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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Cape Town Intl
Flights Depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight Price $703
Distance 7,804 miles
Airlines Kenya Airways, Delta, Turkish Airlines

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Average Price:
$1409
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$924
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl

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Morning departure is around 6% 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 John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl Flights

How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 20h 25m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Kenya Airways ($703), Delta ($868) and Turkish Airlines ($875).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Cape Town Intl?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl?
For New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Cape Town Intl back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
New York
$703
only
$703
Destination
Cape Town
$703
only
$703
Fri, Nov 9
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Tue, Nov 27
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 19 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
BOM
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Attentive, quick to serve food/ drinks, very professional and friendly.

ACC
NBO
Okay 5.0

I like that the trip had no stops and the food was ok.

The check-in counter did not have a credit card machine for me to pay my extra bag fee. This made things very inconvenient for me because I didn't have cash. I had to leave the airport to find a place with wifi because I didn't have service and the airport doesn't have WiFi. I had to contact a family back home in the US to wire me money. The money never came thru and I had to make a cash advance with my credit card which resulted in me having to pay fees. The entire process almost caused me to miss my flight and the lady at the check-in counter tried to keep my change. After wasting all the time getting the money to pay for the extra bag fee the staff were rushing me to get to the plane and threatening me I would be left behind even though it's not my fault I'm running late. I was not happy with my experience.

NBO
MBA
Excellent 8.0

Same as above

Nothing

NBO
ADD
Good 7.6

The easy and comfortable element of the flight.

I didn’t really hear any boarding announcements, it would of been to be told we would be debording the plane by steps in the rain

KGL
NBO
Okay 4.0

My flights were changed a lot the week before my flight even though I had booked months ahead.

Mon, Sep 24
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20h 25m
Sun, Sep 30
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23h 30m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,295 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
JFK
MXP
Good 7.6

There were actual meals served on the flight. They were pretty good. Free movies available.

There was one cranky flight attendant. The seats don’t recline quite enough to be able to sleep.

ATL
MAD
Good 6.6

Crew was kind and responsive.

Older plane so seats were very crammed. My screen was not calibrated correctly so I couldn’t rewind or pause movies. No charging option for phone. WiFi was spotty.

MSP
EWR
Okay 4.3

Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full

No charging port for cellphone.

RDU
SLC
Excellent 10.0

The flight crew was so nice! Roomy seats and plenty of snacks!

ATL
LAX
Good 6.3

Seatback tv.

Stewardess berated a man for leaving his backpack on the floor in front of him rather than politely addressing the issue. She told him you know better than that and don’t ever do that again. It was totally uncalled for.

Mon, Oct 22
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
35h 05m
Wed, Nov 14
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 45m
Trip: 24 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 20,244 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
MUC
IST
Excellent 9.3

Friendly staff, good Turkish food, plenty of movie choices, etc. Overall good.

Seating space just too small for tall people: elbow room and front distance (awkward eating with long arms in confined space). But This is standard for most airplanes in economy class.

LAX
IST
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed by over an hour causing us to miss our connecting flight. Had to wait in the airport all night and no one from Turkish airlines did anything to help us or accommodate us during our unexpected overnight layover.

JFK
IST
Good 7.6

Connecting flight From plane to the gates

SFO
IST
Good 6.0

The recline and comfort of the seat is good, and the map and entertainment system is OK.

The flight was delayed, then we sat in the airplane for an hour before we took off, with kids screaming and the cabin at seemingly sauna temperatures. Once we took off, drinks weren't even served until 2 hours after take-off (for a scheduled 6:15pm departure - actual was more like 7:45pm). Maybe it was due to some light turbulence along the way or something, but they should tell people that is the problem and the reason they are not serving food and drinks, if that is the case.

IST
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Transfer from one plane to the gate

Tue, Feb 5
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
Fri, Feb 15
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 11 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
ADD
Good 7.6

The easy and comfortable element of the flight.

