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Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 15h 16m
Flights Arrive in New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flights Depart from Johannesburg OR Tambo
Flight Price $810
Distance 7,972 miles
Airlines Kenya Airways, Etihad Airways, South African

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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1008
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$901
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl

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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 $901 or less.
The cheapest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl was found 90 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 41% cheaper 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl Flights

How long does a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 15h 40m, covering a distance of 7972 miles.
How many flights are there between Johannesburg OR Tambo and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
There are 28 (nonstop) flights between Johannesburg OR Tambo and New York John F Kennedy Intl per week, averaging 4 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Kenya Airways ($810), Etihad Airways ($857) and South African ($947).
Do I need a passport to fly between Johannesburg OR Tambo and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Johannesburg OR Tambo and New York John F Kennedy Intl?
Air Canada (1 times daily), JetBlue (1 times daily), United Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
For Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from New York John F Kennedy Intl back to Johannesburg OR Tambo, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to New York John F Kennedy Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Johannesburg
$810
only
$810
Destination
New York
$810
only
$810
Fri, Feb 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25h 15m
Mon, Feb 18
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Trip: 11 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 905 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
DAR
NBO
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew and flight was punctual

Cons: No inflight entertainment

LUN
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I’m still in Nairobi because they delayed the plane

NBO
CPT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great about my Kenyan Airways flight. Crew was super friendly and helpful.

NBO
KIS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Stewards polite and mindful

Cons: Weather

LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

Thu, Jan 31
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 10m
Mon, Feb 25
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 40m
Trip: 26 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,915 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
KUL
AUH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The food and the in-house entertainment

Cons: My co passengers.

KTM
AUH
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew was very nice

Cons: Boarding anything in Nepal is a adventure.They change gates on you as you are on the way.Then just sit and wait.

AUH
IAD
Okay 5.0

Pros: Both planes had USB ports for charging phones. Food was better this time.

Cons: Space for seats not enough at all. I know its economy but still...It was very expensive to pay extra to get the extra leg room for Abu Dhabi to Washington flight.

AUH
BOM
Good 7.3

Pros: Everything good

Cons: Nothing really

LAX
AUH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I am amazed of how good is the crew and how nice they are. Also, like the seats and the food/drinks compare to American companies. You will never feel hungry on this airline.

Cons: Nothing

Tue, Dec 25
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
16h 00m
Thu, Jan 3
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 35m
Trip: 10 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 189 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.6
Food
7.2
JNB
JFK
Good 6.6

Pros: - service - the flexibility with seats

Cons: - no outlets for e-devices - food is terrible; no good options for vegans - the arm rest do not go all the way back - entertainment system needs upgrading

JNB
JFK
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew were awesome

Cons: First we were two hours delayed while on the plane because they were “fixing a part”. Then as we were accelerating down the runway, the pilot started braking - later turned out he got some “ door open” error message. Needless today, this caused a further 2-hr delay as they were checking the door, the brakes, etc

JNB
JFK
Okay 5.0

Pros: Non stop direct flight from Joburg to JFK

Cons: I flew 3 weeks ago in the exit row seat (for which I paid an additional premium) and my TV was not working (neither was the one in the seat next to me) I reported it to the crew that day. Today I get the seat next to the one in my last flight seat and surprise the TV was still not working! I don't think this is acceptable on a 16 hour flight. No one offered any apologies.

JNB
JFK
Good 6.0

Pros: Staff was very professional and polite.

Cons: A lot of turbulence situations throughout 16 hrs

JNB
JFK
Okay 4.0

Pros: Non stop fron jfk

Cons: Planes are outdated, business class only gives you a duvet and blanket, I'm 6ft 2 and could not lie flat

Wed, Apr 17
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
35h 00m
Wed, May 1
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Trip: 15 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 905 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

NBO
JNB
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Nothing

EBB
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: They should send us prior notice of changes in flights. My flights where delayed by almost 6 hours both inbound and outbound bound

Cons: Check in agents should do their job as per their description not wasting our time and keychatting with their collegues

NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

KGL
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight never left Kigali and neither etihad nor Kenyan was able to help

Tue, Mar 26
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 10m
Wed, Apr 3
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 35m
Trip: 9 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,915 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
KTM
AUH
Okay 5.3

Pros: The crew was very nice

Cons: Boarding anything in Nepal is a adventure.They change gates on you as you are on the way.Then just sit and wait.

NBO
AUH
Good 6.3

Pros: Flight from Abu Dhabi to kolkata

Cons: When I was checking in in Nairobi The lady was rude and unfriendly I have never experienced such behavior from any airline stuff

MAA
AUH
Okay 4.3

Pros: Both planes had USB ports for charging phones. Food was better this time.

Cons: Space for seats not enough at all. I know its economy but still...It was very expensive to pay extra to get the extra leg room for Abu Dhabi to Washington flight.

KUL
AUH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The food and the in-house entertainment

Cons: My co passengers.

ORD
AUH
Excellent 9.3

Pros: have good lounge seats

Fri, Mar 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 45m
Sun, Mar 31
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Trip: 17 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 905 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
JNB
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Nothing

NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

NBO
KIS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Stewards polite and mindful

Cons: Weather

LUN
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I’m still in Nairobi because they delayed the plane

NBO
BKK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Once we got on the plane, everything was okay.

