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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Johannesburg flight information

Flights arrive in Johannesburg
Flights depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight price R10 119
Distance 12 830 km
Airlines KLM, Delta, Turkish Airlines, SWISS, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways

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Low season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
5%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
23%
expected price increase
Average price:
R14 098
(price for this month)
Good deal:
R13 610
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

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The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Johannesburg was found, on average, 39 days before departure.
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High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is March.
Morning departure is around 60% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Johannesburg take?
The average direct flight takes 21h 20m, covering a distance of 12830 km.
How many flights are there between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Johannesburg?
There are 52 (direct) flights between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Johannesburg per week, averaging 7 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Johannesburg?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on KLM (R10 119), Delta (R10 119) and Turkish Airlines (R10 474).
Which airlines fly most frequently between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Johannesburg?
Air Canada (1 times daily), JetBlue (1 times daily), United Airlines (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
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Book cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Johannesburg (return)

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Origin
New York
R10 119
only
R10 119
Destination
Johannesburg
R10 119
only
R10 119
Thu, Jan 16
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Tue, Jan 21
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 50m
R10 119
Trip: 6 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
KBP
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Newer plane, crew was amazing, seats were adjustable

AMS
PRG
Excellent 8,4

Pros: Usual faultless KLM experience

Cons: Nothing.

AMS
LCY
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything works and quick to get to destination.

DUB
AMS
Good 6,4

Pros: Boarding was quick and flight was calm

Cons: The coffe and breakfast.

AMS
LIS
Good 7,3

Pros: Comfortable seat, great crew.

Cons: Flight delayed, no USB port and no entertainment

Tue, Mar 3
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Thu, Mar 19
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 35m
R10 119
Trip: 16 days
7,9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,9 Good
Based on 26 862 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,5
SEA
YVR
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 13 hour delay

MIA
ATL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew is always smiling and ready to help you and I really like that.

JFK
CHS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew was nice the flight was smooth and comfortable seats.

LGA
SAV
Excellent 8,4

Pros: We left on time and arrived early. The seat in comfort class had excellent leg room.

Cons: The food was mediocre, to say the least.

CMH
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Comfortable Seats. Good cabin service.

Cons: A no problem flight

Sun, Mar 8
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
39h 00m
Wed, Mar 18
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23h 15m
R10 474
Trip: 10 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 411 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
SFO
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Love love love this airlines! I wish the US carriers were like this!

TZX
RUH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: it is a nice program it's wonderful for flying out good price on for totally is excellent website

ESB
IST
Excellent 9,6

Cons: I have to wait 5 hours for a connection flight. I was not happy with. Other then that I had a great experience with Turkish Air lines

YYZ
IST
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: For such a LONG flight, grateful to ask Turkish Airlines to make available bigger aircrafts.

SAW
DNZ
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The service is amazing .. the crew took care of us well.

Cons: Not much .. its a comfortable short flight.

Thu, Dec 5
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30h 10m
Mon, Dec 9
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
52h 30m
R10 799
Trip: 5 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
ATH
GVA
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Seat could have been more comfortable but the leg room was good

ZRH
CAI
Mediocre 3,0

Pros: Nothing to like

Cons: No entertainment, un friendly crew, terrible food

SJJ
ZRH
Good 6,6

Pros: Food was good and plentiful.

Cons: There was no way for us to reserve seats with extra leg room 48 hours before the flight. Had to sit in agony for a 9 hour flight because of height

TLV
ZRH
Good 7,3

Pros: vegan sweeties for the kids, so nice as my daughter usually has to say no. Also swiss chocolate - so good! Our veggie meals booked hadn't gone through on the system but we were found some they had anyway - wasn't very nice though.

NAP
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The plane was pretty cool. I like the fact that the overhead compartments had enough room. The staff was friendly, too. The piece of chocolate is very tasty.

Cons: Food on those airplanes is always bad. There were not enough chicken sandwiches and some passengers only were given cheese sandwiches.

Mon, Oct 28
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
34h 25m
Mon, Nov 11
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 45m
R11 317
Trip: 15 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 26 949 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,7
Food
7,6
LAX
MUC
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The seats were very comfortable

Cons: The entertainment

BOS
MUC
Good 7,0

Pros: Crew was fine. The seat wasn’t different than any other seat in economy class. Nothing special and super-comfortable

Cons: The seat can be better, I am flying relatively frequently in econom class. It is isn’t getting any better.