I didn’t really hear any boarding announcements, it would of been to be told we would be debording the plane by steps in the rain

JNB
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Te time of te flight

KGL
NBO
Okay 4.0

My flights were changed a lot the week before my flight even though I had booked months ahead.

ZNZ
NBO
Good 7.3

Whites are given more attention than blacks yet we all pay for the flight

NBO
MRU
Okay 4.3

I had asked for window seats from the agent I spoke to and didn't get that when my flights were changed.

Tue, Oct 30
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
Tue, Nov 6
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
KGL
Good 7.6

Boarding was on time. The flight attendant’s response to my call and request for a blanket...first she smiled as if my request was ridiculous but still went ahead to get me the blanket and we joked about it cause the cabin was getting too cold for me and if she hadn’t given me a blanket I would have caught a cold!

Delay to take off, and spaying of the cabin with insecticide when passengers have boarded!

ACC
NBO
Okay 5.0

I like that the trip had no stops and the food was ok.

The check-in counter did not have a credit card machine for me to pay my extra bag fee. This made things very inconvenient for me because I didn't have cash. I had to leave the airport to find a place with wifi because I didn't have service and the airport doesn't have WiFi. I had to contact a family back home in the US to wire me money. The money never came thru and I had to make a cash advance with my credit card which resulted in me having to pay fees. The entire process almost caused me to miss my flight and the lady at the check-in counter tried to keep my change. After wasting all the time getting the money to pay for the extra bag fee the staff were rushing me to get to the plane and threatening me I would be left behind even though it's not my fault I'm running late. I was not happy with my experience.

BOM
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Attentive, quick to serve food/ drinks, very professional and friendly.

ZNZ
NBO
Good 7.3

Whites are given more attention than blacks yet we all pay for the flight

EBB
NBO
Excellent 8.3

Easy boarding and extremely friendly staff

No intertainment, not even newspapers

Mon, Dec 31
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Tue, Jan 15
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 16 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
MBA
Excellent 8.0

Same as above

Nothing

NBO
ADD
Good 7.6

The easy and comfortable element of the flight.

I didn’t really hear any boarding announcements, it would of been to be told we would be debording the plane by steps in the rain

BOM
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Attentive, quick to serve food/ drinks, very professional and friendly.

NBO
KGL
Good 7.6

Boarding was on time. The flight attendant’s response to my call and request for a blanket...first she smiled as if my request was ridiculous but still went ahead to get me the blanket and we joked about it cause the cabin was getting too cold for me and if she hadn’t given me a blanket I would have caught a cold!

Delay to take off, and spaying of the cabin with insecticide when passengers have boarded!

MBA
NBO
Good 6.3

Punctuality

Wed, Dec 26
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 30m
Fri, Jan 4
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
31h 05m
$1796
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Nov 21
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Sat, Dec 1
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 25m
Trip: 11 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
MBA
Excellent 8.0

Same as above

Nothing

DXB
NBO
Good 7.3

Everything worked like a flight should work from check-in to landing

Food was minimal and rather tasteless, but not a real concern

NBO
KGL
Good 7.6

Boarding was on time. The flight attendant’s response to my call and request for a blanket...first she smiled as if my request was ridiculous but still went ahead to get me the blanket and we joked about it cause the cabin was getting too cold for me and if she hadn’t given me a blanket I would have caught a cold!

Delay to take off, and spaying of the cabin with insecticide when passengers have boarded!

BOM
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Attentive, quick to serve food/ drinks, very professional and friendly.

NBO
MRU
Okay 4.3

I had asked for window seats from the agent I spoke to and didn't get that when my flights were changed.

Tue, Feb 12
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
Thu, Feb 21
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 10 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
MBA
Excellent 8.0

Same as above

Nothing

ACC
NBO
Okay 5.0

I like that the trip had no stops and the food was ok.

