Just about anyone traveling to New York City is hoping to find cheap flights to New York, so we've put together this helpful list of places to find them. Be sure to keep in mind baggage allowances when looking for cheap flights to New York -- if you plan to check baggage, you should add those charges (if applicable) to your ticket in order to compare total flight costs.
Expedia.com is a great place to start your search for cheap flights to New York. You can easily choose both your departing and return flights and see offerings from all the major airlines serving New York City.
Travelocity.com is another online travel booking site that is a good place to check for cheap flights to New York. Even though most of the online travel booking sites offer fares from the same airlines, I'm always surprised that checking the different services can turn up different results.
Hotwire.com makes it easy to compare a variety of options to help you find cheap flights to New York. Hotwire.com will suggest alternate travel dates, alternate airports and special "Hotwire Hot Rates." Beware if you choose to book a "Hotwire Hot Rate" because you won't know the airline or flight schedule ahead of time and it can include 0-1 stops in each direction -- but for some travelers looking for cheap flights to New York it may be worth the savings.
Priceline.com offers cheap flights to New York, particularly if you don't care which airline you're flying on. Their search results do a good job of showing you the total cost of a ticket (including all taxes and fees), and their "Name Your Own Price" feature allows you to bid on flights, but you can have up to one layover in each direction and you won't know your flight schedule ahead of time.
STA Travel is geared toward serving student travelers, so many of its cheap flights to New York are only available if you're a student and/or under 26 years old. However, some of STA Travel's cheap flights to New York are open to all, so it's worth checking their site for prices.
If you're planning a last minute trip to New York City, Lastminute.com is a great place to check for cheap flights to New York. LastMinute.com typically offers the best deals for trips coming up in within a few weeks.