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4%
expected price decrease
High Season:
December
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1715
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$993
or less (round trip)

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Morning departure is around 2% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl take?
An average nonstop flight takes 29h 35m, covering a distance of 7804 miles.
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 Turkish Airlines ($786), Multiple Airlines ($879) and Lufthansa ($898).
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 Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Cape Town Intl back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
New York
$786
only
$786
Destination
Cape Town
$786
only
$786
Fri, Apr 20
JFK
CPT
35h 05m
Sat, May 5
CPT
JFK
35h 10m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
NRT
IST
Excellent 10.0

World-class service at a price, convenience of connections, still free seat resevation and decent luggage allowance, two suitcases, for all of which other carriers extort extra payments.

Little bit quicker tray collection after meal.

IAD
IST
Good 7.6

There was a female attendant who as soon as I got to my seat asked me to stop blocking the aisle. I found this very annoying because I'd only just stopped at my seat. I found her manner disrespectful.

IST
BOM
Excellent 8.3

Overall the experience was good. Cabin crew helpful.

while going to US from Mumbai -Wheelchair service at Istanbul was found unsatisfactory. The attendanct was unfriendly adamant and rude. overall the wheel chair persons were neglected by the airlines (even at Boston ) but the cabin crew took care of all wheel chair persons.

IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

IAD
IST
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service with comfort

All was great

Tue, Jan 23
JFK
CPT
36h 05m
Sun, Jan 28
CPT
JFK
27h 00m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jan 20
JFK
CPT
36h 05m
Wed, Jan 24
CPT
JFK
37h 00m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18110 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
CLT
MUC
Excellent 9.0

Best international flight I have been on. Staff was very accommodating.

The wifi was not working, but we still had in flight entertainment.

MUC
SFO
Good 6.0

Requested for Hindu vegetarian meal by call and was informed we would receive on flight. Got on flight to find that Hindu vegetarian does not exist. Starved on both legs of flight. That is almost 24 hours. Plane should keep extras and customer service should give correct information.

ATH
MUC
Excellent 9.3

Excellent aircraft Very nice crew

FRA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

we received business economy from IAD to FRA

we didnt receive business economy from FRA to IAD

LOS
FRA
Excellent 9.0

Very hospitable. Really enjoyed the food. Got bumped up to Business class on both legs of the trip.

The boarding could have been better organized at Frankfurt. Was very scattered.

Sun, Feb 18
JFK
CPT
31h 00m
Mon, Feb 26
CPT
JFK
26h 05m
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 6873 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.9
DOH
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Comfortable, on time

BHX
DOH
Mediocre 2.0

Stupid and unbelievable rules

DOH
IAD
Okay 5.0

From Joburg to Doha, the plane was clean and the food was good. . From Doha to Washington, not so much. I went to 3 bathrooms and all the sinks were stopped up.

The food from Doha to Washington was beyond awful!!! I wud scrap that whole menu PLEASE. I WAS SEVERELY DISAPPINTED. The previous Quatar flight, the food was different and very good. Please check on this. Also, the sinks were stopped up. Gross.

BKK
DOH
Okay 5.6

The planes were nice and the crew was nice.

Every single flight we were on was delayed, with no explanation. The food was good on the plane, but almost every meal option I wanted was out by the time the crew got to my seat.

BEY
DOH
Good 6.6

Clean airplane

On a 16 hour journey, we only had 2 meals and no snacks. I usually fly Lufthansa. They provide 2 meals and a third snack (usually a pizza) and keep additional snacks and drinks fully stocked in the back of the plane. None of that existed on this flight. The crew was very uninterested. Seemed very absent and not into assisting patrons. Overall, not what I have experienced on prior Qatar Airways flights. To add insult to injury, I was sitting next to an EXTREMELY smelly person, which didn't make the experience any easier :( Not the airlines responsibility to ensure patrons exercise proper hygiene, but that didn't help the situation with my hungry growling stomach.

Tue, Jan 23
JFK
CPT
29h 45m
Tue, Feb 6
CPT
JFK
31h 15m
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
ORD
IST
Excellent 10.0

every think

KTM
IST
Mediocre 2.0

I did nit like anything...

I hate kayak..

SFO
IST
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent and the staff was so professional and nice

IAD
IST
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service with comfort

All was great

IST
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Transfer desk in Istanbul is terrible. Poor customer service. It took 6 hours to get transferred from the airport to the hotel.

Thu, Mar 8
JFK
CPT
29h 45m
Thu, Mar 22
CPT
JFK
24h 35m
Trip: 14 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Overall experience

IAD
IST
Good 7.6

There was a female attendant who as soon as I got to my seat asked me to stop blocking the aisle. I found this very annoying because I'd only just stopped at my seat. I found her manner disrespectful.

IST
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Transfer desk in Istanbul is terrible. Poor customer service. It took 6 hours to get transferred from the airport to the hotel.

IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

SFO
IST
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent and the staff was so professional and nice

Fri, Jan 19
JFK
CPT
29h 35m
Sun, Jan 21
CPT
JFK
26h 15m
Trip: 3 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18110 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
IAD
FRA
Good 7.6

The food was good.

The seats were not too comfortable and the video screen was small.

SFO
FRA
Mediocre 2.0

Lufthansa lost 6 of our bags and left us with no information or compensation. I sent them emails but there is no response from customer service. Costed us $500 to buy things on emergency basis for our family and they delivered the bags after 2 days. This was very unprofessional and Lufthansa has to pay for it. Can you please help. Next time we will certainly have to avoid The airline as their gate transfer in Frankfurt is horrible with very rude security staff who has no interest helping our family to board the flight on tight connection. Instead the person decided to go on his break right when we were at the X-ray screening. How rude and unthoughtful.

FRA
IAD
Excellent 8.0

we received business economy from IAD to FRA

we didnt receive business economy from FRA to IAD

MUC
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Seats are too close together and seat really doesn't recline. To close to the seat in front and can't bend over to put your head on tray to sleep. Just to cramped up and I'm a small person 5'4". Very uncomfortable for a long flight!

PRG
FRA
Excellent 10.0

Great service as always

Tue, Jan 30
JFK
CPT
30h 21m
Mon, Mar 12
CPT
JFK
30h 40m
Trip: 41 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Apr 17
JFK
CPT
32h 00m
Tue, Apr 24
CPT
JFK
33h 00m
Trip: 8 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 6873 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.9
DOH
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Comfortable, on time

BKK
DOH
Okay 5.6

The planes were nice and the crew was nice.

Every single flight we were on was delayed, with no explanation. The food was good on the plane, but almost every meal option I wanted was out by the time the crew got to my seat.

BHX
DOH
Mediocre 2.0

Stupid and unbelievable rules

ORD
DOH
Okay 4.0

Boarding at JFK very disorganized. Poor system. No vetting of wheel chair users many fakers.

TXL
DOH
Good 7.6

everything went smoothly, no delays, boarding was easy and quick

Mon, Mar 19
JFK
CPT
29h 45m
Sun, Mar 25
CPT
JFK
23h 30m
Trip: 7 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
KTM
IST
Mediocre 2.0

I did nit like anything...

I hate kayak..

IST
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Transfer desk in Istanbul is terrible. Poor customer service. It took 6 hours to get transferred from the airport to the hotel.

IST
BOM
Excellent 8.3

Overall the experience was good. Cabin crew helpful.

while going to US from Mumbai -Wheelchair service at Istanbul was found unsatisfactory. The attendanct was unfriendly adamant and rude. overall the wheel chair persons were neglected by the airlines (even at Boston ) but the cabin crew took care of all wheel chair persons.

IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

ORD
IST
Excellent 10.0

every think

Tue, Mar 20
JFK
CPT
30h 36m
Tue, Mar 27
CPT
JFK
40h 45m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, May 9
JFK
CPT
32h 00m
Wed, May 23
CPT
JFK
26h 30m
Trip: 15 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 6873 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.1
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.9
ORD
DOH
Good 7.3

Checkin crew was rude and was not at all respectful

Checkin crew was rude and was not at all respectful

BKK
DOH
Okay 5.6

The planes were nice and the crew was nice.

Every single flight we were on was delayed, with no explanation. The food was good on the plane, but almost every meal option I wanted was out by the time the crew got to my seat.

DOH
JFK
Excellent 8.6

Comfortable, on time

BEY
DOH
Good 6.6

Clean airplane

On a 16 hour journey, we only had 2 meals and no snacks. I usually fly Lufthansa. They provide 2 meals and a third snack (usually a pizza) and keep additional snacks and drinks fully stocked in the back of the plane. None of that existed on this flight. The crew was very uninterested. Seemed very absent and not into assisting patrons. Overall, not what I have experienced on prior Qatar Airways flights. To add insult to injury, I was sitting next to an EXTREMELY smelly person, which didn't make the experience any easier :( Not the airlines responsibility to ensure patrons exercise proper hygiene, but that didn't help the situation with my hungry growling stomach.

DOH
BKK
Good 7.6

everything went smoothly, no delays, boarding was easy and quick

Tue, Apr 3
JFK
CPT
35h 05m
Wed, Apr 18
CPT
JFK
23h 30m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Overall experience

SFO
IST
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent and the staff was so professional and nice

IST
BOM
Excellent 8.3

Overall the experience was good. Cabin crew helpful.

while going to US from Mumbai -Wheelchair service at Istanbul was found unsatisfactory. The attendanct was unfriendly adamant and rude. overall the wheel chair persons were neglected by the airlines (even at Boston ) but the cabin crew took care of all wheel chair persons.

IAD
IST
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service with comfort

All was great

ORD
IST
Excellent 10.0

every think

Mon, Apr 16
JFK
CPT
35h 05m
Thu, May 10
CPT
JFK
35h 10m
Trip: 25 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Transfer desk in Istanbul is terrible. Poor customer service. It took 6 hours to get transferred from the airport to the hotel.