The check-in counter did not have a credit card machine for me to pay my extra bag fee. This made things very inconvenient for me because I didn't have cash. I had to leave the airport to find a place with wifi because I didn't have service and the airport doesn't have WiFi. I had to contact a family back home in the US to wire me money. The money never came thru and I had to make a cash advance with my credit card which resulted in me having to pay fees. The entire process almost caused me to miss my flight and the lady at the check-in counter tried to keep my change. After wasting all the time getting the money to pay for the extra bag fee the staff were rushing me to get to the plane and threatening me I would be left behind even though it's not my fault I'm running late. I was not happy with my experience.

NBO
ADD
Good 7.6

The easy and comfortable element of the flight.

I didn’t really hear any boarding announcements, it would of been to be told we would be debording the plane by steps in the rain

DXB
NBO
Good 7.3

Everything worked like a flight should work from check-in to landing

Food was minimal and rather tasteless, but not a real concern

JNB
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Te time of te flight

Sun, Sep 23
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21h 45m
Tue, Oct 9
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25h 55m
$1073
Trip: 17 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 20,295 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
7.4
MSP
EWR
Okay 4.3

Seats more comfortable, plan wasn’t too full

No charging port for cellphone.

BWI
JFK
Excellent 10.0

Excellent

CLT
LGA
Mediocre 3.3

We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow.

We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?

JFK
PRG
Good 7.6

Complimentary beverages.

Chicken and pasta for dinner

LAX
OGG
Okay 4.3

Why use old planes for such a long flight? Toilet overflowed, poor quality tv, and only peanuts?

Sat, Mar 16
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
Fri, Mar 29
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
37h 55m
Trip: 14 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
KGL
Good 7.6

Boarding was on time. The flight attendant’s response to my call and request for a blanket...first she smiled as if my request was ridiculous but still went ahead to get me the blanket and we joked about it cause the cabin was getting too cold for me and if she hadn’t given me a blanket I would have caught a cold!

Delay to take off, and spaying of the cabin with insecticide when passengers have boarded!

ACC
NBO
Okay 5.0

I like that the trip had no stops and the food was ok.

The check-in counter did not have a credit card machine for me to pay my extra bag fee. This made things very inconvenient for me because I didn't have cash. I had to leave the airport to find a place with wifi because I didn't have service and the airport doesn't have WiFi. I had to contact a family back home in the US to wire me money. The money never came thru and I had to make a cash advance with my credit card which resulted in me having to pay fees. The entire process almost caused me to miss my flight and the lady at the check-in counter tried to keep my change. After wasting all the time getting the money to pay for the extra bag fee the staff were rushing me to get to the plane and threatening me I would be left behind even though it's not my fault I'm running late. I was not happy with my experience.

DXB
NBO
Good 7.3

Everything worked like a flight should work from check-in to landing

Food was minimal and rather tasteless, but not a real concern

MBA
NBO
Good 6.3

Punctuality

NBO
MBA
Excellent 8.0

Same as above

Nothing

Fri, Mar 1
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Fri, Mar 8
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
DXB
NBO
Good 7.3

Everything worked like a flight should work from check-in to landing

Food was minimal and rather tasteless, but not a real concern

NBO
KGL
Good 7.6

Boarding was on time. The flight attendant’s response to my call and request for a blanket...first she smiled as if my request was ridiculous but still went ahead to get me the blanket and we joked about it cause the cabin was getting too cold for me and if she hadn’t given me a blanket I would have caught a cold!

Delay to take off, and spaying of the cabin with insecticide when passengers have boarded!

EBB
NBO
Excellent 8.3

Easy boarding and extremely friendly staff

No intertainment, not even newspapers

MBA
NBO
Good 6.3

Punctuality

BOM
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Attentive, quick to serve food/ drinks, very professional and friendly.

Sun, Dec 30
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Tue, Jan 15
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 17 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
ZNZ
NBO
Good 7.3

Whites are given more attention than blacks yet we all pay for the flight

NBO
ADD
Good 7.6

The easy and comfortable element of the flight.

