

It was really nice to stretch out and not have a full plane to fly overnight.

ARN
KEF
Okay 4.3

I turned down a faster and cheaper flight because it was going to charge me for checked bags. It was only when I got to the airport that I was notified of the checked bag fee (which was hefty). This was never listed when I purchased these tickets, and I would not have bought from you if I had know this was your plan. I am expecting a refund for what I paid for the two checked bags round trip. If not, I will make it my life's hobby to let everyone know about your companies business practices.

KEF
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Like the infotainment unit on headrests. Decent movie selection.

Seats are cramped when person in front leans seat back.

AMS
KEF
Good 6.0

767 300 was clean and staff wasn’t fussy.

Staff seemed disinterested in passengers and boarding was extremely disorganized. Flight was also delayed because of a missing passenger. Not sure how that happens.

KEF
OSL
Mediocre 2.0

See above.

Sat, Dec 1
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Sun, Dec 9
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 9 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
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

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

In flight staff was friendly.

$46 for a carry on bag that I was not initially charged for on my flight from Cleveland. Bag had even less contents than when i came.

KEF
CPH
Okay 5.6

Nice newish planes. Competent but basic service in the air. Nice air crew.

Ground agents are bad. Don't care about you. Won't answer questions. Don't care what happens to you. Don't care if you make your flight, or if your connection is delayed. There is no phone support. If you have a problem - you're on your own. Online checkin is broken. Does not work at all.

AMS
KEF
Good 6.0

The price

The delay

Fri, Jan 11
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 20m
Tue, Jan 15
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
11h 30m
Trip: 5 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,867 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
KEF
OSL
Mediocre 2.0

See above.

KEF
DEN
Good 7.6

The entertainment - movies

The movies

TXL
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

I bought this ticket which turned out to be a fraud. It had a confirmation number that the airline wouldn’t ticket. I couldn’t board or fly this itinerary. Reported as fraud to my credit card. Beware!

SEA
KEF
Good 6.6

3 hours late, no electronic notification. Figured it out on my own, then missed my connection to Oslo. Got transferred to SAS for the last part to Oslo, without checked bag. Arrived in Oslo 16:30 Oct 9, now 18:42 Oct 10 still no luggage, no help, no cooperation, no compensation, no vacation. You can’t leave to go anywhere else, if you have to be somewhere to receive the luggage, even if you go buy new clothes.

It sucks to have your vacation ruined by lack of ability to deliver my luggage 35 kilometers from the airport. terrible customer service from Icelandair, SAS, and Gardemoen Airport. All fingers pointing other directions.

KEF
PDX
Okay 4.6

Good selection of movies to watch

Beverage service needs to be done more than twice on a 7.5 HR flight.

Thu, Feb 14
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
16h 55m
Sun, Feb 24
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
14h 30m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Dec 2
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Sun, Dec 9
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 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

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.

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

In flight staff was friendly.

$46 for a carry on bag that I was not initially charged for on my flight from Cleveland. Bag had even less contents than when i came.

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.

CDG
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

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

Mon, Feb 4
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 20m
Wed, Feb 13
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
11h 30m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,867 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
KEF
PDX
Okay 4.6

Good selection of movies to watch

Beverage service needs to be done more than twice on a 7.5 HR flight.

TXL
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

I bought this ticket which turned out to be a fraud. It had a confirmation number that the airline wouldn’t ticket. I couldn’t board or fly this itinerary. Reported as fraud to my credit card. Beware!

KEF
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Like the infotainment unit on headrests. Decent movie selection.

Seats are cramped when person in front leans seat back.

CLE
KEF
Good 7.0

It was really nice to stretch out and not have a full plane to fly overnight.

DUB
KEF
Good 6.0

Plane had USB ports. Gave out free water bottles.

Plane was very hot. Bathrooms very dirty. They refilled water bottles with common large bottle. Very unsanitary! Yuck. Flight was over an hour late arriving in Denver.

Sat, Jan 12
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Thu, Jan 24
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 13 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
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.

BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The planes are nice and new. Prices are very cheap. If you book economy and then upgrade to "extra room" seats and buy a meal seats you're basically flying in what they call businiess class for a lot less.

