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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 7h 28m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight price £155
Distance 2469 miles
Airlines Major Airline, JetBlue, Virgin America, Delta

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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
11%
expected price increase
Average price:
£424
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£250
or less (return)

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

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £249 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles was found, on average, 22 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 3% 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?
An average non-stop flight takes 6h 20m, covering a distance of 2469 miles.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
There are 2,645 (non-stop) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles per week, averaging 393 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 JetBlue (£167), Virgin America (£171) and Multiple Airlines (£176).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
Delta (27 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (26 times daily), JetBlue (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, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
New York
£155
only
£155
Destination
Los Angeles
£155
only
£155
Mon, 29 Jan
JFK
LAX
20h 59m
Wed, 31 Jan
LAX
JFK
29h 59m
£155
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 1 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Fri, 2 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£167
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

TSA held me up with a 30 minute bag check so I arrived for an 11:30 AM flight at 11:16 AM. I was told that because I was a minute late they wouldn't let me on even though the plane was still in the runway and connected to the terminal. I asked to speak to a supervisor and the agent disappeared for 10 minutes while the plane took off. I then went to go speak to a customer service agent who wouldn't even look at me while I spoke. She actually started listening to and talking with another agent while I was talking to her. Then when I was finished, she started arguing with me until another agent said "he's not worth it." JetBlue just lost my business.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

The entertainment system crashed three times and had to be rebooted which cause you to start everything over. When I use the Wi-Fi for the Amazon prime option it was very spotty and had to reload quite a bit during the flight from JFK to LAX. They are by Miss clean the staff was good but the entertainment system and the movie choices were very old and not really very interesting.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

Wed, 31 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 40m
Sat, 10 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 20m
£171
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 637 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything

Delay

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

That customer service at check-in finally stepped up when they saw the chicken line was ridiculously long.

This self check in machines did not work & it took customer service a while to register that the line was ridiculously long & people were at risk of missing their flights.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The free entertainment and the way you order food and drinks from your seat.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.6

3. Hour delay due to crew turnaround ruled

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I love flying virgin

Sun, 4 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 37m
Sun, 11 Feb
LAX
JFK
9h 04m
£176
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 7 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 20m
Wed, 28 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 37m
£185
Trip: 22 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 58 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

The quality of customer service and efficiency was lacking at the check in counter. Wrong information was given to many passengers as far as checking in baggage and being sent to several line ques for the agent to tell me in the end that I was told the information incorrectly since the beginning. I therefore was unable to board my flight on time, got switched to a new flight and the new flight was delayed for 3.5 hours.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The environment and efficiency.

TIMING

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

It was late and i missed my next flight

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything was pretty good like usual, except when we landed we sat on the runway for 45 minutes waiting for a gate as ours was occupied by a plane that was having mechanical issues. Not great.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Really liked the plan

Fri, 26 Jan
JFK
LAX
16h 59m
Fri, 2 Feb
LAX
JFK
14h 59m
£161
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 2 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£167
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

TSA held me up with a 30 minute bag check so I arrived for an 11:30 AM flight at 11:16 AM. I was told that because I was a minute late they wouldn't let me on even though the plane was still in the runway and connected to the terminal. I asked to speak to a supervisor and the agent disappeared for 10 minutes while the plane took off. I then went to go speak to a customer service agent who wouldn't even look at me while I spoke. She actually started listening to and talking with another agent while I was talking to her. Then when I was finished, she started arguing with me until another agent said "he's not worth it." JetBlue just lost my business.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Food and drink provided on flight. That's amazing!

Nothing :)

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

Thu, 1 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 24m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 20m
£171
Trip: 14 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 637 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything.

Nothing.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.6

3. Hour delay due to crew turnaround ruled

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Comfort & movie choices!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

That customer service at check-in finally stepped up when they saw the chicken line was ridiculously long.

This self check in machines did not work & it took customer service a while to register that the line was ridiculously long & people were at risk of missing their flights.

JFK
LAX
OK 4.3

The crew was nice enough, but they did forget to bring me an item I requested. I would have asked for it again, but I fell asleep. Also, we landed an hour late. No apology from the pilot or crew. The food and selection were sub par.

Fri, 9 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 31m
Sun, 11 Feb
LAX
JFK
9h 04m
£176
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 2 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£167
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Food and drink provided on flight. That's amazing!

