While most LOT flights route through its hub in Warsaw the Polish airline launched these two nonstop options to Budapest in May, initial flights were marked up at the peak spring and summer prices, but they have dropped a bit to this current deal of $499 roundtrip. Quite a steal on this route, as there were no nonstop options to Budapest for years.
Flights are available starting on select days in November and valid for travel through the end of March. Peak holiday travel periods of Christmas and New Years are blacked out, and there is a Saturday night minimum stay. Other than those restrictions this fare is widely available searching the LOT site.
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As an example, I found seats departing New York-JFK on Thursday, February 14 and returning from BUD on Sunday, February 24, 2019.
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