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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
12%
expected price increase
Average price:
C$ 590
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
C$ 373
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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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$ 373 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York to Los Angeles was found, on average, 25 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 2% 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 to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from New York to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 6h 22m, covering a distance of 3956 km.
How many flights are there between New York and Los Angeles?
There are 3,795 (nonstop) flights between New York and Los Angeles per week, averaging 556 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines (C$ 280), Multiple Airlines (C$ 294) and JetBlue (C$ 305).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York and Los Angeles?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Los Angeles?
Alaska Airlines (38 times daily), Virgin America (36 times daily), Virgin Australia (34 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York to Los Angeles?
For New York to Los Angeles, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to New York, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
New York
C$ 294
only
C$ 294
C$ 305
only
C$ 305
Newark
C$ 280
only
C$ 280
Destination
Los Angeles
C$ 280
only
C$ 280
Tue, 9 Jan
EWR
LAX
8h 45m
Wed, 10 Jan
LAX
EWR
7h 08m
C$ 280
Trip: 2 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26019 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
MIA
Excellent 8.8

Almost everything. Only the food was lacking. I like their new planes. The outlet at the seat in coach. The magazine options at the seat as well. I did not look at the entertainment so I will not rate that. The crew was professional.

Just the food options. Ginger snaps was what was served for food and a beverage. I suppose this is what obtains on most airlines these days but can't I hope for something more like maybe a sandwich? AA has the opportunity to set themselves apart in this area.

GIG
JFK
Okay 4.6

Nice crew

I booked a LATAM flight for a 10.5 hour flight specifically because they have better in flight entertainment. I arrived at the airport and found it it was operated by AA. 10.5 hours with zero in flight entertainment. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

LAX
NRT
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

had to take another flight, ticket agent was able to change me to a different flight on JAL. however, JAL could not access the ticket info and ticket agent would not take my payment. result was missing that flight, ticket manager told me it's my fault and tough luck no refund. American airlines told me the same, ended up losing my money for the ticket purchase. i booked another new flight with another airline direct. worst experience in my life using kayak.

TPA
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Average. Expectation for US airlines are so low this flight score average.

BOS
JFK
Good 6.0

No hassle of changing terminals in JFK, no bagagge claim, AA check-in-this time, was a "good luck"....Connection in Helsinki, very quik!

Finnair flight AY06 are old aircrafts. Every other in-seat monitor was out of order, flight attendants could not do much. That created mess for passengers, trying to move their seats to the ones with working monitors.....

Sat, 13 Jan
LGA
LAX
34h 20m
Mon, 29 Jan
LAX
LGA
32h 36m
C$ 294
Trip: 17 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 9 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 28m
Wed, 24 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 14m
C$ 305
Trip: 16 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

JFK
LAX
Good 6.0

Free food.

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

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 6.6

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.

Sun, 21 Jan
EWR
LAX
8h 32m
Tue, 23 Jan
LAX
EWR
7h 08m
C$ 281
Trip: 3 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 26019 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JFK
MIA
Excellent 8.8

Almost everything. Only the food was lacking. I like their new planes. The outlet at the seat in coach. The magazine options at the seat as well. I did not look at the entertainment so I will not rate that. The crew was professional.

Just the food options. Ginger snaps was what was served for food and a beverage. I suppose this is what obtains on most airlines these days but can't I hope for something more like maybe a sandwich? AA has the opportunity to set themselves apart in this area.

LAX
NRT
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

had to take another flight, ticket agent was able to change me to a different flight on JAL. however, JAL could not access the ticket info and ticket agent would not take my payment. result was missing that flight, ticket manager told me it's my fault and tough luck no refund. American airlines told me the same, ended up losing my money for the ticket purchase. i booked another new flight with another airline direct. worst experience in my life using kayak.

AUS
CLT
Excellent 10.0

My Mom was very grateful for the friendly assistance as she is wheelchair bound and was flying aline. Excellent service!!

Nothing.

JFK
BCN
Excellent 10.0

much room. great entertainment. great crew

BOS
JFK
Good 6.0

No hassle of changing terminals in JFK, no bagagge claim, AA check-in-this time, was a "good luck"....Connection in Helsinki, very quik!

Finnair flight AY06 are old aircrafts. Every other in-seat monitor was out of order, flight attendants could not do much. That created mess for passengers, trying to move their seats to the ones with working monitors.....

