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Flights from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX)

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Reasons to fly with Qantas

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Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Pointsin Australia and around the world, and earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

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Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more.

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Visiting from New York (JFK) to Los Angeles

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From the hills of Hollywood to the sun-drenched streets and beaches of Santa Monica and the designer shopping on Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles is cooler than cool. LA offers something for the entire family, from state-of-the-art rides to walks through historic neighbourhoods. Theme parks feature incredible thrills, while famous cultural attractions include the Getty Center, LACMA and Walt Disney Hall. Discover what's beneath the glitzy facade of America's most famous city.

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When to visit

Whichever season you decide to visit, there's always something to do in L.A. Generally, the best time to visit Los Angeles is March through May when there are fewer crowds, pleasant temperatures, and generally good air quality. In summer, the beach areas can be foggy but the water temperature is lovely with plenty of sunshine and endless street festivals. Autumn is another favourable time in Los Angeles, with low rainfall especially in September. Awards season is in January to March and The Rose Bowl is a popular attraction for sports fans.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Opens external site in a new window commonly referred to as LAX, is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles and its surrounding metropolitan area. Los Angeles International Airport is the busiest and largest airport on the US west coast. It's located 33km from the city centre and 50km from Disneyland. LAX operates 24 hours a day and is open from 5 a.m. to midnight.

Arriving in Los Angeles

The staff at Los Angeles will greet you when you land and assist you with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into LA from Los Angeles Airport

There are many transport options to make your trip to to and from LAX easy and stress free. The FlyAway nonstop bus service provides transport between LAX and Union Station and Van Nuys. FlyAway buses drop off passengers on the Upper/Departures Level of each terminal, costing around $10USD. There are a variety of taxis, ride share services, rental cars and hotel shuttles that operate to and from LAX. Limousines and private transfers can also be arranged for a private transfer to your accommodation.

Getting around Los Angeles

Generally, it’s popular to hire a car to explore LA’s vast urban metropolis, but if you don't want to drive yourself around you can organise transfers, ride share or join a tour. There's also the Metro Rail, Metro bus lines and DASH, which provide inexpensive and convenient transport across LA. If you're staying at one of LA’s world-famous beaches you could even hire a bike.

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Departure information

Fly from New York City

We want your journey from New York City to be as smooth as possible and the following information will ensure that happens.

What is the main airport called? 

John F. Kennedy International AirportOpens external site in a new window also known as just JFK, is the main airport serving New York City. It's located 25 km from the city centre. The airport is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America and the 20th-busiest airport in the world. The airport has many retail stores, restaurants and bars, beauty and spa salons, airline lounges, charging stations and wi-fi.

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from New York City are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll contact anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.