There was a huge snowstorm in Boston. A lot of people did not make it to the airport before the check-in desk closed. The airplane itself was grounded because of the snow for two hours. So a lot of people were in the main waiting area, while their plane was at the gate, but WOW did not care at all. They would not bring any gate agents out to check people in even though the plane was on the ground waiting. Many of us tried calling their support line - no answer. After a very long wait you get to what sounds like an India or Pakistan call center. The people there don't have any information, and the only things they can do are whatever you can do on the website. WOW has no real phone agents. I saw their gate agents later walking around and asked them to check us in - they shrugged. Would not check us in, despite the plane being on the ground. They could care less. Other airlines were shocked at how we were treated. Iceland Air was amazing. They saw our predicament and brought one of their managers out to their check-in gate to sell us last minute tickets on Iceland Air. A bunch of WOW customers ended up getting tickets on Iceland Air, and we actually ended up flying out of Boston before the delayed WOW air flight. If you get on the WOW flight - service is good. But you're taking a risk. Ground staff really does not care at all and will pretend they don't know you.

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
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

KEF
CPH
Okay 5.6

Nice newish planes. Competent but basic service in the air. Nice air crew.

Ground agents are bad. Don't care about you. Won't answer questions. Don't care what happens to you. Don't care if you make your flight, or if your connection is delayed. There is no phone support. If you have a problem - you're on your own. Online checkin is broken. Does not work at all.

Wed, Mar 13
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 20m
Fri, Mar 22
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
11h 30m
Trip: 10 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,867 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
SEA
KEF
Good 6.6

3 hours late, no electronic notification. Figured it out on my own, then missed my connection to Oslo. Got transferred to SAS for the last part to Oslo, without checked bag. Arrived in Oslo 16:30 Oct 9, now 18:42 Oct 10 still no luggage, no help, no cooperation, no compensation, no vacation. You can’t leave to go anywhere else, if you have to be somewhere to receive the luggage, even if you go buy new clothes.

It sucks to have your vacation ruined by lack of ability to deliver my luggage 35 kilometers from the airport. terrible customer service from Icelandair, SAS, and Gardemoen Airport. All fingers pointing other directions.

KEF
PDX
Okay 4.6

Good selection of movies to watch

Beverage service needs to be done more than twice on a 7.5 HR flight.

DUB
KEF
Good 6.0

Plane had USB ports. Gave out free water bottles.

Plane was very hot. Bathrooms very dirty. They refilled water bottles with common large bottle. Very unsanitary! Yuck. Flight was over an hour late arriving in Denver.

KEF
DEN
Good 7.6

The entertainment - movies

The movies

KEF
SEA
Okay 4.3

I turned down a faster and cheaper flight because it was going to charge me for checked bags. It was only when I got to the airport that I was notified of the checked bag fee (which was hefty). This was never listed when I purchased these tickets, and I would not have bought from you if I had know this was your plan. I am expecting a refund for what I paid for the two checked bags round trip. If not, I will make it my life's hobby to let everyone know about your companies business practices.

Mon, Oct 22
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 30m
Sat, Nov 17
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 27 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
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.

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

In flight staff was friendly.

$46 for a carry on bag that I was not initially charged for on my flight from Cleveland. Bag had even less contents than when i came.

BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The planes are nice and new. Prices are very cheap. If you book economy and then upgrade to "extra room" seats and buy a meal seats you're basically flying in what they call businiess class for a lot less.

There was a huge snowstorm in Boston. A lot of people did not make it to the airport before the check-in desk closed. The airplane itself was grounded because of the snow for two hours. So a lot of people were in the main waiting area, while their plane was at the gate, but WOW did not care at all. They would not bring any gate agents out to check people in even though the plane was on the ground waiting. Many of us tried calling their support line - no answer. After a very long wait you get to what sounds like an India or Pakistan call center. The people there don't have any information, and the only things they can do are whatever you can do on the website. WOW has no real phone agents. I saw their gate agents later walking around and asked them to check us in - they shrugged. Would not check us in, despite the plane being on the ground. They could care less. Other airlines were shocked at how we were treated. Iceland Air was amazing. They saw our predicament and brought one of their managers out to their check-in gate to sell us last minute tickets on Iceland Air. A bunch of WOW customers ended up getting tickets on Iceland Air, and we actually ended up flying out of Boston before the delayed WOW air flight. If you get on the WOW flight - service is good. But you're taking a risk. Ground staff really does not care at all and will pretend they don't know you.

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.

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.

Sun, Mar 3
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Wed, Mar 13
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 10 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The planes are nice and new. Prices are very cheap. If you book economy and then upgrade to "extra room" seats and buy a meal seats you're basically flying in what they call businiess class for a lot less.

