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 €1,288 (~HUF 499,806) and tickets are available from April through June 2023. You can also make a trip to Chicago for €1,340 (~HUF 519,984) and start as early as January 2023. Both journeys require a change of planes in Warsaw each way.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up 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
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The fare rules don’t mention an expiration date. Although your trip has to be at least 6 days (or a Sunday) long and no longer than 12 months. The best availability comes from August 2023.
Google Flights (instructions) doesn’t show all dates and none for Chicago. Our own calendar above helps you find dates that suit you best and then redirected you 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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Information & Tips for USA
The USA offers many sights, natural wonders and cultural significance. Thanks to numerous airlines offering flights across the Atlantic, it is always pretty inexpensive to get there. Alternatively, you can also cross the Atlantic by boat.
Immigration, ESTA & Visa Requirements
The USA has one of the strictest entry regulations in the world. Most EU citizens, among others, are lucky to be able to participate in the so-called Visa Waiver Program. If you get an electronic entry permit (ESTA) for approximately €20, you don’t need a visa for entry.
The Best Time to Visit
Due to its sheer size, the perfect time to visit the USA varies greatly from region to region. In winter, Florida is very popular due to the mild temperatures. In the summer the West and East Coasts are flooded by tourists which drives up the prices for hotels and flights and during the Indian Summer in late autumn New England is a very popular destination. The hurricane season between July and September can be dangerous in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida and the southern states are regularly struck by these tropical storms. Blizzards occur from the East Coast to the Midwest during the winter months and regularly put air traffic and public life on hold.
The US dollar is widely used throughout the world and accepted as a currency in most tourist hotspots worldwide. That being said, carrying cash isn’t necessary in the US, all you need is a credit card! These are very common in the USA and are accepted pretty much everywhere without any issues. If you already have a credit card in your wallet, you should make sure that it does not charge a foreign currency fee if possible. Carrying a few dollars in cash doesn’t hurt though. You might need cash e.g. for the bus ticket if you want to buy it directly from the driver. Most of the time you even have to give exact change.
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