LOT, the Star Alliance carrier from Poland, is currently selling discounted tickets for business class flights from Budapest to New York. Prices start at only €1,263 (~HUF 497,292) and tickets are available from June through September.
You have to be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days to enter the United States, with an approved vaccine, unless you are a US resident/citizen. You also have to present a negative test result, taken on the day of the flight or the day before. Lastly, you also have to fill out this form before boarding the plane. You can read more about the entry requirements at the CDC.
LOT no longer offers any special flexibility policies. More on this is here on LOT’s website.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips of 7 to 28 days. It will forward you to our flight search, where you’ll find the cheapest price. Booking on LOT’s website would cost roughly €100 more.
LOT will operate a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the long-haul routes to and from the USA. Although it is an aircraft with a 2-2-2 configuration in business class that doesn’t offer maximum privacy, you should still enjoy a very pleasant flight. The seats are lie-flat, and all passengers have either aisle access or a window seat. If you’re travelling alone and want to avoid climbing over fellow passengers (or having them climb over you), choose a seat in the middle row.
To get a good impression of what would await you onboard, check out this flight report that includes tons of pictures: Review LOT Business Class 787
Search & Book
The fare rules mention that your trip has to be at least 6 days (or a Sunday) long and no longer than 12 months. You can use Google Flights (instructions) or our own calendar above to find the dates that suit you best and then be redirected to our Travel-Dealz flight search. Alternatively, you could spend €100 more to book on LOT’s website.
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Information & Tips for New York
It is THE dream destination in the USA. The 5 districts of New York City offer more than any other metropolis in the world. And due to the high number of flights to New York, it is usually the cheapest way to get to the USA.
The Best Time to Travel
The best travel time with moderate temperatures is from April to June and from September to November. Summers can bring heat waves with high humidity. Winters are often snowy and very cold.
From the airport to the city
New York City is served by three commercial airports: John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport in Queens (probably the most famous), Newark Intl. Airport in Newark, New Jersey (which is not located in NYC, but serves the metropolitan area just like the others) and LaGuardia Airport also in Queens (which is closest to the city).
John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport
Public transport: From Manhattan by subway or LIRR to Jamaica (price varies from $2.75 – $10.00), continue with AirTrain to JFK ($6). Travel time 45 – 60 minutes.
Taxi: To Manhattan $52.50 (+ $5.50 toll), 45 – 90 minutes depending on traffic.
Newark Intl. Airport
Public transport: Almost $20 with a combination of AirTrain Newark and NJ Transit to Penn Station. Almost 45 minutes drive.
Taxi: To Manhattan $50 – $70 (+ $8 toll), journey time 35 – 60 minutes depending on traffic.
Public transport: LaGuardia is only served by buses, these are slow and don’t have much space to store luggage, but with $2,75 they are very cheap.
Taxi: To Manhattan $20 – $30, journey time 15 – 30 minutes depending on traffic.
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