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Flights arrive in New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flights depart from Melbourne & other airports
Flight price $1049
Distance 16,696 km
Airlines Air China, China Eastern, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia

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Low season:
November
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3%
expected price decrease
High season:
January
Most popular time to fly
11%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1551
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$865
or less (return)

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How long does a flight from Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 21h 40m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air China ($1049), China Eastern ($1089) and Multiple Airlines ($1167).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
For Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from New York John F Kennedy Intl back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$1049
only
$1049
Destination
New York
$1049
only
$1049
Sun., 28 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
41h 55m
Fri., 10 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
31h 45m
$1049
Trip: 13 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,006 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.5
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.1
Food
6.1
JFK
PEK
OK 5.6

Pros: It was an "average" flight

Cons: Food sent me and others to the bathroom---not good

PEK
HKG
Good 6.3

Pros: Crew very friendly

Cons: Seats are hard and uncomfortable

DXB
PEK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The plane was about 3/4 full, so it felt like there was extra room. It was a red-eye flight, easy to sleep and quiet.

Cons: Be prepared for some pushing and shoving by the other passengers.

PEK
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: It was a very cheap flight, so flying the family back to NZ from the UK, for what we paid, it was great.

Cons: Plane food was quite average, on the first flight LHR-PEK flight the plane was a bit old and the entertainment system was nearly shot, but the second flight PEK-ALK was a dream liner, which was fantastic. For the price we paid, there was nothing we could complain about, would definitely flay again.

JFK
PEK
OK 4.6

Pros: Crew was great again.

Cons: I had 0 options for entertainment on the flight from NYC to Beijing. No Wi-fy and the TVs in my section of seats didn't work.

Tue., 5 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
41h 25m
Sat., 9 Mar.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
41h 15m
$1089
Trip: 5 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,791 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
FUK
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Comfortable and all crews are nice

Cons: Entertainment but because of poor entertainment I could sleep for eight hours. Thank you.

PVG
JFK
Good 7.2

Cons: The crew was not very attentive compared to other times I have flown business class. Not very solicitous in terms of offering water regularly, etc. Also, surprisingly little food offered over a 14 hour flight from Shanghai to New York. A reasonable dinner at midnight, shortly after takeoff, then nothing till almost 12 hours later, and then not the hearty breakfast one would expect after that much time and on business class but a very small snack. Not very satisfying.

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Price

Cons: This was my 2nd international flight with China Eastern Air. Both were delayed out of SFO because they didn't have planes. I missed my connection (even though I had a 4 hour layover)

PVG
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This flight was shorter but i felt flight attendants were still very attentive.

Cons: Didn’t have individual screens to watch movies. One movie didn’t have English subtitles. Not that i cared because I was in and out of sleep, just pointing it out.

PVG
DEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: For a budget airline, it was an excellent flight, on time, reasonably good seats, with vegetarian food as ordered.

Cons: It was slightly disorganized, with not a lot of smiles from the crew, but it was fine anyway. I wish food portions were a little larger.

Thu., 14 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
40h 21m
Fri., 15 Mar.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
48h 35m
$1167
Trip: 29 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed., 12 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21h 40m
Sun., 23 Jun.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
23h 20m
$1325
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,191 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
DRW
ADL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Smooth boarding. Left on time. Uneventful flight (good). Arrived ahead of time

Cons: Only had overhead video displays, not individual ones in the back of the seat, so no choice of entertainment. No matter, I read a book!

SIN
BNE
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The braised beef dinner was excellent, the crew were really helpful and the entertainment good. Arrived early as well.Qantas seems to have great pilots as very little in the way of bumpiness on landing. So well done guys.

Cons: Nothing much. I have long legs so it's hard to get comfortable enough to sleep.

DFW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Best food and flight service EVER. Loved the net leg rests, pillows, blankets, entertainment selections

Cons: Seat arms didn't fold completely back between seats.

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Boarding was quick.

Cons: Flight was not comfortable, when seats are pushed back, there is no leg room left. Entertainment system and contents both were poor. Flight delayed by 4 hours.

