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Average price:
£403
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£237
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How long does a flight from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl take?
An average non-stop flight takes 5h 20m, covering a distance of 2580 miles.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
There are 1,974 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl per week, averaging 288 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Virgin America (£162), JetBlue (£172) and Multiple Airlines (£173).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
Delta (21 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (21 times daily), Alitalia (20 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
For San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from New York John F Kennedy Intl back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
£162
only
£162
Destination
New York
£162
only
£162
Tue, 9 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 36m
Sun, 14 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 35m
£162
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 468 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Fun, friendly, and fast check-in process. Plane was new, clean, and more comfortable than other airlines' (my knees didn't touch the seat in front of me!). Free movies. Overall, it was a smooth trip.

No free snacks.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The safety video was HILAROUS, the legroom actually allowed me to use my laptop, and the isles seemed extra wide. Good service from flight crew.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

People keep their promises ( I ask for a seat change, they delivered). Check in is smooth, in spite of long lines. The cabin staff is polite and efficient.

They serve prosecco!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Wifi rates were astronomical. A reason to pick another airline despite the excellent service.

Tue, 16 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Wed, 17 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
£172
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.0

On time clean plane and terminal baggage came quickly

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Tv was broken couldn't watch football on a Sunday is criminal

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Courteous an professional flight team. Comfortable seats.

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Three hour delay

Mon, 16 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 35m
Mon, 23 Apr
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
£173
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 15 Feb
SFO
JFK
5h 35m
Fri, 23 Feb
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
£177
Trip: 9 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Free meals! Free snacks! Free movies! Comfortable seats and friendly flight attendants!

SFO
JFK
Good 6.6

the meal was OK and they served ice cream midway between SFO and JFK.

Late departure. Long delay getting to the get because of congestion at Terminal 4.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight entertainment and seats were comfortable. They gave us complimentary lunch as well, which was super helpful. I will be flying again to NYC with Delta :)

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Whoa, we flew Coach and had plenty of space! How marvelous to not be packed in; crew and passengers were wonderfully relaxed, and all went well despite turbulence on takeoff and landing. Great daytime flight experience with my toddler grandchild!

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks.

Sat, 13 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 36m
Tue, 23 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 51m
£164
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 468 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The safety video was HILAROUS, the legroom actually allowed me to use my laptop, and the isles seemed extra wide. Good service from flight crew.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Wifi rates were astronomical. A reason to pick another airline despite the excellent service.

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

You walk onto the plane and there is interesting lighting. That coupled with their current marketing/branding makes you think it's going to be a great flight...wrong

The seats are leather, but they haven't been conditioned so they are starting to look old. Then you realize there isn't a charging port in the seat (normal for all other airlines)...then you realize there are only a few decent (semi) movies for free to watch...unless you want to pay more. Then you realize how thirsty you are (because on a 6 hour flight there is only one drink service). Then you realize you're kind of hungry, so you look to see if they are dropping any snacks. A big no there too! Unless again, you want to pay. So I would compare this flight more to Spirit airlines where you know they will charge you extra for everything.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

People keep their promises ( I ask for a seat change, they delivered). Check in is smooth, in spite of long lines. The cabin staff is polite and efficient.

They serve prosecco!

Thu, 18 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Fri, 19 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
£172
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Good 6.0

nighttime packs were nice for the trip, but some people aren't going to sleep on the flight.

No new movies or list of movies that were provided in a pamphlet for both September and October coming back from West Coast. Lack of attendants offering beverages or snacks throughout 6-hour flight after an hour delay to board and take off. They also didn't do any trash collecting the entire flight.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Tv was broken couldn't watch football on a Sunday is criminal

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

Tue, 17 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Wed, 25 Apr
JFK
SFO
6h 30m
£173
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, 27 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Wed, 2 May
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
£177
Trip: 6 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Comfort and boarding

Delay and food

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Free meals! Free snacks! Free movies! Comfortable seats and friendly flight attendants!

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight entertainment and seats were comfortable. They gave us complimentary lunch as well, which was super helpful. I will be flying again to NYC with Delta :)

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Delayed 2 hrs

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.6

Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks.

