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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:
£453
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£271
or less (return)

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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 7% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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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 01m, covering a distance of 2469 miles.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
There are 2,670 (non-stop) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles per week, averaging 385 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 Virgin America (£174), Multiple Airlines (£176) and JetBlue (£180).
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?
JetBlue (25 times daily), American Airlines (24 times daily), Delta (23 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, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday 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.
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Book cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
New York
£174
only
£174
Destination
Los Angeles
£174
only
£174
Sat, 9 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 33m
Tue, 12 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 16m
£174
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 597 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

The cleanliness of the plane

Not enough sandwiches for everyone. tv was refreshed 3 times in the middle of watching a movie.

JFK
LAX
OK 4.6

The planes, lighting and the crew.

Overall I had a poor experience because on BOTH flights I did not have internet. I paid 49.99 to get internet for the month with the intent of working on the plane both ways. I thought it was a fluke on the way there that the wifi was not working properly. At first it worked for about 30 minutes and afterwards it stopped working completely but then this occurred on the way back as well. I was surprised to get on the plane on my return flight to be told that there was no internet at all on the flight prior to even taking off. Additionally, I was hoping to have something to eat on the plane for breakfast. All options for food in the early AMS were snacks, chips and chocolates. Overall a poor experience and not what I expected from Virgin =[ .

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

When you order anything, it comes right away!

Nothing!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

CLOSED CAPTIONING ON MOVIES....I am deaf myself so it was quite a treat!

NA

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Virgin Air gives you a flying experience that few airlines offer today....enjoy!

Thu, 7 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Tue, 12 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 16m
£176
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 2 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 20m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 14m
£180
Trip: 12 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

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
Excellent 10.0

great

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Free wifi and direct TV.

Temperature on plane was too cold. I as well as others were freezing.

Sat, 9 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
£187
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
DEN
MSP
Good 7.5

No snacks for free

GPT
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight was very convenient

PDX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

First timers on Sun Country and we will definitely use them again, all around class act! Thank You

DEN
MSP
Good 7.6

I always love to fly Sun Country. In flight everything has always been awesome.

I went to the counter in Denver to ask the gate agent where my seat was (middle or aisle) and if I could get it moved. The agent said he would help me once he was done setting up. I sat there for 15-20 minutes while he moved the ropes around (for the line), set up his mouse, found a mouse pad and set that up, found signs to put up at the desk and made sure they were in the right spot. He was on the computer for a good 5 minutes writing notes on a paper. I waited patiently, but was getting really annoyed that he couldn't look up my seat quick and then go back to setting his desk up. Finally, he took my ticket, did not apologize for my wait or thanked me for being patient, and just said he had no seats. I waited 20-minutes, which then I didn't have time to eat before we boarded the plane. I was extremely disappointed in him telling me he'd help, did not communicate that I needed to wait for him for that long and then wasn't nice enough to thank me for waiting. Incredibly disappointed in this service.

DFW
CUN
Excellent 8.6

Timely check in, friendly customer service, good crew, no issues.

They board by row number, but start with first rows first. Makes for slower boarding (though faster than most airlines).

Mon, 15 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 34m
Thu, 25 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 37m
£209
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 11 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Tue, 12 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 19m
£176
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 5 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 18m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 14m
£180
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

The crew were okay. They were friendly.

We left about 45 minutes late and there was no communication from the pilot as to why. Also there must have been a short or something in the wiring for my t.v. because I would put it on a channel and it would change by itself. It was also difficult to scroll through the options on the screen.

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
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.6

The flight was very comfortable with very attentive staff

The overhead announcer was very muffled and difficult to hear on the aircraft.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

Wed, 29 Nov
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Sun, 10 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 43m
£194
Trip: 12 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
LAS
OK 4.0

We ran into a combination of traffic, parking, and other issues that drove us to arrive at our check-in at 7pm for a 7:40pm flight. We were not able to check-in given the 45 min rule. NO WHERE in our email did it say there was this rule nor were we prompted or told to check-in prior to our flight online. There's no suncountry app for check-in that we could find (only a visa one). We booked through priceline.The flight hadn't even started boarding and we were not allowed to check-in. We were re-booked on a flight that left two hours later, but that flight was delayed 3 hours. The whole thing essentially took one full night of paid hotel and fun in Vegas away costing us over $200 just in hotel plus we spent an extra 5 hours in an airport that didn't have a bar open past 9pm.

