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New York to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 56m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York
Flight price £155
Distance 2,458 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Major Airline, American Airlines, United Airlines, Sun Country Air

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January
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December
Most popular time to fly
9%
expected price increase
Average price:
£284
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£193
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from New York to Los Angeles was found, on average, 88 days before departure.
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Morning departure is around 14% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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How long does a flight from New York to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 6h 10m, covering a distance of 2458 miles.
How many flights are there between New York and Los Angeles?
There are 3,197 (direct) flights between New York and Los Angeles per week, averaging 456 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Spirit Airlines (£155), Alaska Airlines (£205) and Delta (£207).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Los Angeles?
United Airlines (27 times daily), Delta (24 times daily), Air New Zealand (23 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York to Los Angeles?
For New York 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, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from New York to Los Angeles?
When flying out of New York you will be using one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
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Book cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles (return)

Airports
Origin
New York
£155
only
£155
£207
only
£207
Newark
£178
only
£178
Destination
Los Angeles
£155
only
£155
Mon, 2 Mar
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
20h 34m
Mon, 9 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
19h 50m
£155
Trip: 7 days
5.8Okay Show reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 60,672 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.8
SAN
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff was attentive and happy

Cons: Nothing

LAS
DFW
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The crew was very helpful and friendly.

Cons: The seats were too compact. No snacks no seat selection without some form of payment.. extremely turbulent flight.

GYE
FLL
Okay 4.5

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Todo me senti estafada porque no me dejaron comprar otra maleta en fort laudardale :( nubca ne atendió el manager ni nadie! Publicidad engañosa! Nunca más viajo con uds

PIT
FLL
Good 6.4

Pros: The crew was nice. Flight was on time.

Cons: Don’t expect comfort or amenities. I was looking for this flight time, so I booked this flight. Prices were not better, so go with a better airlines. You’ll be happy you did.

LAS
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

Fri, 28 Aug
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 10m
Wed, 2 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
8h 51m
£205
Trip: 6 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 55 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
SEA
Okay 5.0

Pros: Crew was friendly and the flight was smooth

Cons: Food! Also we got delayed, every one hates that

LAX
JFK
Good 7.3

Pros: on time arrival. pleasant crew.

Cons: late departure. tight seat in coach.

SFO
AUS
Good 7.6

Cons: First class lav was filthy.

SAN
DAL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: My friend was experiencing knee pain and the flight wasn’t full. Alaska Airlines upgraded our seats at no extra charge to give her more knee/leg space to help alleviate her discomfort.

JFK
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The gate and crew teams were great!

Fri, 20 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 43m
Mon, 23 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 32m
£207
Trip: 4 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
JFK
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: 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

Pros: Really liked the plan

LAX
MCO
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Sitting in first class

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: 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)!

Cons: 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.

DEN
DTW
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Everything was really nice. The snacks were good. I don’t know if there are excellent t snacks but very good.

Mon, 3 Aug
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
14h 30m
Tue, 4 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 39m
£212
Trip: 2 days
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 4 Aug
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
7h 55m
Tue, 11 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
7h 00m
£247
Trip: 8 days
7.4Good Show reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 43,616 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.7
CLT
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Almost missed flight due to late first flight. Complete amateur

SJU
CLT
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Everything was clean and new feeling

Cons: Food on offer was uninspiring.

ORD
MCO
Good 7.2

Cons: Flute gate changed 35 min prior to boarding to a new gate that was a 10 min walk. That was stressful. The flight ended up being delayed 20 min as well.

PHL
MAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: awesome crew

Cons: better breakfast

COS
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Not much

Cons: The customer service, both on the phone & in person

Wed, 15 Jul
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
9h 15m
Wed, 22 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
9h 39m
£270
Trip: 8 days
7.3Good Show reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 67,082 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew efficient, cabin clean

COS
DEN
Mediocre 3.2

Pros: There was nothing I liked. The plane was an hour late and nearly missed my connection.

