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Low season

September Best time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (30% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

$505 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

$289 or less

When to book flights from New York to Los Angeles

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $196 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from New York to Los Angeles was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is September.
  • No, you are not at an upscale mall; you are at New York John F. Kennedy Intl. airport. The airport houses a wide selection of stores featuring tech items, travel essentials, and even upscale clothing and accessories. Browse in shops like Hermes, Coach, Michael Kors, and Cartier, all located conveniently in the airport terminal buildings.
  • Los Angeles airport has a wealth of hotels close to the airport. There are budget-friendly choices like Super 8 and Motel 6, which are located right at the airport. There are good mid-range choices such as the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International, which are adjacent to the airport. If you are looking for a higher-end experience, try the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey, located just a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean and just a short drive from the airport.
  • When taking flights from New York to Los Angeles Airport, it’s important to know that the airport is a fair distance from downtown Los Angeles. One great option to get there that comes at a very affordable price is the Flyaway shuttle, which will take you to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. In addition to being located downtown, Union Station is also the hub for rail and bus service such as Amtrak and Metrolink, which will get you through the rest of Southern California and beyond.
  • If Los Angeles is just serving as a long layover for you, why not spend that time on a mini-adventure? LayoverStop Tours offers tours of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and much more. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and take you to discover the hotspots in just 4 or 5 hours.
  • Los Angeles airport offers a wide assortment of dining options from upscale to downright classic. Grab a slice at Zpizza, or enjoy Costero California Bar and Bistro, which offers both fine dining as well as a lively, upscale bar area and, if you are in the mood for something truly Southern California, try the legendary In-n-Out Burger.

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