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    OK, this could be good news for travellers from the south and Scotland (Gatwick and Edinburgh especially), but there is a catch. The Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air is going to start flights to Orlando starting this December, with fares as low as GBP130 one-way. That's the good bit. The not-quite-so-good is that, like Icelandair, all the flights will go via Reykjavik in Iceland three times a week (initially), meaning that the total journey time will be around 14 hours. It's always good to get alternatives, though, and those on a strict budget might be able to take advantage.

    Here's the full story on TravMedia today:

    WOW AIR LAUNCHES HOT NEW FLIGHTS TO THE SUNSHINE STATE!

    New route to Orlando brings affordable winter sun getaways to budget-conscious Brits

    Icelandic airline WOW air, has today announced a new seasonal route from the UK to Orlando, Florida, starting in December 2018. With introductory fares from just £129.99*, you might be escaping the impending UK winter sooner than you think!



    The inaugural flight to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will depart on 18 December 2018, with flights departing from London Gatwick and Edinburgh via Reykjavik. Flights will operate three times per week, with the transatlantic leg of the journey serviced by the airline's ultra-efficient A321neo aircraft.

    Tickets for the new route are on sale NOW via www.wowair.co.uk.

    One of the world's most visited tourist destinations, Orlando is well-known for being the theme park capital of the world – home to Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

    But the destination is catered for more than just thrill-seekers. With year-round sunny weather, award-winning beaches, world-class shopping, exciting nightlife and diverse range of outdoor adventure activities, Orlando and the state of Florida make for an inspiring destination for travellers of all kinds, from families and friends, to couples and solo holidaymakers.



    Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of WOW air, said: “We're thrilled to be adding Orlando to our ever-expanding route network and hope this will mean more budget-conscious travellers will soon be able to experience not only what the city of Orlando has to offer but also the wider Florida State. As our 16th destination in North America, this is an important marker of our continual mission to push the price point to fly across the Atlantic as low as possible.

    “As well as being a destination traditionally popular with British families seeking a getaway during the chilly winter months, we're equally excited to welcome business travellers on board to experience our new WOW Premium offering. In addition to flying in comfort in one of our luxurious 'Big Seats', Premium passengers now get extra checked baggage, free food and drink on board, fast track security when departing or transiting in Iceland and the freedom to change bookings free of charge.”

    With flights departing from London Gatwick and Edinburgh, passengers will be able to connect with the Orlando service in Reykjavik, which will operate three times per week. The total flight time from KEF-MCO will be 8 hours 25 minutes. The approximate total journey time from London Gatwick and Edinburgh will be just short of 14 hours, including stopover.

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    I saw this earlier and you have to say to some folk it will be appealing. £260 return could save a family of 4 a considerable amount of cash, but that length of travel day will put many off (including Mrs TF and I )

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    Too long a flight for us but can see how it would appeal to some at that price!

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    Yes, I think they are definitely looking for the bargain market, but it will need to be a significant price saving to be worthwhile.

    For us, it might be an interesting alternative, as a few nights in Iceland could be quite interesting.

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    That is a long way to go in a 320Neo with no seatback TV.

    I see the £130 each way is 'promotional offer' and that they've all already sold for December. The price right now is £326 each way, which is close to BA prices.

    That said they do appear to have quite the route network into the US and I would certainly consider them for a trip.
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