Nothing :)

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

TSA held me up with a 30 minute bag check so I arrived for an 11:30 AM flight at 11:16 AM. I was told that because I was a minute late they wouldn't let me on even though the plane was still in the runway and connected to the terminal. I asked to speak to a supervisor and the agent disappeared for 10 minutes while the plane took off. I then went to go speak to a customer service agent who wouldn't even look at me while I spoke. She actually started listening to and talking with another agent while I was talking to her. Then when I was finished, she started arguing with me until another agent said "he's not worth it." JetBlue just lost my business.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

Sat, 27 Jan
JFK
LAX
20h 59m
Tue, 30 Jan
LAX
JFK
14h 59m
£170
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 2 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 29m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 20m
£171
Trip: 13 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 637 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Good 7.6

Flight once moving was fine

3 hour delay very problematic for me... found communication difficult at JFK... want some repetition, paid for first class, feel it was not worth price

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The free entertainment and the way you order food and drinks from your seat.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

Boarding was efficient

No food for a flight that was 5 1/2 hours long !! 2 crying baby’s and the passenger next to me took up 1/2 my seat !!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

That customer service at check-in finally stepped up when they saw the chicken line was ridiculously long.

This self check in machines did not work & it took customer service a while to register that the line was ridiculously long & people were at risk of missing their flights.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.0

Friendly pilot.

Sat on the tarmac after arriving for 30+ mins without an explanation. Media system stopped working 2 hours into the flight and attendants couldn’t fix it. They don’t carry lol of the “on the house” items that are advertised...

Wed, 24 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 35m
Sat, 10 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 23m
£189
Trip: 18 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 58 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

It was hot on the plane. The crew turned up the tempature and when I asked they said some people are cold and didn't turn it back down.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

The quality of customer service and efficiency was lacking at the check in counter. Wrong information was given to many passengers as far as checking in baggage and being sent to several line ques for the agent to tell me in the end that I was told the information incorrectly since the beginning. I therefore was unable to board my flight on time, got switched to a new flight and the new flight was delayed for 3.5 hours.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Check in was easy through their app. Also very quick lines to drop off bags. Crew was very nice and respectful

Seat are a little bit too close together. But overall very comfortable

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

The staff tried their best to help out with the situation. They passed out waters and apologized. I always love the Delta entertainment (so many great selections)!

Stuck in the plane without AC for an hour! We were stuck behind 14 other planes in line to take off and I understand delays happen but the AC wasn't working for some reason and it was extremely hot. The passengers were all super uncomfortable. I wish if they knew we were going to be delayed that they would let us just wait at the gate vs. suffer in the sauna plane.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Delta Studio with closed caption

some series do not have closed caption

Sat, 10 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 43m
Sun, 11 Feb
LAX
JFK
9h 04m
£176
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 2 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£167
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

The entertainment system crashed three times and had to be rebooted which cause you to start everything over. When I use the Wi-Fi for the Amazon prime option it was very spotty and had to reload quite a bit during the flight from JFK to LAX. They are by Miss clean the staff was good but the entertainment system and the movie choices were very old and not really very interesting.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

Sun, 28 Jan
JFK
LAX
20h 59m
Thu, 1 Feb
LAX
JFK
10h 59m
£170
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 3 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 29m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 20m
£171
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 637 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
OK 5.6

3. Hour delay due to crew turnaround ruled

JFK
LAX
OK 5.0

Friendly pilot.

Sat on the tarmac after arriving for 30+ mins without an explanation. Media system stopped working 2 hours into the flight and attendants couldn’t fix it. They don’t carry lol of the “on the house” items that are advertised...

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything

Delay

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.3

No snacks offered on a 6+ hour flight (unless we were willing to pay a over $5 for a bag of chips), no complimentary headphones, no pillows. The airplane smelled funny, the seats weren't comfortable and there was no wi-fi. From LAX to JFK I flew JetBlue and had complimentary wi-fi the entire flight. I flew with a toddler and found the lack of children's programing disappointing - and the handheld keypad was broken on one of our chairs. Flight attendants gave me the wrong information about carry-on sizes when boarding my flight and said the size they allow changes based on how full the flight is. What? Overall, VERY disappointing.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.6

Flight once moving was fine

3 hour delay very problematic for me... found communication difficult at JFK... want some repetition, paid for first class, feel it was not worth price

Mon, 5 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 32m
Fri, 16 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 29m
£189
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 58 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Check in was easy through their app. Also very quick lines to drop off bags. Crew was very nice and respectful

Seat are a little bit too close together. But overall very comfortable

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

It was hot on the plane. The crew turned up the tempature and when I asked they said some people are cold and didn't turn it back down.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

It was late and i missed my next flight

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Really liked the plan

JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

Pilot did not give consistent updates for delays

Sun, 4 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Mon, 5 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£167
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 125 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

The entertainment system crashed three times and had to be rebooted which cause you to start everything over. When I use the Wi-Fi for the Amazon prime option it was very spotty and had to reload quite a bit during the flight from JFK to LAX. They are by Miss clean the staff was good but the entertainment system and the movie choices were very old and not really very interesting.

Tue, 13 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 39m
Tue, 20 Feb
LAX
JFK
9h 06m
£184
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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