No. If this cost is more than you can afford, then this entire international scene may not be for you. What happens if you find someone? Have you checked how much the visa costs will be from initial entry visa to green card?
Sometimes, you can be lucky and special deal comes along. But the usual "par" between New York and Kyiv is close to $800, and it's pretty rare that you can get less than $700. So if you can fly from NC for less than eleven hundred, you're doing pretty well.
Also, ditto to what baron said ... marriage to a woman from the FSU, when all is taken into account, involves a lot of expense. The airfares are only the tip of the iceberg.
Fellas, he's not saying he's not got the money - he's asking if anyone knows of good deals. It's hardly the cry of the pauper now, is it? I always look for the best deal and shave money, but it's so I can afford to go more often instead of dropping thousands on a single trip.
Capt Greg, Martin usually has good inside info on flights which he's always happy to share. Keep checking this thread and you'll probably know the cheapest airline, the history of the airline, the type of planes they fly, who designed them and a few other things...
No one is better at finding deals on flights than myself. In February I had 8 flights within Ukraine for 150 dollars and round trip from California to Kiev for less than 500 dollars. There are just no flights deals at this time. Your best chance will be if Aerosvit restarts it's specials from JFK. They have had specials that are about half price this past April. If you have any connection with bonus miles, Delta flies to Kiev and it's hub is in Atlanta.
Just had a check for October, an itinery such as below is priced at just less than $900 but involves going via Moscow and with some tight transits between NYC airports, I'd prefer to pay the $1000 or so for a better routing/schedule:
Depart - Mon 18 Oct 2010 - (Charlotte)
This flight leaves on Monday and arrives on Tuesday
Timing is key if you want to save money on fares. June, July and August are peak summer months. It comes down slowly in September and October, then considerably in November as it gets cold. It comes up again for December and January for the holidays and then down again in February. In March, it starts to go up again for the spring. The law of supply and demand is at work.