LAX
IST
Excellent 8.3

Asian Vegetarian meal was good.

Seats with less leg room . No WIfi facility at the gate .

ORD
IST
Excellent 10.0

every think

IAD
IST
Good 7.6

There was a female attendant who as soon as I got to my seat asked me to stop blocking the aisle. I found this very annoying because I'd only just stopped at my seat. I found her manner disrespectful.

IAD
IST
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service with comfort

All was great

Tue, May 1
JFK
CPT
35h 05m
Tue, May 8
CPT
JFK
35h 10m
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

SFO
IST
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent and the staff was so professional and nice

IST
CAI
Excellent 10.0

Hello the service was excellent

IST
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Transfer desk in Istanbul is terrible. Poor customer service. It took 6 hours to get transferred from the airport to the hotel.

ORD
IST
Excellent 10.0

every think

Mon, Jan 22
JFK
CPT
29h 45m
Thu, Feb 1
CPT
JFK
24h 35m
Trip: 11 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Overall experience

NRT
IST
Excellent 10.0

World-class service at a price, convenience of connections, still free seat resevation and decent luggage allowance, two suitcases, for all of which other carriers extort extra payments.

Little bit quicker tray collection after meal.

IAD
IST
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service with comfort

All was great

KTM
IST
Mediocre 2.0

I did nit like anything...

I hate kayak..

IST
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Transfer desk in Istanbul is terrible. Poor customer service. It took 6 hours to get transferred from the airport to the hotel.

Tue, Jan 23
JFK
CPT
29h 45m
Wed, Feb 7
CPT
JFK
31h 15m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
SFO
IST
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent and the staff was so professional and nice

IST
BOM
Excellent 8.3

Overall the experience was good. Cabin crew helpful.

while going to US from Mumbai -Wheelchair service at Istanbul was found unsatisfactory. The attendanct was unfriendly adamant and rude. overall the wheel chair persons were neglected by the airlines (even at Boston ) but the cabin crew took care of all wheel chair persons.

IAD
IST
Good 7.6

There was a female attendant who as soon as I got to my seat asked me to stop blocking the aisle. I found this very annoying because I'd only just stopped at my seat. I found her manner disrespectful.

IST
MNL
Excellent 10.0

Overall experience

IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

Mon, Jan 29
JFK
CPT
29h 45m
Tue, Mar 13
CPT
JFK
24h 35m
Trip: 43 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

LAX
IST
Excellent 8.3

Asian Vegetarian meal was good.

Seats with less leg room . No WIfi facility at the gate .

ORD
IST
Excellent 10.0

every think

KTM
IST
Mediocre 2.0

I did nit like anything...

I hate kayak..

IAD
IST
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service with comfort

All was great

Mon, Feb 5
JFK
CPT
29h 45m
Tue, Mar 20
CPT
JFK
24h 35m
Trip: 43 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
NRT
IST
Excellent 10.0

World-class service at a price, convenience of connections, still free seat resevation and decent luggage allowance, two suitcases, for all of which other carriers extort extra payments.

Little bit quicker tray collection after meal.

LAX
IST
Excellent 8.3

Asian Vegetarian meal was good.

Seats with less leg room . No WIfi facility at the gate .

IST
CAI
Excellent 10.0

Hello the service was excellent

IST
BOM
Excellent 8.3

Overall the experience was good. Cabin crew helpful.

while going to US from Mumbai -Wheelchair service at Istanbul was found unsatisfactory. The attendanct was unfriendly adamant and rude. overall the wheel chair persons were neglected by the airlines (even at Boston ) but the cabin crew took care of all wheel chair persons.

KTM
IST
Mediocre 2.0

I did nit like anything...

I hate kayak..

Mon, Feb 19
JFK
CPT
40h 20m
Tue, Mar 6
CPT
JFK
31h 15m
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 17535 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
SFO
IST
Excellent 10.0

The service was excellent and the staff was so professional and nice

NRT
IST
Excellent 10.0

World-class service at a price, convenience of connections, still free seat resevation and decent luggage allowance, two suitcases, for all of which other carriers extort extra payments.

Little bit quicker tray collection after meal.

IST
IAH
Mediocre 2.0

Transfer desk in Istanbul is terrible. Poor customer service. It took 6 hours to get transferred from the airport to the hotel.

IST
ZAG
Good 7.6

The food was great. The seats were soft and there was enough legroom.

We were stuck on an aisle where the seats don't adjust on one of the flights, but it was a relatively short flight. The boarding process was a little disorganized, but we were able to get on the plane quickly. The worst part was the home airport. I don't know how much control Turkish airlines has over that airport, but the bathrooms we're absolutely disgusting.

IAD
IST
Excellent 10.0

Excellent service with comfort

All was great

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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 $786
Distance 7804 miles
Airlines Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways
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