The cheapest times to fly from JFK to FTE are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the weeks of February 12th and February 26th)
  • August 13th to December 9th

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 JFK to FTE is late September. Prices can be as high as $2707 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $861 for Monday flights around late September.


When to Fly to El Calafate

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to El Calafate (FTE) will usually cost between $958 to $1788 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $999. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1855. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $855 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1210 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to FTE flight.

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

JFK to FTE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to FTE flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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 $1181. Return trip prices are from the FTE to JFK 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 JFK to FTE 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 JFK to FTE

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 JFK to FTE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Cordoba (JFK > COR > FTE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1082
  • Average savings: $128 (10.58%)

See JFK to COR flights

Hack #2: Buenos Aires (JFK > AEP > FTE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1123
  • Average savings: $87 (7.19%)

See JFK to AEP flights

Hack #3: Ezeiza (JFK > EZE > FTE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1174
  • Average savings: $36 (2.98%)

See JFK to EZE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, Gol, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from JFK to FTE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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