PHL
FRA
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Service desk personnel at the gate were very helpful and attentive. The plane was only 1/2-2/3 full, which made boarding quicker. The food was tasty and coffee was great! We were also offered juice twice during the flight. Bathrooms were clean. Since the plane wasn't full, they weren't dirty even at the end of the flight. I brought my own headphones, but the stewards provided them if you need them. My one big complaint was that our seats did not recline, thus making any kind of shut-eye near impossible. Our plane left and hour late, but the pilots stepped on the gas and we got in on time!

DUS
FRA
Mediocre 2,3

Pros: Flight was canceled. No crew... Alternative: Eurowings via Newark. And then United to Detroit. A totally wasted day...

FRA
CDG
Excellent 9,2

Pros: Comfortable seats, adequate legroom; clean aircraft, polite and professional crew.

Cons: Super crowded gate -- but that's more the CDG problem than Norwegian's one.

Thu, Apr 30
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30h 50m
Sun, May 10
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25h 15m
R11 598
Trip: 11 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 236 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
MAD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The “mini-refrigerator” for beverage storage at the business class seat.

Cons: The portion of the Arabic language expression on the live flight mapping software should have been minimized.

ATL
DOH
Good 6,3

Pros: Crew was nice. Seat was broken for recliner.

Cons: Having parents with infants board with or after those needing assistance. It was an inconvenience having a fussy infant wait in a long line. We had bassinet seats so boarding first would not have slowed the seating process.

KWI
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Best flight ever and I recommend to have it again in the future

DOH
BUD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Clean, modern planes, on time, good service amd team.

Cons: If they bump me up to First or Business class.... :p

DOH
MNL
Excellent 8,3

Pros: My FA from IAH to DOH was outstanding. She made sure I was comfortable the whole flight

Wed, Feb 5
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Thu, Feb 20
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 50m
R10 119
Trip: 16 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
TXL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great airline

FLR
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Boarding was chaotic & therefore delayed take off a little Receiving luggage was slow -@ 35 minutes from landing to luggage claim, so actual arrival was considerably later for those meeting me

VIE
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Customer care was super supportive

Cons: Inflight sandwiches

AMS
JFK
Okay 4,0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

KWI
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

Mon, Nov 11
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
38h 50m
Mon, Nov 25
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23h 25m
R10 533
Trip: 15 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 411 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
OTP
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The service and food are always fantastic. The staff really goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. The ticket price was fantastic too!

SJJ
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything

IST
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew was nice, seats were comfortable

Cons: I enjoyed the flight

IST
IAD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Everything perfect although 757 planes seemed tired. Istanbul TA airport lounge is second only to Emerites.

ALA
IST
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Excellent service for affordable price

Cons: Flight was delayed

Fri, Feb 14
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
41h 35m
Mon, Feb 24
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 50m
R10 119
Trip: 11 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
JFK
Excellent 9,3

Cons: I was seated next to the restroom, which is not a pleasant experience for an international flight.

AMS
ATH
Okay 4,4

Pros: Reclinable seats.

Cons: The food!! The lights could be dimmed as it was a night flight.

KWI
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

ATH
AMS
Okay 5,3

Pros: Flight and the crew!

Cons: Staff at the airport pushing you to upgrade to first class but not making it clear only the first trip from Athens to Amsterdam which the first class uses same uncomfortable seats as the economy to pay extra 130 euros ridiculous airfrance stuff! I should have flown all the way to NYC first class!!!

KIX
AMS
Good 7,0

Pros: Planes were on time and connections made.

Cons: One bag delayed as not put on flight and food could be better.

Wed, Apr 22
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30h 10m
Sun, May 17
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 15m
R11 169
Trip: 26 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
FRA
ZRH
Good 6,8

Cons: The baggage took a really long time to be delivered to the carousel

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.

ZRH
CAI
Mediocre 3,0

Pros: Nothing to like

Cons: No entertainment, un friendly crew, terrible food

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good crew, food was good for airline food. Entertainment offerings were good.

