Air Serbia flies nonstop from New York JFK to Belgrade, Serbia. Ticket prices are down to $499 JFK-Belgrade BEG for travel from next week into mid-May 2017. Tickets to Tirana, Albania are $528 and Bucharest, Romania $529 round trip connecting via Belgrade. Thessaloniki, Greece is priced at $640 round trip. There are possibilities for day long layovers in Belgrade when ticketing to a connecting destination.
Departure Dates: October to May 12.
Belgrade is one of the cities that is making travel destination lists as an up and coming hot spot for European tourism for its vibrant and inexpensive party city atmosphere. The all-night club party boats might still be operating on the Danube for a few more weeks before cold weather arrives. My trip to Slovakia about 300 miles north of Belgrade served up temperatures in the upper 70s and 80s for ten days in September these past two weeks.
After paying $9 for a beer yesterday in a Monterey, California bar, getting back to a country in eastern Europe with 1 EUR pints of beer in cafés and 5 EUR restaurant meals is an adventure I’d love to repeat soon. Belgrade is on my visit list. Another positive tourism feature of these cities in Serbia, Romania and Albania are both low hotel published rates and hotel reward nights using points in the few chain hotels present.
Air Serbia New York JFK – Belgrade, Serbia BEG – New York JFK
Air Serbia economy booking code T earns 50% flight miles with Air Berlin or Alitalia or 25% flight miles with Etihad.
Air Serbia New York JFK – Belgrade, Serbia BEG – Tirana, Albania TIA – BEG – JFK
$527.86 round trip Mon Oct 17 – Thu Oct 27 Expedia ticket shown for better display. (All-day layover in Belgrade for free).
This ticket has a 5:30am arrival in Belgrade and departure at 12:25am for 19 hours in the city before heading to Tirana. While I would not want to arrive in Albania at 1:35am in the morning, this shows the kind of ticketing options available. Google Flights shows tickets at $543 round trip with a 32 hour layover in Belgrade arriving at 5:30am and leaving at 1:20pm the next day with an afternoon arrival in Albania. That would be a nice ticket for two countries in one, but I was not able to get this ticket to price with the 32 hour transit stop. I’d certainly search for a long layover option in Belgrade, if I was planning this trip for myself.