Cheap Flights from New York to Los Angeles International in 2019
Flight information New York to Los Angeles International
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Average flight time, total distance 2460 miles
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Los Angeles International and Hawthorne
The route between New York and Los Angeles might be the most showbiz journey in America, as performing artists of all kinds creatively cross-pollinate from one side of the country to the other. Over 2,500 miles lie between the cities, and you can count on spending just under 6 hours in the air, if you fly direct.
John F. Kennedy International Airport(JFK) to Los Angeles International Airport(LAX) is often referenced as the busiest long-haul route in the USA. There are hundreds of nonstop flights on the route each week. American Airlines alone offers 94 weekly direct flights, but every major airline and several budget airlines also have busy schedules. Virgin America and United fly from Newark (EWR) to LAX. There are no nonstop flights to LAX from LaGuardia Airport(LGA) but there are great deals to be had if you can tolerate a short layover at another major US hub.
Making your way to New York’s airports
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)- This is the city’s largest and busiest airport, which is spread over 8 huge terminals. Take the rapid AirTrain to get from one part of JFK to another. It’s possible to reach JFK by public transportation. It’s a long trip from most parts of the city, but the NYC subway and the Long Island Railway both connect to the AirTrain.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)- The airport is located in New Jersey but it’s so close to the city that is regularly appears in “New York All Airports” searches. In fact, Newark may be more convenient from certain areas on NYC, and it’s also often cheaper. It has three terminals: A, B, and C. Public transportation access is fairly straightforward. NJ Transit trains run between New York’s Penn Station and the Newark Airport Train Station, which connects to Newark’s AirTrain.
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)LGA sees a lot of passenger traffic, but it’s fairly efficient and navigable. There are four terminals with the designations A through D. While it is possible to access LaGuardia by public transit, options are limited, complicated, and time-consuming, especially if you’re burdened with luggage. If at all possible, plan to arrive by car.
Arriving in Los Angeles
If your eyes are accustomed to the gray concrete and black workaday uniforms of NYC, Los Angeles is something of an assault to the senses and a celebration of color. The promised Endless Summer of California is at its shiniest in LA, and the lure of the beach is always strong. If you’re traveling with kids, Cabrillo Beach is especially sand-castle friendly. If you’re more in the mood for people-watching and competitive sunbathing, Manhattan Beach is the place to go.
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