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Fares from $84 One Way, $141 Round Trip from New York to Los Angeles

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Flights from New York to Los Angeles - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from New York to Los Angeles?

Get ready to click "book" because there are 5 airlines that advertise nonstop services between New York, NY Airport (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) and Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.). Take to the air in comfort on board one of these top carriers:

  • American Airlines
  • JetBlue
  • Delta
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Qantas
What is the shortest flight from New York to Los Angeles?

The fastest flight time from New York, NY Airport (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to Los Angeles, CA Airport (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) is 5 hours and 50 minutes, which gives you loads of time to enjoy a drink or get swept up in a good movie.

What airlines fly from New York to Los Angeles most frequently?

Here are the four carriers that offer the most frequent flights between New York and Los Angeles. Find out which one fits your travel plans: JetBlue Airways - (B6) with 249 flights every month Delta Air Lines - (DL) with 189 flights every month American Airlines - (AA) with 160 flights every month Alaska Airlines - (AS) with 121 flights every month

Route Information for Flights from New York to Los Angeles

Origin Airport IATA CodeNYC
Destination Airport IATA CodeQLA
Distance2468 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesDelta Air Lines, El Al, South African Airways, Qantas, Korean Air, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways, Air Europa, Air France, China Eastern Airlines, Virgin Australia, Aeromexico, Alaska Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, LATAM Airlines Ecuador, JetBlue Airways, China Southern Airlines, Alitalia, Hawaiian Airlines, Air Tahiti Nui, TAP Air Portugal, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival2:16PM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival1:45AM UTC

Flights Review

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Brendon was especially helpful and kind.

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I missed an outlet to charge my phone

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Update the TVs outlet. I couldn’t use my apple headphones to watch tv.

Mar 3, 2020

Seat ok, not enough room to move in and out of row.

Feb 25, 2020

Friendly staff! Thank you

Feb 23, 2020

I would definitely fly With this airline again. Seats were comfortable, airplane was modern, staff was friendly and it was on time

Feb 12, 2020

The free WiFi will bring me back for sure!

Feb 3, 2020

Simply a great flight!

Jan 30, 2020

WiFi absolutely the WORST - could NEVER connect. Recurring issue.

Jan 27, 2020

Everything was great!

Escape the bright lights of the Big Apple for the beaches of LA with flights from New York to Los Angeles. Use Orbitz to plan your west coast adventure and find a choice of great deals on flights for your trip.


Popular Routes from New York to Los Angeles

Most of the flights that link New York and Los Angeles depart from John F. Kennedy International and land at LAX. One of the most popular routes in the US, this transcontinental flight carries hundreds of thousands of passengers every year.

Airlines offering direct flights from New York to LA include Alaska, American, Delta and JetBlue.

An alternative route for passengers flying to California is Newark to LAX. Although not quite as busy as JFK – LAX, this route still offers a great choice of daily flights and competitive airfares. Most of the flights that link Newark with Los Angeles are operated by United Airlines.


The Flight from New York to Los Angeles

New York to Los Angeles is one of the busiest passenger air routes in the world, and the most popular in the US. Every year, over four million people fly from the Big Apple to the City of Angels, with flights departing both JFK and Newark incredibly regularly throughout the day.

On average, planes take just over six hours to fly from New York to Los Angeles. The return leg of the journey is even quicker, with some planes able to complete the 2,500-mile trip in less than five hours.

Both premium carriers and budget airlines operate flights from New York to LA. This gives you a great choice of airfares and departure times when booking your trip.

Most planes that fly the route cruise at an altitude of 35,000 feet. This puts you well above the clouds and means you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic views of the landscapes below.

If the weather is clear as you travel across the US, you may well be able to spot fields, mountains, lakes and other prominent geographical features. If you’re lucky enough to get a window seat, you’ll also get a close of view of LA as you come into land.

From LAX, you can fly to a huge number of destinations across the US and around the world. If you’re staying in LA, you can continue your journey by taxi, bus or private shuttle after touching down in the city.

Relax, enjoy the flight and save your energy for exploring the attractions of Los Angeles.


Other Flight Destinations in California

One of the most beautiful and diverse states in the US, California has a lot to offer. If you want to see a little more of the Golden State, why not try one of these popular alternative routes?

Flights from New York to San Francisco

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^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.