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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$338(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$209or less

Good deal one-way

$156or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to New York

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from San Diego to New York for the following prices or less: to New York $166 one-way - $216 round-trip
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November and December. The cheapest month to fly to New York is August.
  • Morning departure is around 8% 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

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Top 3 airlines serving San Diego to New York

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 29,046 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Boarding the plane was a hassle as well as delays to Clean up and fix seat belts. Very u coordinated crew as well no one paying attention to what one was doing."

Pros: "Everyone was very friendly, especially when checking in"

Cons: "sitting next to a large dog and the wifi not working given i prepaid for it and actually selected the flight because it had wifi i fell hours behind on my work"

Pros: "Smooth and easy."
Cons: "Not applicable"

Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"

Pros: "Premium boarding breakfast sandwich pretty good"
Cons: "My screen stopped working in the middle of an episode."

Cons: "They charged $300 for 3 bags"

Pros: "Everything is perfect"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Some "perk" for Diamond status on Delta to get to a shorter security line, but customs and immigration was... customs and immigration."
Cons: "No available SkyTeam lounge unless you had a business class ticket. As a Diamond flier, I can always access the SkyTeam lounges. Audio for boarding was a little unclear so there was some confusion at boarding. For reasons unknown, my bag was moved from one overhead bin to another. Very frustrating since I board early to avoid this confusion and hassle."

Pros: "the service in general very nice"

Pros: "Loved the Clear/Skymiles fingerprint boarding! Great line markers at DCA as well. Would love to see those in other cities."

Cons: "Much older plane. Not as comfortable as some other planes I've been on."

Cons: "I forgot my wired ear phone so I purchased the earphone. I knew i shouldn't expected anything for $2 but really I couldn't hear anything at all to watch the movie. It's used to be free, now even paid the quality of the stuff is really suck."

Pros: "On time. Good customer service. Easy route, no hassles."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "There delay"

Pros: "Easy ride back home."
Cons: "Limited options for closed captions video. Any announcement was not mentioned in writing."

Pros: "The airline did not disappoint and the customer service were very professional"
Cons: "Make sure the new signs are posted in all airports for boarding. That will help control people at the entrance"

Pros: "the meal was OK and they served ice cream midway between SFO and JFK."
Cons: "Late departure. Long delay getting to the get because of congestion at Terminal 4."

Pros: "They kept me fed and hydrated the whole time, they let you watch brand new movies free, the seats are super comfortable. They allow a personal item and carry on at no extra charge."

Pros: "Enjoyed food and movies.Woul"
Cons: "Would like more comedy or romance movies. Becky"

Pros: "No hubo retraso y salió todo el vuelo a tiempo. El personal fue atento."
Cons: "El espacio entre asientos es mínimo y es súper incómodo. La experiencia fue de incomodidad."

Pros: "What is the issue?"

Pros: "That my flight was on time"
Cons: "Pretty much everything else about it"

Pros: "Comfort and boarding"
Cons: "Delay and food"

Pros: "On time. Funny pilot"

Pros: "Staff were all polite"
Cons: "The least amount of legroom I've ever had. The most cramped I've ever been and I'm 5'2 and fly a lot. Also for a 5 hour flight, I should not have been as uncomfortable as I was. There's less cushion than before."

Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."

Cons: "Undersized overhead bins so ALL carry-on rollerbags had to be checked."

Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy. Woot! For food on the SAN to JFK flight!"
Cons: "I hate that I booked and checked in early, but still had my seat assignment changed twice before boarding, and when I got to my seat, it was in front of the exit row, and my seat wouldn't recline. It was terribly uncomfortable"

Pros: "Nothing about it was good. They made us Americans feel so unwanted."
Cons: "The staff was rude"

Cons: "Headphones suck"

Cons: "Extreme delays"

Pros: "Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks."

Pros: "Smooth. Fast."

Cons: "See above airport connection disaster...."

Pros: "We landed 50 min early!"
Cons: "The aircraft could have been cleaned more thoroughly before boarding."

Pros: "Comfortable seating in business class Arriving JFK early."