I didn’t really hear any boarding announcements, it would of been to be told we would be debording the plane by steps in the rain

JNB
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Te time of te flight

KGL
NBO
Okay 4.0

My flights were changed a lot the week before my flight even though I had booked months ahead.

EBB
NBO
Excellent 8.3

Easy boarding and extremely friendly staff

No intertainment, not even newspapers

Mon, Dec 31
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Sun, Jan 20
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 21 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
MRU
Okay 4.3

I had asked for window seats from the agent I spoke to and didn't get that when my flights were changed.

ACC
NBO
Okay 5.0

I like that the trip had no stops and the food was ok.

The check-in counter did not have a credit card machine for me to pay my extra bag fee. This made things very inconvenient for me because I didn't have cash. I had to leave the airport to find a place with wifi because I didn't have service and the airport doesn't have WiFi. I had to contact a family back home in the US to wire me money. The money never came thru and I had to make a cash advance with my credit card which resulted in me having to pay fees. The entire process almost caused me to miss my flight and the lady at the check-in counter tried to keep my change. After wasting all the time getting the money to pay for the extra bag fee the staff were rushing me to get to the plane and threatening me I would be left behind even though it's not my fault I'm running late. I was not happy with my experience.

EBB
NBO
Excellent 8.3

Easy boarding and extremely friendly staff

No intertainment, not even newspapers

DXB
NBO
Good 7.3

Everything worked like a flight should work from check-in to landing

Food was minimal and rather tasteless, but not a real concern

KGL
NBO
Okay 4.0

My flights were changed a lot the week before my flight even though I had booked months ahead.

Fri, Jan 11
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
Thu, Jan 17
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 7 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
JNB
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Te time of te flight

BOM
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Attentive, quick to serve food/ drinks, very professional and friendly.

ACC
NBO
Okay 5.0

I like that the trip had no stops and the food was ok.

The check-in counter did not have a credit card machine for me to pay my extra bag fee. This made things very inconvenient for me because I didn't have cash. I had to leave the airport to find a place with wifi because I didn't have service and the airport doesn't have WiFi. I had to contact a family back home in the US to wire me money. The money never came thru and I had to make a cash advance with my credit card which resulted in me having to pay fees. The entire process almost caused me to miss my flight and the lady at the check-in counter tried to keep my change. After wasting all the time getting the money to pay for the extra bag fee the staff were rushing me to get to the plane and threatening me I would be left behind even though it's not my fault I'm running late. I was not happy with my experience.

DXB
NBO
Good 7.3

Everything worked like a flight should work from check-in to landing

Food was minimal and rather tasteless, but not a real concern

NBO
ADD
Good 7.6

The easy and comfortable element of the flight.

I didn’t really hear any boarding announcements, it would of been to be told we would be debording the plane by steps in the rain

Sun, Jan 6
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Sun, Jan 20
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 25m
Trip: 15 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 864 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
MBA
Excellent 8.0

Same as above

Nothing

MBA
NBO
Good 6.3

Punctuality

ACC
NBO
Okay 5.0

I like that the trip had no stops and the food was ok.

The check-in counter did not have a credit card machine for me to pay my extra bag fee. This made things very inconvenient for me because I didn't have cash. I had to leave the airport to find a place with wifi because I didn't have service and the airport doesn't have WiFi. I had to contact a family back home in the US to wire me money. The money never came thru and I had to make a cash advance with my credit card which resulted in me having to pay fees. The entire process almost caused me to miss my flight and the lady at the check-in counter tried to keep my change. After wasting all the time getting the money to pay for the extra bag fee the staff were rushing me to get to the plane and threatening me I would be left behind even though it's not my fault I'm running late. I was not happy with my experience.

KGL
NBO
Okay 4.0

My flights were changed a lot the week before my flight even though I had booked months ahead.

NBO
MRU
Okay 4.3

I had asked for window seats from the agent I spoke to and didn't get that when my flights were changed.

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