The cheapest times to fly from JFK to MFE are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • August 13th to November 18th
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 MFE is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $1157 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $391 for Tuesday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to McAllen

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX (MFE) will usually cost between $403 to $628 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $438. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $751. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $313 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $482 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to MFE flight.

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

JFK to MFE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to MFE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 (18%) 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 $448. Return trip prices are from the MFE 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 MFE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 5 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to MFE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY) in Monterrey

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from MFE
  • Usually 14.94% less expensive than MFE
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to MTY flights

Destination alternative #2: Laredo International Airport (LRD) in Laredo, TX

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from MFE
  • Usually 10.79% less expensive than MFE
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to LRD flights

Destination alternative #3: Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP) in Corpus Christi, TX

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from MFE
  • Usually 9.23% less expensive than MFE
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to CRP flights

Destination alternative #4: Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) in Brownsville, TX

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MFE
  • Usually 3.94% less expensive than MFE
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to BRO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from McAllen Miller International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1719 miles or 2766 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to MFE flight is about 4 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from JFK to MFE.


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 MFE
Destination airport name McAllen Miller International Airport
City Mission/McAllen/Edinburg, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 26.2
Longitude -98.2


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