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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 52m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight price £211
Distance 2,469 miles
Airlines Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, American Airlines, Delta

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
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expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
14%
expected price increase
Average price:
£506
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£307
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £306 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles was found, on average, 79 days before departure.
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High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 9% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 5h 55m, covering a distance of 2469 miles.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
There are 1,803 (direct) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles per week, averaging 261 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 (£211), JetBlue (£240) and American Airlines (£308).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
Delta (23 times daily), American Airlines (19 times daily), Virgin Australia (15 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 Sunday 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 Sunday being the most expensive.

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

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Origin
New York
£211
only
£211
Destination
Los Angeles
£211
only
£211
Mon, 26 Aug
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
Mon, 9 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 25m
£211
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 67 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SFO
PSP
Okay 5.3

Cons: Flight got delayed

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: On time. Boarding easy.

Cons: Seats not comfortable. No lumbar support.

JFK
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: One of the male flight attendant v weird Not at all polite and V obnoxios

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Awesome customer service at all times throughout the flight

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Smooth flight

Cons: That middle seat.. 6 hour flight pretty uncomfortable.

Wed, 2 Oct
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 09m
Mon, 14 Oct
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 30m
£240
Trip: 13 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was fantastic!

Cons: the screen above the seat was broken and couldn't turn off it off. Was very bright for the duration of the flight.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New plane with self service snacks and drinks.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Pros: I liked the entertainment that was available.

Cons: The boarding is very haphazard. Clusters of people just standing around waiting for their group to be called. So when your group is called there are already several people there wanting you to get behind them. Which doesn’t make sense since I’ve been there a whole 2 hours before all of them.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Charging port, tv with lots of options like music, tv, and movies. free snacks and beverages.

Cons: delays and gate was switched last minute and I wasn't notified so was very close to missing my flight

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: The beginning was a bit confusing when I needed to use JetBlue because I had to go to the help desk to figure out why they wouldn’t issue all of my boarding passes at JFK and the line took an hour just for them to tell me to get my boarding pass at LAX. Other than that it was a great flight!

Fri, 26 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
7h 43m
Sat, 3 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£308
Trip: 9 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 84 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
STT
PHL
Good 6.6

Cons: Baggage claim was terribly slow in Philly (again)

DFW
PIT
Good 6.6

Pros: Seat was 9k. Comfortable

Cons: Plane late to take off because caterer was late

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: We arrived back home in LA fine. It was the JFK first part of the trip that was not so good. Below

Cons: Just missed cutoff for baggage check by minutes. Told it had to go on next flight but one of us would have to fly with it. We both had paid for biz class. The agent gave me another biz class seat on the next flight 2 hours later. When I waited to board the gate attendant called my name. He chatted with another associate who irritably said "I hate when they do that, I'll go talk to the captain". She came back to the other one and he tore up my ticket and issued me a seat in the last row. When I boarded I mentioned that somehow I went from biz class to that and she retorted in a mocking tone "gee, don't know how that happened". Another passenger mentioned to me that they had given my seat to a gentleman in a blazer that somehow finangled it. Crappy bitchy customer service at the gate.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: We liked the extra legroom and the night time flight

JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: I was involved with the re routing to Utah -circled there for a few hours and then drop off in Ontario. there was a 7 hour delay, missed a day of work and was only given a voucher for a taxi.... the crew was sweet but didnt give ANY info on what was happening.. Absolutely pitiful.

Sun, 23 Jun
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 55m
Thu, 11 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£402
Trip: 19 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 91 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
YVR
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The ability to charge my cell phone via USB ports. Also the movies on long flights is really nice

Cons: Quicker way to get off plane

CUN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: There was those head rest flaps on my chair head rest. Checkin my luggage was seamless.

Cons: Boarding process was bit disorganized.

MCO
CVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Excellent flight - smooth, comfortable seats (exit row with lots of leg room), in-flight entertainment was great, snacks and drinks served when I needed. Got to Cincinnati earlier than expected. Couldn't have gone better really.

Cons: I will say the flight to Orlando including an upcharge of $100 for a bag that was 10lbs overweight. I was INCREDIBLY frustrated at the crazy price. I understand fees would apply to overweight bags but $100???? Kind of ridiculous

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delta Studio with closed caption

Cons: some series do not have closed caption

AMS
SEA
Good 7.0

Pros: Good choice of movies but not all have subtitles, which comes in handy since phones are not really good. Food was great!

Cons: Seating pitch is just not acceptable for 10+ hrs long flight! I am tall (1.92 cm) but there are taller people than me and there is just no way they can sit in economy class seat! That is basically some kind of racism..

Mon, 9 Sep
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 15m
Tue, 17 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 22m
£211
Trip: 9 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 67 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
EUG
PDX
Good 6.5

Pros: The plane was clean

Cons: more leg room

SEA
MCO
Okay 4.8

Pros: cleaner plane would be nicer. quieter plane would be nicer. Seating for premium class could be COMFORTABLE.

Cons: cleaner plane would be nicer. quieter plane would be nicer. Seating for premium class could be COMFORTABLE.

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

OAK
SEA
Good 6.0

Pros: The customer service crew helped immensely and quickly booked us a hotel to accommodate us.

Cons: Our flight to Seattle got delayed, so we missed the connecting flight to anchorage and had to take another flight the next day

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.

