International business class flights to Poland are becoming more popular as savvy travelers are looking to arrive in Poland well rested and ready to begin their vacations. International business class tickets to Poland can be found at cheap and inexpensive rates. Before you purchase a coach or economy ticket to Poland, check out the availability of great deals on travel websites and through travel agents. There are fares that work with any budget, so before you purchase your tickets it makes sense to set your budget and do some research. Business class flights provide a lot of extra comforts, so even if it’s last minute, check the fares before you buy, business class might be the right choice for your trip to Poland.
What is the Best Airport in Poland to Use as My Destination Airport?
Poland has two main airports and you can fly into either one. Use either Krakow John Paul II International Airport (KRK) or Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW).
Begin your search using Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW). This airport is often called Chopin Airport and Warsaw-Chopin Aiport. It is located in Warsaw and is Poland’s business airport seeing more than 300 flights each day. This busy airport works with all major airlines and will give you lots of choices for flights arriving here. If you don’t find any flights that you like arriving at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport, WAW, try Krakow John Paul II International Airport, KRK. Krakow John Paul II International Airport, KRK is the second busiest airport in Poland and is located in Southern Poland. Both of these airports are very busy and work with all major airlines.
Ten Things to See in Poland
- Plac Nowy- If you are looking for a more Bohemian feel in Poland, visit Plac Nowy Square in Krakow. Here you will find a robust bar and café scene. The markets are a rotating group of vendors ranging from local foods, handmade crafts, and goods. Come on the weekends for more antiques and clothing.
- Franciscan Church- Like many of the buildings in Poland this church was built in the 13th century after the Mongol invasion. This brick church became a trademark for Polish buildings. The church is known for its stunning stained-glass windows produced by Polish artist Wyspianski.
- Vistulan Boulevards- The riverbanks of the Vistula river are man-made and the city has designed them to be a meeting point and gathering place for locals. There are bicycle paths, stops for water tram services, and cruise boats. The banks feature grass embankments and you can see people lounging on a sunny day. A nice break from the crowds of Old Town and a great way to take in views of the city from the water.
- Schindler’s Factory- From Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List movie is the actual Schindler’s Factory. Here you can learn about Schindler’s innovative bookkeeping which helped saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews in Poland. You can see Schindler’s original office and desk and there is an exhibition on the Second World War and the resistance movement to help save Jewish people throughout Poland.
- Mary’s Basilica- Described by many as a Brick Gothic Wonder. It was built after an earlier church was destroyed in the 14th century. Come at the top of the hour for the playing of the St. Mary’s Trumpet Call which is played out of the tallest of the two towers. This is done in memory to the brave trumpeter who sounded the alarm for the Mongol attack in the 13th century. The trumpeter did not survive the attack as he stayed to alert the city.
- Manggha- This Japanese museum and cultural center in Poland seems like a strange offering in here but Polish film director Wajda fell in love with Japanese art in the mid-1900’s and dedicated himself to setting up this museum and working on the collection.
- Polish Aviation Museum- Located at a closed national airport this exhibition hall opened in 2010 and houses over 200 fighter jets including MiGs. The rarest of all of the planes here is the PZL prewar fighter which is the only one left in the world.
- Cloth Hall- A renowned building located on the Main Square has been in existence since the 1200’s. Historically, it has been a trading hall which helped cement Poland as a trading destination in central Europe. This trade center features spices and furs but has also transitioned into being a great place to pick up a souvenir for tourists.
- Museum of the Jagiellonian University – Collegium Maius- This museum is housed in the oldest building at the Jagiellonian University and also the oldest university building in all of Poland. Built in the 1300’s, it is famous for being the University of Copernicus at the end of the 15th century. There is a room dedicated to the instruments they more than likely used during his time here. You can also see the oldest globe in the world that depicts the Americas.
- Stained Glass Workshop and Museum- You can see the history of stained glass and how it is made and you may participate in a live stained glass demonstration by craftsmen blowing glass. Stained glass has been made at this location since 1906 so it is steeped in history and tradition. Originally a workshop for the top glass painters in Poland, many of the top stained glass works of art featured in Poland’s churches were made here.
A Word About Weather and Activities
Poland is a country that experiences all types of weather. When you are shopping for great deals on business class tickets to Poland, you will find tickets are cheaper during the offseason. The offseason usually equates to the bad weather season. Look up weather patterns and identify when during the offseason it is still mild-enough in terms of weather for you to have an enjoyable trip. If rain, sleet, and snow are a vacation turn off to you, then do not book your business class trip to Poland during the coldest time of the year, no matter how great of a deal you can get on your tickets! If, however, you are planning all indoor activities (think museums, exhibits, and theater) and you like the cold weather, then, by all means, book your trip during the snow storm season. The high travel season (generally spring and summer) are not only expensive but very busy. The lines are long and the wait times increase as the weather strengthens. So, offseason travel, if you are not opposed to the weather, is definitely a win-win.
Know the Terms and Conditions Before Buy
Planning a trip to Poland is exciting and it should be fun. You should put a lot of time and effort into planning your trip. Research everything, twice! Talk to your friends who have been to Poland, ask every question you can think of and then ask even more! But first and foremost know the refund policy and any restrictions on your ticket. This applies to every traveler, but especially if you are traveling during inclement weather. You want your trip to go smoothly, but inevitably complications will arise and you will have to deal with issues, know that you have a support crew working to help you. Know when you can cancel your trip and still receive a refund. Little details can have a big impact on your vacation. Safe travels!