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Johannesburg to New York John F Kennedy Intl flight information

Flights arrive in New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flights depart from Johannesburg
Flight price R8 686
Distance 12 830 km
Airlines Etihad Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates

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High season:
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1%
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Average price:
R12 871
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R10 905
or less (return)

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The average direct flight takes 21h 30m, covering a distance of 12830 km.
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Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to New York John F Kennedy Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Etihad Airways (R8 686), Virgin Atlantic (R8 902) and Emirates (R10 775).
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Book cheap flights from Johannesburg to New York John F Kennedy Intl (return)

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Origin
Johannesburg
R8 686
only
R8 686
Destination
New York
R8 686
only
R8 686
Wed, Mar 18
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 50m
Tue, Mar 31
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 40m
R8 686
Trip: 14 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 558 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
COK
AUH
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: 1. The crew from Abu Dhabi to Belgrade was appalling. As we touched down at Belgrade Tesla airport, and were still taxiing, many passengers stood up, opened up the overhead compartments, took out their carry-on bags (some were pretty big hard top) and left it on the aisle. The overhead compartment doors were left open and once or twice the crew at the back murmured them to sit on their seats and strap themselves. But neither did the crew come up to severely reprimand them nor did the passengers seem to care. IT WAS THE MOST SHOCKING EXPERIENCE in my over 25 years of flying. Terrible service on part of Etihad Crew. 2. We'd just an hour's transit in Abu Dhabi airport and there were numerous passengers still trying to disembark from the Kochi-Abu Dhabi flight, pass through security checks, walk quite a distance to the gate and then get on to the bus to board the aircraft. Strangely there was no Etihad personnel helping us to navigate through this absolute chaos. Many people, young and old, were literally running with their bags. Some of us yelled that we'd a short connection and then one of the ground staff tried to make way for us to navigate through the huge queues waiting for security. This process could've been managed infinitely better. Just imagine if there were elderly passengers or little children? 3. Food was terrible. I'm a vegetarian and usually Asian vegetarian is reasonably good. In this case the rice was poorly cooked (grainy), lacked any variety (anybody who's familiar with Asian food can assure you that there're amazingly tasty and healthy vegetarian dishes that can be prepared - if Etihad needs help they're welcome to contact me). I'm surprised by all this. Try Emirates and one can see the quality of the food. 4. We'd to collect our boarding passes at Belgrade airport. We've a carte de legitimation (CDL) residence card for Switzerland but it seemed obvious that the ground staff at Belgrade have no clue what a Swiss CDL looks like. My wife who's a South African national cannot obviously enter Switzerland without a visa but the CDL is a legitimate document and that should have been it. Further we'd been checked in from Kochi to Zurich (and our bags had been checked through to ZRH). It's obvious that Belgrade staff are poorly trained and it caused unnecessary waiting time (nearly 30 minutes) and senior staff had to be summoned to clarify. I'm terribly disappointed with the overall service of Etihad. I'll never fly through Belgrade for sure. It's horrible and the travel desk were not particularly helpful. In fact I'm considering never to fly Etihad again.

AUH
JNB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great flight....enjoyed it thoroughly.....

CCJ
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: It is good airline

Cons: The flight was very late, the airline did nothing for the time we were waiting

KTM
AUH
Good 6,4

Pros: The crew was sufficient and polite. Seats are average. Food was extremely limited. Underwhelmed but, frankly, exhausted with the process of trying to get out.

Cons: Communication of flight departure time was not provided causing us to miss our flight and requiring over 2 hours on a cell call to Bangladesh to book a 24 hr delay which was further confused by computer glitches. Poor customer service at the flight checkin desk in Kathmandu who are, apparently, limited in what they can assist with.

AUH
AMD
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: nothing

Cons: THEY GAVE ME A BROKEN SEAT AND THEY GOT ANGRY AGAINST ME, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNSAFE

Wed, Apr 22
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25h 00m
Sun, May 3
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19h 15m
R8 902
Trip: 12 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 1 530 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,0
Food
7,8
MAN
JFK
Okay 4,3

Cons: Seats were really old and outdated

LAX
BNE
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent airline

Cons: The business seats could have been wider. I have sat on business class other airlines and the seat was a bit wider but overall still great experience

LHR
LAS
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Overall, I am disappointed in Kayak for listing my round trip flight as KLM, when in actuality, only one short connection of this flight was actually KLM. My itinerary said KLM all over it, but in the fine print it said "operated by Delta." This is dishonest and misleading.

LHR
EWR
Excellent 8,3

Pros: Very friendly crew. We boarded about an hour before so we were ready to go well before time.

Cons: The economy seats are not that comfortable and the screen for entertainment is sometimes difficult to use.

