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Find cheap flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport from R9 719

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl departing on 10/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
23:15 - 15:25CPT-JFK
22h 10m1 stop
19:30 - 21:25JFK-CPT
19h 55m1 stop
R16 134KLM
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Wed, May 29 - Wed, Jun 12
23:00 - 7:35CPT-JFK
38h 35m1 stop
13:45 - 12:50JFK-CPT
41h 05m1 stop
R16 173Kenya Airways
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Tue, Apr 16 - Tue, Sep 10
10:30 - 13:15CPT-JFK
32h 45m1 stop
23:59 - 7:55JFK-CPT
25h 56m1 stop
R16 288Virgin Atlantic
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Mon, Mar 11 - Sun, Mar 17
10:30 - 21:55CPT-JFK
41h 25m1 stop
23:59 - 8:40JFK-CPT
26h 41m1 stop
R16 845Virgin Atlantic
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Sat, Mar 16 - Sat, Mar 23
20:10 - 19:15CPT-JFK
29h 05m1 stop
0:25 - 10:20JFK-CPT
27h 55m1 stop
R18 305British Airways
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Wed, Mar 13 - Mon, Mar 18
20:10 - 19:15CPT-JFK
29h 05m1 stop
9:05 - 12:00JFK-CPT
20h 55m1 stop
R18 573British Airways
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Wed, Mar 13 - Tue, Mar 19
18:25 - 8:50CPT-JFK
44h 25m1 stop
22:20 - 11:50JFK-CPT
31h 30m2 stops
R20 821Emirates
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Mon, Mar 11 - Sun, Mar 17
18:25 - 8:50CPT-JFK
44h 25m1 stop
11:20 - 16:45JFK-CPT
23h 25m1 stop
R20 898Emirates
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Sun, Mar 17 - Wed, Mar 20
12:35 - 16:05CPT-JFK
33h 30m1 stop
1:20 - 17:15JFK-CPT
33h 55m1 stop
R22 453Qatar Airways
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Wed, Mar 27 - Fri, Apr 12
19:15 - 15:20CPT-JFK
26h 05m1 stop
1:20 - 10:50JFK-CPT
27h 30m1 stop
R25 181Qatar Airways
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Wed, Apr 10 - Tue, Apr 16

Flights from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport, you should consider leaving on a Wednesday and avoid Sundays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Cape Town, you’ll find the best rates on Tuesdays and the most expensive ones on Thursdays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport is November, where tickets cost R15 635 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and June, where the average cost of tickets is R24 316 and R23 491 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 86 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport were found on KLM (R16 134) and Kenya Airways (R16 173). Kenya Airways proposed the cheapest one-way flight at R9 930.

How long does a flight from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport take?

There are no direct flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport. The quickest journey takes 20h 54m.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R9 719
Best time to beat the crowds (5% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 8% lower on average.
Flight from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport

When to book flights from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport was R506 for a one-way ticket and R840 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport?

    SkyTeam, Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Cape Town and New York John F Kennedy Airport, with SkyTeam being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to New York, Qatar Airways or Virgin Atlantic?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to New York are Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic. With an average price for the route of R15 783 and an overall rating of 7,7, Qatar Airways is the most popular choice. Virgin Atlantic is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R15 650 and an overall rating of 7,7.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to New York John F Kennedy Airport from Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to New York John F Kennedy Airport with an airline and back to Cape Town with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cape Town to New York John F Kennedy Airport?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to New York John F Kennedy Airport from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 5 airlines serving from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cape Town to John F Kennedy Intl? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 4318 reviews
82boarding
81overall
81comfort
84crew
83entertainment
79food
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WORST AIRLINE EVER—FOOD WAS MEDIOCRE AND WIDEBODY 777 BOEING WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE! IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY THAT I PAID.

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WORST AIRLINE EVER—FOOD WAS MEDIOCRE AND WIDEBODY 777 BOEING WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE! IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY THAT I PAID.

Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

More space all around is practically essential on long international fights, and Emirates definitely delivers. But food selection and taste was only average. Otherwise, the flight was smooth and the cabin crew service was fine.

Food was not eadable. Testless and not apealing. order for indian vegitarian, recived spice less. combination of main course and side iteams are far away from traditonal food, serve less iteams. , but eadoble. Thanks

I bought Business class ticket but they treated me like economic class. No lounge allowed at check inn I have to take stuff out while other passengers have more than 25 lb in bag. Because I bought tickets from other than airlines . It’s discriminations from airlines to passengers.

