Beleaguered WOW Air shut down on Thursday, posting a note on its website that all flights had been canceled.
For tickets holders stranded in various cities and airports, and those with tickets for future dates, WOW Air suggests contacting your travel agent or credit card issuer for help and offers this advice:
may offer flights at a reduced rate, so-called rescue fares, in light of the
As of Thursday
evening, here’s what airlines, travel companies and even a bus company is
offering WOW Air ticket holders in terms of “rescue” assistance:
Early in the day, the Hopper booking site announced that all customers who booked WOW Air flights through its site would get full refunds.
also be paying the full cost of rebooking for all its stranded passengers in
A variety of
airlines are offering WOW Air tickets holders discounted rates on rebooked flights.
Icelandair has a posted a list of discounted Economy fares for stranded passengers en route to, from, or through Iceland. The fares are only available for passengers already on their journey, with a return WOW AIr ticket between now and April 11, 2019.
In honor of Women’s History Month – and just because it’s a cool thing to do – United Airlines is hosting a contest that has as its prize an invite to paint an airplane.
United Airlines’ Her Art Here contest is designed to find and uplift underrepresented female artists, the carrier says, and will choose two female artists to visually represent either New York / New Jersey or California (key regions for United).
The winning artists will work renowned artist Shantell Martin to design the exterior of a United Boeing 757.
That’s pretty great exposure for the artists’ work.
Want to enter? Here’s the link to get you to the page for more information in United’s Her Art Here contest.
Entries can be from anyone who identifies as a woman who lives in the United States. Each entry must visually represent New York/New Jersey or California and all entries will be reviewed by a panel of experts, who will chose six finalists, three from each region.
The public will then be invited to vote on the submissions and there will be two grand prizes; one for each region.
Finalists and winners will also receive their own open gallery show, 100,000 United MileagePlus award miles and have their artwork on display in United Club locations and United Polaris lounges.
Now there are even more excuses not to talk to your seatmates on American Airlines and United Airlines flights.
Starting February 1, American Airlines passengers will have access to Apple Music songs, playlists and music videos on domestics flights equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi.
To access the service, passengers will connect to the inflight Wi-Fi at no cost and then log in with their Apple Music subscription. Customers who don’t already have an Apple Music subscription will still be able to get access to the music by connecting to the Wi-Fi (at no cost) and then signing up for free access to the service for three months.
Not to be outdone in the “more free entertainment” department, United Airlines announced that, starting now, passengers have access to free live DIRECTV channels on the carrier’s 211 Boeing 737 aircraft equipped with seat back TV.
That’s in addition to all the movies and TV shows available on personal devices through the airline’s app.