DEN
MSP
Good 7.5

No snacks for free

PDX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

First timers on Sun Country and we will definitely use them again, all around class act! Thank You

GPT
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight was very convenient

PHX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

It was nice

Wed, 29 Nov
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Tue, 5 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 16m
£180
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 6 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 14m
£180
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.6

The flight was very comfortable with very attentive staff

The overhead announcer was very muffled and difficult to hear on the aircraft.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

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

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Free wifi and direct TV.

Temperature on plane was too cold. I as well as others were freezing.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

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!

Mon, 4 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 36m
Tue, 12 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 19m
£199
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 597 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

CLOSED CAPTIONING ON MOVIES....I am deaf myself so it was quite a treat!

NA

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

it was very cold in the plane. from the beginning when we board on the plane, the first we normally see a fight attendant greeting us, but she was standing there but not saying hello nor smiling.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

The cleanliness of the plane

Not enough sandwiches for everyone. tv was refreshed 3 times in the middle of watching a movie.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free soda, movies, enough space in bins overhead, see where you are in real time during the flight

Ran out of food and this was a 5 hr long dinner time flight so I left hungry. Also the safety video is pretty offensive. Seriously a Catholic nun shaking her chest while dancing? I didn't see holy people from other faiths being mocked. That is seriously disrespectful.

Mon, 26 Mar
JFK
LAX
6h 01m
Thu, 3 May
LAX
JFK
5h 36m
£209
Trip: 39 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 30 Nov
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Mon, 4 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
£194
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

No communication

Our flight was moved to three different gates and delayed, incrementally, by over 4 hours, without even an overhead announcement/update. I realize that while frustrating, delays are inevitable, but communication can go along way! Return flight was only delayed about 1.5 hrs.

PHX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

It was nice

DEN
MSP
Good 7.5

No snacks for free

DCA
MSP
Poor 0.0

We boarded the plane and were all settled in when they discovered an issue with the wing. We all deplaned one hour after we were supposed to take off and got in lines to be re-booked on another flight the next day (10am, not an option for us). Luckily, my partner found a delta flight going out that night so we booked the flight while waiting in the sun country line and ran, just barely making it.

MSP
LAS
OK 4.0

We ran into a combination of traffic, parking, and other issues that drove us to arrive at our check-in at 7pm for a 7:40pm flight. We were not able to check-in given the 45 min rule. NO WHERE in our email did it say there was this rule nor were we prompted or told to check-in prior to our flight online. There's no suncountry app for check-in that we could find (only a visa one). We booked through priceline.The flight hadn't even started boarding and we were not allowed to check-in. We were re-booked on a flight that left two hours later, but that flight was delayed 3 hours. The whole thing essentially took one full night of paid hotel and fun in Vegas away costing us over $200 just in hotel plus we spent an extra 5 hours in an airport that didn't have a bar open past 9pm.

Thu, 30 Nov
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Tue, 12 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 16m
£180
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 12 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 30m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 14m
£180
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 116 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

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
Good 6.6

The crew were okay. They were friendly.

We left about 45 minutes late and there was no communication from the pilot as to why. Also there must have been a short or something in the wiring for my t.v. because I would put it on a channel and it would change by itself. It was also difficult to scroll through the options on the screen.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

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.

Tue, 5 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 23m
Thu, 18 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 21m
£199
Trip: 45 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 597 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Seats are too crammed

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

CLOSED CAPTIONING ON MOVIES....I am deaf myself so it was quite a treat!

NA

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

In-flight entertainment, cleanliness

Beverages only served once, no complimentary snacks provided.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

The cleanliness of the plane

Not enough sandwiches for everyone. tv was refreshed 3 times in the middle of watching a movie.

Thu, 30 Nov
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Mon, 4 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
£194
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
PDX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

First timers on Sun Country and we will definitely use them again, all around class act! Thank You

PHX
MSP
Excellent 8.0

It was nice

MSP
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Identification was stolen in Schofield, WI Unable to get back to Minneapolis for the flight. Thanks, Kyle

DEN
MSP
Good 7.6

I always love to fly Sun Country. In flight everything has always been awesome.