EWR
LHR
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The seats reclined at a good pitch and were very comfortable. The crew were friendly and service was good.

Cons: I understand that on the night flight, they were trying to keep the lights up for dinner service, but it prevented my toddler from being able to sleep and thus made for a difficult rest of the journey.

Thu, Jul 2
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25h 15m
Tue, Jul 14
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 05m
R10 775
Trip: 13 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 15 053 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
EWR
ATH
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: terrible customer service. wrong information on ticket and nobody could help me with anything. I will never fly emirates again

IAH
DXB
Excellent 8,3

Pros: Seats were comfortable

JFK
DXB
Good 6,0

Cons: The crew was NOT friendly or helpful, and the dinner served was cold. The bread was even stale. The snacks and breakfast was fine, but it makes a difference when the only main meal is not good.

DXB
BOM
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The overall experience was good.

DXB
HYD
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Crew was great

Cons: The seats were pretty stiff compared to the A380 business class seats on my preceding flight.

Wed, Feb 19
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 50m
Wed, Feb 26
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 45m
R8 787
Trip: 8 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 558 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
CDG
AUH
Okay 5,6

Pros: The seat were nice & the staff more helpful than before

Cons: Food can be better Entertainment is not good at all, you are starting it after take off, which might take an hour, and closing it an hour before landing Which is something not nice at all

JNB
AUH
Excellent 9,6

Cons: Slight inconvenience having to wait for a connecting flight, which delayed our arrival plans at the destination....

AUH
HKG
Excellent 8,6

Pros: yes to both.

Cons: Wine list was poor. Enough of a premium is built into the business class fare to get some decent wines onto the list. Coffee is not so good either.

AUH
AMD
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Sure

BAH
AUH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Business Class Seats were comfortable

Mon, May 11
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21h 30m
Sat, May 16
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19h 15m
R8 931
Trip: 6 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 1 530 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,0
Food
7,8
BNE
ZQN
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Comfortable seat. Great crew!

MAN
JFK
Okay 4,3

Cons: Seats were really old and outdated

LHR
DEL
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was attentive.

Cons: Tiny, uncomfortable seats with warn cushions.

EWR
LHR
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The seats reclined at a good pitch and were very comfortable. The crew were friendly and service was good.

Cons: I understand that on the night flight, they were trying to keep the lights up for dinner service, but it prevented my toddler from being able to sleep and thus made for a difficult rest of the journey.

LHR
BOS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew was super helpful and kind. Pesto pasta was the best airplane food I’ve ever had in coach.

Tue, Mar 17
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 50m
Tue, Mar 24
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 45m
R8 845
Trip: 8 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 558 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
AUH
MAA
Okay 4,0

Cons: Missing a bag , longer wait time at Abu Dhabi

MAN
AUH
Good 7,0

Pros: Reasonable comfortable

Cons: Wider seating would be great

AUH
HKG
Excellent 8,6

Pros: yes to both.

Cons: Wine list was poor. Enough of a premium is built into the business class fare to get some decent wines onto the list. Coffee is not so good either.

AUH
BOM
Okay 4,3

Cons: The seat was not comfortable in the flight from Toronto to Abu Dhabi. I was served wrong food. The food was tasteless. The crew was giving on half glass of water when asked for. It felt as if they were scared to give water to drink

SYD
AUH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: The crew was amazing, there's one lady crew that's super friendly. Met great passengers too. Was seated at 71 F, the gentleman next to me was great Mr 71 G. Just wished was able to say goodbye to him. Fl EY455 9/3/19. He was heading for Beirut and me to LHR. JUST wish for an ETIHAD CONNECTION. Thanks.

Cons: The waiting lounge had no info on the outside. We came early, was seated close to the door and I served as the info person.

Fri, May 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21h 30m
Sun, May 24
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19h 15m
R9 061
Trip: 17 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 1 530 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,0
Food
7,8
EWR
LHR
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Great crew, good in-flight movies. Good food.

Cons: Wifi connectivity was poor for most of the flight. Plane was very hot it was difficult to sleep.

MEL
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything! From check-in all the way to the landing of the plane I was really satisfied! There were a couple crew members that really made the flight feel so at-home/friendly that one could not help but just smile and relax in the flight. Awesome job crew on Flight VA69!

Cons: I wish my partner and his family were with my parents and I on the flight to enjoy the experience we had as well.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Everything was easy

Cons: Business class seats are snug for big people compared to other airlines

LHR
JFK
Good 6,0

Cons: Very cramped aisle seat and I kept being knocked by passing crewe including knocking over a cup of water.

EWR
LHR
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The seats reclined at a good pitch and were very comfortable. The crew were friendly and service was good.

