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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
11%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$388
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$298
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles

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The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles was found 22 days before departure, on average.
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 5% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 5h 56m, covering a distance of 2469 miles.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
There are 3,226 (nonstop) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles per week, averaging 484 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Virgin America ($237), Sun Country Air ($246) and Multiple Airlines ($262).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
American Airlines (33 times daily), Delta (31 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (27 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles?
For New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

Airports
Origin
New York
$237
only
$237
Destination
Los Angeles
$237
only
$237
Wed, Mar 7
JFK
LAX
6h 24m
Tue, Mar 13
LAX
JFK
5h 39m
Trip: 6 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 655 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Good 6.4

cool mood lightings

crew seemed very passive

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

It was all fine.

No complaints!

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.0

Staff attitude. They appeared to be bothered if you asked for help.

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.6

Being that this was a 7am flight, the plane was still pretty dirty. Plus things were broken through the plane and in the bathroom. Definitely not what I expected. -for a 6 hour flight, they should have came around with drink options at least 2 times.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything

Delay

Mon, Apr 9
JFK
LAX
13h 07m
Fri, Apr 13
LAX
JFK
7h 35m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7601 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
PHX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Quick and helpful staff.

Not anything I could think of.

PVR
MSP
Okay 5.6

The crew/staff was friendly and very cordial.

We've flown Sun Country before, but never have a seen such little leg room. We were stuffed in. When leaving one's you had to literally crawl onto the adjourning seat to get out. It must have been the oldest aircraft you still have in flight. We arrived at least 20 minutes late.

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Very professional and friendly.

MCO
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Easy boarding, friendly staff

Didn't liked not knowing my seat until arrival, unless I paid more for a seat, baggage etc. Instant coffee Yuck!

MSP
PUJ
Mediocre 3.3

Some of the flight attendants were nice but the other half were crabby.

Paying that much for a plane ticket and traveling that far without being able to watch a movie was too long of a trip as they said they ran out of them on the way there but had none to offer on the way back except for first class.

Mon, Mar 12
JFK
LAX
6h 23m
Fri, Mar 16
LAX
JFK
5h 39m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Feb 27
JFK
LAX
6h 27m
Tue, Mar 6
LAX
JFK
5h 26m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 145 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Free wifi and direct TV.

Temperature on plane was too cold. I as well as others were freezing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Food and drink provided on flight. That's amazing!

Nothing :)

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

The entertainment system crashed three times and had to be rebooted which cause you to start everything over. When I use the Wi-Fi for the Amazon prime option it was very spotty and had to reload quite a bit during the flight from JFK to LAX. They are by Miss clean the staff was good but the entertainment system and the movie choices were very old and not really very interesting.

Tue, May 1
JFK
LAX
5h 56m
Mon, May 7
LAX
JFK
5h 10m
Trip: 7 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

It was late and i missed my next flight

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

I liked that we got to my return destination early

The were no outlets and the wifi was not working. That's a big deal for me because I needed to do work on the plane!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Check in was easy through their app. Also very quick lines to drop off bags. Crew was very nice and respectful

Seat are a little bit too close together. But overall very comfortable

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The in flight entertainment was superb.

I have no complaints.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time, professional boarding, clean comfortable planes, skilled pilots and professional crew. What more could you ask for.

All good.

Thu, Jul 12
JFK
LAX
6h 12m
Wed, Jul 18
LAX
JFK
5h 30m
Trip: 7 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 62 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

My family and I make I JFK -LAX reservation 4 months ago. We came to LAX three hours before our flight to make sure we get good seats. At the checking kiosk we did not have the option to pick seats , there was a message on the boarding pass that said to go see boarding agent. So we did, appreantly they over booked the trip and they were looking for volunteers to give up their seats!! Why did we have to be on stand by if our booking was confirmed 4 months ago!! They made us wait until the gate was closed and then they found us seats . This trip caused us mental anguish I will never fly American Airlines again

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

This small plane had a lot of leg room. Each seat had a screen behind the head rest. The plane before only had one at the start of the aisles. The whole trip was smooth.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

My flight was changed to a different airline owned by Alaska. The new airline did not have my reservation information. If was a bit of a headache when checking in.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Seats were roomy, great entertainment choices

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

The flight staff

The worst flight I have taken in years. The flight was delayed several hours. It was extremely hot on the plane and not enough air. Food had a bug in it when I opened the package. My bag was lost.

