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Flights to Los Angeles in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 12% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$926Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from$1,339From Auckland to Los Angeles
One-way from$1,140One-way flight from Auckland to Los Angeles

Cheapest prices for Los Angeles flights by month

January
$1,087
February
$855
March
$920
April
$1,316
May
$995
June
$1,135
July
$1,201
August
$1,089
September
$1,171
October
$1,040
November
$1,045
December
$1,318
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Los Angeles is February. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Los Angeles?

AKL - LAX
Price
$855 - $1,859
LAX
Temperature
20 - 32 °C
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 123 mm

Peak season

On the surface shamelessly pretentious, loud and glitzy, take cheap flights to Los Angeles and you’ll discover a fascinating cosmopolitan metropolis beneath the city’s veneer. Los Angeles has a plethora of iconic sights up its sleeve, including the neighbourhoods of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Not surprisingly nightlife, restaurants, shopping, sunbathing and celebrity spotting are high on the list for first time visitors. Los Angeles’ Mediterranean climate offers abundant sunshine and mild weather year round. Peak season is summer with temperatures averaging 24C to 29C. Head to the coastal towns of Santa Monica and Venice Beach to cool off if the city gets too hot and smoggy. You’re unlikely to save money on flight tickets and accommodation at this time. February is also best to avoid for the annual Academy Awards, unless you’re a die hard celebrity watcher.

Off Season

Los Angeles doesn’t really have an off season, the city is always busy and lively but if you had to choose one it would be January as it’s typically rainy. December to February, excepting Christmas and New Years’, should produce good deals on flight tickets and hotels if you do your research and book early.

When is the best time to book a flight to Los Angeles?

Spring (March to May) is a great time to book flights to Los Angeles. Timing your visit to the City of Angels in Spring means comfortable temperatures in the mid to late teens, plus less rain and smog. You’ll also find accommodation is discounted in the Spring. Autumn is another good time to go with temps in the late teens and early 20Cs. The weather is still warm enough for swimming and sightseeing is much more pleasant. Plan a couple of months in advance for cheap flights to Los Angeles and great deals on hotels.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Los Angeles?

At the moment, Monday is the most economical day to take a flight to Los Angeles. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Los Angeles?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Los Angeles. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Los Angeles?

Flights from Auckland to Los Angeles – 12 hrs 5 mins

Flights from Wellington to Los Angeles – 14 hrs 25 mins

Flights from Christchurch to Los Angeles – 14 hrs 40 mins

Flights from Dunedin to Los Angeles – 16 hrs 35 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Los Angeles?

Air New Zealand has a well established flight route to Los Angeles from Auckland with two flights a day. American Airlines also flies the route on a daily basis. Keep an eye out for cheap flights to Los Angeles for less than $1,000 return from March to May and October / November. Easter and school holidays excluded.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Los Angeles Airport (LAX) is 30 km from downtown Los Angeles and is a large busy airport. However, ground transport is well organised with shuttles between terminals, several bus and limousine services plus a metro connector to access the light rail. Taxis are also prevalent and you can take your pick from hundreds that line up in the central terminal area.

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