Cons: Every moment leading up to the airplane. From our flight being delayed 13 hours, to people not helping us with a hotel when we had a 12 hour layover to start with. They said we needed to talk to only the Kenya Airways representatives in Addis where we left from. We did... and they didn't say anything. After that they refused to help us in Nairobi. There were all these secret ways of getting help that they said we didn't qualify for. Supervisors and managers were not available unless I left their desk and went to departures. They said I would have to go back through immigration.. but thankfully, right before I did, someone came and spoke to me. From our several interactions, we received no apologies, but felt that the theme was that everything was my fault.. not the best feeling as a customer. Only my one chat with the supervisor was very nice. She was very patient, sat down with me and helped direct my concerns. Especially with a 13 hour delay. Nairobi seemed great, but our interactions with the staff really took away from our experience. And we missed our vacation in the end..

Wed, Apr 17
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
15h 40m
Thu, May 2
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 50m
Trip: 16 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 189 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
6.6
Food
7.2
JNB
JFK
Good 6.3

Pros: The flight wasn’t fully booked so we were able to spread out in the plane. The crew was nice and helpful.

Cons: My tv didn’t work on a 16 hour flight. When I temporarily switched seats, the movie choices were not good. I was in a seat that didn’t recline and the seats are very tight.

JNB
JFK
Okay 4.3

Cons: no email to help me check in ahead of time, the in-flight entertainment was broken, and the arm rests don't lift up far enough to get fully out of the way. The second two made for an uncomfortable 15 1/2 hour flight.

JNB
JFK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Try as I might. I can’t Oh, checkin queue was ok Mid-flight snack was okay

Cons: Checkin online was dysfunctional, got the wrong boarding card Boarding was haphazard Flight was late Crew was sloppy and at the same time officious! Why bother with the arrival video when you acknowledge it is outdated A generally shabby outfit I wouldn’t recommend at all

JNB
JFK
Okay 4.0

Pros: Non stop fron jfk

Cons: Planes are outdated, business class only gives you a duvet and blanket, I'm 6ft 2 and could not lie flat

JNB
JFK
Okay 4.6

Pros: Some of the crew were very nice, and flight left close to on time

Cons: Tv didn’t work, when I asked for help I got a bad attitude from 3 different flight attendants. Finally one very nice one found me a new seat with working television.

Mon, May 6
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 35m
Wed, May 15
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 35m
Trip: 10 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 5,915 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.3
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
7.4
Food
7.0
KUL
AUH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The food and the in-house entertainment

Cons: My co passengers.

AUH
BOM
Good 7.3

Pros: Everything good

Cons: Nothing really

AUH
IAD
Okay 5.0

Pros: Both planes had USB ports for charging phones. Food was better this time.

Cons: Space for seats not enough at all. I know its economy but still...It was very expensive to pay extra to get the extra leg room for Abu Dhabi to Washington flight.

AUH
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The food and the comfortable seats

Cons: Nil

NBO
AUH
Good 6.3

Pros: Flight from Abu Dhabi to kolkata

Cons: When I was checking in in Nairobi The lady was rude and unfriendly I have never experienced such behavior from any airline stuff

Tue, Feb 26
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25h 15m
Wed, Mar 6
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Trip: 9 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 905 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
KIS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Stewards polite and mindful

Cons: Weather

NBO
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice flight on 787. Nice crew

Cons: Chicken served twice. Only other choice was vegitation

LUN
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I’m still in Nairobi because they delayed the plane

DAR
NBO
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew and flight was punctual

Cons: No inflight entertainment

NBO
BKK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Once we got on the plane, everything was okay.

Cons: Every moment leading up to the airplane. From our flight being delayed 13 hours, to people not helping us with a hotel when we had a 12 hour layover to start with. They said we needed to talk to only the Kenya Airways representatives in Addis where we left from. We did... and they didn't say anything. After that they refused to help us in Nairobi. There were all these secret ways of getting help that they said we didn't qualify for. Supervisors and managers were not available unless I left their desk and went to departures. They said I would have to go back through immigration.. but thankfully, right before I did, someone came and spoke to me. From our several interactions, we received no apologies, but felt that the theme was that everything was my fault.. not the best feeling as a customer. Only my one chat with the supervisor was very nice. She was very patient, sat down with me and helped direct my concerns. Especially with a 13 hour delay. Nairobi seemed great, but our interactions with the staff really took away from our experience. And we missed our vacation in the end..

Wed, Jan 30
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
35h 30m
Fri, Feb 22
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Trip: 24 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 905 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

LUN
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I’m still in Nairobi because they delayed the plane

NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

NBO
KIS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Stewards polite and mindful

Cons: Weather

NBO
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice flight on 787. Nice crew

Cons: Chicken served twice. Only other choice was vegitation

Sat, Jun 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 45m
Tue, Jul 9
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30h 05m
Trip: 25 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 905 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

EBB
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: They should send us prior notice of changes in flights. My flights where delayed by almost 6 hours both inbound and outbound bound

Cons: Check in agents should do their job as per their description not wasting our time and keychatting with their collegues

KGL
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight never left Kigali and neither etihad nor Kenyan was able to help

NBO
BKK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Once we got on the plane, everything was okay.

Cons: Every moment leading up to the airplane. From our flight being delayed 13 hours, to people not helping us with a hotel when we had a 12 hour layover to start with. They said we needed to talk to only the Kenya Airways representatives in Addis where we left from. We did... and they didn't say anything. After that they refused to help us in Nairobi. There were all these secret ways of getting help that they said we didn't qualify for. Supervisors and managers were not available unless I left their desk and went to departures. They said I would have to go back through immigration.. but thankfully, right before I did, someone came and spoke to me. From our several interactions, we received no apologies, but felt that the theme was that everything was my fault.. not the best feeling as a customer. Only my one chat with the supervisor was very nice. She was very patient, sat down with me and helped direct my concerns. Especially with a 13 hour delay. Nairobi seemed great, but our interactions with the staff really took away from our experience. And we missed our vacation in the end..

DAR
NBO
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew and flight was punctual

Cons: No inflight entertainment

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