The cheapest times to fly from FTE to JFK are

  • February 5th to March 25th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 9th to June 10th (except the week of April 16th)
  • October 8th to November 18th

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 FTE to JFK is mid October. Prices can be as high as $2816 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $841 for Monday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from El Calafate (FTE) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $898 to $2006 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $960. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1986. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1027 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1297 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FTE to JFK flight.

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

FTE to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FTE to JFK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from El Calafate. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $340 (21%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1168. Return trip prices are from the JFK to FTE 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 FTE 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 12 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking FTE 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 FTE to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Buenos Aires (FTE > AEP > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $972
  • Average savings: $325 (25.06%)

See FTE to EZE flights

Hack #2: Ezeiza (FTE > EZE > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1049
  • Average savings: $248 (19.14%)

See FTE to AEP flights

Hack #3: Cordoba (FTE > COR > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1057
  • Average savings: $241 (18.54%)

See FTE to COR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, American, COPA, Delta, Gol, LATAM, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6282 miles or 10110 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FTE to JFK flight is about 12 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between El Calafate and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from FTE to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FTE
Origination airport name El Calafate Airport
City El Calafate
Country Argentina
Latitude -50.3
Longitude -72.1

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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