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Flights to USA in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR11 407Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip fromR8 765From Johannesburg to United States
One-way fromR145One-way flight from Johannesburg to United States

Cheap flights to USA in September, October 2021

The best prices found for JFK flights for September, October
26 Sep - 30 Sep
R8 765pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Sep - 30 Sep
R8 969pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Oct - 22 Oct
R8 983pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

USA 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to USA found for this year
26 Sep - 30 Sep
R8 765pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Sep - 30 Sep
R8 969pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Oct - 22 Oct
R8 983pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to USA

Late deals on return flights to USA, departing today and this week
26 Sep - 30 Sep
R8 765pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Sep - 30 Sep
R8 969pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Sep - 20 Oct
R9 114pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to USA from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to USA within the United States

Most visitors from USA will not be allowed to enter USA.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

Can I fly back to USA from USA?

Returning to USA from USA

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

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Cheapest prices for USA flights by month

The cheapest ticket to USA found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R13 453
February
R12 945
March
R13 961
April
R14 092
May
R14 150
June
R15 557
July
R16 051
August
R15 717
September
R14 890
October
R14 295
November
R13 671
December
R16 312
Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to USA. Flying to USA in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to USA?

Average New York flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
ZA1 - NYC
Price
R10 881 - R16 683
NYC
Temperature
6 - 30 °C
NYC
Precipitation
65 - 130 mm

The best time to book your flights to USA varies depending on where you are going so doing a bit of homework in advance will only work in your favour. 

Peak season

Due to the size of the United States the peak season for each city vary. New York experiences its peak season from September to December, Miami from January to April, whereas somewhere like Las Vegas doesn’t ever really have a low season so is busy all year-round. Due to this you should always aim to look for cheap flights to USA as early as you can to avoid overpaying on flight tickets that you could potentially find deals on. 

Off Season 

The off season sees similar fluctuations depending on where exactly you are visiting. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco typically have the cheapest flight tickets around January thanks to a rainy season and cold temperatures.

When is the best time to book a flight to USA?

The price you pay for your flight to USA may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 24 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to USA?

The cheapest flights to USA are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to USA?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to USA. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in USA?

The most popular flight destinations in USA are New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Orlando and Miami.

How to get cheap flights to USA?

The best way to find cheap flights from South Africa to USA is to book at least three months in advance and fly via Doha, Dubai, London, Madrid, Amsterdam or Istanbul. 

  • Indirect flights can be much cheaper than the direct route from Johannesburg to New York with South African Airways. If you can be flexible with your dates and location then you’ll find cheap flights to USA are much easier to come by.
  • Do not insist on flying directly to your desired destination but look for the cheapest flights to land on the US and then take a domestic flight to your destination which most of the times is going to be quite cheap.
     
  • Make sure to allow plenty of time for your Visa applications for all the countries you will fly to even if you are only staying for a few hours (stopover – connecting flights). 
  • If you want to visit Miami for example, a cheap way of getting there is from Cape Town or Joburg to Doha and from there to Miami or the nearby Fort Lauderdale airport. You can also check flights from Joburg to London via Doha, then to Orlando FL and from there take a domestic flight to Miami (Orlando to Miami is just an hour’s flight and usually goes for less than R1000 return).
  • If you are planning to visit New York, first fly to London via Barcelona, Amsterdam, Doha or Dubai and then get a direct flight from London to New York with Norwegian. 
  • When searching for flights to USA, always check for alternative stopovers and don’t forget to use our Smart Value feature to sort flights by balancing journey time and price.

How long is the flight to USA?

Direct Flights from Johannesburg to New York: 15 hours 45 minutes 

Indirect Flights from Johannesburg to New York: 22 hours

Which airlines operate flights to USA?

South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Jet Blue, United, British Airways, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Norwegian and Virgin are the most popular airlines that fly to New York. Which airline depends a lot on where your stop over is, for example you’ll more than likely fly with Emirates if you stop in Dubai along the way.

There’s a large number of airports across the country which means finding flights to the US is easy, no matter where you plan to land. Some of the largest are: 

New York: JFK; LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR)

Los Angeles (LAX)

San Francisco (SFO)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Las Vegas (LAS)

Miami (MIA)

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