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Los Angeles to New York flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 52m
Flights arrive in New York
Flights depart from Los Angeles
Flight price £185
Distance 2,458 miles
Airlines American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Spirit Airlines

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average price:
£234
(price for this month)
Good deal:
£222
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to New York

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to New York was found, on average, 30 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 24% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Los Angeles to New York Flights

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to New York take?
The average direct flight takes 5h 25m, covering a distance of 2458 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and New York?
There are 3,477 (direct) flights between Los Angeles and New York per week, averaging 500 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to New York?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on American Airlines (£185), Alaska Airlines (£196) and Delta (£290).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and New York?
JetBlue (30 times daily), United Airlines (26 times daily), Alaska Airlines (26 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Los Angeles to New York?
For Los Angeles to New York, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from New York back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Los Angeles to New York?
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl.

Book cheap flights from Los Angeles to New York (return)

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
£185
only
£185
Destination
New York
£330
only
£330
£196
only
£196
Newark
£185
only
£185
Fri, 3 May
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
8h 23m
Wed, 8 May
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
8h 19m
£185
Trip: 6 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 38,322 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
PHL
ATL
Good 7.3

Pros: The crew that was on board was pleasant. I always like flying American.

Cons: There was no flight attendants so the flight was delayed for an hour.

CDG
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

PHL
SEA
OK 5.2

Cons: Delayed for an hour

PHL
TPA
OK 4.3

Cons: Notify us sooner about the 2 hour delay. Had to know there was not a pilot available.

BUR
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: There was crowding at the gate.. the staff was rude, sitting on the tarmac over an hour the plane was stuffy and no beverages were offered, no one was knowledgeable regarding if connecting flights would be missed,

Fri, 25 Oct
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
Tue, 29 Oct
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
£196
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew amazing, since an added luggage is a carry on, we were given a pass on paying checked in luggage. thank you very much Alaska Airlines

Cons: none that I could remember

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Pros: One of the best flights I've ever been on!

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Luggage space issue could have been handled prior to flight not on a volunteer basis.

LAX
SEA
Good 7.5

Pros: It was just a reall good flight ☺️

Cons: Maybe a little friendlier attendants.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Efficiency, on time, very professional undertaking. Very fine effort.

Cons: Changed gate was not announced very well.. I had to scramble last minute!

Fri, 19 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
Mon, 22 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
£290
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LAX
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delayed 4 hours at LAX and even though we made it to the gate to fly out on our connecting flight they had given our tickets away and booked us on a flight 5 hrs later. They told us our bags would be transferred. They werent and now both my daughter and i are starting out a dream vacation with no l

LAX
JFK
OK 5.0

Pros: On time arrival

Cons: Crew spent 90% of time on half dozen rows of comfort and virtually ignored the rest Entertainment screen - touch screen was partially non responsive, way to small, and lack choices. Should have option to buy movies, etc. Not just delta, but I don't know why boarding is not done from the back of the plane instead of zone - at least for coach. I think it would be faster.

LAX
JFK
Good 6.3

Cons: My row didn't have sound on our entertainment system. I was able to move to another seat and they did compensate the couple that was next tho new with beverages and miles to their account.

ATL
RSW
Good 6.6

Cons: Late boarding. Slow de-boarding.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Delta flight attendants were much more pleasant and friendly than any other airlines. They made my red-eye flight comfortable.

Cons: Trying to board was a mess. It was disorganised and inefficient.

Thu, 17 Oct
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8h 28m
Mon, 21 Oct
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
12h 18m
£414
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 58,779 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PHX
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: They could have communicated 100 times better after the flight was turned around in-flight and they held us captive at the gate for three hours and then delayed the flight for twelve hours.

FLL
LGA
Good 6.0

Pros: Cheap efficient pricing and timeliness of both flights

Cons: Better seats - very uncomfortable for the tall

LAS
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time departure

Cons: The seat should be adjustable

SJU
TPA
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: N/A

Cons: Regular

ORD
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was attentive and friendly

Fri, 3 May
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 35m
Wed, 8 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
£211
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.4

Cons: No snacks :(

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Premium seat was nice

Cons: Wish exit row seats reclined

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Luggage space issue could have been handled prior to flight not on a volunteer basis.