There was a huge snowstorm in Boston. A lot of people did not make it to the airport before the check-in desk closed. The airplane itself was grounded because of the snow for two hours. So a lot of people were in the main waiting area, while their plane was at the gate, but WOW did not care at all. They would not bring any gate agents out to check people in even though the plane was on the ground waiting. Many of us tried calling their support line - no answer. After a very long wait you get to what sounds like an India or Pakistan call center. The people there don't have any information, and the only things they can do are whatever you can do on the website. WOW has no real phone agents. I saw their gate agents later walking around and asked them to check us in - they shrugged. Would not check us in, despite the plane being on the ground. They could care less. Other airlines were shocked at how we were treated. Iceland Air was amazing. They saw our predicament and brought one of their managers out to their check-in gate to sell us last minute tickets on Iceland Air. A bunch of WOW customers ended up getting tickets on Iceland Air, and we actually ended up flying out of Boston before the delayed WOW air flight. If you get on the WOW flight - service is good. But you're taking a risk. Ground staff really does not care at all and will pretend they don't know you.

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.

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
CPH
Okay 5.6

Nice newish planes. Competent but basic service in the air. Nice air crew.

Ground agents are bad. Don't care about you. Won't answer questions. Don't care what happens to you. Don't care if you make your flight, or if your connection is delayed. There is no phone support. If you have a problem - you're on your own. Online checkin is broken. Does not work at all.

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

In flight staff was friendly.

$46 for a carry on bag that I was not initially charged for on my flight from Cleveland. Bag had even less contents than when i came.

Fri, Apr 5
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 20m
Mon, Apr 8
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 55m
Trip: 4 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,867 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
CLE
KEF
Good 7.0

It was really nice to stretch out and not have a full plane to fly overnight.

TXL
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

I bought this ticket which turned out to be a fraud. It had a confirmation number that the airline wouldn’t ticket. I couldn’t board or fly this itinerary. Reported as fraud to my credit card. Beware!

KEF
SEA
Okay 4.3

I turned down a faster and cheaper flight because it was going to charge me for checked bags. It was only when I got to the airport that I was notified of the checked bag fee (which was hefty). This was never listed when I purchased these tickets, and I would not have bought from you if I had know this was your plan. I am expecting a refund for what I paid for the two checked bags round trip. If not, I will make it my life's hobby to let everyone know about your companies business practices.

KEF
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

See above.

KEF
PDX
Okay 4.6

Good selection of movies to watch

Beverage service needs to be done more than twice on a 7.5 HR flight.

Tue, Jan 8
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Thu, Jan 24
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 17 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
CPH
Okay 5.6

Nice newish planes. Competent but basic service in the air. Nice air crew.

Ground agents are bad. Don't care about you. Won't answer questions. Don't care what happens to you. Don't care if you make your flight, or if your connection is delayed. There is no phone support. If you have a problem - you're on your own. Online checkin is broken. Does not work at all.

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

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.

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

Seats are too small

AMS
KEF
Good 6.0

The price

The delay

Tue, Oct 30
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Tue, Nov 6
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
KEF
CPH
Okay 5.6

Nice newish planes. Competent but basic service in the air. Nice air crew.

Ground agents are bad. Don't care about you. Won't answer questions. Don't care what happens to you. Don't care if you make your flight, or if your connection is delayed. There is no phone support. If you have a problem - you're on your own. Online checkin is broken. Does not work at all.

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

SXF
KEF
Good 6.3

In flight staff was friendly.

$46 for a carry on bag that I was not initially charged for on my flight from Cleveland. Bag had even less contents than when i came.

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.

Tue, Apr 9
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 20m
Tue, Apr 16
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 55m
Trip: 8 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 7,867 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.1
Entertainment
7.7
Food
6.2
KEF
PDX
Okay 4.6

Good selection of movies to watch

Beverage service needs to be done more than twice on a 7.5 HR flight.

KEF
BOS
Mediocre 2.0

See above.

KEF
SEA
Okay 4.3

I turned down a faster and cheaper flight because it was going to charge me for checked bags. It was only when I got to the airport that I was notified of the checked bag fee (which was hefty). This was never listed when I purchased these tickets, and I would not have bought from you if I had know this was your plan. I am expecting a refund for what I paid for the two checked bags round trip. If not, I will make it my life's hobby to let everyone know about your companies business practices.

