PASSENGERS STRANDED IN 23 AIRPORTS AS WOW AIRLINES ENDS ALL SERVICES FOREVER
Wow. So I mean, wow, Wow Airlines really sucks. Or sucked. You may not have heard of them. But Wow Airlines was a budget airline that just shut down, out of the blue. It simply stopped all services and operations and cancelled all its flights. But as you can imagine, that screwed over a lot of people who ended up stranded as a result. Until just recently, Wow flew to 23 airports. So they had a decent market, especially as some of their flights only cost $50. But that’s all over now. Wow Air put out a notice telling their passengers all they cancelled all their flights. Boom, effective, like, now. They offered some advice on how to get to their final destinations. But you know what that means; good luck!
WANT A REFUND? SORRY, CALL YOUR CREDIT CARD COMPANY
I never flew this airline so I can’t chime in about the experience. But this sounds like a nightmare for all those poor folks. Just last fall, Iceland Air backed out of their plan to acquire Wow. But just two weeks after that, Wow laid off 111 staff. Just last week, the talks resumed with Iceland Air. But that fell through a second and final time. So clearly, that spelled the end of Wow Air, pretty much instantly. Wow did not issue any automatic refunds to their stranded and betrayed customers. They informed them to contact their respective credit card companies to see if they are able to get a refund. Wow hasn’t responded to any questions about this, which is to say again, wow.
STRANDED WOW AIR PASSENGERS LET LOOSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Travelers on each side of the Atlantic were left in a mad scramble, trying to figure out how to get to where they were traveling to. But many of them were totally pissed. Commentary on Twitter was scathing. One gem that said it all was, “fuck you! Canceled our flight to Paris and still charged us for bags etc had us waiting for hours at the airport sayin our flight was delayed! wow fuckin WOW.” But Wow’s former competition, including Iceland Air, stepped in with reduced fares for these folks, stranded by the company’s instant collapse. I guess we can call that the Wow Effect.