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Flights arrive in New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flights depart from Melbourne & other airports
Flight price $1,034
Distance 16,696 km
Airlines China Eastern, Air China, Philippine Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Cathay Pacific

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8%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1,537
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
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$1,293
or less (return)

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In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on China Eastern ($1,034), Air China ($1,043) and Philippine Airlines ($1,145).
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$1,034
only
$1,034
Destination
New York
$1,034
only
$1,034
Tue., 17 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
41h 25m
Mon., 30 Mar.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
41h 15m
$1,034
Trip: 14 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,440 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
ORD
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time! Great service.

Cons: Only slight disappointment is they couldn’t arrange a limo because I was outside the two day window. They did have a limo waiting for me in the way back, when I didn’t need one!

LAX
PVG
Okay 4.3

Cons: Entertainment system needs the ability to have closed captions in English. It’s in Chinese all the time—can’t even turn it off. The sound system is very poor so captions would help.

SHE
PVG
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: My mother missed her flight from Shanghai international Pu airport to Harare yesterday due to language barrier. And we requested for her to be put on the next flight. Only to be told with Ethopian Airline to pay $US1850 for a one way flight which was more expensive than itinial flight. She slept at the airport weeping not knowing who and how to contact anyone in a foreign country and noone cared. Instead we were told to pay the 1850 or else she would be stuck for more days at the airport

Cons: I would like a refund

PVG
BKK
Good 6.3

Pros: Friendly Professionalism Promptness

Cons: FA’s distributed food but never came back. Also didn’t collect used containers until flight was in decent stage. They were generally unavailable unless you rang the FA button(which I never do)

PVG
CEB
Good 7.6

Pros: Crackers all they gave to eat

Fri., 4 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
41h 55m
Fri., 18 Oct.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
46h 05m
$1,043
Trip: 15 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 5,560 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.8
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.1
Food
6.1
PEK
JFK
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew member helped me get extra space for injured leg by having a passenger next to me find a new seat.

Cons: Food

ULN
PEK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Excellent crew. They were looking out for the passenger comfort.

Cons: I had a delay in my original flight coming home which caused me to miss my connection from Beijing back to New York. I as well as my fellow passengers received absolutely NO assistance from ground Air China crew either in Ulaanbaatar or in Beijing.

HKG
CTU
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: 1. I am not sure if your crew members could speak English or not. I didn’t understand what they were talking about or what was happening. 2. The plane took off under extreme thunderstorm. I am not sure if this was safe to do so but the plane was extremely bumpy, going down rapidly for about 30 minutes. The whole cabin was then in chaos. People started turning up, crying and writing last words. However, your crew members GAVE NO INSTRUCTIONS, BROADCASTING OR UPDATES ON WHATS GOING ON. What they did was mocking around with each other in Cantonese. 3. This would be my last time travel with you - I was your loyal customer since student time. But after this awful experience I chose not to go with you anymore.

PEK
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew.

ICN
PEK
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Yes

Wed., 11 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
29h 00m
Tue., 7 Apr.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
39h 35m
$1,145
Trip: 28 days
7.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.3 Good
Based on 2,805 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.1
CEB
TAC
Okay 5.0

Pros: Good crew service

Cons: Delayed flight. No onboard wifi and seatbiack/streaming IFE. Poor snack quality.

MNL
YVR
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Attendance

Cons: Let’s passenger choice the seats with time

MNL
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Comfortable seats for family with infants or kids,

SGN
MNL
Good 7.0

Cons: It’s a complete torture to be in transit at Manila airport.a large number of Passengers are kept hostage in a small room with a capacity of about 40 persons. Passport and boarding passes are taken away by the airline ground staff. Good airline but worst staff at airport. A lot to be said. TORTURE

MNL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Amazing crew at Philippine Airlines

Cons: Boarding was a pain

Sat., 30 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 30m
Sat., 14 Dec.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
31h 05m
$1,305
Trip: 15 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 5,408 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
CAN
DEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The staff set me up with an exit seat which was wonderful due to the fact that I am very tall. It made the flight very comfortable. The service was very good as well. I was able to use and charge my device without any trouble and was very pleased with that.

Cons: One of the stewardesses spoke English very quickly. Due to her accent, this made it difficult to understand at times.

MNL
CAN
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew very helpful in helping me make my connection in Guangzhou when our flight was late.

Cons: Dingy waiting area separated from terminal. Boarding is random once it starts. Food was like 1980s airplane food.

LAX
SHE
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew was nice as always.

