While we've seen our fair share of deals to Zurich, Frankfurt, and Barcelona lately, hidden gems in Eastern Europe like Riga (RIX), Prague (PRG), and Budapest (BUD) don't often get included in those random unadvertised deals.

So try somewhere new with LOT Polish Airlines massive sale to Europe. Nonstop flights start at $499 and almost every destination in Eastern Europe and beyond that rarely get discounted are marked down hundreds compared to their usual price.

Travel days depend on routing, and you'll have the best luck finding availability if you are flexible with your travel calendar. Departure dates in November are scarce but available while searching in 2019 will bring back the best results. Since LOT operates only a handful of flights to the U.S. each week, depending on your final destination some of the layovers might be long. But don't take that as a hindrance, use it to explore Warsaw along the way -  making a 2-for-1 deal.

With most airlines charging for bags across the Atlantic now, you'll be happy to hear all these fares include a free first checked bag and the long-haul legs are onboard LOT's new 787 Dreamliners.

Combine these discount deals to budget-friendly destinations and you'll have the trip of a lifetime but without breaking the bank.

All fares must be purchased by this Friday, September 14, 2018, by midnight EDT.

Sample sale airfares include:

New York-JFK to Budapest $499 roundtrip, nonstop

Chicago-ORD to Budapest $499 roundtrip, nonstop

Newark to Moscow-SVO $519 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Lviv, Ukraine $522 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Moscow-DME $523 roundtrip

Newark to Prague $529 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Chisinau, Moldova $534 roundtrip

Newark to Sofia, Bulgaria $540 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Riga, Latvia $549 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Warsaw $549 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Tallin, Estonia $550 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Kiev, Ukraine $557 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Tbilisi, Georgia $569 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Moscow-SVO $569 roundtrip

New York-JFK to St. Petersburg, Russia $569 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Gdansk, Poland $579 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Krakow, Poland $579 roundtrip

Chicago to Warsaw $599 roundtrip, nonstop

Newark to Warsaw $599 roundtrip, nonstop

Los Angeles to Billund, Denmark $599 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Krakow $600 roundtrip, nonstop

Chicago-ORD to Bucharest, Romania $619 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Cluj, Romania $619 roundtrip

New York-JFK to Vilnius, Lithuania $649 roundtrip

Newark to Riga, Latvia $649 roundtrip

Chicago-ORD to Belgrade, Serbia $649 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Belgrade, Serbia $649 roundtrip

As an example below, I found seats departing Los Angeles LAX on January 21 and returning from Riga RIX on January 29, 2019. Head on over to the LOT website to see a full list of available deals.

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