Star Alliance member LOT Polish Airlines starts flight service from LAX to Warsaw, Poland in April 2017. Today there are ticket prices around $600 or less to Paris and several countries in Eastern Europe including Lithuania, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria. Prices are $600 on LOT Polish website and about $30 less through some online travel agencies.
Paris is not the real deal here since this is a commonly discounted destination that has been around $400 many times these past few months from LAX with various airlines.
Eastern European countries at $600 or less round trip from Los Angeles are good ticket prices.
Poland is priced at $700, compared to $600 for flights to Vilnius, Lithuania; Kiev or Lviv, Ukraine, Bucharest, Romania and Sofia, Bulgaria.
LOT Polish Airlines LAX – Warsaw WAW (16 hr. overnight layover) – Vilnius VNO – WAW – LAX
Expedia Ticket LOT Polish Los Angeles LAX – Warsaw WAW (overnight) – Lviv, Ukraine LWO – Warsaw WAW (overnight) – Los Angeles LAX
LOT Polish Los Angeles LAX – Warsaw WAW – Bucharest OTP – Warsaw – LAX (no overnight in Warsaw)
$573 round trip Sat April 8 – Mon April 17
This is a good opportunity to pick up spring travel tickets to Eastern Europe with LOT Polish new service to Warsaw from LAX.
Sofia, Bulgaria $601
Lviv on my mind
I have had Ukraine on my mind the past few months and this current LOT sale has several cities in Ukraine for $600 for travel in April and May. While eastern Ukraine is in the news today for fighting with Russia, western Ukraine is about 700 miles from the fighting front. Ukraine is about the same size as Texas (87% land area and similar west to east width). Lviv was Poland’s third largest city prior to World War II. Country boundaries redrawn in post-war Europe with significant Soviet influence on the map set Lviv within Ukraine’s border and placed Wroclaw, formerly Bresslau, Germany, within Poland’s borders.
After 40 years of traveling through western European countries, I have become fascinated with the cultural history of eastern Europe and I love the low cost of travel in these places for Americans. This past week in Prague and Poland I lived well for under $75 per day including hotel, restaurant meals and all the beer I wanted to drink. Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine are even less expensive.