Fri, 19 Jan
LGA
LAX
9h 31m
Mon, 29 Jan
LAX
LGA
32h 36m
C$ 303
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 10 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 27m
Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 12m
C$ 305
Trip: 25 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
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
Excellent 10.0

Service and timing

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 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

Sat, 13 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 22m
Wed, 31 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 14m
C$ 305
Trip: 19 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
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
Good 7.3

A complimentary lunch meal should be served.

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
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

Tue, 23 Jan
EWR
LAX
28h 59m
Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
EWR
5h 26m
C$ 305
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 16 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 27m
Tue, 30 Jan
LAX
JFK
5h 16m
C$ 305
Trip: 15 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

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 9.3

Free wifi and direct TV.

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

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

Tue, 30 Jan
EWR
LAX
30h 26m
Wed, 7 Feb
LAX
EWR
5h 23m
C$ 305
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 17 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 33m
Tue, 6 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 12m
C$ 305
Trip: 21 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 119 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Lots of leg room and good entertainment.

JFK
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Will NEVER fly jet blue again -- HORRIBLE

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.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

Fri, 19 Jan
EWR
LAX
12h 28m
Wed, 31 Jan
LAX
EWR
44h 22m
C$ 306
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 20 Jan
JFK
LAX
6h 29m
Sat, 10 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 15m
C$ 305
Trip: 22 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 119 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

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.

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
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.

Mon, 5 Feb
EWR
LAX
28h 59m
Tue, 13 Feb
LAX
EWR
5h 23m
C$ 306
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, 3 Feb
JFK
LAX
6h 34m
Wed, 21 Feb
LAX
JFK
5h 10m
C$ 305
Trip: 19 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 119 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

Jet Blue is always a great experience due in great part to your staff! I was running late. They accommodated. The flight was late but the checkin crew was stellar and kept us informed and in a great mood. Then the flight crew took it from there and they were, as always, true professionals. Thank you!

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 9.3

Free wifi and direct TV.

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

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.

Sat, 13 Jan
LGA
LAX
34h 20m
Tue, 30 Jan
LAX
LGA
17h 19m
C$ 310
Trip: 18 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 23 Jan
EWR
LAX
11h 05m
Fri, 16 Feb
LAX
EWR
5h 23m
C$ 310
Trip: 25 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, 9 Jan
EWR
LAX
10h 32m
Fri, 26 Jan
LAX
EWR
8h 11m
C$ 326
Trip: 18 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7202 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
BOS
PBI
Excellent 8.3

my attendant

SFO
FLL
Good 7.0

Once again the system for my seat did not work. Fortunately, the middle seat was empty and I wa able to watch that screen.

Entertainment System did not work at my seat. WiFi signal was not strong enough for me to watch any videos on my device.

BOS
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

There was a huge glitch in your ticketing, resulting in me confirming the same ticket 3 times. After calling Jetblue for customer service per your advice, they first suggested to give Jetblue credits for extra tickets. When I insisted that the issue was solely caused by kayak-jetblue ticketing connection issues, they supervisor approved to cancel 2 credit card payments... BUT I have to wait for 2 weeks to see the cancellation on my credit card. Unfair and ridiculous, if you as me.

JFK
SYR
Good 7.0

TV didn't work

MCO
DCA
Excellent 10.0

Left on time and arrived early both ways.

Tue, 30 Jan
EWR
LAX
30h 26m
Mon, 5 Feb
LAX
EWR
5h 21m
C$ 311
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, 10 Jan
EWR
LAX
10h 32m
Wed, 24 Jan
LAX
EWR
10h 45m
C$ 326
Trip: 15 days
8.2ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.2 Excellent
Based on 7202 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.8
SEA
JFK
Excellent 8.0

no power outlets

BOS
DCA
Mediocre 2.0

There was a huge glitch in your ticketing, resulting in me confirming the same ticket 3 times. After calling Jetblue for customer service per your advice, they first suggested to give Jetblue credits for extra tickets. When I insisted that the issue was solely caused by kayak-jetblue ticketing connection issues, they supervisor approved to cancel 2 credit card payments... BUT I have to wait for 2 weeks to see the cancellation on my credit card. Unfair and ridiculous, if you as me.

FLL
LAS
Good 6.3

The flight was delayed by 2 hours

JFK
ABQ
Good 7.3

I know it's hard to make a 14+ hour flight in economy enjoyable, but more varied food selections and better/more current movies to choose from would have helped.

BOS
PBI
Excellent 8.3

my attendant

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