Pros: "All restroom floors were wet. I have seen this in others 767's too. Is this a 767 phenomenon"

Pros: "The stewards were professional, courteous, efficient, helpful, excellent at keeping the cabin clean, kind, and just overall wonderful."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Stewards"

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "cramped"

Pros: "Plane got to NY."
Cons: "Plane got to NY an hour late due to a maintenance issue, and we missed a connection because of it. Delta staff very unhelpful regarding connections and rebooking... we got redirected to a wall of phones to call for help."

Cons: "The plane temperature was too hot from boarding to landing"

Pros: "Was good"

Pros: "Excellent"

Pros: "the Ground team from Israel to New York was amazing and very helpful."

Pros: "It's what I didn't like....as a Sky Miles member I should get a free bag. Small aircraft for a FL trip."

Cons: "Announcements were difficult to hear. ?static"

Pros: "The price."
Cons: "The flights were full. Middle seat was not left empty for covid. Yet you would not provide a snack because of covid.I did not feel valued as a customer."

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Lost my luggage and ruined my trip."

Cons: "Need food"

Pros: "I was comfortable. I entered and exited the plane very fast."

Pros: "Seat very small and uncomfortable"

Cons: "Los precios son muy populares por lo que la incomodidad de los asientos se te olvida. En general todo es bueno. Aparentaba estar limpio y el servicio fue excelente."

Pros: "Good service and very attentive."
Cons: "Better entertainment options."

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "No crying babies"

Pros: "Quick trip."
Cons: "Other passengers. People are really do well on flights these days."

Pros: "Worst trip ever. Will never choose kayak again"
Cons: "Effort. Sitting 5 hours for a 59 min trip sucks"

Cons: "Bags got lost"

Pros: "Nothing exceptional or horrible"
Cons: "Really delayed, supposed to leave at 8, didn't leave until after 11"

Cons: "Frontier is an airlines that doesn't care about its customer. Period!"

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Delayed for an hour."

Pros: "Spaceous"
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"

Cons: "The change of flights. Had to stay in airport overnight!"

Cons: "Reasonable fare"

Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"

Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "No complementary drinks such as soda or snacks such as peanuts or pretzels"

Pros: "I had a medical emergency onboard and the captain took steps to make sure that medical attention was there when we landed. He also said hello. I really appreciated that!"

Pros: "Nothing!!!"
Cons: "Long layover. Lies about why there was a layover. Disrespectful people at the counter. If I could give neg stars I would. Lol"

Cons: "Boarded late again with no communication from any frontier reps"

Cons: "They charge me $45 for a carry on never in my life i would imagine"

Cons: "On runway for 20+ minutes"

Cons: "Delays for hours (5) and missed connections. On top of that, they couldn't get me to me San Diego destination. The best they could do was L.A....three hours away ! The offered no voucher and I would have to pay for my own hotel for the extra night stuck in Denver."

Cons: "Seat rows seemed a little close"

Pros: "Super cheap."
Cons: "It was hot and very cramped and the chairs didn't recline."

Pros: "A good first experience"

Pros: "Nothing- staff was rude, we sat in glorified folding chairs, had to pay 45 dollars for a carry on. What an absolute joke of an airline I sincerely hope frontier goes out of business entirely."

Cons: "Lost luggage after i was force to pay and check"

Pros: "It sucked."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "These were not good flights."
Cons: "They delayed our flights 3x then cancelled them. Then they couldn't rebook us for 4 days put. They made no offer to reroute, or work with another airline or offer hotel vouchers. HORRIBLE TREATMENT."

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "This airline charges for everything. Check in, bags, seat, drinks, snack. For the really low price you really can't beat it. I would fly frontier again if needed."

Pros: "landed in wrong airport without notice and were not given any other information how to get to original destination so we had to pay a shuttle to drive us 2 hours to it."

Pros: "I like the crews on Frontier"
Cons: "I hate all the cost. 30 bucks for a carry one, 40 bucks to reserve seating, etc."

Cons: "Waiting on the tarmac for a gate"

Cons: "took 5 flights on a XC trip in two weeks. 4 of the 5 flights were late/delayed."

Cons: "Lack of entertainment options"

Cons: "Kayak should not include pricing from this airline in its comparisons with other carriers. With all the required added fees, it's very misleading"

Pros: "The check in guy ,I think his name is Lee (?) Great guy.Give him a raise"

Pros: "Didn't like having to pay for checked luggage."

