While we've seen our fair share of deals to Zurich, Amsterdam, and Paris lately, hidden gems in Eastern Europe like Dubrovnik (DBV), Krakow (KRK), and Budapest (BUD) don't often get included in those unadvertised pop-up deals.
So try somewhere new this year with LOT Polish Airlines' huge 90th Anniversary sale to Europe. Flights start at $517 and almost every destination in Eastern Europe and beyond that rarely see discounts are marked down hundreds of dollars compared to their usual price.
The travel window is from mid-February through early May and departure days depend on routing 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 the lion share of 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 Sunday, January 20, 2019, by midnight EDT.
Sample sale airfares include:
New York-JFK to Kiev $517 roundtrip
Newark to Chisinau, Moldova $520 roundtrip
New York-JFK to Budapest $537 roundtrip, nonstop
Los Angeles to Tbilisi, Georgia $540 roundtrip
New York-JFK to Sofia, Bulgaria $540 roundtrip
Los Angeles to Odessa $540 roundtrip
Chicago to Kiev $541 roundtrip
New York-JFK to Ljubljana, Slovenia $550 roundtrip
Newark to Rzeszow, Poland $553 roundtrip, nonstop
Chicago to Dubrovnik, Croatia $559 roundtrip
Chicago to Hamburg $560 roundtrip
Chicago to Berlin $560 roundtrip
Los Angeles to Yerevan, Armenia $560 roundtrip
New York-JFK to Zagreb, Croatia $561 roundtrip
Chicago to Budapest $567 roundtrip, nonstop
New York-JFK to Tallinn, Estonia $570 roundtrip
Newark to Gdansk, Poland $579 roundtrip
Newark to Warsaw $580 roundtrip, nonstop
New York-JFK to Krakow $580 roundtrip
Chicago to Bucharest, Romania $580 roundtrip
Los Angeles to Belgrade, Serbia $580 roundtrip
Chicago to Warsaw $580 roundtrip, nonstop
Los Angeles to Warsaw $580 roundtrip, nonstop
As an example below, I found seats departing New York JFK on March 13 and returning from Kiev IEV on March 22, 2019. This is just a sample, head on over to the LOT website to see a full list of available deals.