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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:
C$ 802
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
C$ 378
or less (round trip)

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

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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 C$ 377 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles was found, on average, 22 days before departure.
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 18% 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 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 3973 km.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles?
There are 2,542 (nonstop) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Los Angeles per week, averaging 378 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 Sun Country Air (C$ 227), Multiple Airlines (C$ 264) and Virgin America (C$ 306).
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 (23 times daily), JetBlue (23 times daily), Qantas Airways (22 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles?
For New York John F Kennedy Intl to Los Angeles, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Flexible dates? Here are the best airfares found in the past 48 hours

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

Airports
Origin
New York
C$ 227
only
C$ 227
Destination
Los Angeles
C$ 227
only
C$ 227
Tue, 5 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
C$ 227
Trip: 9 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
SEA
MSP
Okay 5.3

Flight crew were all professional and efficient! Relatively smooth boarding and on time departure and arrival.

Don’t know if it’s just in the exit row, but it is not an exaggeration to say that was the most uncomfortable plane seat I have ever sat in. I’ll bring my own cushion next time I fly Sun Country haha. Also, Sun Country’s app needs work.

MSP
DCA
Okay 5.6

On time boarding. Empty seat in middle.

Seats are uncomfortable for a short person. No low back support.

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Even though the plane was full, we left on time. The direct flight is so helpful since I'm an older person.

I checked my bag for $25. Then they asked for volunteers to check their bags for free.

MSP
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Had a great flight, on time and no issues.

Had problems getting checked in from home but easily resolved at the airport.

MSP
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven.

Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest

Tue, 5 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Sat, 9 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 19m
C$ 264
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 13 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 40m
Tue, 20 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 21m
C$ 306
Trip: 8 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 601 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

When you order anything, it comes right away!

Nothing!

JFK
LAX
Okay 5.3

The cleanliness of the plane

Not enough sandwiches for everyone. tv was refreshed 3 times in the middle of watching a movie.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything.

Nothing.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Seats are too crammed

Tue, 9 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Wed, 10 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
C$ 325
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 117 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
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 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

great

JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

Thu, 30 Nov
JFK
LAX
20h 59m
Thu, 7 Dec
LAX
JFK
10h 59m
C$ 326
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 27 Jan
JFK
LAX
5h 56m
Wed, 14 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 10m
C$ 333
Trip: 19 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 56 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Delta Studio with closed caption

some series do not have closed caption

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

It was late and i missed my next flight

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The environment and efficiency.

TIMING

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.3

I had a great seat (exit row) with lots of legroom. They provided a free breakfast, and it was actually pretty good. A few hours later i was hungry and tried to buy some food but the cabin crew just gave my another breakfast item. The flight arrived on time, and the luggage was delivered a few minutes after I arrived at the baggage area.

Nothing. It was a very good experience.

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.

Tue, 5 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
C$ 227
Trip: 9 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven.

Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest

SEA
MSP
Okay 5.3

Flight crew were all professional and efficient! Relatively smooth boarding and on time departure and arrival.

Don’t know if it’s just in the exit row, but it is not an exaggeration to say that was the most uncomfortable plane seat I have ever sat in. I’ll bring my own cushion next time I fly Sun Country haha. Also, Sun Country’s app needs work.

JFK
MSP
Excellent 9.5

The ticketing agent was the most lovely woman. I wish I had gotten her name. I was with my husband and my 6 month old baby. She told me how her grandchild is growing up way too fast and we had small chat which calmed my nerves about being late. :) She was Super friendly, professional, and went well beyond her duties to make me feel comfortable. :)

PHX
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Wheelchair assistance

SAN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Quality service, good technology, soothing environment

Felt too much urgency in my tip

Wed, 6 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
C$ 227
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
SAN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Quality service, good technology, soothing environment

Felt too much urgency in my tip

SEA
MSP
Okay 5.3

Flight crew were all professional and efficient! Relatively smooth boarding and on time departure and arrival.

Don’t know if it’s just in the exit row, but it is not an exaggeration to say that was the most uncomfortable plane seat I have ever sat in. I’ll bring my own cushion next time I fly Sun Country haha. Also, Sun Country’s app needs work.

MSP
DCA
Okay 5.6

On time boarding. Empty seat in middle.

