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New York to Los Angeles flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 52m
Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York
Flight price £173
Distance 2,458 miles
Airlines Spirit Airlines, Delta, Alaska Airlines, Sun Country Air, United Airlines, American Airlines

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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
14%
expected price increase
Average price:
£270
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£228
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from New York to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £228 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York to Los Angeles was found, on average, 27 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 19% more expensive 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 to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from New York to Los Angeles take?
The average direct flight takes 5h 59m, covering a distance of 2458 miles.
How many flights are there between New York and Los Angeles?
There are 3,333 (direct) flights between New York and Los Angeles per week, averaging 479 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 (£173), Delta (£182) and Alaska Airlines (£264).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Los Angeles?
United Airlines (29 times daily), JetBlue (28 times daily), Delta (25 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, Tuesday 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 Friday, with Wednesday 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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Airports
Origin
New York
£186
only
£186
£182
only
£182
Newark
£173
only
£173
Destination
Los Angeles
£173
only
£173
Tue, 14 May
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
10h 44m
Tue, 4 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
13h 30m
£173
Trip: 22 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 58,779 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
PHL
DFW
Good 6.5

Pros: Flight was delayed for 8 hours due to crew and pilot shortage. Weather was fine.

SEA
LAS
OK 5.5

Pros: Price

Cons: Late leaving, really cramped seats

DFW
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was OUTSTANDING!!!

Cons: Best trip by plane trip I’ve experienced so far.

LAS
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time departure

Cons: The seat should be adjustable

BDL
FLL
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Early departure and early arrival!

Fri, 10 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 10m
Tue, 14 May
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 25m
£182
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 86 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: I love that they have food on long flights and I get an hour of free WiFi because I have T-mobile.

Cons: Small seats but I’m tall so I have to live with it.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew and overhead storage.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The in flight entertainment was superb.

Cons: I have no complaints.

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.

YYZ
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly crew.

Cons: Slow boarding.

Fri, 20 Sep
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 20m
Sun, 22 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£264
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: Empty plane so lots of space to lounge and quick boarding

Cons: Sat on runway for hour after plane landed, just waiting for a gate. How is this even possible? With no offer of beverages or food. Or updates. Crew was hardly seen maybe once or twice on a six hour flight. When asked to take trash, they would reply, we are only doing drinks at the moment.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good movies to watch

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

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

PDX
FAT
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Seats were good and staff too

Cons: The snacks at least for kids

PDX
SEA
Excellent 9.5

Pros: Crew was funny. Was offered water to drink many time throughout the long flight.

Cons: Just sore from sitting for so long in a cramped position, felt roomier that other airlines.

Tue, 30 Jul
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
8h 25m
Thu, 15 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
5h 35m
£277
Trip: 17 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 8,646 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
MSP
PHX
Good 6.6

Pros: The crew were super nice!

Cons: Weather delays! Seemed like all of the other airlines cancelled flight and/or were flying and my flight got pushed back our after hour after from leaving at 8:05 til 1:30. Would have been since to just come to the airport later vs having to wait there

BNA
RSW
Good 7.5

Pros: Crew was good.

Cons: Gate computer in Nashville seems to always be down and causes delays boarding. Seems to always be a delay after landing when we arrive on time but there is still a plane at the gate? Need another gate...

MSP
PHX
OK 4.4

Cons: Left MPS 45 minutes late. 15 minutes elapsed before ONE piece of luggage was delivered to baggage carousel, and then it was 2 carousels away from the one assigned.

MSP
TPA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Bring back your bigger seats. Please.

PDX
PHX
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: The crew did their jobs just fine. Not especially hospitable but they didn’t do anything “wrong” per say.

Cons: I am in shock over how much I ended up paying for my checked bag and personal item. I will never fly sun country again for a trip longer than 72 hours. The flight was MISERABLY cold.

Tue, 30 Jul
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
8h 16m
Wed, 14 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
7h 36m
£307
Trip: 16 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 62,945 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
IAD
LAX
OK 4.0

Pros: The food was quite good actually

Cons: comfort level was terrible

ORD
ERI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love the smaller Jets now that goes to Erie. Less noise love the one seater on the side.

Cons: To be very honest nothing could be done because you guys did great!

SFO
LHR
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Lots of united created problem create 2.5 hours delay

DFW
ORD
Good 7.5

Cons: Attendant had a chip on his shoulder

YVR
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew, the speed (we arrived early), the boarding.

Cons: NA

Sun, 28 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 26m
Tue, 30 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 25m
£323
Trip: 3 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 83 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
YYZ
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The seat was comfortable and the flight attendant was very helpful with all the questions I had, thanks for the wonderful first time flying.

Cons: Nothing give a 10/10

NRT
YVR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: I was with Japan airline and they were amazing crew and amazing service with very good food

Cons: The seats and entertainment could have been better

CDG
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

FLL
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wasn’t horrible.

Cons: Would have been nice to be on time. Not packed so every single seat was filled. But it was as expected which is the best we can expect.

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.