Cons: The leg space was way too small compared to other airlines at the same rate.

HKG
PEK
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Easy boarding and flight was 3 and 3 across. Short flight but nice surprise that they still served a full meal and came by twice serving drinks. Would fly again.

Cons: They keep the air temp. somewhat warmer than we are used to in the US in the cabin but we just kept our vents above our head open with a breeze on us so it was ok.

SFO
CAN
Good 6.6

Pros: The crew was ok but the seat was not so good, the toilets are clean. The workers on check in were nice

Mon., 17 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
33h 24m
Sat., 29 Feb.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
27h 10m
$1,346
Trip: 13 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 26,551 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
LAX
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Great crew.

Cons: More food choices, but what we had was good.

SAN
MSP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew and all folks. I had not flown Delta for a while. Based on this flight, I’ll put Delta as a first option in future plans.

LAX
DFW
Good 6.6

Pros: The crew was great and the seat was good

Cons: Our flight was 3 hours delayed

PHX
DTW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Safe and fast journey.

Cons: Vegan Options for snacks

NBO
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Flying Delta’s always a treat after our KLM connection. Everything is better! The staff in particular are always outstanding in comparison. Great job guys! :-)

Cons: Really not much. A few more media entertainment options perhaps.

Tue., 14 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 05m
Wed., 29 Jan.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 20m
$1,493
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6,032 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
HKG
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Better room in leg and width. Hotter food and tastier.

HKG
SEA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: LOVED the cup of Ramen anytime snack and curved utensils for eating on a moving plane, genius! Service and quality of product is great. If possible, I will always Choose Cathay Pacific airlines over any US Legacy Airlines to Asia any day!

Cons: Stop shrinking the check-in luggage size and allowable weight every few years. It's a nuisance to have to buy new luggage every few years when perfectly working luggage has to be thrown away because of size requirement shrinkage.

TPE
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: When do you need help they always happy Helping

Cons: The best

HKG
JFK
Good 6.0

Cons: Extremely poor entertainment system - mostly old movies. No Bollywood movies

BOM
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Cathay pacific is very professional. 100 times better than American Airlines in general

Fri., 1 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
30h 55m
Thu., 14 Nov.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 40m
$1,036
Trip: 14 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,440 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
ACX
PVG
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was helpful, friendly, attentive.

Cons: Seats are definitely too small in both directions.

PVG
JFK
Okay 5.3

Cons: The food is horrible. Bring your own sandwiches. The flight attendants are very nice, but inexperienced. Our flight had to wait for the fate to clear and passengers got up and started taking their bags down while on an active taxi way. They were walking around while the plane was moving.

CGK
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Food, service (at lounge, gate, and onboard, especially onboard), clean and comfortable flight. I slept for six of seven hours on one leg and twelve of thirteen in the next!

PVG
CGK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight was delayed, but well handled.

ORD
PVG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time! Great service.

Cons: Only slight disappointment is they couldn’t arrange a limo because I was outside the two day window. They did have a limo waiting for me in the way back, when I didn’t need one!

Tue., 26 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 45m
Mon., 9 Dec.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
31h 05m
$1,339
Trip: 14 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 5,408 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
PVG
KIX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Helpful friendly staff serving on a clean, modern plane, with meal service on even two hour (international) flight. Great value.

Cons: Most flight attendants have only limited English ability, but it’s enough for basic communication. Very friendly and helpful in Chinese though!

CAN
YVR
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: Both of us being seniors wheel chairs were not provided. Food was not good and even dinner with the fish was not there. They have to reheat fish which took more than 15 minutes.Assistance was not provided to both seniors for carrying luggage on the stairs while boarding the flight for Vancouver

Cons: The food quality may be improved and also necessary help be provided particularly to seniors in boarding and transit.

CAN
KTM
Okay 5.0

Pros: Quick boarding, gracious crew

Cons: Entertainment limited to TVs overhead. Bland food. Tight seats

NNG
WUH
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was great with service even though they must have been super tired from the flight.

Cons: More leg-room and space to stretch.

CAN
MNL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I have sent to Kayak and to priceline mentioning that the first name on the ticket has a spelling mistake and asked to help to update and this didnt happen. I have a threat to not being able to get out of philippine.

Thu., 26 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
30h 55m
Mon., 4 Nov.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
41h 15m
$1,326
Trip: 40 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,440 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
NKG
TPE
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delay was a pain from LAX to Nanjing.

