Wow air baggage allowance and fees

Disclaimer: Wow Air ceased its operations on 28th of March of 2019 and is no longer possible to book with them.

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Wow Air baggage allowance

Wow air is an Icelandic low-cost airline offering flights to various destinations in Europe and in the US and Canada.
Here you will find everything you need to know about Wow Air baggage policy and additional charges for excess baggage.

No. of bags allowed per passengerMax. dimensionsMax. weightPrice
Cabin baggage156cm x 45cm x 25cm12kgThe price depends on the destination and the duration of the flight
Hand luggage142cm x 32cm x 25cmContact the company for detailed informationFree
Checked bag3The combined dimensions of each checked bag must not exceed 158cm20kgThe price depends on the route, season and the chosen travel package
Excess baggage3The combined dimensions of each checked bag must not exceed 158cm32kgThe price depends on the destination and the duration of the flight

Wow Air cabin baggage

Wow air cabin baggage allowance permits the passengers to take one bag on board with them. This bag can measure up to 56 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm including handles and wheels. It should not weigh more than 12 kg. The Wow air cabin baggage price depends on the destination and the duration of the flight.

Wow Air hand luggage

Hand luggage means a small backpack/purse, laptop or camera bag that can be taken onboard free of charge in addition to cabin baggage.

Wow Air baggage policy states that one small personal item of hand luggage is included in the price. It can measure up to a maximum of 42 cm x 32 cm x 25 cm and must fit under the seat in front of the passenger.

Wow Air checked baggage

Wow air baggage allowance permits the passengers to purchase 3 pieces of checked baggage (2 bags) per flight. The bags can weigh up to 20 kg each and the combined dimensions of each bag cannot exceed 158 cm.

The Wow air checked baggage fee depends on the duration and the destination of the chosen flight.

Wow Air excess baggage

Excess baggage defines the additional pieces of luggage a passenger can purchase or an increased weight limit of already purchased luggage.

Wow Air baggage policy allows the passengers to purchase their baggage with less than 24 hours until departure in one of the following ways:

Online – baggage purchase is available for all flights from 24 hours up to 1 hour before the flight on the Wow air website
At the airport – additional pieces of baggage can be purchased at the airport for additional (higher) fees
Moreover, if the passenger would want to check in an overweight bag, Wow air excess baggage fee will be charged per kg per bag. However, bags weighing more than 32 kg cannot be checked in.

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Wow Air fees for bringing sporting equipment on board

Wow Air baggage policy allows the passengers to take sporting equipment on a flight. However, different fees are applicable depending on the flight duration and destination.

Moreover, Wow Air baggage policy states that all odd size baggage, such as golf sets, skis etc., must be extra protected and properly packed. Wow Air also reserves the right to refuse to transport such baggage if its weight limit exceeds 27 kg.

DestinationPrice onlinePrice at the airportPrice for large equipment (boards, kayaks etc.)
Iceland and US West Coast€50€60€75
US East Coast and Canada/Europe€50€60€75
US West Coast and Europet€60€70€75

Wow Air musical instruments fees

Wow Air baggage policy allows the passengers to take their musical instruments on a flight with them. This can be done in the following ways:

  • As hand baggage – free of charge
    Wow Air baggage allowance permits the passengers to take the instrument with them on board as hand baggage free of charge if the item is smaller than 42 cm x 32 cm x 25 cm.
  • As cabin baggage – extra charge
    If the instrument in question exceeds the hand baggage dimensions, the passenger can still bring it on board as cabin baggage, but this time for a fee. The maximum dimensions, in this case, are 90 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm (bigger than the standard cabin baggage dimensions).
  • Check-in baggage – extra charge
    If the instrument the passenger wants to take on the flight is too big to be considered cabin baggage, it has to be booked as odd-size baggage and put into the hold baggage for an additional charge.
  • Book a seat for the instrument
    Wow Air baggage policy also states that if the instrument is too large to be checked in as hold baggage or cabin baggage but is not too big to fit on a passenger seat, the passenger can purchase an additional flight ticket for the instrument. To do that, the passenger will have to contact Wow air call centre. The maximum dimensions, in this case, are 135 cm x 35 cm x 45 cm, and the instrument can weigh up to 75 kg.

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Wow Air pet policy

Wow Air pet policy states that pets are not permitted on Wow Air flights. Only assistance dogs trained to help disabled guests are allowed in the cabin (for no extra charge).


Alternative to airline baggage fees – Eurosender


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Airlines reserve the right to change policies at any times. Therefore, this information is subject to change and is based on data collected on Wow Air website on 20/01/2020.