Cheap flights from New York to Los Angeles

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Flight information for New York to Los Angeles
(NYC to LAX)

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Best Price Found$140The best flight deal from New York to Los Angeles found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $140
Fastest flight time5h 26mThe fastest flight from New York to Los Angeles takes 5h 26m
Direct flightsMon, Wed, Thu, Sat and SunDirect flights go from New York to Los Angeles on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Airlines offering direct flights are: ANA and Alaska Airlines.
Airports in Los Angeles1 airportThere is 1 airport near Los Angeles: Los Angeles (LAX)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from New York to Los Angeles

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What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Los Angeles?

August

The cheapest time of year to fly to Los Angeles from New York is August. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart New York for Los Angeles?

Tuesday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Tuesday. The most expensive is typically Sunday

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Los Angeles?

in the evening

New York to Los Angeles flights are approximately 10% more expensive at noon than in the evening

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Los Angeles from New York?

Spirit Airlines

Alaska Airlines, Frontier, and JetBlue are the most popular carriers operating from New York to Los Angeles

What is the cheapest New York to Los Angeles flight route?

New York LaGuardia - Los Angeles

Fly from New York LaGuardia to Los Angeles for the best New York - Los Angeles flight prices

How far in advance should you book New York to Los Angeles flights?

32 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from New York to Los Angeles is approximately 32 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from New York to Los Angeles

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from New York to Los Angeles by changing tabs
Major Airline
JFKNew York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 50m
LAXLos Angeles
Major Airline
EWRNewark
5h 23m
LAXLos Angeles
Major Airline
LGANew York LaGuardia
5h 50m
LAXLos Angeles
American Airlines
SWFNew Windsor Stewart
8h 18m
LAXLos Angeles

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Major Airline
JFKNew York John F Kennedy Intl
5h 50m
LAXLos Angeles
Major Airline
EWRNewark
5h 23m
LAXLos Angeles
Major Airline
LGANew York LaGuardia
5h 50m
LAXLos Angeles

Best airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from New York to Los Angeles with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
Spirit Airlines
PriceFrom $73
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.5
6.8

Boarding

6.2

Comfort

7.2

Crew

5.6

Entertainment

5.7

Food

Reviews

Pros: Well, it was not very comfortable and we were delayed for an hour. And a crew member was sick.

Cons: Mostly everything.

1 / 10
Frontier
PriceFrom $82
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.0
6.3

Boarding

5.8

Comfort

6.7

Crew

5.0

Entertainment

5.2

Food

Reviews

Pros: The wonderful crews and the comfortable seat

Cons: Snack and drink

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.0

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Pros: Delayed flight no reasons seems like American Airlines don’t know what to do in these situations

Cons: I believe this airlines should have figured the answer to this question by now.

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.3

Boarding

8.5

Comfort

8.3

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Cons: Wouldn't let us on the flight when there was plenty of time to get there. Manager was arrogant and slow - didn't care. Poor policies at that airport.

1 / 10
Alaska Airlines
PriceFrom $118
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.3
8.7

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.7

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

7.6

Food

Reviews

Pros: The comfort of the plane was great! Lots of room and very comfortable seating.

Cons: I found some members of staff to be a bit rude. When other passengers asked questions or did something wrong (that was a minor issue), one of the staff members in particular talked down to them and treated them like they were stupid.

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $127
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.8
7.2

Boarding

6.6

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.1

Food

Reviews

Pros: everything

Cons: nono

1 / 10
JetBlue
PriceFrom $130
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.1
7.4

Boarding

7.7

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

6.9

Food

Reviews

Pros: Honestly the only thing I can say that I liked was that we got back to Fort Lauderdale in less than two hours.

Cons: Honestly the only thing I can say that I liked was that we got back to Fort Lauderdale in less than two hours. We were told to arrive at the airport for our flight which was delayed incase our flight left on time. our gate changed five different times. Our flight was supposed to leave from Puerto Rico to Ft. Lauderdale @ 1:30 p.m. the flight kept getting delayed . our flight did not take off until 7:30 that evening. Nobody informed us of anything what the delay was etc. it was handled horribly by Jet Blue staff. We were t offered vouchers nothing.

1 / 10
Sun Country Air
PriceFrom $160
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.5

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.9

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.7

Food

Reviews

Pros: Quick boarding. Inexpensive ticket. Direct flight.

Cons: Crew walked thru cabin at least 5 times collecting garbage, but could not hand out sealed snack or sealed water. People sat should-to-shoulder - No buffer space, but asked to leave the plane with 6 foot intervals???? This airline picks and chooses their Covid precautions. Quick and inexpensive flight, if you don’t mind the rest.

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  • Are airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Some of our partner airlines flying from New York to Los Angeles are adopting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and JetBlue. You can search for the full list of airlines like United Airlines that are offering this flexibility.

  • How far is New York to Los Angeles by plane?

    Los Angeles is 2448.3 mi away from New York. A reasonable flight in good conditions will take 5h 50m.


Can I fly to Los Angeles from New York right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to Los Angeles within the United States

Most visitors from New York need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Los Angeles.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

Can I fly back to New York from Los Angeles?

Returning to New York from Los Angeles

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

If you are planning to travel to Los Angeles at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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