There are enough reasons to visit Las Vegas, even if your plans don’t include gambling or getting married. With the room rates dropping sharply, travelers are looking for good bargains on flights as well. Flying from New York into Las Vegas means you can not only choose among several airports to fly from but also choose among the numerous airlines offering direct flights.

Airport choices

The airport serving Las Vegas is McCarran International Airport , located very close to the Strip. It serves as a hub for US Airways and is also the largest operation base for Southwest Airlines .

When flying out of New York, travelers have quite a lot of airport options, which is a blessing because there are more deals available. John F. Kennedy International Airport – commonly known as JFK – is the largest and busiest airport serving the New York area. It is the home airport for JetBlue Airways and a major secondary hub for American Airlines . La Guardia Airport is the smallest airport serving the area and serves as focus city for several airlines. Although technically outside New York city, Newark Liberty International Airport is a good alternative for those flying in and out of the Big Apple. It is one of the largest hubs for Continental Airlines .

Best airline choices

Direct flights from New York to Las Vegas are offered by the following carriers:

  • JetBlue Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines

Typical prices

Typically, the ticket prices for flights from New York to Las Vegas tend to be seasonal. During the peak summer season, as well as during the winter holidays the prices are high. Traveling during fall and spring always means you’ll be spending less on airfare.

There aren’t major price differences between the airlines serving this route, but, overall, JetBlue Airways seems to offer the lowest prices. For example, a round trip ticket in early October starts at $339 per person but can be as high as $500 on other airlines.

Money saving tips

You can start the search with the airlines which have hubs in the airports you fly between and then you should also look at discount websites such as Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, and Priceline. They make it easy to compare prices and choose between direct and indirect flights.

Flying mid-week is a good way to secure a cheaper ticket and so is having flexible departure and arrival dates. Avoid flying during the peak travel season: mid-summer, national holidays, winter holidays. Typically, during the spring and fall the prices are lower.

Do consider booking your ticket in advance. The cheapest fares can be found if you book 2 to 8 weeks before departure, although in some cases you can find some very good last minute offers.