JAX
ORD
Good 6.6

Pros: Fast boarding.

YYC
IAH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: my upgrades, I love them, thank you

Cons: mini pillows and eye masks :)))

PVR
IAH
Excellent 8.4

Pros: Check-in was outstanding.

Sun, 12 Jul
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
8h 43m
Sun, 19 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
5h 22m
£310
Trip: 8 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 9,017 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
PDX
MSP
Good 6.8

Pros: On time.

Cons: When I checkied in online for my flight i had to pay for the seat, as well as for my carrying luggage. No idea ahead of time these fees would be added.

PHX
MSP
Good 7.6

Pros: Check in was fast, didnt interact with any staff! It was great.

SEA
MSP
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: The seat pocket had enough room to fit my book and water bottle.

Cons: Make it clear right up front that you charge for checked bags and overhead carry on bags - my flight is now $70 more expensive than I thought; don't charge for overhead carry on bags as well as for checked bags; at least provide a bag of free pretzels or something with the free beverage, fly on time, when you don't fly on time, update the monitors in the arrival airport as soon as possible - not just after the original arrival time (by then it's too late for the people picking me up!).

EWR
MSP
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Timely communication

PDX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Sun Country is consistent and efficient. I fly this red eye often and it’s usually ahead of schedule!

Mon, 2 Mar
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
10h 03m
Mon, 9 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
13h 04m
£178
Trip: 7 days
5.8Okay Show reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 60,672 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.8
GYE
FLL
Okay 4.5

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Todo me senti estafada porque no me dejaron comprar otra maleta en fort laudardale :( nubca ne atendió el manager ni nadie! Publicidad engañosa! Nunca más viajo con uds

FLL
CUN
Okay 5.6

Pros: Crew was nice. Flight was on time.

Cons: Don’t expect comfort or amenities. I was looking for this flight time, so I booked this flight. Prices were not better, so go with a better airlines. You’ll be happy you did.

LAS
DFW
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: None

Cons: Everything

EWR
LAS
Excellent 9.2

Cons: Spirit is low cost but if there’s a way to make seats a little more comfortable, that would be it

FLL
BOG
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: Your policy for missing a flight!

Wed, 1 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 30m
Tue, 7 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 12m
£228
Trip: 7 days
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 15 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 19m
Wed, 22 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 35m
£232
Trip: 8 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 82 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: Very friendly crew!

SAN
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Excellent red wine CS

Cons: Luggage return- very slow!

SEA
RDU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Affordable non-stop flight.

Cons: Relatively long flight with no substantial snack.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

Cons: No free snacks anymore, that’s a bummer.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Nice crew.

Cons: What entertainment??

Sat, 22 Feb
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
12h 26m
Sat, 29 Feb
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
LGA
New York LaGuardia Airport
21h 12m
£221
Trip: 8 days
5.8Okay Show reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 60,672 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.8
PHL
FLL
Good 6.3

Pros: My seat

Cons: Wifi for watch movies please

MCO
FLL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Excellent flight crew. Very kind. Fast flight Pitts to Orlando 2 hours.

Cons: Free water.

FLL
BOG
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing!

Cons: Your policy for missing a flight!

LAS
BOS
Okay 4.6

Cons: Hardest most uncomfortable seats ever!

LAX
IAH
Good 6.0

Pros: Newer, clean airplane... That's about it

Cons: Reclining seats and the screens

Fri, 28 Feb
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 45m
Mon, 2 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
14h 14m
£234
Trip: 4 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 55 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
JFK
Okay 4.4

Cons: Airplane temperature. It was warm and humid.

EWR
LAX
Okay 5.0

Cons: There were no vegetarian/vegan options for meals. In 2018 it’s unnacceptable to have ZERO veggie options, especially on a flight to LA. Come on! I ended up having to pay for 2 meals that I could only eat parts of. And it took more than 1 HOUR for them to bring me these meals. I’ve never had to wait more than 5 mins for a meal, that I PAID for, to be delivered to my seat. I was starving, forced to waste money on meals I couldn’t fully eat AND had to wait over an HOUR to receive them. I am beyond disappointed.

EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The festive yet relaxing lighting during boatding, the great in flight movies, the friendly helpful staff, our generous legroom, the comfier than usual seats, the food ordering system.

Cons: The food quality could be improved with some more organic options.

DAL
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: Great crew

Cons: The plane was old and the seats were uncomfortable.

EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Great service. Wish we flew Alaska both ways instead of United ☹️

Fri, 6 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 38m
Mon, 9 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 19m
£270
Trip: 3 days
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 23 Jul
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 10m
Sat, 15 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
5h 35m
£255
Trip: 24 days
8.5Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 55 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
EWR
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Nothing I can think of at the moment.

Cons: I didn't like anyt of it.

MSP
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super clean plane! Staff was very friendly as well

Cons: Nothing, all was great! This was a very pleasant first time flying Alaska airlines. Will definitely recommend

SFO
PDX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: good legroom and I am 6 feet tall.

Cons: A hook or something to support your phone so you don't have to hold it when you are watching the in-flight entertainment. they need to clean the plane better.

SEA
RDU
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Affordable non-stop flight.

Cons: Relatively long flight with no substantial snack.

EWR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It

Mon, 6 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 30m
Wed, 15 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 12m
£278
Trip: 10 days
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 13 Mar
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
9h 49m
Sun, 15 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
EWR
Newark Liberty Airport
5h 05m
£288
Trip: 3 days
5.8Okay Show reviews
Overall 5.8 Okay
Based on 60,672 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.2
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.8
DTW
MCO
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew was nice but could have been more informative on details of layover

Cons: Spirit nickle and dimes you to death. 3 dollars for water. Also have to pay for seats to make sure we can set together. Then had a woman with fairly large child in her lap next to us. No seat for the child and she cried and kicked my wife most of the way.

MCO
BWI
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Everything was perfect!!!!

SAN
LAS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff was attentive and happy

Cons: Nothing

LAS
PDX
Good 6.0

Cons: Cheap airline heap service or lack therof

JAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I like when the flight was over and I left the plane. This airline is the worst in the business.

Cons: The women at the gate rambled on and on each time she spoke. Rather than sticking to the boarding zones and keeping at that it was a constant annoying reminder about having to pay more money. The flight attendant don’t do their job. They spend more time Selling the credit card program than anything else. I was asked to put up another passengers seat tray as this passenger was asleep. This is not my job. They all stood in the front gossiping about who knows what instead of staying on the ready for the passengers. They look down upon and speak down upon. As If the crew was doing us a favor when it because of us they even have a job. Worst airline experience ever. I will never fly this airline again. The gate agents a check in couldn’t even speak proper English.

Sun, 23 Feb
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
6h 25m
Sun, 1 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles Airport
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Airport
5h 24m
£428
Trip: 8 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 99 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
MSY
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: Ok

Cons: So uncomfortable with tiny seats

DEN
DTW
Excellent 9.6

Cons: Everything was really nice. The snacks were good. I don’t know if there are excellent t snacks but very good.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very smooth flight. On time take off and landing. Excellent in flight entertainment. Great crew.

ATL
JAX
Okay 5.6

Pros: The flight crew could have been more attentive. Jackets and coats were not collected during preboarding until last minute, by then I had already put mine away.

Cons: No food was offered, short flight though, that’s okay, but the crew definitely could have been more attentive to the first class passengers.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Pros: I had a great seat (exit row) with lots of legroom. They provided a free breakfast, and it was actually pretty good. A few hours later i was hungry and tried to buy some food but the cabin crew just gave my another breakfast item. The flight arrived on time, and the luggage was delivered a few minutes after I arrived at the baggage area.

Cons: Nothing. It was a very good experience.

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