I went to the counter in Denver to ask the gate agent where my seat was (middle or aisle) and if I could get it moved. The agent said he would help me once he was done setting up. I sat there for 15-20 minutes while he moved the ropes around (for the line), set up his mouse, found a mouse pad and set that up, found signs to put up at the desk and made sure they were in the right spot. He was on the computer for a good 5 minutes writing notes on a paper. I waited patiently, but was getting really annoyed that he couldn't look up my seat quick and then go back to setting his desk up. Finally, he took my ticket, did not apologize for my wait or thanked me for being patient, and just said he had no seats. I waited 20-minutes, which then I didn't have time to eat before we boarded the plane. I was extremely disappointed in him telling me he'd help, did not communicate that I needed to wait for him for that long and then wasn't nice enough to thank me for waiting. Incredibly disappointed in this service.

DCA
MSP
Poor 0.0

We boarded the plane and were all settled in when they discovered an issue with the wing. We all deplaned one hour after we were supposed to take off and got in lines to be re-booked on another flight the next day (10am, not an option for us). Luckily, my partner found a delta flight going out that night so we booked the flight while waiting in the sun country line and ran, just barely making it.

Mon, 4 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Wed, 6 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
£180
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 8 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 24m
Tue, 13 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 20m
£203
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 597 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

In-flight entertainment, cleanliness

Beverages only served once, no complimentary snacks provided.

JFK
LAX
OK 5.3

The cleanliness of the plane

Not enough sandwiches for everyone. tv was refreshed 3 times in the middle of watching a movie.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

CLOSED CAPTIONING ON MOVIES....I am deaf myself so it was quite a treat!

NA

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free soda, movies, enough space in bins overhead, see where you are in real time during the flight

Ran out of food and this was a 5 hr long dinner time flight so I left hungry. Also the safety video is pretty offensive. Seriously a Catholic nun shaking her chest while dancing? I didn't see holy people from other faiths being mocked. That is seriously disrespectful.

Fri, 1 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 40m
Sun, 10 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 43m
£194
Trip: 10 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7142 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
LAS
OK 4.0

We ran into a combination of traffic, parking, and other issues that drove us to arrive at our check-in at 7pm for a 7:40pm flight. We were not able to check-in given the 45 min rule. NO WHERE in our email did it say there was this rule nor were we prompted or told to check-in prior to our flight online. There's no suncountry app for check-in that we could find (only a visa one). We booked through priceline.The flight hadn't even started boarding and we were not allowed to check-in. We were re-booked on a flight that left two hours later, but that flight was delayed 3 hours. The whole thing essentially took one full night of paid hotel and fun in Vegas away costing us over $200 just in hotel plus we spent an extra 5 hours in an airport that didn't have a bar open past 9pm.

DEN
MSP
Good 7.6

I always love to fly Sun Country. In flight everything has always been awesome.

I went to the counter in Denver to ask the gate agent where my seat was (middle or aisle) and if I could get it moved. The agent said he would help me once he was done setting up. I sat there for 15-20 minutes while he moved the ropes around (for the line), set up his mouse, found a mouse pad and set that up, found signs to put up at the desk and made sure they were in the right spot. He was on the computer for a good 5 minutes writing notes on a paper. I waited patiently, but was getting really annoyed that he couldn't look up my seat quick and then go back to setting his desk up. Finally, he took my ticket, did not apologize for my wait or thanked me for being patient, and just said he had no seats. I waited 20-minutes, which then I didn't have time to eat before we boarded the plane. I was extremely disappointed in him telling me he'd help, did not communicate that I needed to wait for him for that long and then wasn't nice enough to thank me for waiting. Incredibly disappointed in this service.

DCA
MSP
Poor 0.0

We boarded the plane and were all settled in when they discovered an issue with the wing. We all deplaned one hour after we were supposed to take off and got in lines to be re-booked on another flight the next day (10am, not an option for us). Luckily, my partner found a delta flight going out that night so we booked the flight while waiting in the sun country line and ran, just barely making it.

GPT
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Direct flight was very convenient

MSP
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

No communication

Our flight was moved to three different gates and delayed, incrementally, by over 4 hours, without even an overhead announcement/update. I realize that while frustrating, delays are inevitable, but communication can go along way! Return flight was only delayed about 1.5 hrs.

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