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Information for flights to Los Angeles from New York

Flights arrive in Los Angeles
Flights depart from New York
Flight price $642
Distance 3,956 km
Airlines Alaska Airlines

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average price:
$432
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$437
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from New York to Los Angeles

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from New York to Los Angeles was found, on average, 25 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 27% more expensive 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 Los Angeles from New York

How long does a flight from New York to Los Angeles take?
An average non-stop flight takes 24h 38m, covering a distance of 3956 km.
How many flights are there between New York and Los Angeles?
There are 3,274 (non-stop) flights between New York and Los Angeles per week, averaging 491 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($642)
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York and Los Angeles?
United (38 times daily), Air New Zealand (30 times daily), Alaska Airlines (30 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.

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

Airports
Origin
Newark
$642
only
$642
Destination
Los Angeles
$642
only
$642
Wed., 26 Sep.
EWR
Newark
LAX
Los Angeles
24h 38m
Sun., 30 Sep.
LAX
Los Angeles
EWR
Newark
5h 24m
Trip: 5 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 23 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.9
EWR
LAX
Excellent 9.0

That we took off on time and landed early

Seating was cramped

EWR
LAX
Excellent 9.0

A little confused they gave us a virgin America plane but having a movie selection at our disposal and drinks it was excellent

Our flight was 30 min behind, then after boarding it took a while to take off and then when landing it took a while to de plane. Probably not Alaska’s fault

EWR
LAX
OK 5.0

There were no vegetarian/vegan options for meals. In 2018 it’s unnacceptable to have ZERO veggie options, especially on a flight to LA. Come on! I ended up having to pay for 2 meals that I could only eat parts of. And it took more than 1 HOUR for them to bring me these meals. I’ve never had to wait more than 5 mins for a meal, that I PAID for, to be delivered to my seat. I was starving, forced to waste money on meals I couldn’t fully eat AND had to wait over an HOUR to receive them. I am beyond disappointed.

EWR
LAX
Good 7.0

The entertainment was fantastic.

It was freezing cold and they didn’t have any blankets. It was about 90 degrees outside so most of the passengers weren’t dressed did the frigid temperatures inside.

EWR
LAX
Good 6.3

Seats were comfortable and free entertainment was available. Quick and easy boarding with my 2yo and rest of family. Food for purchase was also good Flight attendants were very helpful and accommodating

No headphones, not even for purchase... and we were not told about this until we left the gate.AND no CC for any movie Air smelled like jet fuel for a good 10 min when we were at departure and arrival gate one bathroom was covered in feces (literally) so the other 2 were always in use. There was also no announcement made stating there would be no more drink or good service after a certain point

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