Pros: "People are accomodating and approachable."
Cons: "too much turbulence."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Long lines to check in. Only three people working the counter. No communication with passengers waiting to check-in. Very poor communication with people waiting in line. Did not like the fact that I had to pay to select a seat."

Cons: "Had no idea I was had to pay 40.00 extra for a carry on."

Cons: "LATE LATE LATE. Always late!!"

Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Awful customer service across the board. I have flown Spirit regularly, so I am familiar with the concept of the low price airline, but this is far worse than anything I have ever experienced with Spirit."

Cons: "Paying your carry on luggage"

Pros: "It was terrible"
Cons: "Everything they were beyond unorganized"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Easy boarding process"
Cons: "No leg room"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "All"

Cons: "Carryon fee amount was not disclosed sufficiently in advance."

Cons: "Late departure"

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The descent was rocky. The fees are tough to swallow"

Cons: "Very dirty!! Used coffee creamers in seat pocket, crumbs all over seat... disappointed."

Pros: "Timeliness"

Pros: "Nothing !!!! bcos you will pay double at the end on what you think you're saving"
Cons: "Charges on luggages is outrageous"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "How it seems like the person calling the shots at spirit airlines has their head up something or needs help pulling their head out of something....."
Cons: "Worst day ever!!!"

Pros: "Clean"
Cons: "No tv"

Pros: "Just one staff member."
Cons: "Lack of Integrity and Structure."

Pros: "The plane was very clean and the trip was smooth"
Cons: "I had to pay $50 per luggage"

Pros: "Expensive bags, only 40ib check in. Carry on is extra,"
Cons: "The airliner gives me the impression of being unprofessional, it feels like the company is managed by a bunch of kids."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "I loved everythinn"

Cons: "Baggage charge"

Cons: "Delayed Crowded Kids running up and down the aisle Stewardess abrupt"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "That there were no delays"

Pros: "TSA did not accept Spirit's boarding pass on the smart phone. I had to go back to a ticketing terminal to print a boarding pass, get back in the long line, and clear security."
Cons: "Support electronic boarding pass like all other airlines."

Pros: "excellent staff. Boarding was good."
Cons: "delay each way. 2 hr delay on departure deom Vegas and a 1 hr delay from San Diego."

Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "Very uncomfortable ride. We a t-shirt hard ,zero leg room"

Pros: "smooth"
Cons: "death do not recline"

Cons: "Too loud"

Pros: "Great value overall, and great service."

Pros: "The cheapness of the tickets was very cheap"
Cons: "Not über comfortable, but worth the price!"

Cons: "I was charged $82 for checkin luggage. If I knew that I would have flown United, American or Southwest. Had a middle seat, no entertainment and one beverage service."

Pros: "Friendly staff, let me get on the plane even though I was running very late."
Cons: "nothing"

Cons: "Luggage fee scams. Paying each way for baggage."

Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient"
Cons: "To many delays"

Cons: "The whole system shut down waited for 3hrs no one told us what was going on Super annoying"

Cons: "So late!"

Pros: "We arrived alive"
Cons: "Almost everything"

Pros: "The T-Bone steak was done perfectly...5555555"
Cons: "It was the worst bus ride ever!"

Cons: "Late and delayed constantly"

Pros: "efficient"
Cons: "carry- on fee of $55. Luggage took too long, about 30 minutes wait after we got to the carousal"

Pros: "55.00 charge for each lugage. Know yu will have no customer from my stand point."
Cons: "Spirit have lost me as costomer foe ever regardles if offers me a free rate."

Pros: "The plane is pretty."
Cons: "Plane left 40 min late. Will not fly spirit again."

Cons: "Seat 3e. I am 6'4 and it was impossible to get comfortable. Knees Jammed into the seat with no wiggle room left and right. Plus tray tables came out of the armrests which makes it even more inconvenient"

Cons: "Hidden and unexpected fees"

Pros: "If another plane is broken down in our spot figure out an alternate plan before we land so we can deplane in an appropriate timeframe. Think and plan ahead."
Cons: "If u have not guessed yet... The above answer is for what I did not like."

Cons: "Spirit Airlines was no help and didn't offer any alternatives for us at all."

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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Diego to New York

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