Fri, 20 Sep
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 09m
Sun, 22 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 30m
£249
Trip: 3 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I really like that JB offers entertainment especially having newly released movies. The planes look new and I like the ambient lights. The best part is the legroom that it's quite large comparing to other airlines without paying additional.

Cons: The seats are not the greatest by comfort.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew, flight

Cons: Changing my flight in the terminal was so slow ! Whether your computer or the agent, it took 20 minutes and three people. My tv screen didn't work. Your snacks my be free... but they're lack luster. Also, both ways, I changed flight times on same day flights... $75 buck ? Makes me think about going back to AA.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Literally the worst flight I’ve ever been on in my life.

Cons: We were seated behind a woman who brought a sick cat into the flight. The stench of cat feces was overwhelming. When we addressed it with the staff, they were incredibly rude. I also shared that I had a very significant cat allergy. The staff continued to be incredibly rude, and eventually offered a single seat in the back, which would not accommodate the two of us. The woman next to us also expressed her extreme discomfort and was condescended and disrespected, as well. Shocking, miserable experience.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Free WiFi was great, but wish I could sign in with my Amazon account instead of setting up TrueBlue.

Cons: The food cart rushed by without asking if we wanted anything. Also not clear until after food purchase that free snacks would be available throughout the flight.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Safe quick flight for the long journey despite delay in boarding and departure

Cons: Major delays not only going but returning with JetBlue. This was my first time flying them and I’m likely to never use them again. Poor customer service as no one was willing to help with WiFi set up on the way going since I’ve never flown them. Luckily I found 1 nice flight attendant and he helped point me in the right direction in set up. Overall not impressed with service and performance of this carrier.

Thu, 11 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 22m
Wed, 17 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 36m
£281
Trip: 7 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I especially liked the smoothe boarding process, the genuine nature of the flight attendants, the movie and tv show selections, and the early landing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!

Cons: The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi.

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.3

Pros: Courteous staff

Cons: Long delay in cold terminal

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: DirectTV and snacks.

JFK
LAX
Okay 5.0

Pros: Check in process was smooth

Cons: The temperature on the plane was hot, multiple customers had informed the crew but they were unable to change it. It was an old plane and needs updating.

Tue, 16 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 20m
Tue, 30 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 52m
£297
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 67 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
EUG
PDX
Good 6.5

Pros: The plane was clean

Cons: more leg room

SEA
SLC
Good 6.8

Pros: I ended up in a premium row and it was very comfy and spacious

Cons: The plane was really cold (Everyone around me was freezing) and there weren't any blankets. Thankfully it was a short flight.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Awesome customer service at all times throughout the flight

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly crew!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Friendly staff. Clean plane.

Wed, 6 Nov
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 17m
Wed, 13 Nov
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 35m
£286
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 293 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Lots of water ...

Cons: Cramped up . Need more leg.room

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The Agents at the counter in the terminal gate were courteous.

Cons: My flight was delayed because an attendant had to be swapped out, then the replacement was stuck in traffic for an hour (why not have all attendants ready on-airport?). Comically, we taxied on the runway for over an hour, which caused more delays with the plane needing to be de-iced. Figured I'd put all that behind me, but then the flight experienced one of the worst turbulences I've been in. We jerked through the skies many times, and the pilots weren't reassuring. Thankfully we landed okay, but not after being late by multiple hours. Also, JetBlue needs to invest in its planes, esp. its Couch section. I felt like a pretzel with on room to breathe.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Pretty average JetBlue flight. I love the direct TV and wifi

Cons: Annoying and time consuming to discover that I couldn’t check in for my flight anywhere besides the counter at JFK because I had two layovers and that JetBlue and Hawaiian had completely different itineraries for me. And then when the flight attendant who checked me in mocked my 2 layover itinerary and said there was a direct flight to HNL from JFK leaving later that morning, she at least could have tried to sell me a seat on that flight, rather than rudely laugh at me “I guess you can only do what you can do” like I was too poor or something. That was annoying. I’m bored of the JetBlue snack selection it’s been the same for years.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: My assigned airline steward seemed as though we were doing him a favor in flying with jet blue. Pleasantries such as a smile and a sincere your welcome really don't cost much, but give a good impression of the company your happy to work for. He must not be happy to work there.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Lots of legroom, courteous staff.

Thu, 1 Aug
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
Wed, 14 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 36m
£301
Trip: 14 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 67 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
AUS
SAN
Good 6.0

Cons: My lower ratings are due to the new normal of airlines nickle and diming you to death. Cutting seat space, worst for me being over 6'. But the crew was great flight it's self was good as well.

SEA
MCO
Okay 4.8

Pros: cleaner plane would be nicer. quieter plane would be nicer. Seating for premium class could be COMFORTABLE.

Cons: cleaner plane would be nicer. quieter plane would be nicer. Seating for premium class could be COMFORTABLE.

YYJ
SEA
Okay 5.2

Pros: cleaner plane would be nicer. quieter plane would be nicer. Seating for premium class could be COMFORTABLE.

Cons: cleaner plane would be nicer. quieter plane would be nicer. Seating for premium class could be COMFORTABLE.

DAL
SEA
Good 7.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Temperature on ground and in air...stuffy and warm

JFK
LAX
Okay 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

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