Flash Sale: New York to Eastern Europe & Middle East From $300 Round-Trip
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Well, this an interesting one: As part of its "Weekend Wow Sale" Ukraine International Airlines has incredibly low fares to a few destinations not necessarily at the forefront of every traveler's mind.
We're seeing $300 round-trip fares from New York (JFK) to Amman (AMM), Istanbul (IST), Krakow (KRK), Tbilisi (TBS) and Astana (TSE). However, the airline says other destinations like Tel Aviv (TLV), Warsaw (WAW) and Minsk (MSQ) are on sale but we're not seeing the low prices it's advertising.
This could be a great opportunity to explore somewhere you never thought you'd go and maybe discover a new destination you love.
Head to UIA's website and plug your desired destination into the booking portal. Note that the website can be quite buggy and slow, so you may have to play around for a few minutes before you find the lowest prices.
You'll have limited travel dates, from just February 9 through February 22, 2019, and you must book by September 23, 2018. Still, this could be a great deal considering prices to these destinations can easily be north of $1,000.
Airlines: Ukraine International Airlines
Routes: JFK to AMM/IST/KRK/TBS/WAW/MSQ/LWO/KBP/ALA/EVN/TLV
Cost: $300+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: February 9 - February 22, 2019; Book by September 23, 2018
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card.
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Amman (AMM) for $300 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Istanbul (IST) for $300 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Krakow (KRK) for $300 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Tbilisi (TBS) for $300 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Astana (TSE) for $300 round-trip:
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H/T: Secret Flying