Premium options USA-Iceland

Old Oct 11, 18, 11:48 am
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Premium options USA-Iceland

I am looking at options for NYC-KEF. It looks like my options are "Saga" on Iceland Air and "Premium" on Wow. Does anyone have any experience with either (or preferably both) and can give some comparison. I have found little in the way of reviews of Wow Premium (and poor reviews of Saga). Suggestions?

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Old Oct 11, 18, 12:45 pm
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I like Icelandair Saga Class, but it's essentially the same as US domestic first. WOW's Premium service, AFAIK, is similar to AA MCE. Saga Class also provides lounge access.
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Old Oct 11, 18, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Skatering View Post
I like Icelandair Saga Class, but it's essentially the same as US domestic first. WOW's Premium service, AFAIK, is similar to AA MCE. Saga Class also provides lounge access.
Thanks, @Skatering. The pictures for Wow show a seat that seems a slight upgrade from domestic F (it has a foot rest, but width and pitch at ~37" seems consistent with domestic F), but I am trying to confirm that with someone who has actually flown Wow in Premium (seems pretty new, so reviews are hard to find).
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Old Oct 15, 18, 10:07 pm
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Originally Posted by J S View Post
Thanks, @Skatering. The pictures for Wow show a seat that seems a slight upgrade from domestic F (it has a foot rest, but width and pitch at ~37" seems consistent with domestic F), but I am trying to confirm that with someone who has actually flown Wow in Premium (seems pretty new, so reviews are hard to find).
I flew it this summer STL-KEF-STL. WOW premium is similar in many ways to domestic F. On the A321 I flew, the front two rows were 2x2 seating with large recliner seats (actually perhaps a bit more comfortable than some domestic F flights), while the rest of the plane was 3x3 standard coach seats. You can preorder a meal (although it's basically Y food), and unlimited alcoholic beverages are included, although you'll be served with plastic cups. It's also notable that they apparently sell empty premium seats last-minute to people who don't have full premium fares, so the FAs actually check their paperwork to ensure you're on a premium fare (otherwise, you don't get the all-inclusive perks).

It's way cheaper than buying a legacy airline business class fare to Iceland (about 1/10th the price in my case). I went in expecting the worst, but I found the overall experience surprisingly positive.
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Old Oct 16, 18, 5:08 am
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I believe Delta offer a JFK-KEF service on a domestically configured 757, with the seats up front sold as international Premium Economy.
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