BKK
NKG
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: The crew’s English was awful; this making this Cartier a bad choice for non-Mandarin speaking travelers. The power port is throttled at 20W, make my sleep therapy machine inoperablere so I got no sleep on a 12 hour flight. Food was mediocre at best. Never flying China Eastern again.

NKG
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Crew speaks only a couple of words in English. Never flying China Eastern again.

PVG
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Third world airline have absolutely nothing good to say about the flight.Dirty airplane horrible food,lazy crew and this was business class

PVG
CGK
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight was delayed, but well handled.

Mon., 7 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
30h 40m
Tue., 22 Oct.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
43h 35m
$1,515
Trip: 16 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6,032 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
JFK
YVR
Good 7.3

Pros: Been flying CX for years and for some reasons this time all the staff members were excellent. From ground to air crew everyone was well informed, nice and helpful. Another surprise was the vegan meal I ordered. Airplane food in general is disgusting, but this time the vegan meal was delicious.

Cons: Flying out from JFK is a nightmare, we had to wait for 40 mins on the runway. Not sure if airlines can actually improve that?

HND
HKG
Good 7.3

Pros: The flight departed and arrived on time.

Cons: The plane was not the same plane I booked travel on. They changed it, so if it’s the 777 then it is basically widebody short haul seating in business, with a lay flat price! The seats are old and don’t work well. This has been an issue on all the flights I’ve taken between Tokyo and HKG.

NRT
HKG
Good 6.6

Pros: Nice entertainment on this flight, modern movies and TV programs. The food was good, more than enough to fill you up on a 4.5 hr flight.

Cons: The business class configuration on the 777s operates on this flight is not worth the extra price paid. I found that the level of recline (120 degrees) made my back ache and it just wasn’t comfortable. I’ve flown this flight several times now and this is an issue for me. I’d like to arrive refreshed

HKG
SEA
Okay 4.6

Cons: This airline will cancel your flight and blame it on customs in the US - the truth is the flight was undersold and they did not want to travel with so few passengers.

HKG
LAX
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: None

Cons: All services throughout the process need to be improved from the ground to on board

Sat., 21 Sep.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
39h 45m
Tue., 8 Oct.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
41h 15m
$1,410
Trip: 18 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,440 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
PVG
CEB
Good 7.6

Pros: Crackers all they gave to eat

KMG
HKG
Excellent 9.2

Pros: At checkin I had a problem with trying to get my luggage checked to the place it needed to go. The 'rules' did not allow for what I needed. The girl worked for literally one hour so that I didn't then need to go through customs/immig twice in hong kong. Service onboard could not have been better.

Cons: not anything. was a great experience.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew was amazing! Slept much of the flight after lunch. Punctual!

PVG
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Comfortable and great online movies and TV.

Cons: Staff was not very helpful!

SHE
PVG
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: My mother missed her flight from Shanghai international Pu airport to Harare yesterday due to language barrier. And we requested for her to be put on the next flight. Only to be told with Ethopian Airline to pay $US1850 for a one way flight which was more expensive than itinial flight. She slept at the airport weeping not knowing who and how to contact anyone in a foreign country and noone cared. Instead we were told to pay the 1850 or else she would be stuck for more days at the airport

Cons: I would like a refund

Sun., 1 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
34h 00m
Thu., 12 Dec.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
34h 20m
$1,653
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 6,032 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
SFO
HKG
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew was courteous.

Cons: Seat needs to be much roomier. Entertainment and Food should be good and more options.

HKG
NGO
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Cathay Pacific always has courteous and caring crew. From the pilot to the attendants everyone enjoys their jobs and it shows in the amount of care and effort they put into ensuring that everyone has an exceptional flight.

HKG
LAX
Good 6.6

Cons: Better room in leg and width. Hotter food and tastier.

HKG
YYZ
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good movie selection, good meals and great crew

Cons: Next time I will book early to get the business class

CGK
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crew were amazing and attentive.

Wed., 11 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
41h 25m
Fri., 27 Dec.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne & other airports
30h 40m
$1,671
Trip: 17 days
6.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.5 Good
Based on 6,440 reviews
Overall
6.6
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
LXA
XIY
Good 7.3

Pros: Friendly crew, fast flight, plenty of overhead storage

Cons: Better entertainment

PVG
HNL
Good 7.2

Pros: Crew is friendly and helpful.

Cons: Seats are distinctly too small in both directions.

NKG
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Over booking, no seat for me fight back to LA

DEL
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Seat was good and crew was ok as well.

Cons: There is bolloywood movies at all, should consider.

NKG
TPE
Good 6.0

Cons: Flight delay was a pain from LAX to Nanjing.

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