SYD
DFW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Couldn't check in on mobile

Fri., 18 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 58m
Fri., 25 Jan.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
31h 30m
$1365
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,974 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Tight leg room

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

LAX
BNE
Good 6.0

Pros: They got me safely from lax to Brisbane.

Cons: A number of issues. Check in desk was seriously understaffed. No alcohol included with dinner in economy class. Vegan dinner consisted of boiled vegetables and rice. Seat was expectedly uncomfortable.

OOL
MEL
OK 4.6

Pros: nothing

Cons: vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class

SYD
LAX
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The actual flight on Virgin Australia was great! The comfort level for economy was especially surprising and very nice.

Cons: The transfer in between flights was very hectic and they couldn't find my ticket on my Delta transfer. This happened because they e-mailed the week before trying to change my itinerary but then clearly didn't let Delta know so there was definitely confusion and I missed my original transfer. That aspect was frustrating, but the flight itself was LOVELY.

Fri., 24 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 20m
Wed., 12 Jun.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
31h 45m
$1049
Trip: 20 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,006 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.5
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.1
Food
6.1
PEK
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: It was a very cheap flight, so flying the family back to NZ from the UK, for what we paid, it was great.

Cons: Plane food was quite average, on the first flight LHR-PEK flight the plane was a bit old and the entertainment system was nearly shot, but the second flight PEK-ALK was a dream liner, which was fantastic. For the price we paid, there was nothing we could complain about, would definitely flay again.

DEL
PEK
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Seems like airchina have no experience in aviation business

PEK
HND
Good 7.6

Pros: I was finally able to have a working TV. Crew was great again.

PEK
BKK
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Same as my first flight

Cons: Same as my first flight, but the delay this time did not cause me to miss a connection as my travel terminated in Bangkok.

PTY
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Delay

Fri., 8 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
30h 55m
Wed., 20 Mar.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
41h 15m
$1092
Trip: 12 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,791 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
ORD
PVG
Excellent 9.3

Cons: boarding was slightly confusing, but flight was super-full and many other travelers were rude while waiting. also - wifi did not appear to work at all, and directions were not useful

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Price

Cons: This was my 2nd international flight with China Eastern Air. Both were delayed out of SFO because they didn't have planes. I missed my connection (even though I had a 4 hour layover)

PVG
DEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: For a budget airline, it was an excellent flight, on time, reasonably good seats, with vegetarian food as ordered.

Cons: It was slightly disorganized, with not a lot of smiles from the crew, but it was fine anyway. I wish food portions were a little larger.

PVG
JFK
OK 5.0

Pros: It was cheap, had a pretty good selection of movies, was able to choose my seat.

Cons: The food was pretty mediocre, staff was pretty stingy with drinks, ran out of drink choices, not that comfortable seats for a 15 hour flight, most of the staff was pretty rude to non Chinese customers. You get what you pay for.

PVG
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This flight was shorter but i felt flight attendants were still very attentive.

Cons: Didn’t have individual screens to watch movies. One movie didn’t have English subtitles. Not that i cared because I was in and out of sleep, just pointing it out.

Tue., 23 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21h 40m
Tue., 6 Aug.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
23h 20m
$1325
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,191 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
AKL
Good 6.3

Cons: Baby stroller was sent to baggage claim. I had to walk with small baby and a bunch of bags through all steps instead of using the stroller.

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Pros: Boarding was quick.

Cons: Flight was not comfortable, when seats are pushed back, there is no leg room left. Entertainment system and contents both were poor. Flight delayed by 4 hours.

MEL
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Lots of movies and TV to watch. Meals were decent. Good attendants.

Cons: A little tight seats. The attendents were slow to clean up after meals.

BNE
CHC
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Almost everything.

Cons: Flying on 8 Jan is a time when there a lot of holiday makers heading home or perhaps just going on holiday. Lots of young children and a baby crying right behind me wasn't the most relaxing but I realise that nothing can be done about that.

SYD
DFW
Good 7.3

Pros: Great Business Class Lounge close to departure gate.

