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$360. I'll manage with very little 5 25.00%
$673. I want a carry-on's worth of stuff as well. 11 55.00%
$42. 4 20.00%
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Also have to risk that WOW still exists next January.
Or $776 on United non-stop.
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On RyanAir a couple across from us decided that their seats were a good place for a blow job, rather than being a bit considerate and using the bathroom like civilized people. Not sure if you'd count that as a pro or con though.
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On RyanAir a couple across from us decided that their seats were a good place for a blow job, rather than being a bit considerate and using the bathroom like civilized people. Not sure if you'd count that as a pro or con though.
Did you put their identities on twitter and blog the entire encounter?
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Do you have any idea how much the wifi fee is on RyanAir???

Take pics and vids, and blog about it upon landing.
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Balmy! Shorts weather!!

Driving to South Padre Island would take less time. But, it's South Padre Island.

I'd rather go skiing, if I remember how to.

Wondering if you can rent clothes while there. So, you buy your seven underwear outfits, and rent the outer layers. I sense a business plan....
There could be a clothes rental kiosk when you arrive at CDG airport. One freshly laundered let of clothes in a bag. But I don't know if you could charge enough to rent clothes without spending too much of the difference in the flight cost.

If I want to rent one more change of clothes for 8 days what is that going to cost me. Would I really spend even $5/day = $40? Would the company make money since someone has to go to the airport, wash the clothes, and get them back in the vending machine.

Better yet would be cheap discardable clothing. It just has to look OK and last a few weeks. Something that doesn't require returning, and something I don't mind tossing when it's time to get on the return flight. Hmmmm....
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Huh, this is the first Iíve heard of wow air. But a quick google returned this news story from yesterday.

http://www.kmov.com/story/38634370/n...for-three-days
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There could be a clothes rental kiosk when you arrive at CDG airport. One freshly laundered let of clothes in a bag. But I don't know if you could charge enough to rent clothes without spending too much of the difference in the flight cost.

If I want to rent one more change of clothes for 8 days what is that going to cost me. Would I really spend even $5/day = $40? Would the company make money since someone has to go to the airport, wash the clothes, and get them back in the vending machine.

Better yet would be cheap discardable clothing. It just has to look OK and last a few weeks. Something that doesn't require returning, and something I don't mind tossing when it's time to get on the return flight. Hmmmm....
Small market, of only the cheapest actuaries.....
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Huh, this is the first Iíve heard of wow air. But a quick google returned this news story from yesterday.

http://www.kmov.com/story/38634370/n...for-three-days
That sounds like a typical WOW story.
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Actually I see a lot of decent reviews. People that want a good value and have low expectations in accordance with that value seem happy. People that rant about the airline are used to other airlines and weren't prepared for the difference.

If I do go to Paris early next year, it's way too early to decide yet. I think I need to wait until 2018Q4 to get an idea of what 2019Q1 non-WOW flights will go for.
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How about sending your clothes ahead via FedEx? Not sure of the cost differential. just send them to the hotel you're staying at. Get one of those suck-all-the-air-out devices.
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