Quality and tasty Food and service, bigger seat comfort and leg room, etc.

The service was fantastic. Not much could be done better

Overall emirates continues to amaze me with their. Awesome service . I had shifted away from emirates , because I lost luggage and watch in emirates in 2019 that drifted me away from this airline , but I am willing to give it try

Boarding was delayed but the information about delays was not provided

I wish any of the US airlines operated like Emirates

We left one hour late because of technical difficulties. The economy comfort seats are great for the price. The crew was mediocre, they do not provide a pleasant experience, they just deliver food and drinks and give orders, not very amicable, no service and hospitality focus.

I thought KLM was the best airline but the Lima - Amsterdam was 1 hours late, the Brussels - Amsterdam was 2.30 hours late and the Amsterdam - Lima was 30 minutes late

The food was ok. The crew seemed like they were cranky. I had one guy get mad at me for passing in between the storage area to get to the other toilet. I can understand if it's not allowed but reprimanding me like I'm a student saying "This is the last time!" was not appropriate. During my meal time, there was a French family around me. No problems there but when we usually have meals, they are supposed to put their chair in the upright position. These people did not do it and the steward did not tell them to raise their seat in the upright position. However, I was told to do so! So, me and another person next to me had to eat with the monitor almost touching our faces. Furthermore, a lady in front of me was putting her feet up and preventing another elder passenger from putting her seat back. To make it worse, she was continuously hitting her back into her seat, shaking my monitor while I was watching a movie. A crew member did speak to her about it but then she accused me of pushing her seat forward! The crew member gave me a death stare and told me to stop pushing the seat forward. I did not even touch her seat at all, if I did, she would know it. Her boyfriend also stood up and tried to push her seat even further past the maximum decline to no avail. None of these people were reprimanded but the steward, some bald guy, was extremely friendly with them and did not even try to instruct them to do anything until it was time to land. I resisted the urge to really argue with them because I would have obviously been seen as the aggressor (I have no idea why). I hardly said anything on this flight except "more wine please" and "sorry" if I bumped into someone accidentally. Overall, it was an annoying flight and I had to resist the urge to yell at the steward and the people he was overly friendly with. The happiest moment of this flight was leaving it.

It was nice to be on a legacy airline, people try at least.

The flight itself it was great nice food the crew were very nice and helpful, Checking in from Birmingham wasn't great long queues for bag dropped, And I had my hand luggage case taken away from me even though I requested to have it with me as I had breakables items. I was told I can not because of the length of the flight with no explanation at all no options was given for me to take my fragile items out of my case it was taken away with hold buggage I find the staff member who was checking me in very unpleasant !! Can we please be advise if the rules have changed about the the carry on hand luggage it will be easier to be advise on booking your tickect if we not allowed to take the hand luggage with me. Overall I had a good flight .

All and all pretty good. It’s crowded but that is what flying is all about. But no complaints otherwise.

Well, in my case; the flight was delayed 1 hour, we have to wait in the plane to get green light. And the plane (probably because was a short trip) did not have entertainment or WiFi. No a good experience.

The seats are too cramped in that plane. If you’re above 1,80m consider alternatives or first class I guess… There were no emergency exits to seat somewhere with more legroom

At the transit could be less time not like 12 hour 6 hours the mix should be 4 hour, thanks

Pros: "Friendly crew, great access to a variety refreshments, robust entertainment library."
Cons: "No suggestions."

They shld provide food. Between food they are giving 10 hours gap which is toooo much

The crew was great and the food and liquor offerings were good. Seats were a bit cramped. Flight arrived early at destination. That's a plus.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

I had already opted for Vegan food before 2 months yet they say we have no record for it,

Too many boarding protocols. Never experienced with other international flights.

Polite and helpful crew. My son developed fever. Crew members came and gave him medication and also came and enquired about his health several times.

After going through security and waiting for the flight at the gate, there was no access to bathrooms and no place to charge a phone while waiting for the flight. But once I was on the plane, everything was very good.

Overall good but staff in the place looked extremely tired after 8hrs in 14 hrs journey and then service was cut short and response time for calls increased in later part of flight. Food was ok not astonishing

Better service is needed. I booked for Qatar but I was switched to American way after I bought my tickets.

Terrible airlines - suffered entire flight due to food poisoning from stale food

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff were fantastic friendly nice they came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff for a fantastic friendly nice we came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meeting was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast.

