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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 56m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight price £187
Distance 2,469 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, 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
12%
expected price increase
Average price:
£224
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£172
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 £171 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles was found, on average, 26 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 9% 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 10m, covering a distance of 2469 miles.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
There are 2,556 (non-stop) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles per week, averaging 387 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 (£187), American Airlines (£202) and Delta (£216).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
American Airlines (28 times daily), Delta (25 times daily), Virgin Australia (21 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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday 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
£187
only
£187
Destination
Los Angeles
£187
only
£187
Tue, 23 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 20m
Tue, 30 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 25m
£187
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The staff was helpful and professional at every juncture - from check in to landing. The flight was smooth and landed a bit early. Tv/movie choices were great.

Cons: Airplanes are so cramped, it’s ridiculous. I’m only 5’2” and I didn’t even have the room to bend down to reach under the seat to pick up a pen I dropped. Take out a row and give everyone more room.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: On time. Boarding easy.

Cons: Seats not comfortable. No lumbar support.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Flight was delayed by two hours They changed our gate with no explanation My chair did no work They do not give any complimentary snack or offer head phone

JFK
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: The flight was fine and comfortable

Cons: I just did not like that we were on flight for 6 hours and no food was given complimentary plus there was no vegetarian food at all to eat as we don’t eat meat at all

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!!!!

Wed, 22 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
10h 20m
Wed, 5 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 29m
£202
Trip: 15 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 82 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
MSN
ORD
OK 4.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: My flight from Madison to Chicago got cancelled and I had to drive for three hors to get to o’ Hare.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Seats were roomy, great entertainment choices

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: My family and I make I JFK -LAX reservation 4 months ago. We came to LAX three hours before our flight to make sure we get good seats. At the checking kiosk we did not have the option to pick seats , there was a message on the boarding pass that said to go see boarding agent. So we did, appreantly they over booked the trip and they were looking for volunteers to give up their seats!! Why did we have to be on stand by if our booking was confirmed 4 months ago!! They made us wait until the gate was closed and then they found us seats . This trip caused us mental anguish I will never fly American Airlines again

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.

CLT
MKE
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was cancelled. Zero accommodations

Mon, 26 Aug
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 25m
Sun, 22 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£216
Trip: 28 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 82 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
ATL
DCA
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Seats could’ve been assigned ahead of time

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.

MSP
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Keep being the example other airlines shoud follow. Awesome job Delta.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

Cons: 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
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3.5 hour delay due to lack of co-pilot. No consessions for delay when asked at gate. Lack of leg room. Broken tv, I asked twice to be fix nothing was ever done.

Tue, 23 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 20m
Tue, 30 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 35m
£189
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LIH
SJC
Mediocre 3.5

Pros: Economy is just cramped. That's the way it is

Cons: Conditions beyond the control of Alaska airlines: during boarding someone's unsupervised child pulled the emergency alarm so everyone had to evacuate the airport and re-enter security. And then there was quite a bit of turbulence during the flight. Thank God we arrived safely.

JFK
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

DCA
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The inflight movie/tv selection was fabulous!

PDX
JFK
Good 7.5

Pros: Good boarding process. Comfortable and shirt flight. Friendly crew. Limited drink offerings but green beer or wine offered.

Cons: No bathroom on plane (not announced before hand). Limited luggage storage space.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The staff was helpful and professional at every juncture - from check in to landing. The flight was smooth and landed a bit early. Tv/movie choices were great.

Cons: Airplanes are so cramped, it’s ridiculous. I’m only 5’2” and I didn’t even have the room to bend down to reach under the seat to pick up a pen I dropped. Take out a row and give everyone more room.

Tue, 23 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 20m
Tue, 30 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 35m
£191
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was friendly and helpful

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Smooth Trip, nice staff.

Cons: seat tight and not too comfortable. Fixed armrest on aisle make it hard to get out of.

PDX
SNA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: N/a

ZIH
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Great flight back

SEA
LAS
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Staff was freat

Cons: Rough turbulence

Thu, 28 Feb
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 25m
Thu, 21 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
7h 58m
£221
Trip: 21 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 82 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.4
JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: I liked that we got to my return destination early

Cons: The were no outlets and the wifi was not working. That's a big deal for me because I needed to do work on the plane!

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.2

Pros: nothing.

Cons: The seat was not a flatbed. It was an old fashioned first class seat but with absolutely awful knee room---possibly as little as 28-30 inches. It was very difficult for the person next to the window to get out to the aisle, even when the person in the aisle seat was not sitting there. The biz class cabin was shared with economy comfort. The crew gave no explanation for the switch in aircraft, and no apology either.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Landed Early at LAX

Cons: Having to go through 1 terminal to get bussed to another terminal & gate was at the opposite end. Having to ask the person next to me not to eat nuts Bc I was allergic. I disclosed this on my registration for my flight.

ORD
JFK
OK 5.6

Pros: The boarding was fast and very well handled.

SLC
BZN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing and friendly. Flight was on time.

Cons: Na

Wed, 12 Jun
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
Mon, 17 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£227
Trip: 6 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Alaska Airlines was efficient & friendly, former Virgin Airlines plane.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great premium class seats

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

LAS
SEA
Good 7.2

Pros: Flight was pleasant, comfortable, and crew was accommodating.

Cons: The ticketing was an issue and kind of stressful because seats were not allocated at the time of check-in.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Flight was delayed by two hours They changed our gate with no explanation My chair did no work They do not give any complimentary snack or offer head phone

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good movies to watch

Cons: I was only offered a snack once. But drinks 3x.

Thu, 21 Feb
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 40m
Mon, 25 Feb
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 10m
£303
Trip: 5 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
BZN
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The Crew was amazing & super friendly. They have a 20 minute bag guarantee so you get your checked luggage super fast.

Cons: On one my flights I had to sit in an isle seat & people kept bumping me while I was trying to sleep but that's really out of anybody's control so I can't fault the airline for it!

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

Pros: crew was nice

Cons: Plane had mechanical problems coming and going

JFK
LAX
OK 4.0

Cons: Chair was not working could not adjust Media entertainment system was not working at all. We were told these items had been broken for over two weeks. Makes you wonder about the mechanics of the rest of the airplane

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: Flight crew was professional and responsive.

Cons: The TSA lines are monstrous leading to flight delays. On board food ordering was disabled.

SMF
SEA
Good 7.3

Pros: Yes

Cons: Everything was good on time it was good .

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