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Cheaper alternative to visiting Poland with children?

11 Jan 2007 /  #1
My husband is a Polish ex-pat, now a US citizen. We have 3 small children (7 yr old twins and a 2-yr old). He still has family living in Poland, in Gdansk. We've been discussing visiting for a bit over the summer but have run into a major stumbling block in that tickets are very, very expensive - at least $6000 round trip for the five of us.

Is there a cheaper alternative than flying into Warsaw? Both he and I are quite comfortable in Europe, so we would have no problem flying into Paris, Frankfurt, etc. and then taking the train. But I don't know if that would be expensive and/or inconvenient enough that it would just be better to fly straight to Warsaw.

When we first got married, LOT had a special for families - basically parents pay, children go free. Too bad they don't have anything similar...
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,149  
11 Jan 2007 /  #2
Maybe flying to UK first? There are many "low cost" flights to Poland.
hello 22 | 890  
11 Jan 2007 /  #3
Flying to the UK won't make a lot of difference (maybe saving of 1K total) - but with children it is much more difficult to plan. I once had a good deal from SAS airlines - Chicago through Kopenhagen and Warsaw.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,379  
12 Jan 2007 /  #4
Going via Germany seems popular. Sorry, can't add more.

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