Tai-City to Atlanta :Lots of legroom on the flight. No interaction from the staff at all on the plane. They only attended to the First Class passengers. There was no entertainment. Security I was body scanned even though I hadn't set off an alarm, my father-in-law in his 80s, was stopped and subjected to a through body search, told that they would have to place their hands in intimate places. There were several border guards present, and as we walked off we could hear the TWA officer talk about the procedure as if he was training. My father-in-law was a little upset about the whole process. A kind explanation that training was taking place would have been more acceptable, and it felt dehumanizing to him. Atlanta to London: Check in was difficult we had been unable to do this online for 2 of the family members on the same booking both in their mid to late-80s. No seats had been allocated for them and we were all travelling Premium Economy. After several phone calls to the booking agent and conversations with Delta staff at TriCites airport, we were told that seats would be allocated at the gate in Atlanta. When we arrived at Atlanta, and spoke to a member of the boarding staff at the gate, he was curt and repeated back exactly what we had just told him, that only one of us was checked in. I explained that we had been unable to check-in online for the 2 family members (I had tried twice). He again repeated back that we needed to check-in. As we were in transit, I was at a loss at what he wanted us to do, but he kept repeating that we needed to do this. I asked where we should do this. No answer. In fact all he did throughout was look at his screen. He told us that there were no seats in Premium Economy, and that he could offer my parents-in-law 'two seats at the back'. I asked if he meant at the back of Premium Economy, and he replied, 'No, at the back of the plane'. At this point, myself and my father-in-law pointed out that they had paid for Premium Economy tickets and expected seats there. He never took his eyes off the screen once. Then he hit a button and it printed out two boarding passes for my parents-in-law. The seats were directly across from my seat. He had gone from saying there were no seats to somehow finding two together. No explanation, no eye contact, nothing. The flight: As we boarded, our first introduction to the flight was the stewardess at the entrance addressing a passenger with an annoyed and loud voice about a bag that belonged to them. That was not promising. The seats were good, and so were all the accessories. The food, etc.: we had flown with Virgin on our outward journey and I could not fault it. The service and food was excellent, the stewards very helpful, offering additional drinks and snacks. The toilets were more accessible than Delta, which were in the economy area and were told in no uncertain terms that we should not use the First Class toilets, even though they were much closer to our section of the plane. We had a menu for both flights, yet when I asked for the chicken dish on Delta, I was told that there was none left and that there was another chicken dish with mashed potatoes and that 'it was fine'. This was almost pushed on me before I could answer. I was sitting 3 rows from the front of the section, so I was surprised that they had already run out. I repeated that I would like the chicken dish on the menu, and asked whether she would be able to get one from her colleague who was serving in the other aisle. The stewardess replied 'No, that's not how it works!' It always has on previous flights, so I was a bit confused. I accepted that I would have to opt for the pasta option (no choice), but was a little perturbed by her response. Minutes later she returns and hands me the chicken dish I had originally asked for. I had already started eating the other one, but was told curtly that I could have both. This was the same stewardess who was shouting at a passenger as we boarded the plane. The food was very poor in the end, nowhere near as good as Virgin's. Unlike Virgin, there was no starter, no bread roll, just a main and a brownie served in a cardboard container. Virgin had provided real china and glass. Unlike Virgin, they did not return to ask if we wanted more drinks, and there was no tea or coffee served after the meal. The breakfast that was served later was equally poor and inedible, apart from the fruit. At the time, the stewardess, a different one, completely walked past my mother-in-law and did not offer her a hot drink. Both my parents-in-law are in their mid to late 80s, they have been world travellers in their time and had decided that this would be the last flight that they ever take. They have health problems, including memory issues. I feel that overall the journey back to London was pretty unpleasant for them especially, and that they were treated badly, especially by the ground staff. We have lived on two continents and are used to long haul flights, and I have to say that this is up there in the worst flight category. Bearing in mind that we had paid extra money expecting comfort and additional attention, it was extremely disappointing. I would fly Virgin again, but never Delta. The two flights were incomparable.

Lots of legroom on the flight. No interaction from the staff at all on the plane. They only attended to the First Class passengers. There was no entertainment. Security I was body scanned even though I hadn't set off an alarm, my father-in-law in his 80s, was stopped and subjected to a through body search, told that they would have to place their hands in intimate places. There were several border guards present, and as we walked off we could hear the TWA officer talk about the procedure as if he was training. My father-in-law was a little upset about the whole process. A kind explanation would have been more acceptable, and it felt dehumanizing to him.