Tue, Apr 3
JFK
LAX
29h 00m
Mon, Apr 9
LAX
JFK
20h 59m
Trip: 7 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
8.0
PVR
SEA
Excellent 8.0

We were separated...we had to try to negotiate with other passengers to trade seats so we could sit as a family. We purchased our tickets 4 months in advance, there’s no reason for us to not be sitting together!!!

SEA
PSP
Good 7.6

Great crew efficient and friendly... really like new Wi-Fi entertainment

SEA
MSP
Excellent 8.0

Flight attendant was REALLY SLOW.

SEA
SAN
Excellent 9.6

Had no problems and web site no issues.

Flight was late but was airlines fault, no issues with web site

MCO
PDX
Okay 5.0

We had a specific situation on our flight tonight that was especially disruptive. Shortly after take-off, my fiancé who was traveling with me, felt the teenager (most likely a minor) directly behind him pushing his seat. My fiancé turned around to ask her to stop. Rather than apologizing and stopping, the teenager immediately began complaining about how my fiancé was encroaching on her space. My fiancé replied that it was well within his rights to lean his seat back. The teenager responded with further complaints. Her comments were out of line and rude. It was clear that she was not satisfied with my fiancé having his seat leaning back. My fiancé eventually put his seat back, and the teenager stopped complaining. We believed that the situation had been resolved, but apparently the teenager was not satisfied. Instead, she went to a flight attendant and lodged a complaint against my fiancé. Rather than hear our side, the flight attendant immediately asked us to move to a different seat. We were forced to move, against our will, to two separate middle seats further forward in the plane. We no longer were able to sit next to each other for the remaining five hours of the flight. And this was all because one particular teenager did not want my fiancé to put his seat back, which he is certainly allowed to do. Overall, the situation was handled poorly. We paid to sit together on a flight, but due to one other passenger's attitude, we were forced to sit in seats that we did not choose apart from one another. The flight attendant should have at least heard our side of the story and offered us an alternative. Instead, we were forced to accommodate another passenger who was in the wrong. Not to mention, throughout this entire process - which lasted about 30 minutes - I was not able to use the GoGo Inflight Internet Package I had just paid for. That was money wasted. The experience was embarrassing, disruptive, and awkward. We love Alaska Airlines, and we are usually pleased with their customer service. However, tonight, the customer service we received did not meet our needs; instead the flight attendant exacerbated the situation and we left our flight feeling frazzled, angry and disappointed.

Fri, Apr 13
JFK
LAX
8h 00m
Mon, Apr 16
LAX
JFK
13h 48m
Trip: 4 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7601 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
AUA
Okay 5.0

We didn't crash, and we weren't delayed too much

The flight attendants seemed to skip us regularly on there service runs, they weren't overly friendly. Food selection wasntgood, but that's probably my fault for not bring my own.

PHX
MSP
Excellent 9.0

Quick and helpful staff.

Not anything I could think of.

MCO
MSP
Excellent 9.3

Easy boarding, friendly staff

Didn't liked not knowing my seat until arrival, unless I paid more for a seat, baggage etc. Instant coffee Yuck!

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Very professional and friendly.

MBJ
MSP
Okay 5.6

Our flight was delayed by 3 hours. Which meant we didn't get home until 2:30 a.m

Tue, Feb 27
JFK
LAX
14h 22m
Fri, Mar 9
LAX
JFK
5h 21m
Trip: 11 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 655 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I love flying virgin

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything

Delay

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.0

Staff attitude. They appeared to be bothered if you asked for help.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pilot was great. Air Hostess in first class and main cabin was terrible. She seemed annoyed that the passengers were asking her for water or anything else. Terrible attitude. We wanted to give trash and they would not take the time to collect the empty water bottles.

See above.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

Don’t raise rates but include a “free” snack.

Thu, May 3
JFK
LAX
6h 24m
Fri, May 11
LAX
JFK
5h 10m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Apr 23
JFK
LAX
6h 15m
Tue, Apr 24
LAX
JFK
5h 25m
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 145 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.3

Tv not working both flights Food choices are very poor

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

This has been my worst flying experience ever. I arrived to the airport at 9:30 pm for my 11pm flight. Long story short, I was told repeatedley by jet blue and tsa that there is no issue and that the flight was not going to leave without me. Ii ask several times that they please move me to the front to make it to the gate before closing. After being assures several times by tsa and jet blue staff i was okay, i finally made it to the gate and lo and behold, its closed,

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

Mon, Aug 20
JFK
LAX
5h 56m
Thu, Sep 6
LAX
JFK
5h 37m
Trip: 18 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The crew and overhead storage.

