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Budget Icelandic Airline WOW Air Launches £99 Flights To US. Yes, Really.

23/10/2014 13:25 BST | Updated 23/10/2014 13:59 BST

A budget Icelandic airline has launched what are thought to be the cheapest flights ever offered from the UK to the US - priced at £99.

The appropriately-named WOW Air launched the introductory fare on its website today, for a limited number of sale tickets that we are pretty sure will get snapped up quickly.

"How low can we go?" asks the carrier's website.

Its one-way tickets are from London to Boston or Washington DC.

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The low-cost airline is based in Iceland

Flights from London Gatwick to Boston Logan International Airport start in March while the Washington flights land at Baltimore Washington International and will begin in June.

They all include a stopover in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, adding about three hours onto a direct trip to Boston and five hours on the way back, while an additional six hours in total will be added to the round trip to Washington.

But at this price, a few hours shouldn't make much difference.

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The flights went on sale today