LOT Polish Airlines is re-launching their flight from Newark to Warsaw, after 5 years of cancellations. Via RoutesOnline, the new flight will launch on April 27, 2017, with the following schedule:
- LO 11, Warsaw to Newark, 1155/1540
- LO 12, Newark to Warsaw, 1815/0900+1
The times are actually pretty good, at least for business travelers. You can get a full day of work in Newark before hopping on the 9-hour flight to Warsaw, arriving in the morning. It’s worth noting, however, that LOT Polish Airlines is leasing a 767-300ER from euroAtlantic to operate this flight at first. The cabin is presumably going to be configured with 16 Business Class seats and 234 Economy seat. The Business Class seat looks to be more a recliner or angled flat product, rather than a fully flat bed.
However, starting August 1, 2017, however, this route will be operated by LOT Polish Airlines’ own 787-8, with the following schedules:
- LO 11, Warsaw to Newark, 1225/1540
- LO 12, Newark to Warsaw, 1815/0845+1
- LO 15, Warsaw to Newark, 1710/2025
- LO 16, Newark to Warsaw, 2220/1245+1
LOT furnishes their Business Class cabin in a 2-2-2 configuration with fully flat beds.
Most exciting is the award availability on this new flight. I was able to find at least 6 seats through the end of the schedule. If you could wait, I’d recommend avoiding the 767-300ER, aka flights on or before July 31, since we don’t know what the euroAtlantic seats look like. If you need it, though, there is plenty of availability before the product switch:
There’s also plenty after the product switch, when you can get a fully flat bed on LOT Polish’s 787-8 Dreamliner:
This is a great way to get an entire family to Europe, and it’s also perfect timing to lock in something before United’s routing rules change on October 6! Currently, I could only book the award space through ANA’s website for now—LifeMiles’ and United’s websites are not showing the flights yet. I imagine it will take a while before they go live online, but you can always call to book in the meantime.
If you need help on booking your award, feel free to contact Juicy Miles!