Favorite airline: American Airlines
Most travelers looking for flights on the route from New York to Los Angeles decide to book flights with American Airlines.
American Airlines
26 %
Alaska Airlines
21 %
JetBlue Airways
20 %
Tip: book 8 weeks before departure
The best time to find a cheap flight on this route is 8 weeks before travel. Save up to 34 %.
55 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Tuesday
Flight prices fluctuate throughout the week. Flights are 16 % cheaper on Tuesday.
Direct flights are cheaper
Direct flights on this route are $33.00 cheaper on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
06h 21min
10h 10min
11h 45min
$123
$156
$305
The favorite connection is non-stop
Direct flights are especially popular on this route. 87 % of travelers will book a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
06h 21min, from $123
87 %
1 stopover San Francisco International Airport, CA
10h 20min, from $171
7 %
1 stopover Boston Logan International Airport, MA
08h 55min, from $262
2 %
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Flight details New York - Los Angeles
  • Flight duration: min. 05:55 / max. 06:48
  • Distance: 3979 km
  • Flights per week: 293
  • Return flight duration: min. 05:10 / max. 05:33