Cons: Too many seats, 3-4-3 configuration means not even enough room to walk down aisle without bumping people in their narrow seats.

ZRH
ORD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: All great!

Cons: if my luggage would of arrived with me, Swiss airlines left behind 2 of 4 pieces of luggage in Zurich! I hope I can get them back!

Sat, Feb 22
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
Sun, Mar 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 50m
R10 119
Trip: 9 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
SJO
PTY
Good 7,6

Pros: The crew and the timing were ok

Cons: The seats were uncomfortable

AMS
JFK
Okay 4,0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

AMS
LCY
Mediocre 3,3

Pros: The aircraft

Cons: No overbooking next time!

LAX
AMS
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Seats in economy section are very close together . There is not enough room for knees...especially for such a long trip.

AMS
LOS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crew was great. The soecial meal request was hadled well despite oversight.

Cons: Soecial meal request was made in advance but overlooked. Did not mind it so much as eating less is not a bad idea! To err is human.

Mon, Jan 6
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
55h 35m
Mon, Jan 20
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 45m
R11 702
Trip: 15 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
ZRH
CDG
Okay 4,4

Cons: My luggage is lost

KBP
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Flight attendants are friendly and helpful.

ZRH
EWR
Okay 5,3

Pros: The crew was very professional and helpful. If you travel Business Class it is very pleasant. But if you are traveling Economy the boarding management and economy seats suck! Many people were complaining about how narrow the economy seats are on the A320/330 aircraft.

Cons: Swiss has finally done it! If you are a person who is large framed, around 225 lbs or higher you will not fit into their economy seats. I'm quite athletic and not obese but large framed (ex- football player), I could not sit squarely in the seat as my hips were severely pinched. Misery :(

SJO
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: I upgraded to premium economy, worth every dollar. seats were comfortable and reclined quite far.

Cons: honestly nothing needed improving .

ATH
ZRH
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Rude ground staff at Athens airport, unable to check in online prior to flight, had to wait in line for over an hour for a connecting flight and run to the gate to then be told I was on standby for my next connecting flight. Poor customer service, no headphones given even though all seats have tv screens - such a small thing can make a difference to overall experience eg providing headphones. The check in and boarding forbthis flight was an absolute joke. Two men were about to have a fight due to how irritated everyone was for standing in line for so long. No need whatsoever. Meanwhile 3 staff sat at the ticketing desk and just watched the line grow! When I asked for assistance they brushed me off as if I were a flea! Athens Swiss airlines ground staff are up there with the worst customer service I’ve seen.

Wed, Nov 20
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
41h 35m
Thu, Dec 12
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
24h 17m
R10 858
Trip: 23 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
CPH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Everything was OK

AMS
MAN
Good 6,0

Pros: Flight arrived on time

Cons: No food provided "due to a strike the previous day". Not sure why this would impact on providing a sandwich or snack particularly when champagne was still available for first class passengers.

KBP
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Newer plane, crew was amazing, seats were adjustable

KWI
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

OPO
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Slow in refuelling, got us delayed for 40-

Fri, Dec 6
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22h 32m
Tue, Dec 31
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 05m
R11 598
Trip: 26 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
KWI
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

KIX
AMS
Good 7,0

Pros: Planes were on time and connections made.

Cons: One bag delayed as not put on flight and food could be better.

FLR
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Boarding was chaotic & therefore delayed take off a little Receiving luggage was slow -@ 35 minutes from landing to luggage claim, so actual arrival was considerably later for those meeting me

AMS
KIX
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew were excellent and seats were comfy.

Cons: Headphones for the entertainment centre.could have been better. Sound quality not great.

VIE
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Customer care was super supportive

Cons: Inflight sandwiches

Mon, Dec 23
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 35m
Thu, Jan 2
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23h 40m
R20 371
Trip: 11 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
ORD
ZRH
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Service was excellent

Cons: Carry on baggage size misleading

ZRH
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great service in 1st class

Cons: All good

JFK
GVA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: I liked the attentiveness of staff and there was excellent communication between SWISS airlines and customers.

Cons: I honestly had no issues with my flight.

FRA
ZRH
Good 6,8

Cons: The baggage took a really long time to be delivered to the carousel

ZRH
LHR
Good 6,0

Cons: horrible dry croissant for breakfast

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