SEA
KEF
Good 6.6

3 hours late, no electronic notification. Figured it out on my own, then missed my connection to Oslo. Got transferred to SAS for the last part to Oslo, without checked bag. Arrived in Oslo 16:30 Oct 9, now 18:42 Oct 10 still no luggage, no help, no cooperation, no compensation, no vacation. You can’t leave to go anywhere else, if you have to be somewhere to receive the luggage, even if you go buy new clothes.

It sucks to have your vacation ruined by lack of ability to deliver my luggage 35 kilometers from the airport. terrible customer service from Icelandair, SAS, and Gardemoen Airport. All fingers pointing other directions.

DUB
KEF
Good 6.0

Plane had USB ports. Gave out free water bottles.

Plane was very hot. Bathrooms very dirty. They refilled water bottles with common large bottle. Very unsanitary! Yuck. Flight was over an hour late arriving in Denver.

Sun, Feb 3
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Mon, Feb 11
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 9 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 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
CPH
Okay 5.6

Nice newish planes. Competent but basic service in the air. Nice air crew.

Ground agents are bad. Don't care about you. Won't answer questions. Don't care what happens to you. Don't care if you make your flight, or if your connection is delayed. There is no phone support. If you have a problem - you're on your own. Online checkin is broken. Does not work at all.

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.

BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The planes are nice and new. Prices are very cheap. If you book economy and then upgrade to "extra room" seats and buy a meal seats you're basically flying in what they call businiess class for a lot less.

There was a huge snowstorm in Boston. A lot of people did not make it to the airport before the check-in desk closed. The airplane itself was grounded because of the snow for two hours. So a lot of people were in the main waiting area, while their plane was at the gate, but WOW did not care at all. They would not bring any gate agents out to check people in even though the plane was on the ground waiting. Many of us tried calling their support line - no answer. After a very long wait you get to what sounds like an India or Pakistan call center. The people there don't have any information, and the only things they can do are whatever you can do on the website. WOW has no real phone agents. I saw their gate agents later walking around and asked them to check us in - they shrugged. Would not check us in, despite the plane being on the ground. They could care less. Other airlines were shocked at how we were treated. Iceland Air was amazing. They saw our predicament and brought one of their managers out to their check-in gate to sell us last minute tickets on Iceland Air. A bunch of WOW customers ended up getting tickets on Iceland Air, and we actually ended up flying out of Boston before the delayed WOW air flight. If you get on the WOW flight - service is good. But you're taking a risk. Ground staff really does not care at all and will pretend they don't know you.

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.

Tue, Nov 27
EWR
Newark
LGW
London Gatwick
10h 50m
Tue, Dec 4
LGW
London Gatwick
EWR
Newark
10h 50m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 1,495 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.6
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
4.1
Food
4.7
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.

AMS
KEF
Good 6.0

The price

The delay

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

KEF
CPH
Okay 5.6

Nice newish planes. Competent but basic service in the air. Nice air crew.

Ground agents are bad. Don't care about you. Won't answer questions. Don't care what happens to you. Don't care if you make your flight, or if your connection is delayed. There is no phone support. If you have a problem - you're on your own. Online checkin is broken. Does not work at all.

BOS
KEF
Mediocre 2.0

The planes are nice and new. Prices are very cheap. If you book economy and then upgrade to "extra room" seats and buy a meal seats you're basically flying in what they call businiess class for a lot less.

There was a huge snowstorm in Boston. A lot of people did not make it to the airport before the check-in desk closed. The airplane itself was grounded because of the snow for two hours. So a lot of people were in the main waiting area, while their plane was at the gate, but WOW did not care at all. They would not bring any gate agents out to check people in even though the plane was on the ground waiting. Many of us tried calling their support line - no answer. After a very long wait you get to what sounds like an India or Pakistan call center. The people there don't have any information, and the only things they can do are whatever you can do on the website. WOW has no real phone agents. I saw their gate agents later walking around and asked them to check us in - they shrugged. Would not check us in, despite the plane being on the ground. They could care less. Other airlines were shocked at how we were treated. Iceland Air was amazing. They saw our predicament and brought one of their managers out to their check-in gate to sell us last minute tickets on Iceland Air. A bunch of WOW customers ended up getting tickets on Iceland Air, and we actually ended up flying out of Boston before the delayed WOW air flight. If you get on the WOW flight - service is good. But you're taking a risk. Ground staff really does not care at all and will pretend they don't know you.

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