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Information for flights to New York from Los Angeles

Avg. flight duration 5h 49m
Flights arrive in New York
Flights depart from Los Angeles
Flight price $352
Distance 3,956 km
Airlines Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier

Good to know

Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
8%
expected price increase
Average price:
$295
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$253
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to New York

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $252 or less.
The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to New York was found, on average, 85 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 15% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to New York from Los Angeles

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to New York take?
An average non-stop flight takes 5h 20m, covering a distance of 3956 km.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and New York?
There are 4,467 (non-stop) flights between Los Angeles and New York per week, averaging 684 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to New York?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($352), United Airlines ($523) and Frontier ($619).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and New York?
Qantas Airways (35 times daily), Air New Zealand (32 times daily), American Airlines (31 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Los Angeles to New York?
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl.

Book cheap flights from Los Angeles to New York (return)

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$352
only
$352
Destination
New York
$619
only
$619
$352
only
$352
$523
only
$523
Sat., 2 Feb.
LAX
Los Angeles
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 20m
Wed., 6 Feb.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 21m
Trip: 5 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 54 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.4

Pros: The Flight Itself Is Excellent!!!!

Cons: The Flight Attendant Service Needs Improvement Meaning "1st Class", And Certain "Types Of People" Are Not The Only Passengers On The Plane!!!! Meaning I Had Ordered Something To Drink, And It Took Them An Hour, And I Had To Page, And Remind Them Of My Order. Also, On Long Flights Like This "Food Should Be Served At No Additional Charge" Seriously!!!! That Is All!!!!

LAX
JFK
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: There were no headphones available on the flight, the seatbelt signs were half working, half not, and when I tried to use my own headphones- the jack in my seat was not operable. On the Alaska flight on the way out, the seat was broken and I couldn’t recline for the whole 7 hour flight. It just seems as though there is a repair issue with Alaska/virgin airplanes.

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Entertainment & very friendly staff

Cons: Terminal was being renovated - no TSA boarding ... oh well

LAX
JFK
Excellent 8.5

Pros: Great flight! We didn't die and arrived on time.

Cons: Alaska lost my bag! They found it later, but it took an hour of confusion at the end of a long trip.

LAX
JFK
OK 5.6

Pros: Check in, quick boarding

Cons: First class food is terrible, first class seats are disgusting, dirty and broken. The Virgin planes are showing their age. No one is cleaning or repairing anything. The service is not what it used to be. They removed live TV and the movie selection is at least a year old. Sad sad state of affairs. Virgin was my favorite airline.

Wed., 8 May
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
5h 22m
Thu., 9 May
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
6h 15m
Trip: 2 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 266 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.5
LAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: When I travel economy I have come to expect indifferent tolerance by the flight crew. I come as self contained as possible and lay low. This crew was honestly different! At check in I requested a emergency row or bulkhead seat. I wasn't entitled or hold status with United but it never hurts to ask. What was not surprising was that I was denied as the flight was full and there were FF status fliers in the wait list already. What did surprise me was the sincere courtesy with which the agent handled my request and delivered the "bad" news. Small thing, but I noticed. Once on the flight in the back of the plane the complementary food and beverage items were meager, as expected, but the flight attendants service we generous! I was offered a full can of diet coke because I said I was thirsty... a full can. Again small but noticed. I couldn't reach my ear phones and the attendant found a pair in upper class and brought it to me without attitude. Later in the flight when another customer asked for a headphone the flight crew announced on the speakers that if anyone had an extra pair, would the be kind enough to share. I had mine in the overheard and was able to "pay it forward" by returning the ones she had provided me earlier. the WiFi on the plane wasn't operating properly. The attendants tried sever times to trouble shoot it and then offered me information on a refund and another diet coke in apology. Not a million dollars, but it showed me I mattered as their customer and they cared about the airline. It was what flying was like "back in the day" a nice experience.

Cons: WiFi didn't work on either portion of my trip.

LAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Flight was smooth and staff were super friendly

LAX
EWR
Good 6.3

Cons: Felt very cramped which did not make for a good res eye flight from LAX to EWR.

LAX
EWR
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The on time performance and good friendly crew

Cons: The seat where I sat had minimum recline

LAX
EWR
Excellent 10.0

Cons: the fact that I had to pay extra for legroom

Wed., 8 May
LAX
Los Angeles
LGA
New York LaGuardia
13h 01m
Thu., 9 May
LGA
New York LaGuardia
LAX
Los Angeles
13h 23m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.7 OK
Based on 36,426 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.6
Food
4.7
LAX
ATL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Everything was fine until the passenger for seat 1E boarded

Cons: I paid EXTRA for comfort. I paid $89 to select my seat (1F). A very, very LARGE lady boarded the plane shortly before the door was closed. She was assigned to seat 1E. After some difficulty and struggles she was able to fasten her seatbelt. The gentlemen who was in seat 1D disappeared. I was LITERALLY unable to sit back comfortably in my seat because of this lady's size. Her body spilled over my armrest. I could not get comfortable at all. From Los Angeles to Atlanta I was miserable. I firmly believe that if someone is of a certain size, they should be required to purchase two seats. Why should I have to suffer when I paid extra to have a comfortable flight? So unfair.

DCA
DEN
OK 4.0

Pros: Able to take off, fly, and land the plane.

Cons: Poor customer service and bag policy, which was NOT posted prior to my purchase. The seats were akin to being on a bus..., fixed in place, the definition of pain, unless you are gifted with adipose in that geographic region. A terrible flying experience—never again.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Waiting for 2+ hours at the gate waiting for the plane to leave.

MKE
TPA
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Nothing

Cons: How we were all told after most were ay the gate it was changed to a different gate once there we were told that it would be ay least 2hr late for maintenance. I'm handicapped couldn't get around that was time I could have spent with my family and I was Hungary snf needed to use the restroom which couldn't use until boarding. Very unprofessional I wouldn't give a better grade than a d'- not sure if I would use this airline again. At least we could have comped a free soda and chips. Since the airline new that was happening ahead of time and we could have made choice our selves what to doyou people charge for or fee for anything we might want to change but it's ok for you to treat us poorly sincerely Eugenio Cortez

PHL
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: There was a very long delay.

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