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Review: I Flew Wow Airlines and Survived

There is only one direct flight from Reykjavik to Dublin, and it’s on Wow Airlines.

I expected the worst. I scoured the internet for reviews and advice about packing. My bags were on the heavy side, since I was traveling with quite a bit of camera equipment. I had nightmares of having to unpack my suitcase in the airport and wear five sweaters onto the plane.

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None of that happened. It was actually a relatively painless experience – except for the fact that our flight was at 6:30 a.m. in the morning.

I purchased one checked luggage ($40) and and two carry-on luggage pieces ($20/each) in advance. This is essential if you are carrying anything more than a normal size backpack. I also purchased extra leg room for us since the flight was three hours and we were exhausted. At $20 a pop, that was totally worth it.

When we got to KEF in Iceland, we weighed our checked luggage ourself, printed out the tags, and brought it to an agent to check. The computer didn’t like the shape of our suitcase, so we brought it to the odd-sized luggage counter, and the agent there checked it without a problem.

Then, we headed to our gate. The doors to the gate area didn’t open for a while, so there is a lot of waiting around on the floor, or you can go downstairs and wait on couches. Once the doors opened, the line was long, but it moved quickly. There was no weighing or measuring of carry on luggage. In not more than 15 minutes, we were seated in our extra leg room seats.

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The flight itself was totally fine. We were so tired, we both dozed off and woke up to views of Dublin.

 

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PHOTO FUN: A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW

One of my favorite things to do on airplanes is take pictures from above. There is something uniquely awesome about seeing a city or landscape from a completely different perspective. This is especially fun if you’re flying over a particularly picturesque area. It is much less fun if you’re are landing in a corn field in the dark.

Here are my bird’s eye pictures of Washington DC from my recent trip.

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Washington DC

And here are my favorite bird’s-eye pictures from my Croatia trip:

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Dubrovnik
Alps

I’m not sure, but this might be the Alps on my way home from Croatia.

What are some of your favorite plane pictures? Post your links below. I’d love to see them.

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