Tue, 16 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 36m
Sat, 27 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 38m
£164
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 468 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Fun, friendly, and fast check-in process. Plane was new, clean, and more comfortable than other airlines' (my knees didn't touch the seat in front of me!). Free movies. Overall, it was a smooth trip.

No free snacks.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Good food and very good ride :-)

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Wifi rates were astronomical. A reason to pick another airline despite the excellent service.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The safety video was HILAROUS, the legroom actually allowed me to use my laptop, and the isles seemed extra wide. Good service from flight crew.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Quick mostly empty flights are always pretty nice.

Fri, 19 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 25m
Sat, 20 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 40m
£172
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

It was a comfortable flight Service was good.

It started boarding late It also took e very long time to board The food service was not offered during the drink offer When they came back to take order most of the food options were gone This also happened on my out going flight

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.0

On time clean plane and terminal baggage came quickly

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Too hot and stuffy.

Wed, 18 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Fri, 20 Apr
JFK
SFO
6h 15m
£173
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, 3 May
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Thu, 10 May
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
£177
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

The service was fine. I slept the entire flight.

I was not impress with the breakfast since I do not eat yogurt. It is a good thing i am not a breafast eater normally because I would have been hungry.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Whoa, we flew Coach and had plenty of space! How marvelous to not be packed in; crew and passengers were wonderfully relaxed, and all went well despite turbulence on takeoff and landing. Great daytime flight experience with my toddler grandchild!

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Free meals! Free snacks! Free movies! Comfortable seats and friendly flight attendants!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner.

Seats still cramped.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight entertainment and seats were comfortable. They gave us complimentary lunch as well, which was super helpful. I will be flying again to NYC with Delta :)

Thu, 18 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Mon, 29 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 35m
£164
Trip: 12 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 468 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Fun, friendly, and fast check-in process. Plane was new, clean, and more comfortable than other airlines' (my knees didn't touch the seat in front of me!). Free movies. Overall, it was a smooth trip.

No free snacks.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

The entertainment

The delay. Over 60 minutes

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

You walk onto the plane and there is interesting lighting. That coupled with their current marketing/branding makes you think it's going to be a great flight...wrong

The seats are leather, but they haven't been conditioned so they are starting to look old. Then you realize there isn't a charging port in the seat (normal for all other airlines)...then you realize there are only a few decent (semi) movies for free to watch...unless you want to pay more. Then you realize how thirsty you are (because on a 6 hour flight there is only one drink service). Then you realize you're kind of hungry, so you look to see if they are dropping any snacks. A big no there too! Unless again, you want to pay. So I would compare this flight more to Spirit airlines where you know they will charge you extra for everything.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Good food and very good ride :-)

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The safety video was HILAROUS, the legroom actually allowed me to use my laptop, and the isles seemed extra wide. Good service from flight crew.

Tue, 23 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 22m
Wed, 24 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 50m
£172
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Too hot and stuffy.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

MAJOR MULTIPLE DELAYS. UNABLE TO MOVE FLIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE MY SCHEDULE

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Tv was broken couldn't watch football on a Sunday is criminal

SFO
JFK
Good 7.0

It was a comfortable flight Service was good.

It started boarding late It also took e very long time to board The food service was not offered during the drink offer When they came back to take order most of the food options were gone This also happened on my out going flight

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

inflight entertainment free wifi

delayed flight

Wed, 13 Dec
SFO
JFK
7h 23m
Sun, 14 Jan
JFK
SFO
7h 00m
£174
Trip: 33 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, 7 May
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Tue, 15 May
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
£177
Trip: 9 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner.

Seats still cramped.

SFO
JFK
Good 7.2

The service was fine. I slept the entire flight.

I was not impress with the breakfast since I do not eat yogurt. It is a good thing i am not a breafast eater normally because I would have been hungry.

SFO
JFK
Good 6.6

the meal was OK and they served ice cream midway between SFO and JFK.