Cons: I understand that on the night flight, they were trying to keep the lights up for dinner service, but it prevented my toddler from being able to sleep and thus made for a difficult rest of the journey.

Wed, Mar 18
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 50m
Fri, Mar 27
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 30m
R9 378
Trip: 10 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 558 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
ICN
AUH
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Kinda odd flying backwards....

Cons: Onboard entertaiment and food was just awful. UAE's version of Ryanair.

AUH
RUH
Mediocre 2,6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The seat were not adjustable and the snake were poor and no entertainment on board ... poor boarding with buses and arrived with buses

LAX
AUH
Mediocre 2,5

Pros: Ok

Cons: Comfortable

CDG
AUH
Okay 5,6

Pros: The seat were nice & the staff more helpful than before

Cons: Food can be better Entertainment is not good at all, you are starting it after take off, which might take an hour, and closing it an hour before landing Which is something not nice at all

KTM
AUH
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew was impeccable , but unfortunately no character , no personality or friendliness . Very stoic and good as far as service. But not friendly at all . And I was in BC, brought them chocolates and e everything

Cons: The crew could be more friendly , more personal

Fri, Jun 12
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
28h 25m
Mon, Jun 15
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
33h 30m
R9 392
Trip: 4 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 1 530 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,0
Food
7,8
LHR
EWR
Excellent 8,3

Pros: Very friendly crew. We boarded about an hour before so we were ready to go well before time.

Cons: The economy seats are not that comfortable and the screen for entertainment is sometimes difficult to use.

LHR
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Premium economy was perfect, smaller cabin with less people, great flight.

JNB
LHR
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Entertainment and helpful staff

Cons: Had worst seat on plane on outward because I didn't know I could pick a seat free of charge before online checkin This could be a lack of communication on Kayak/Last Minute.com as opposed to Virgin

EWR
LHR
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Great crew, good in-flight movies. Good food.

Cons: Wifi connectivity was poor for most of the flight. Plane was very hot it was difficult to sleep.

LHR
SEA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew on Virgin Atlantic was superb!

Mon, Jan 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 50m
Tue, Feb 11
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 45m
R9 407
Trip: 16 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 558 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
AUH
MAD
Good 7,3

Pros: in the AUH-MAD leg, i thought the headrests were great—perfect for sleeping

Cons: in the MNL-AUH leg, the touchscreen entertainment system didn’t always work

BRU
AUH
Good 7,3

Pros: crew was good. Seat was good but it was a business class seat in a 787-9; so it should be good.

Cons: wines were mediocre which was balanced out by the good quality of the food. Brussels to Abu Dabhi boarding was a little chaotic with coach and front cabin passesgers packed in a single bus. Noticed many older passengers standing for the longish bus ride.

AUH
YYZ
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything

BEG
AUH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew and seats

Cons: Sound system,, entertainment system should not be turned off 25min before landing

AUH
MNL
Excellent 8,0

Pros: the staff was very helpful

Cons: the touchscreen didn’t always work

Mon, Jun 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
32h 45m
Tue, Jun 9
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 29m
R9 651
Trip: 9 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 1 530 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,0
Food
7,8
LGW
MCO
Excellent 8,3

Pros: The crew were all excellent

Cons: Dinner choice was poor. Starter was just a few salad leaves.

LHR
ATL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was amazing and effiecent. Had weather delays, bag got left, but got it the next day.

JNB
LHR
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew were great! Neck cushions on chair aren’t adjustable and not comfortable.

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10,0

Cons: We are a little hard of hearing. It was hard to hear the attendant when giving directions over the intercom. The speech was garbled and directions spoken too fast. I am not referring to the safety speech. Recommend slowing down so that we have more time to process what was spoken.

LHR
MIA
Good 7,3

Pros: Speedy boarding and good locker space

Cons: Lack of room in seat especially with seat in front reclined.

Tue, Jun 9
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 45m
Tue, Jun 30
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 40m
R10 948
Trip: 22 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 558 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
AUH
SYD
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The seat. The BC lounge , the A380 BC. The food the service all ex excellent !

Cons: The crew wasn’t friendly at all, not personal at all , I even brought chocolates all the way from California and only got a thank you from one cabin crew. Not friendly or personal at all

CCJ
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: It is good airline

Cons: The flight was very late, the airline did nothing for the time we were waiting

YYZ
AUH
Okay 4,6

Cons: The Seats were really old and no new movies

LHR
AUH
Excellent 9,6

Cons: Off boarding in Abu Dhabi

AUH
RUH
Mediocre 2,6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The seat were not adjustable and the snake were poor and no entertainment on board ... poor boarding with buses and arrived with buses

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