Seats are uncomfortable for a short person. No low back support.

MSP
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Everyone, from the personnel at check-in, the gate to the entire flight team were efficient, professional, cheerfully helpful, and all-around in good spirits. Given that Thanksgiving eve is such a busy travel day, I was pleased with the positive experience.

MSP
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Even though the plane was full, we left on time. The direct flight is so helpful since I'm an older person.

I checked my bag for $25. Then they asked for volunteers to check their bags for free.

Wed, 6 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Sat, 9 Dec
LAX
JFK
5h 18m
C$ 264
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 6 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
C$ 227
Trip: 8 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
JFK
MSP
Excellent 9.5

The ticketing agent was the most lovely woman. I wish I had gotten her name. I was with my husband and my 6 month old baby. She told me how her grandchild is growing up way too fast and we had small chat which calmed my nerves about being late. :) She was Super friendly, professional, and went well beyond her duties to make me feel comfortable. :)

JFK
MSP
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing. Rude check in person. Not accommodating. Terrible airline.

Rude!!! Did not accommodate me for Simple needs. Uncomfortable seats. Terrible crew.

SAN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Quality service, good technology, soothing environment

Felt too much urgency in my tip

MSP
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Had a great flight, on time and no issues.

Had problems getting checked in from home but easily resolved at the airport.

SEA
MSP
Okay 5.3

Flight crew were all professional and efficient! Relatively smooth boarding and on time departure and arrival.

Don’t know if it’s just in the exit row, but it is not an exaggeration to say that was the most uncomfortable plane seat I have ever sat in. I’ll bring my own cushion next time I fly Sun Country haha. Also, Sun Country’s app needs work.

Sat, 9 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 19m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
C$ 264
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 12 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 33m
Wed, 17 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 12m
C$ 317
Trip: 37 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 601 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free soda, movies, enough space in bins overhead, see where you are in real time during the flight

Ran out of food and this was a 5 hr long dinner time flight so I left hungry. Also the safety video is pretty offensive. Seriously a Catholic nun shaking her chest while dancing? I didn't see holy people from other faiths being mocked. That is seriously disrespectful.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything.

Nothing.

JFK
LAX
Okay 4.6

The planes, lighting and the crew.

Overall I had a poor experience because on BOTH flights I did not have internet. I paid 49.99 to get internet for the month with the intent of working on the plane both ways. I thought it was a fluke on the way there that the wifi was not working properly. At first it worked for about 30 minutes and afterwards it stopped working completely but then this occurred on the way back as well. I was surprised to get on the plane on my return flight to be told that there was no internet at all on the flight prior to even taking off. Additionally, I was hoping to have something to eat on the plane for breakfast. All options for food in the early AMS were snacks, chips and chocolates. Overall a poor experience and not what I expected from Virgin =[ .

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

CLOSED CAPTIONING ON MOVIES....I am deaf myself so it was quite a treat!

NA

JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.3

The temperature of the aircraft was comfortable; most planes it’s too cold. I enjoyed the idea of the entertainment system, I just wish I hadn’t left my headphones at home. I didn’t want to spend $3 on a headset when I already have two at home. The flight attendants were quite friendly, although I felt bad watching them run back and forth with snack orders. I think having everyone order at once, whether through the system or with the attendants directly, could improve both the customer and employee experience.

I was unable to sleep well due to the placement of the headrest in my middle seat. It was a little too high up so the head cushion was basically pushing against the nape of my neck. I also couldn’t figure out the port system for charging my phone. I thought it was in the arm but being in the middle seat made it difficult to check without disturbing my neighbors.

Tue, 12 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 33m
Wed, 13 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 28m
C$ 264
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 16 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Wed, 17 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
C$ 325
Trip: 2 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 117 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 8.0

It was requested at the boarding gate in LA that some people volunteer to have their bags checked since the flight was at capacity. So I offered to check my carry-on. When we landed at JFK after a red-eye... our baggage took over an hour since we landed to make it to the carousel. I have never had to wait that long for baggage, and it was especially frustrating when I offered to check and am exhausted from lack of sleep. Baggage should never take that long.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

The crew were okay. They were friendly.

