Hi sis, my tatay and nanay will be travelling to NY on 6th of this month, i was able to book them at Etihad since this was so far the cheapest airline I could get. Ang disadvantage lang is mahaba ang travel time since pa mideast ang route nila then europe then NY na so ang MLA-JFK is 27 hrs and JFK-MLA is 24 hrs. BUT their price is only around $3100 compare to other airlines na nasa $2K ang one way pa lang or more than $4K ang two way, sayang pocket money na din yun di ba. Anyway, i have tried Etihad and ok naman ang service,pati food at bago ang mga eroplano since bagong airline pa ito. I tried checking for their rate sa ibang site (expedia etc.) so far konting difference lang sa rate so I decided to book directly on their own site.
Yun lang po and sis chamonix617 is right, you should book as earlier as possible kasi habang nagiging close ang date mas nag mamahal ang air faire. Good luck sa trip and enjoy your vacay! NY is indeed one of the greatest place on earth!