Tue, 14 May
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
8h 49m
Tue, 4 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8h 24m
£186
Trip: 22 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 58,779 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
IAH
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Seating a little clostifobic..mainly no room for feet if bag max size under seat in front of you.

SJO
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything from the flight, service and customs entry process to going back through security. It was an awful experience with delay of 2 hours due to aircraft issues which should have been checked prior to boarding passengers.

TPA
BOS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: The flight was delayed one hour because a flight attendant was "stuck in traffic" One hundred and eighty people impacted by a flight attendant. On the flight one of the bathrooms was so disgusting that I didn't even want to use it. When I told the flight attendant, they refused to do anything.

DTW
JAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: It was a simple flight

Cons: When you choose a seat on line. It takes your money but doesn't give you that seat at check in and you can not talk to anyone about it

LAS
TPA
Good 7.6

Pros: Great price! Efficient boarding. Friendly crew.

Cons: Chairs didn’t recline!

Tue, 23 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 00m
Tue, 30 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 39m
£248
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 86 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
LOS
ATL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: yes

MCO
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great service

YYZ
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly crew.

Cons: Slow boarding.

DTW
LIT
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Delayed flight

KIX
HNL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: The pork dinner meal option was burnt … al the way through.

Sun, 12 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 15m
Mon, 13 May
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10h 25m
£271
Trip: 2 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
SEA
CHS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Flight rough as we passed over major storm. Great landing at CHS in a stiff wind and we were 20 minutes early!

DCA
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Customer needs better control over their seat assignments.

PDX
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: crew amazing, since an added luggage is a carry on, we were given a pass on paying checked in luggage. thank you very much Alaska Airlines

Cons: none that I could remember

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew was amazing.

Cons: Better informed check-in process.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly crew!

Sun, 16 Jun
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
5h 59m
Thu, 20 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 40m
£270
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 86 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.7
Food
7.5
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.

MSP
MCI
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Wonderful friendly crew. Comfy seat. Very pleasantly impressed with the comfort on a CRJ900 -- windows are large and closer to eye level, standing room is enough.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.3

Pros: A safe flight! Who could really ask for more.

Cons: It is so cramped in there the person sitting next to me going & coming was literally on top of me. As a business man myself I completely understand more people more money lower fares I get it. However extremely uncomfortable flight. Will try another airline next time.

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.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Pilot did not give consistent updates for delays

Sat, 14 Sep
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
12h 18m
Sat, 21 Sep
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8h 28m
£275
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 58,779 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
SJO
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything from the flight, service and customs entry process to going back through security. It was an awful experience with delay of 2 hours due to aircraft issues which should have been checked prior to boarding passengers.

MSY
FLL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Everything.

LAS
TPA
OK 5.0

Pros: On a red eye it would be very considerate for the crew to keep personal conversaciones to a low level

TPA
BOS
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: The flight was delayed one hour because a flight attendant was "stuck in traffic" One hundred and eighty people impacted by a flight attendant. On the flight one of the bathrooms was so disgusting that I didn't even want to use it. When I told the flight attendant, they refused to do anything.

FLL
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

Tue, 30 Jul
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 20m
Thu, 15 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
9h 25m
£283
Trip: 17 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 60 reviews
Overall
8.5
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.8
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
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.

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
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly crew!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Friendly staff. Clean plane.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

Pros: Empty plane so lots of space to lounge and quick boarding

Cons: Sat on runway for hour after plane landed, just waiting for a gate. How is this even possible? With no offer of beverages or food. Or updates. Crew was hardly seen maybe once or twice on a six hour flight. When asked to take trash, they would reply, we are only doing drinks at the moment.

Sat, 27 Apr
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
9h 05m
Tue, 30 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
5h 15m
£316
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 58,779 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
BWI
RSW
Good 6.5

Pros: Everything was pretty much as expected

Cons: I really hate how Spirit makes you pay for every little thing including carry on bags and drinks on the plane. Even water is $3

DTW
FLL
OK 5.6

Pros: I got to destination safely.

Cons: Seating wasn’t very comfortable.

DTW
JAX
Excellent 9.6

Pros: It was a simple flight

Cons: When you choose a seat on line. It takes your money but doesn't give you that seat at check in and you can not talk to anyone about it

EWR
FLL
Mediocre 3.2

Pros: Nothing to like about Spirit

Cons: Everything. It's not a secret

FLL
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

Tue, 23 Jul
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
15h 00m
Tue, 30 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
8h 28m
£351
Trip: 8 days
Overall 5.6 OK
Based on 58,779 reviews
Overall
5.8
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.5
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
DFW
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was OUTSTANDING!!!

Cons: Best trip by plane trip I’ve experienced so far.

FLL
PHL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

IAH
DEN
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Seating a little clostifobic..mainly no room for feet if bag max size under seat in front of you.

ORD
LGA
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: 5 hours of delay...

LAS
TPA
OK 5.0

Pros: On a red eye it would be very considerate for the crew to keep personal conversaciones to a low level

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