The cheapest times to fly from CJC to JFK are

  • January 22nd to June 17th (except the weeks of February 19th, April 2nd, and April 30th)
  • October 15th to November 25th (except the weeks of October 22nd and October 29th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CJC to JFK is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2383 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $773 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Calama (CJC) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $773 to $1226 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $774. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1632. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $858 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $781 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CJC to JFK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CJC to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CJC to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CJC to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Calama. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $100 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $837. Return trip prices are from the JFK to CJC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CJC to JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 51 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CJC to JFK

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CJC to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Santiago (CJC > SCL > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $780
  • Average savings: $2 (0.19%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CJC to JFK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, InterJet, LATAM, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to El Loa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4373 miles or 7038 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CJC to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CJC to JFK flight is about 8 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Calama and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from CJC to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CJC
Origination airport name El Loa Airport
City Calama
Country Chile
Latitude -22.5
Longitude -68.9

Return Airport

Destination code JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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