The cheapest times to fly from LAX to JFK are
- January 8th to March 18th
- May 21st to June 10th
- September 3rd 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 LAX to JFK is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $833 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $255 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.
When to Fly to New York
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $255 to $458 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $255. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $510. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $255 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $295 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to JFK flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to JFK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to JFK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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. 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 $67 (19%) 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 $289. Return trip prices are from the JFK to LAX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from LAX to JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 26 minutes may be realistic.
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to JFK? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 2469 miles or 3973 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to JFK?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to JFK flight is about 5 hour 26 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 87 available flights from LAX to JFK.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||John F. Kennedy International Airport|
|City||New York, NY|
|Country||the United States|
Late and Early Flight Data
Flights from LAX to JFK tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 29% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 23% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave JFK heading for LAX about 17 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New York, NY is about 11 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:
- Delta: 24 minutes late
- American: 15 minutes late
- JetBlue: 10 minutes late
- Alaska: 20 minutes late
- Some airlines not reporting
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