Late departure. Long delay getting to the get because of congestion at Terminal 4.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Whoa, we flew Coach and had plenty of space! How marvelous to not be packed in; crew and passengers were wonderfully relaxed, and all went well despite turbulence on takeoff and landing. Great daytime flight experience with my toddler grandchild!

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

On flight entertainment has improved greatly. There are so many choices to keep you entertained. I forgot how long I was on the plane.

Plane food was not good. The crew were not as friendly, almost exhausted. There was one woman who was not sensitive or compassionate to my fellow seat mate. He was an older man who needed extra assistance. From the look of her face she didn't feel like helping him... as simple as helping him pour ice into his cup. Instead I helped my fellow neighbor. She might not feel comfortable helping a senior citizen but don't be so loud or make a face of disgust.

Sat, 20 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 34m
Sat, 27 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 35m
£164
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 468 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Wifi rates were astronomical. A reason to pick another airline despite the excellent service.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 9.3

Fun, friendly, and fast check-in process. Plane was new, clean, and more comfortable than other airlines' (my knees didn't touch the seat in front of me!). Free movies. Overall, it was a smooth trip.

No free snacks.

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

You walk onto the plane and there is interesting lighting. That coupled with their current marketing/branding makes you think it's going to be a great flight...wrong

The seats are leather, but they haven't been conditioned so they are starting to look old. Then you realize there isn't a charging port in the seat (normal for all other airlines)...then you realize there are only a few decent (semi) movies for free to watch...unless you want to pay more. Then you realize how thirsty you are (because on a 6 hour flight there is only one drink service). Then you realize you're kind of hungry, so you look to see if they are dropping any snacks. A big no there too! Unless again, you want to pay. So I would compare this flight more to Spirit airlines where you know they will charge you extra for everything.

SFO
JFK
OK 4.3

Smooth flight

Crummy WiFi for 40 bucks and no headsets avail so if you have Bluetooth or new iPhone mini USB you can’t use their entertainment.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The safety video was HILAROUS, the legroom actually allowed me to use my laptop, and the isles seemed extra wide. Good service from flight crew.

Wed, 24 Jan
SFO
JFK
5h 25m
Thu, 25 Jan
JFK
SFO
6h 40m
£172
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 77 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SFO
JFK
Good 6.8

Crew was polite. Nice variety of movies.

Apple juice cans are way too small for a good drink. I sat near a very smelly dog that was left unattended to wander down the aisle when its owner left it in his seat.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

Tv was broken couldn't watch football on a Sunday is criminal

SFO
JFK
OK 5.3

Three hour delay

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

Crew was very hospitable

The headphone jack wasn’t working properly, sound was muffled and fuzzy. Couldn’t enjoy any entertainment provided. The flight was full so I couldn’t ask for another seat either.

SFO
JFK
Mediocre 2.0

SFO organization and signs

Tue, 3 Apr
SFO
JFK
5h 30m
Mon, 9 Apr
JFK
SFO
6h 34m
£176
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 8 May
SFO
JFK
5h 20m
Wed, 16 May
JFK
SFO
6h 25m
£177
Trip: 9 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

The in-flight entertainment and seats were comfortable. They gave us complimentary lunch as well, which was super helpful. I will be flying again to NYC with Delta :)

SFO
JFK
Excellent 8.0

On flight entertainment has improved greatly. There are so many choices to keep you entertained. I forgot how long I was on the plane.

Plane food was not good. The crew were not as friendly, almost exhausted. There was one woman who was not sensitive or compassionate to my fellow seat mate. He was an older man who needed extra assistance. From the look of her face she didn't feel like helping him... as simple as helping him pour ice into his cup. Instead I helped my fellow neighbor. She might not feel comfortable helping a senior citizen but don't be so loud or make a face of disgust.

SFO
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Whoa, we flew Coach and had plenty of space! How marvelous to not be packed in; crew and passengers were wonderfully relaxed, and all went well despite turbulence on takeoff and landing. Great daytime flight experience with my toddler grandchild!

SFO
JFK
Good 7.3

Comfort and boarding

Delay and food

SFO
JFK
Good 7.6

As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner.

Seats still cramped.

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