LAX
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: There were no headphones available on the flight, the seatbelt signs were half working, half not, and when I tried to use my own headphones- the jack in my seat was not operable. On the Alaska flight on the way out, the seat was broken and I couldn’t recline for the whole 7 hour flight. It just seems as though there is a repair issue with Alaska/virgin airplanes.

SEA
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew

Tue, 30 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 25m
Sat, 4 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 20m
£291
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
JFK
Good 6.6

Pros: Plane was nice, crew was fine. Slept most of the time, so not much to say.

Cons: They screwed up my luggage causing me to miss my flight and wait 6 hours for the next one.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fantastic. First flight on Alaska’s airline. We’ll fly again!

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked the overall experience and the aircraft.

Cons: I had my connecting flight from LAX TO JFK on American Airlines and that plane was beautiful as well. It had a personal tv screen with free classic and new movies.

LAX
JFK
Good 7.6

Pros: There was a cute male flight attendant with a man bun. Wish they provided snacks tho. Other than that, it was your standard flight, pretty efficient and uneventful.

Cons: You had to pay for headphones, so I had to pull down my hand luggage mane sidt thru all my belongings to find headphones. That was annoying. Wish there were snacks and that I didn’t have to pay $25 to bring my luggage.

SEA
BUR
Good 6.6

Pros: The air conditioning?

Cons: Nobody ever wants to be advertised to (use our credit card?) after paying a few hundred bucks for the ride. I don’t care how many other airlines are doing it, cut it out.

Wed, 24 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8h 19m
Sat, 27 Apr
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 23m
£330
Trip: 4 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 38,322 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CLT
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Awesome Customer Service

Cons: Nothing

FLL
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wasn’t horrible.

Cons: Would have been nice to be on time. Not packed so every single seat was filled. But it was as expected which is the best we can expect.

CDG
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

CLT
JFK
OK 4.6

Cons: Having a crew ready

ORD
RDU
OK 5.6

Cons: We had a 3 hour delay because of a “minor mechanical issue” that was fixed relatively quickly but took over 2 hours to get “paperwork approved”. We were stuck on the plane the entire time.

Tue, 14 May
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 25m
Thu, 23 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 05m
£291
Trip: 10 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Not enough leg room

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I liked the ability to be able to order food and drinks over the screen.

Cons: -Need more food/sandwich options, and a Bloody Mary Mix (virgin) option. -wished the seats had more leaning ability, as my neck hurt a bit. - service on 1416 from LAX to JFK was very good, the stewardess was nice and pleasant, much better than some of the male stewards.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable seats and good entertainment choices.

Cons: N/A

PHX
PAE
Excellent 9.5

Pros: So the flight was shorted food... not that big of deal as it was ally 2:45hr flight. The crew totally made up for it but being super fun and friendly. Gave people doubles on their drinks if they wanted. The REAL perk is flying into Everett/Paine Field. What a great experience it is. Fast and simpl

Cons: The seats on the E-175s are a little short for me... I’m 6’4"... everything else was fine!

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Most everything

Cons: No bottles of water for sale and not enough water to drink, and one bathroom broken without possibility or offer of using first class bathroom to cut down the line

Fri, 19 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7h 16m
Mon, 22 Jul
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
7h 59m
£386
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 24,118 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
IAD
DTW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed

DCA
ATL
Good 6.3

Cons: Stop being LATE!!!!

MCO
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The delayed at the gate looking for passengers, could have been avoided by doing cross checks at the counter. The snacks need to change. For someone who flies every week like me, the cookies and cheeze it’s get old. Some variety will be awesome.

PHF
ATL
OK 4.0

Cons: Flight was delayed several times and they lost my suitcase

ATL
CLE
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Connecting flight to as delayed. And my dad was not able to get on the plane.

Wed, 22 May
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
5h 25m
Thu, 23 May
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
8h 25m
£438
Trip: 2 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 35 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: First time on Alaska. Smooth flight, quick boarding and deboarding.

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.4

Cons: No snacks :(

PDX
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was the sweetest! They took great care of me and my family. They also helped my family all get sat together. The food was good and the entertainment selection was excellent!

Cons: Nothing, great flight!

PDX
FAT
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Seats were good and staff too

Cons: The snacks at least for kids

LAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Fast flight and pleasant crew

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