We left about 45 minutes late and there was no communication from the pilot as to why. Also there must have been a short or something in the wiring for my t.v. because I would put it on a channel and it would change by itself. It was also difficult to scroll through the options on the screen.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

TSA held me up with a 30 minute bag check so I arrived for an 11:30 AM flight at 11:16 AM. I was told that because I was a minute late they wouldn't let me on even though the plane was still in the runway and connected to the terminal. I asked to speak to a supervisor and the agent disappeared for 10 minutes while the plane took off. I then went to go speak to a customer service agent who wouldn't even look at me while I spoke. She actually started listening to and talking with another agent while I was talking to her. Then when I was finished, she started arguing with me until another agent said "he's not worth it." JetBlue just lost my business.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

Tue, 30 Jan
JFK
LAX
5h 56m
Tue, 20 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 10m
C$ 333
Trip: 22 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 56 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
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
Good 7.3

The staff tried their best to help out with the situation. They passed out waters and apologized. I always love the Delta entertainment (so many great selections)!

Stuck in the plane without AC for an hour! We were stuck behind 14 other planes in line to take off and I understand delays happen but the AC wasn't working for some reason and it was extremely hot. The passengers were all super uncomfortable. I wish if they knew we were going to be delayed that they would let us just wait at the gate vs. suffer in the sauna plane.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

It was late and i missed my next flight

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Delta Studio with closed caption

some series do not have closed caption

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.

Wed, 13 Dec
JFK
LAX
6h 33m
Wed, 17 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 12m
C$ 317
Trip: 36 days
7.7GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 601 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.6
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

CLOSED CAPTIONING ON MOVIES....I am deaf myself so it was quite a treat!

NA

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

When you order anything, it comes right away!

Nothing!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Everything

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free soda, movies, enough space in bins overhead, see where you are in real time during the flight

Ran out of food and this was a 5 hr long dinner time flight so I left hungry. Also the safety video is pretty offensive. Seriously a Catholic nun shaking her chest while dancing? I didn't see holy people from other faiths being mocked. That is seriously disrespectful.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Seats are too crammed

Tue, 30 Jan
JFK
LAX
10h 14m
Wed, 7 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 20m
C$ 331
Trip: 9 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 117 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

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

great

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option.

JFK
LAX
Good 6.6

The crew were okay. They were friendly.

We left about 45 minutes late and there was no communication from the pilot as to why. Also there must have been a short or something in the wiring for my t.v. because I would put it on a channel and it would change by itself. It was also difficult to scroll through the options on the screen.

Wed, 6 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Sun, 10 Dec
LAX
JFK
7h 43m
C$ 274
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 7180 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.0
Food
7.3
MSP
PHX
Excellent 10.0

Great leg room

JFK
MSP
Excellent 9.5

The ticketing agent was the most lovely woman. I wish I had gotten her name. I was with my husband and my 6 month old baby. She told me how her grandchild is growing up way too fast and we had small chat which calmed my nerves about being late. :) She was Super friendly, professional, and went well beyond her duties to make me feel comfortable. :)

MSP
PDX
Excellent 10.0

Spacious plane, seating was comfortable, clean, attendants were very helpful and the Terminal as well, they went above and beyond to assist me.

No kiosk Main entrance at PDX

SAN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Quality service, good technology, soothing environment

Felt too much urgency in my tip

MSP
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven.

Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest

Sat, 3 Feb
JFK
LAX
5h 56m
Wed, 21 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 10m
C$ 333
Trip: 19 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 56 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.3
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

Delta Studio with closed caption

some series do not have closed caption

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
Excellent 9.3

I had a great seat (exit row) with lots of legroom. They provided a free breakfast, and it was actually pretty good. A few hours later i was hungry and tried to buy some food but the cabin crew just gave my another breakfast item. The flight arrived on time, and the luggage was delivered a few minutes after I arrived at the baggage area.

Nothing. It was a very good experience.

JFK
LAX
Good 7.0

Everything was pretty good like usual, except when we landed we sat on the runway for 45 minutes waiting for a gate as ours was occupied by a plane that was having mechanical issues. Not great.

Wed, 6 Dec
JFK
LAX
8h 05m
Tue, 9 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 21m
C$ 279
Trip: 35 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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