Cons: Connecting from a domestic flight with Virgin Australia to the International Terminal carrying 5 large pieces of luggage was a bit stressful and complicated. Train or Bus ? Lots of Lifts up and down. Boarding security was excessive.

Tue., 23 Jul.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 45m
Tue., 13 Aug.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
41h 15m
$1219
Trip: 22 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,791 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This flight was shorter but i felt flight attendants were still very attentive.

Cons: Didn’t have individual screens to watch movies. One movie didn’t have English subtitles. Not that i cared because I was in and out of sleep, just pointing it out.

JFK
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service is phenomenal. They served so many meals i felt like a bear in hibernation, waking up, eating and going back to sleep.

Cons: I don’t have anything bad to say. The service was really good.

PVG
TAO
OK 4.0

Cons: Absence of jet-way, unclean flight bad restrooms staff didn't speak or understand english

FUK
PVG
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Comfortable and all crews are nice

Cons: Entertainment but because of poor entertainment I could sleep for eight hours. Thank you.

TAO
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Absence of jet-way, unclean flight bad restrooms staff didn't speak or understand english

Sat., 11 May
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 45m
Fri., 24 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
41h 15m
$1293
Trip: 14 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,791 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
BKK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: This flight was shorter but i felt flight attendants were still very attentive.

Cons: Didn’t have individual screens to watch movies. One movie didn’t have English subtitles. Not that i cared because I was in and out of sleep, just pointing it out.

PVG
HNL
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Newer plane w seatback screen for entertainment. Baggage in Honolulu was delivered quickly. Crew was friendly n attentive.

PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Price

Cons: This was my 2nd international flight with China Eastern Air. Both were delayed out of SFO because they didn't have planes. I missed my connection (even though I had a 4 hour layover)

JFK
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The service is phenomenal. They served so many meals i felt like a bear in hibernation, waking up, eating and going back to sleep.

Cons: I don’t have anything bad to say. The service was really good.

PVG
JFK
Good 7.2

Cons: The crew was not very attentive compared to other times I have flown business class. Not very solicitous in terms of offering water regularly, etc. Also, surprisingly little food offered over a 14 hour flight from Shanghai to New York. A reasonable dinner at midnight, shortly after takeoff, then nothing till almost 12 hours later, and then not the hearty breakfast one would expect after that much time and on business class but a very small snack. Not very satisfying.

Sat., 8 Jun.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 45m
Fri., 14 Jun.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
41h 15m
$1368
Trip: 7 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,791 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.0
PVG
SFO
Good 6.0

Pros: Price

Cons: This was my 2nd international flight with China Eastern Air. Both were delayed out of SFO because they didn't have planes. I missed my connection (even though I had a 4 hour layover)

PVG
DEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: For a budget airline, it was an excellent flight, on time, reasonably good seats, with vegetarian food as ordered.

Cons: It was slightly disorganized, with not a lot of smiles from the crew, but it was fine anyway. I wish food portions were a little larger.

PVG
JFK
OK 5.0

Pros: It was cheap, had a pretty good selection of movies, was able to choose my seat.

Cons: The food was pretty mediocre, staff was pretty stingy with drinks, ran out of drink choices, not that comfortable seats for a 15 hour flight, most of the staff was pretty rude to non Chinese customers. You get what you pay for.

TAO
SFO
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Absence of jet-way, unclean flight bad restrooms staff didn't speak or understand english

NKG
YVR
Good 7.6

Pros: We were bussed to the far end of the tarmac to board which seems normal for this airline out of Nanjing. The step stairs would be a problem for anyone with mobility issues. Seats are comfortable enough and the inflight entertainment has several options for current movies, tv, audio or games. Mine worked on the flight home but not the outbound flight. Meals were plentiful but not to my liking, catered to the majority of the travellers which is reasonable. There were some vegetarian meals available to those that requested previously. They came around many times with beverage service and water as well. Language is a bit of a barrier but if you are patient you can figure it out. Very happy overall with the experience we had at the price we paid.

Cons: Food options were limited. Boarding was a long process by bus out to the tarmac.

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