We should be in the air to Iceland by now, but we picked the cheap way to cross the pond. Few have heard of WOW airlines. When the shuttle buses list the airlines available at the International terminal in Boston, there is no mention of WOW airlines. A baggage handler, however, said not to worry, the WOW staff has the cutest outfits. If we make it out, we’ll update you on the true pros and cons of WOW.
Anyway, the latest is that we will leave four hours later than scheduled, due to a “technical problem” and we’re told WOW has been running that way to Boston all week.
Had we known we could have spent more time with Greg and Sue’s son Damien and his wife Andreea, who are attending a medical conference in downtown Boston. We enjoyed a walking tour of the city’s historic center and the Boston Common with Gina as the guide and lunch with them.
But there was a blip. We had used their hotel room, on the 17th floor (really the 19th or 20th floor because they don’t count the first few floors). Perfect spot to leave our luggage, so we could be free to walk the city comfortably. Or so we thought.
When we got back to the hotel, we noticed that everyone, guests and employees, had been evacuated with two fire trucks and an ambulance out front. Still not sure what happened, but when everyone was allowed to go back in, we were relived that we could get our luggage and be on our way. Except the elevators needed to reset to operate, and they were waiting for the elevator company to come to fix that issue.
After sipping complimentary cider in the stylish hotel lobby, we decided we needed to get going to catch the subway to the airport. Fortunately after huffing and puffing up 14 sets of stairs of the 20 stories, the elevators came alive, so we got to the airport on time, well before time as it turned out.
Anyway, the bigger issue is that we will arrive in Iceland after the scheduled departure of our Copenhagen flight. It will be interesting to see how WOW, with its few planes, handles this type of situation. They say they promise “that WOW feeling.” After all, they are Iceland’s “most punctual airline.”