Your flight time from the East Coast to the beautiful and historic city of Budapest (pronounced Buda-pesht) is just over 10 hours. The time difference is 7 hours - so Jewish travelers who may be accustomed to flying to Israel will know exactly how to negotiate the time difference.
You will arrive at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, but locals still call it by its old name. Don’t be alarmed if, on your return trip, the taxi driver tells you he is taking you to Ferihegy Airport - it’s the same thing. And when you are taking a taxi - either to or from the airport, make sure you take a licensed taxi company - such as Fo Taxi, or City Taxi - or you might get ripped off. Also keep in mind that although Budapest is part of the EU they do not use Euros there. The currency used is called the Forint (HUF) and if any store is using Euros, it’s likely a bad deal.
For Jewish travelers, there are several kosher restaurants in Budapest as well as kosher supermarkets where kosher food is available.
In the airport itself, expect a very shopping mall - like vibe with lots of shops, a spa, a pharmacy and an observation deck. Lounge passes are available for purchase for economy flyers and an observation deck.