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Old 25th Mar 2019, 12:18
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Game Over for WOW?

Looks like they have started to cancel flights. Never a good sign...Ö

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a8838481.html
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 02:45
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They also have an A321 stuck in Montreal; repossessed due to missed lease payments. I think it is game over.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 09:39
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An Icelandic associate gives the following count:
- 11 A320/A321s in the fleet
- One reposessed in Montreal
- One repossesed in Miami
- One in Ljubljana for maintenance
- One held at Keflavik by Isavia as collateral for a debt (apparently legal, even though it's only leased by WOW)

That leaves them with seven jets, and they have eight morning flights, so cancellations are pretty much unavoidable.
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 09:45
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or maybe its not over.....

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...g-plan-456921/

i always find it sad when someone wants their 2 minutes of fame by consigning a carrier to dustbin before it happens, it happens too often anyway
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 10:25
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Originally Posted by STN Ramp Rat View Post
or maybe its not over.....

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...g-plan-456921/

i always find it sad when someone wants their 2 minutes of fame by consigning a carrier to dustbin before it happens, it happens too often anyway
With 1/4 of their fleet impounded by creditors, 3 failed take-over talks and a forced conversion of bonds into shares due missing interest payments (resulting in the hitherto owner losing control of the airline,) it is perhaps not that much out of line.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 06:42
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All flights currently grounded until further notice.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 08:34
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Game over indeed. I'm currently stuck in LGW with a worthless WOW booking to BOS via KEF. People arriving at check-in are handed the following:-

End of Operation of WOW AIR

Information for WOW AIR passengers

WOW AIR has ceased operation. All WOW AIR flights have been cancelled.

How will I reach my destination?

Passengers are advised to check available flights with other airlines.Some airlines may offer flights at a reduced rate, so-called rescue fares, in light of the circumstances. Information on those airlines will be published, when it becomes available.
This is an interesting complication to my day, I'm bound to say.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 09:12
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Sad day for all involved at WOW, I hope they find something quickly
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 09:38
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Would today have been payday?
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 09:46
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Hope you manage to get a flight to Boston from somewhere soon x
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 09:58
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Best of luck to all the Wow air staff.

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Old 28th Mar 2019, 10:10
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Hope you manage to get a flight to Boston from somewhere soon x
Kindly soul. I ought to get back the cost of the original booking from the credit card company, but the price of the replacement ticket will be eye-watering. Currently trying to arrange anything that will put me somewhere on the east coast of North America by tonight while costing me no more than my left kidney--the less pretty of the two.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 10:18
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Originally Posted by Blind Squirrel View Post
Kindly soul. I ought to get back the cost of the original booking from the credit card company, but the price of the replacement ticket will be eye-watering. Currently trying to arrange anything that will put me somewhere on the east coast of North America by tonight while costing me no more than my left kidney--the less pretty of the two.
heathrow might be a better option than Gatwick.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 10:58
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Icelandair might be an option. After all they weren't much help for WOW.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 11:12
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 11:17
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Blind Squirrel Sorry to hear about your situation.

I just check our load checker at Virgin for the VS11 to Boston this afternoon and its wide open, departs at 1635. Could be an option.

I hope everyone at WOW finds employment soon

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Old 28th Mar 2019, 11:32
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Sorry to hear about your predicament Blind Squirrel but surely if you had any involvement with aviation you would have realised that theyhave been in dire straits for some time. Personally I would have not gone anywhere near them; next one Norwegian anybody?
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 12:23
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I do hope not, but thanks for the kind thought.

norwegian to Boston, full tonight It seems
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 12:59
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Originally Posted by Blind Squirrel View Post
Kindly soul. I ought to get back the cost of the original booking from the credit card company, but the price of the replacement ticket will be eye-watering. Currently trying to arrange anything that will put me somewhere on the east coast of North America by tonight while costing me no more than my left kidney--the less pretty of the two.


Good luck..I hoped maybe you could get on the Norwegian flight or maybe the BAto JFK or Norwegian to same...let us all know ,itís a horrid situation x
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 14:00
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These rescue fares seem extremely reasonable -- but my guess is that space is limited and going fast.
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