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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 57m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight price £242
Distance 2,469 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, Delta, American Airlines

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average price:
£412
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£341
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £341 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles was found, on average, 27 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 4% 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 New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 6h 10m, covering a distance of 2469 miles.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
There are 2,577 (direct) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles per week, averaging 370 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Alaska Airlines (£242), Delta (£247) and American Airlines (£256).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
JetBlue (30 times daily), Delta (26 times daily), American Airlines (24 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles?
For New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
New York
£242
only
£242
Destination
Los Angeles
£242
only
£242
Wed, 31 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
Tue, 6 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 35m
£242
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seats are comfortable, crews are all approachable and helpful.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew was amazing.

Cons: Better informed check-in process.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything!!!! Especially The Flight Attendant Staff. And For The Price, From Departing From JFK-NYC To LAX-Los Angeles Is Fantastic!!!! I Would Definitely Recommend This Airline To Anyone Who Wants "Great Service" At A "Great Price";-D!!!!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Ese of check in, comfortable seats, good service

Cons: nothing

RDU
SEA
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delays galore

Wed, 15 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
Tue, 21 May
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£247
Trip: 7 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 86 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Pilot did not give consistent updates for delays

JFK
LAX
Good 7.2

Pros: Seats were fairly comfortable, in flight entertainment was good, service was nice.

Cons: Got to LA very fast but unfortunately had to wait 45 minutes to get our plane docked to the gate correctly. Don't think it was a fault on Delta or the flight crew but it was definitely annoying after a very long day of traveling.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time, professional boarding, clean comfortable planes, skilled pilots and professional crew. What more could you ask for.

Cons: All good.

MKE
BOS
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew

Cons: Delays

SEA
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I was upgraded to Comfort+ and the seat next to me was left vacant. That was a great flight!

Sat, 1 Jun
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 30m
Fri, 14 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£256
Trip: 14 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
SEA
ORD
OK 5.3

Pros: Great crew. Falafel meal was delish.

Cons: My seat was broken and didn’t recline. I booked first class bc of a bad back, so I count on that. Salad was wilted and gross. Plane didn’t have plug ins for phone! Entertainment system didn’t work well- movie kept buffering. Sky texting wouldn’t work either.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

Pros: Everything that happened before the FIRST time we boarded the flight and when we finally landed in LA. The movie selection was pretty good since I couldn’t sleep on the flight and it calmed me down. The flight that was originally 7 hours turned into 5

Cons: What Irritated me the most about this whole experience was that they waited until everyone had boarded and seated to find a maintenance problem. Credit to them for finding it before takeoff but it should’ve been caught before the plane even left the hangar or when the plane last landed. They said this would be a 15-20 min fix. This was an 8pm flight. 800 became 830, then 9. By 9:00, same problem and I start to wonder if we should switch planes. By 10, they finally tell us that we have to deplane and go to Gate 37 which is on the other side of the terminal. On the way out the flight attendant tells us that we have to hurry up to the other gate because we have to be there by 10:25 to board. I almost wanted to punch him. So we’re there. 10:25 comes and I see the screen turn to 10:40. Around 11, the announcement comes that they’re transferring the food from the other plane to our new plane which further delayed everything. As some kind of compensation, theyleft buckets of snacks and drinks for us prior to boarding as we finally boarded. Finally took off at 12:30. I was so irritated I couldn’t rest on the flight.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Once I finally got on a plane, there were no problems. Lots of options for good films. Friendly crew on board the flight. Made it on time.

Cons: At JFK, I was waiting at my gate for two hours and at some point during that time, the flight switched gates. I didn't hear the announcement, and since there continued to be people around me, I saw no reason for concern until it got close to departure time and I still hadn't been prompted to begin boarding. I was trying to be patient and not bother anyone, and that was where I went wrong. I should have been more vigilant because they certainly don't go out of their way to help you at American Airlines. When I finally asked the woman at the desk when we were boarding for LA, she told me the gate had moved and was about to close, so I ran to the other gate right as they were closing the doors. The plane was still there, but they wouldn't let me through the gate. I remained calm and explained that I had a ticket for this flight. I didn't feel even the slightest bit of empathy coming from them. They put me on a long list of standby passengers, and I had to wait for several more hours until I finally got on a flight. During that time, the crew at the desks were so unfriendly and dismissive, I decided I did not want to support American Airlines again. This was the first time I had a major problem with an airline company. I tend to be a stress-free traveler, but this was a pretty awful experience overall.

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.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Every thing.

Cons: All good

Fri, 20 Sep
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
Sun, 22 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£265
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

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

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I missed my flight.

Cons: Help me get my money back for a miss understanding

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Flight attendance were incredible. No issues.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great premium class seats

Cons: Wish there were food options that didn’t include chocolate at every turn!

HNL
LAX
Good 7.6

Cons: Alaska is usually good. Thanx

Fri, 9 Aug
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
Mon, 12 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 42m
£290
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was super friendly. Flight got in early. Was able to sleep comfortably. Luggage check was not too expensive

SEA
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: on my 1st flight with Alaska Airlines: - when i arrived - I was told that my young daughter and I couldn't sit together! - the snotty agent said I should have known that with my economy ticket - the flight was 3 HOURS LATE! - they gave us food vouchers after I spent $20 on food! - never fly Alaska!!

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I missed my flight.

Cons: Help me get my money back for a miss understanding

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

Cons: The pilot talked to us sometime via the intercom but he bearly finished his sentance. I could not hear what he said. Furthermore i accidently forgot my credit card in my suitcase which was at a place where i could not get it of course. I was dying with hunger but the stewardess refused to give me something to eat or let me pay later or do something to make me feel good.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Flight attendance were incredible. No issues.

Wed, 24 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 28m
Wed, 1 May
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£434
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 86 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
DCA
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I like being able to charge my devices

Cons: Better movies

MGM
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: arrived a bit early

TLH
ATL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Perfect travel day! No issues whatsoever

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Really liked the plan

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Have to call out the delta lounge...excellent and healthy. My experience was outstanding. Thanks Delta

Sun, 21 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 20m
Sat, 27 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
8h 20m
£640
Trip: 7 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Great and smooth flight with a very friendly crew!

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

SFO
LAX
Excellent 8.0

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

SFO
AUS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Movie selection was good

Cons: I was assigned a middle seat on a full flight. But the back 2 rows were nearly empty

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: The lounge at airport was first rate

Cons: It was one of the worst flight in memory in terms of servoce

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