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Information for flights to New York John F Kennedy Intl from Melbourne

Flights arrive in New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flights depart from Melbourne
Flight price $1,206
Distance 16,696 km
Airlines China Eastern, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Qantas Airways

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1,484
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$1,308
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $1,308 or less.
The cheapest flight from Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 63% 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

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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 24h 16m.
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In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on China Eastern ($1,206), Cathay Pacific ($1,401) and Delta ($1,510).
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, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from New York John F Kennedy Intl back to Melbourne, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Monday being the most expensive.
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Book cheap flights from Melbourne to New York John F Kennedy Intl (return)

Airports
Origin
Melbourne
$1,206
only
$1,206
Destination
New York
$1,206
only
$1,206
Tue., 3 Mar.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
30h 55m
Tue., 17 Mar.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
30h 40m
$1,206
Trip: 14 days
6.7Good Show reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 6,551 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
SHA
GMP
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Smooth take off and duration in air, and the most seamless landing I have ever experience.

Cons: Have sufficient blanks and headsets. I had head set but there were not compatible with port.

DPS
PVG
Okay 5.6

Pros: Seat is comfortable with lots of leg room. Clean plane.

Cons: On a 14 hour flight, we got food right after take off and then nothing until 7 hours later. Bring snacks for long flights! Minimal movie and tv selection too

PVG
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: There was cigarette smoke in the aircraft.

DPS
PVG
Good 7.3

Pros: Boarding and off boarding was very fast

Cons: Food options/quality

NKG
LAX
Mediocre 2.0

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

Mon., 17 Feb.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 15m
Sat., 29 Feb.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
30h 20m
$1,401
Trip: 13 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6,147 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
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.

HKG
CDG
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Love it

JFK
YVR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: the crew was professional and efficient on board the plane.

Cons: seat space was tight. it was hard to get comfortable

SGN
HKG
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The seat is good

Cons: The price low a little more is better

YVR
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Yes & yes

Thu., 21 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 16m
Fri., 29 Nov.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
27h 10m
$1,510
Trip: 9 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 27,165 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.5
PHX
ATL
Excellent 9.5

Cons: Small aircraft, 2 seats on each side of the aisle, but that’s what you get when you fly short legs now.

JFK
BCN
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Great flight attendants and service. Plenty of entertainment selection to make the long flight enjoyable. The boarding was chaotic because of the airport facility.

Cons: The airport is too small for loading a full international flight.

DFW
DTW
Excellent 8.0

Cons: It was great fir a short flight. And they got me there early.

SLC
JFK
Good 7.3

Pros: I appreciate the choice of snacks.

Cons: The coffee served on the flight was lukewarm.

SLC
SJC
Good 7.0

Pros: Great crew, early arrival

Cons: Old screens, snacks getting smaller, too much ice in the drinks

Mon., 2 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
36h 30m
Sat., 7 Dec.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
45h 20m
$1,591
Trip: 6 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,759 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
LAX
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew and plane were fine. Nothing super special. Definitely less desirable a flight than European.

Cons: The international flights Quantas runs are fine. Beware of JETSTAR this airline is somehow even worse than value airlines in the United States. They weigh bags at check in, harass customers, the worst experience I have ever had in the air. Fly anyone else. JETSTAR IS BEYOND TERRIBLE.

SFO
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was great, I lucked out and got a whole row to myself and the entertainment was awesome.

Cons: The food was just ok.

SYD
DFW
Okay 4.0

Cons: The food was terrible. Why can’t you just serve a regular plain meal. Why try to be fancy with all these nasty sauces. Give me a regular sandwich for lunch and some simple pasta or something. The only things edible was the fruit.

SFO
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew was amazing! Its amazing the difference in overall politeness of that australian based flight crew vs a US based crew. Every need, every question, every request answered with a smile.

ZQN
BNE
Good 7.3

Pros: Entertainment was very good. Crew was professional and efficient.

Cons: The seat had no lower back support and was really uncomfortable.

Tue., 14 Apr.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 25m
Fri., 1 May
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
35h 10m
$1,435
Trip: 18 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6,147 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
MNL
HKG
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Well fed and provided beverages on trip. Food not gourmet----but what do you expect? Crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: Sure could use a little more leg room. I am 6'2"--so know I am taller than the average bear, but I think even a 5"8" man or woman finds the legroom a little tight---especially on a 15hr flight. On a 3 to 5 hour flight--OK. The legroom was durable--but you asked waht could be better and that point sticks out in my mind.