Needed a 6 hour lay over in Atlanta. How can this be avoided ?

Security area in terminal 3 needs to be made much nicer. Less claustrophobic and use of glass and big ceilings wouldhelp

i saved my points for more than 10 years in anticipation of treating myself to an upper class fight to and from london on virgin atlantic. i was shocked to find what you consider “upper class” on the dreamliner. it was, at best, a mediocre business class accommodation. it was tight and not that comfortable, with nearly no personal storage. everything was cramped and just generally disappointing. once i lucked into a 1st class upgrade to europe on lufthansa - a magical experience that found me reluctant to sleep, lest i deprive myself the joy of their setup. i expected something similar from virgin atlantic, but i could not have been more wrong. it will be the same arrangement on my flight home, but at least i know what (not) to expect. to be clear, this is only in reaction to the physical accommodations. your people were, and always are fantastic.

accomodating check in staff, friendly flight crew ( a crew member was speaking tactlessly and was overfamiliar with passengers

Seats need to be updated. Allowance needs to be made for dinner service at an alternative time

Pre flight food options were not working and made the flight not enjoyable. Post experiences of British airways have been positive, but this is enough to stop me using British airways again

I was rebooked on Delta. Did not take this flight

Flight cancelled and i was rebooked on delta. Delta business class is not the same as British

Boarding could be smoother. But the flight crew was excellence. Very professional, friendly and helpful.

Everything was fine except my screen wasn’t working and I was unable to watch any movies or TV. Staff tried 3 times to reboot it, without success.

Boarding ,checking in was easy and quick . Comfort was not good.

It was good… always SO many people… I realize that’s how they make money but wow!

Positive boarding experience, easy access to seat with plenty of luggage space

Undocumented cargo processung delayed flight 1 hour. After getting all the way out to take off, we had to go back to gate for 45 min + processing & refueling. :(

Truly felt "taken care of". Will definitely fly British Airways again.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cape Town to New York found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
10/7Wed
2 stops
27h 30mCPT-JFK
R9 719
28/3Thu
1 stopKenya Airways
23h 00mCPT-JFK
R9 930
27/3Wed
2 stops
41h 10mCPT-JFK
R10 084
27/3Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
26h 40mCPT-JFK
R12 389
8/7Mon
1 stopBritish Airways
22h 25mCPT-JFK
R14 425
29/3Fri
1 stopEmirates
25h 10mCPT-JFK
R14 866
6/7Sat
1 stopBritish Airways
29h 25mCPT-JFK
R14 982
28/3Thu
3 stopsEmirates
33h 40mCPT-JFK
R15 577
11/8Sun
1 stopKLM
21h 15mCPT-JFK
R37 339
27/3Wed
1 stopKLM
22h 15mCPT-JFK
R40 047

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Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Cape Town to New York that are departing in the next 10 days.
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multi-stopVirgin Atlantic
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9/3Sat
multi-stopVirgin Atlantic
26h 40mJFK-CPT
R16 710
5/3Tue
multi-stopDelta
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multi-stopDelta
25h 35mJFK-CPT
R17 632
5/3Tue
multi-stopDelta
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13/3Wed
multi-stopDelta
25h 35mJFK-CPT
R17 805
5/3Tue
multi-stopAir France
23h 45mCPT-JFK
12/3Tue
multi-stopAir France
40h 15mJFK-CPT
R19 707
1/3Fri
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
23h 50mCPT-JFK
6/3Wed
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
33h 55mJFK-CPT
R21 051
2/3Sat
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
28h 40mCPT-JFK
9/3Sat
multi-stopAmerican Airlines
20h 55mJFK-CPT
R21 455
2/3Sat
multi-stopEmirates
36h 15mCPT-JFK
9/3Sat
multi-stopEmirates
30h 30mJFK-CPT
R27 582
2/3Sat
multi-stopEmirates
36h 15mCPT-JFK
9/3Sat
multi-stopEmirates
57h 05mJFK-CPT
R28 388
1/3Fri
multi-stopKLM
25h 50mCPT-JFK
9/3Sat
multi-stopKLM
21h 55mJFK-CPT
R36 897
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multi-stopKLM
22h 15mCPT-JFK
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multi-stopKLM
20h 55mJFK-CPT
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Cape Town - New York John F Kennedy Airport Flights

Departure:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Destination:

New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)United States

Return flight deals:

New York John F Kennedy Airport - Cape Town

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