Tips for finding the best flights from New York to Los Angeles

A flight connection during the week or on the weekend – you choose when you fly from New York to Los Angeles. A quick search through the database shows that prices start at a reasonable $133. If you plan to fly in June, May or September, be prepared to pay more than usual. In these months tickets can cost up to 33 % more than the annual average. Ticket prices for flights on Sundays and Fridays can cost up to 8 % more than flights on any other day of the week. Users prefer United Airlines 34 % of the time when booking tickets for this route.

Travel faster with a direct flight from New York to Los Angeles

Direct flights often provide speed, comfort and convenience. Without having to stop on your journey, you'll be able to enjoy a relaxing flight. For daily direct flights you can book your trip with American Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines or Virgin America in July, August, September, October, November and December.

Flying with stopovers – the best value for your money

Compared to direct flights, connections with stopovers are up to $3 more affordable. The most affordable ticket prices for connections with stopovers start at $133 and for direct flights at $136. Only 15 % of idealo users prefer stopover connections, whereas 77 % prefer direct connections. Concerning stopover flights users choose stops in Minneapolis or San Francisco most often. The fastest stopover flight stops in Minneapolis and has a flight duration of 7 hours and 52 minutes. This connection is only 2 hours longer than a direct flight. Whether you want to fly with American Airlines or another airline – let us help you get the best deal on offer.