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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town flight information

Flights arrive in Cape Town Intl
Flights depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight price R10 939
Distance 12 561 km
Airlines SWISS, Lufthansa, Ethiopian Air

Good to know

Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average price:
R15 784
(price for this month)
Good deal:
R13 464
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 8% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Flights

How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 26h 35m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on SWISS (R10 939), Lufthansa (R11 335) and Ethiopian Air (R23 977).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town?
For New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Cape Town back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday being the most expensive.
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Book cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town (return)

Airports
Origin
New York
R10 939
only
R10 939
Destination
Cape Town
R10 939
only
R10 939
Thu, Nov 21
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26h 35m
Wed, Dec 4
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 45m
R10 939
Trip: 14 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 603 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
JFK
ZRH
Excellent 8,6

Pros: I was in business class and it was great. The staff the food and the seats were awesome.

Cons: I booked through Kayak and when I arrived at the airport Swiss air had no seat available for me. I was forced to upgrade to ensure a seat.

ATH
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Entertainment system is dated. Screens froze often, were not very touch sensitive and the sound was pretty bad (on mine, would only provide sound to one ear, so I had to turn up other bc of poor quality and ended up w a headache.) Also, bathrooms were gross; ran out of paper and floors were "soiled"

ZRH
GVA
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Great customer service

TLV
ZRH
Good 7,2

Cons: It’s frustrating to not have the ability to select seats before arriving at check in counter when there’s really not much to choose from.

BOS
ZRH
Good 7,6

Pros: The crew was very accommodating

Cons: Entertainment system was old and with few choices

Mon, Oct 28
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 40m
Wed, Nov 6
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
35h 40m
R11 335
Trip: 10 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 26 686 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,7
Food
7,6
FRA
IAD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Seat, entertainment, food, plane

Cons: Crew attitude

FRA
SFO
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Entertainment was good

Cons: Need to link the food request to the new flight since there was a delay from the arriving Lufthansa flight

FRA
LHR
Good 6,5

Pros: Flight departed on time. Crew were friendly and efficient

Cons: Boarding seem to be chaotic, no boarding by group or seat number.

CDG
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The fight had a lot of open seats as I had a whole row to myself! Also the crew was kind.

Cons: Flight was delayed, but it didn’t interfere with my travel plans.

SOF
FRA
Poor 0,0

Pros: Incorrect carrier! I missed the flights because of them !!!

Thu, Dec 5
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29h 20m
Sat, Dec 14
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 35m
R10 939
Trip: 10 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 603 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
ZRH
BKK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: comfortable seating, friendly helpful crew, good food

Cons: sometimes too cold sometimes too warm

LAS
ORD
Okay 5,3

Pros: Food was good .

Cons: Didnt turn on the AC until were in air, implying that everybody was sweating for 30min from boarding to ip in air. Crew refused Green Tea, saying it is only offered in Business class

ATH
ZRH
Okay 4,6

Cons: Better entertainment for an 8 hour flight. Take under consideration that tall guys can’t be squeezed in for 8 hours.Give some space to people who really need it

ZRH
CPH
Okay 5,6

Pros: Crew as usual very kind

Cons: They put me on stand by because flight was overbooked

NCE
ZRH
Excellent 9,6

Pros: The meals were awesome, flight great!

Sat, Dec 21
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
37h 35m
Fri, Jan 10
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
35h 25m
R23 977
Trip: 21 days
7,1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,1 Good
Based on 2 170 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
GRU
EZE
Okay 4,0

Pros: Land crew attention was polite and nice

Cons: Restrooms on board was dirty, no toilette paper nor tissues. One fight attendant was particularly impolite, hitting and pushing instead of asking

CPT
ADD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Very good,on time good service

Cons: Better seats on business in boing 737 800

CPT
ADD
Okay 4,6

Pros: Crew was really great - helpful and kind.

Cons: Both flights delayed which meant I missed my connecting flight. Stuck in Rome airport for several hours with no information about rescheduled flight. Finally figured it out with help of Rome airport information desk.

IAD
ADD
Good 6,3

Pros: Great crew!

EWR
ADD
Excellent 9,3

Pros: No problems

Wed, Nov 20
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30h 40m
Wed, Nov 27
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 45m
R10 954
Trip: 8 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 603 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
LAS
ORD
Okay 5,3

Pros: Food was good .

Cons: Didnt turn on the AC until were in air, implying that everybody was sweating for 30min from boarding to ip in air. Crew refused Green Tea, saying it is only offered in Business class

GDN
ZRH
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew

Cons: My flight tickets were mess up and I had to purchase new tickets . Horrible

JFK
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Nothing Everything was excellent

JFK
ZRH
Good 7,3

Cons: The seats are small with very little leg room

ZRH
ORD
Excellent 9,0

Cons: Boarding was late and line was very lonf

Mon, Feb 17
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26h 35m
Wed, Feb 26
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 45m
R11 042
Trip: 10 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 603 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
GVA
ZRH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: On time departure would be nice. Overall very pleasant experience. Water and Swiss chocolates were served during under an hour flight. Thank you Swiss!

JFK
ZRH
Good 6,0

Pros: I did not receive a single email from kayak letting me know I could check in or select seats. No updates on flight status! Poor service!

Cons: Email updates before flight! Not a single email sent!!

EWR
ZRH
Good 7,6

Pros: The entertainment was good

Cons: The food on the 2nd flight was bad

ZRH
JNB
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Crew was great, seating comfortable.

FLR
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was good, not amazing and the seats were adequate, not generous. The food was sppealing.

Cons: The whole experience was positive.

Wed, Mar 11
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 25m
Wed, Mar 18
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
35h 40m
R11 071
Trip: 8 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 603 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
JFK
ZRH
Good 6,0

Pros: I did not receive a single email from kayak letting me know I could check in or select seats. No updates on flight status! Poor service!

Cons: Email updates before flight! Not a single email sent!!

GVA
ZRH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: On time departure would be nice. Overall very pleasant experience. Water and Swiss chocolates were served during under an hour flight. Thank you Swiss!

GVA
JFK
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Need more leg room. Cramped for 8 hours is not a good thing

ZRH
MIA
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The kindness of all people working on Swiss was very special

Cons: The food was not very special, but the chocolates were awesome

GVA
ZRH
Good 7,3

Pros: Flight crew was on top of things. Flight was smooth and ontime.

Cons: A bit cramped in the economy class. Could have been more room for the money we had to spend on tickets

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