JFK
LAX
Okay 5.3

It was hot on the plane. The crew turned up the tempature and when I asked they said some people are cold and didn't turn it back down.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time, professional boarding, clean comfortable planes, skilled pilots and professional crew. What more could you ask for.

All good.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The environment and efficiency.

TIMING

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

I liked that we got to my return destination early

The were no outlets and the wifi was not working. That's a big deal for me because I needed to do work on the plane!

Wed, Feb 28
JFK
LAX
15h 50m
Wed, Mar 7
LAX
JFK
5h 21m
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 655 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.7
JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pilot was great. Air Hostess in first class and main cabin was terrible. She seemed annoyed that the passengers were asking her for water or anything else. Terrible attitude. We wanted to give trash and they would not take the time to collect the empty water bottles.

See above.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

I love flying virgin

JFK
LAX
Good 6.4

cool mood lightings

crew seemed very passive

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.6

Being that this was a 7am flight, the plane was still pretty dirty. Plus things were broken through the plane and in the bathroom. Definitely not what I expected. -for a 6 hour flight, they should have came around with drink options at least 2 times.

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.0

Arriving early

Paid for an upgrade only to find out the seat didn't even recline nor was I able to get on the wifi. Then my Entertainment monitor froze up for over 30 min conveniently right after I purchased a head set. Can't forget about the very rude steward when boarding either. Luckily he stayed at JFK because a few passengers myself included had some issues with him.

Mon, Apr 23
JFK
LAX
6h 15m
Tue, Apr 24
LAX
JFK
5h 25m
Trip: 2 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 145 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 6.3

Tv not working both flights Food choices are very poor

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Awesome movie selection, seats that are reasonably comfy unlike most airlines that have seats like torture machines

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Free wifi and direct TV.

Temperature on plane was too cold. I as well as others were freezing.

Thu, Aug 23
JFK
LAX
6h 11m
Wed, Sep 5
LAX
JFK
5h 30m
Trip: 14 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Aug 17
JFK
LAX
5h 56m
Tue, Aug 21
LAX
JFK
5h 10m
Trip: 5 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 64 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.4
JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

Pilot did not give consistent updates for delays

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

On time, professional boarding, clean comfortable planes, skilled pilots and professional crew. What more could you ask for.

All good.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 3.6

I liked that we got to my return destination early

The were no outlets and the wifi was not working. That's a big deal for me because I needed to do work on the plane!

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

3.5 hour delay due to lack of co-pilot. No consessions for delay when asked at gate. Lack of leg room. Broken tv, I asked twice to be fix nothing was ever done.

JFK
LAX
Okay 5.3

It was hot on the plane. The crew turned up the tempature and when I asked they said some people are cold and didn't turn it back down.

Thu, Aug 30
JFK
LAX
6h 12m
Thu, Sep 20
LAX
JFK
5h 30m
Trip: 22 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 12
JFK
LAX
6h 34m
Wed, May 16
LAX
JFK
5h 34m
Trip: 5 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 145 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Awesome movie selection, seats that are reasonably comfy unlike most airlines that have seats like torture machines

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Free wifi and direct TV.

Temperature on plane was too cold. I as well as others were freezing.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.3

Tv not working both flights Food choices are very poor

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Comfortable. Nice, new plane. Friendly staff

There were no new movies even though the pamphlet said there should be. There also were no meals to but, which is standard for a later flight, but was still disappointing.

Fri, Jun 1
JFK
LAX
6h 08m
Tue, Jun 5
LAX
JFK
5h 34m
Trip: 5 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 145 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Awesome movie selection, seats that are reasonably comfy unlike most airlines that have seats like torture machines

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Free wifi and direct TV.

Temperature on plane was too cold. I as well as others were freezing.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Food and drink provided on flight. That's amazing!

Nothing :)

Mon, Aug 20
JFK
LAX
5h 56m
Fri, Aug 24
LAX
JFK
8h 17m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 5h 50m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight Price $237
Distance 2469 miles
Airlines Virgin America, Sun Country Air, JetBlue, Delta, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines
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