HKG
YVR
Good 7.3

Cons: Hi do veg meal could have been better and communication about my bags could have been better .

HKG
BKK
Excellent 8.0

Cons: No landing form!!

HKG
EWR
Okay 5.3

Pros: food was good

Cons: I don't like cameras spying on us. More leg room.

SIN
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Food was lacking, everything else excellent! Not enough components to the meals. Be nice to have cheese/crackers. Better salad.

Fri., 29 Nov.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
29h 30m
Sun., 1 Dec.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
42h 45m
$1,538
Trip: 3 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6,147 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
BOM
HKG
Good 7.3

Cons: Quality of Indian food

JFK
YVR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: the crew was professional and efficient on board the plane.

Cons: seat space was tight. it was hard to get comfortable

JFK
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: On time. Very professional. Staff works hard. This was the longest flight I’ve ever done; 16.5 hrs and I can’t tell you how great everyone at Cathay Pacific was. They made a difficult flight quite bearable. That’s saying something.

SIN
HKG
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Food was lacking, everything else excellent! Not enough components to the meals. Be nice to have cheese/crackers. Better salad.

JFK
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was amazing and the food was great too!

Wed., 15 Jan.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 30m
Thu., 30 Jan.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
34h 05m
$1,862
Trip: 16 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 4,759 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
SYD
CNS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was our first time flying on Qantas. everything was above expectations.

SFO
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Crew was great, I lucked out and got a whole row to myself and the entertainment was awesome.

Cons: The food was just ok.

BNE
LAX
Okay 5.3

Cons: Our original flight was cancelled and we were not notified by justfly. Just fly also accepted the flights on our behalf so it mean we couldn't chose the new flights

SYD
DFW
Okay 4.0

Cons: The food was terrible. Why can’t you just serve a regular plain meal. Why try to be fancy with all these nasty sauces. Give me a regular sandwich for lunch and some simple pasta or something. The only things edible was the fruit.

LAX
BNE
Good 7.3

Pros: Had 3 seats to myself as plane wasn’t full.

Cons: Long walk from connecting flights at LAX and incorrect gate number on schedule, necessitating even more walking. Exhausting before even getting on plane.

Sun., 15 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
39h 30m
Thu., 2 Jan.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
30h 40m
$2,380
Trip: 19 days
6.7Good Show reviews
Overall 6.7 Good
Based on 6,551 reviews
Overall
6.7
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.6
Crew
7.0
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.1
PVG
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew was nice

Cons: Seat could have been better but less crowded on the way back so I was able to change seats for more leg room and arm rest

KMG
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: I like how curly they are running this business

Cons: Just happily kill everyone and end this money game

PVG
ORD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: a very organized boarding and comfortable seats

PVG
DEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: Better entertainment of that language and country where the plane is going

KMG
PVG
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: China airline sucks, drop me off in the middle of nowhere wrong airport

Fri., 20 Dec.
MEL
Melbourne
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
46h 45m
Sun., 5 Jan.
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
MEL
Melbourne
35h 10m
$2,647
Trip: 17 days
8.1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 6,147 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
8.2
Food
7.7
TPE
ICN
Good 6.0

Cons: Delayed too much except that, everything was good

MNL
HKG
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Well fed and provided beverages on trip. Food not gourmet----but what do you expect? Crew was pleasant and helpful.

Cons: Sure could use a little more leg room. I am 6'2"--so know I am taller than the average bear, but I think even a 5"8" man or woman finds the legroom a little tight---especially on a 15hr flight. On a 3 to 5 hour flight--OK. The legroom was durable--but you asked waht could be better and that point sticks out in my mind.

HKG
JFK
Good 6.0

Pros: The entertainment was good.

Cons: Once the crew got the meals out of the way you didn't see them (at least in our section). You could go to the galley for water or a snack etc. Most airlines I've been on seem to bring drinks, etc to seats every once in a while.

HKG
SFO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The food is always great!

Cons: They should bring out snack more often.

EWR
HKG
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Good leg room and nice recline for economy. Good and service very nice.

Cons: Everything was well done and organized.

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