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Cheap Flights to USA

Popular in December High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price $1,559 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from $751 From Auckland to Los Angeles
One-way from $391 One-way flight from Auckland to Los Angeles
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for USA flights by month

January
$1,493
February
$952
March
$907
April
$1,213
May
$1,097
June
$1,196
July
$1,492
August
$1,261
September
$1,237
October
$1,245
November
$1,070
December
$1,282
March is currently the cheapest month to fly to USA. At this moment in time January is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to USA?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
AKL - LAX
Price
$907 - $1,689
LAX
Temperature
20 - 32 °C
LAX
Rainfall
0 - 123 mm
Flying to USA in March is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to USA, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being February.

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

The best time to book flights to USA is 34 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to USA?

The cheapest day to fly to USA is usually Monday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to USA?

USA flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

The United States of America is a land of many climates, lively cities and natural wonders. Situated in the middle of North America, the country comprises 48 mainland states, as well as Hawaii and Alaska. American Samoa, Guam, Marianas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands round out the list of U.S. territories.

Travellers can find a variety of experiences in U.S. cities. Whether you want to take in the energy and creativity of New York City or soak up some sun and entertainment in Los Angeles, there’s truly something for everyone. New England features plenty of history and picturesque scenery, especially in autumn during foliage season when leaves turn bright shades of yellow, orange and red. Music-lovers can take a road trip along the Blues Highway from New Orleans, through Mississippi and Memphis to Chicago.

In the South, Florida’s beaches and  theme parks will wow you. Head  to Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld for some family fun.

California lines a large part of the West Coast, featuring everything from wine country, a rugged coastline and the Sierra Nevada mountains to the north to the southern cities of Los Angeles (home to Hollywood and most of the U.S. entertainment industry) and laid-back San Diego.

How long is the flight to the USA?

There are many different international airports located in the United States. The destination city, along with the number of stopovers, and the duration of those stopovers, will factor into the length of the flight times. If you will be travelling out of Auckland and heading to the Los Angeles International Airport, the fastest flights will be 10h and 45m long. The longest flights will be 32h and 10 m long. The fastest flight time from Christchurch Airport to LAX is 15h. Those who are travelling to other destinations in the USA will have differing flight times. For example, flights from Christchurch to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will have flight times of 18h and 5m as the shortest.

Which cities offer direct flights to the USA?

You will find that there are some options for direct flights into the USA. Air New Zealand has USA flight deals that are direct and that will take about 12h and 5 m. One and two stop options are available, as well. Those who are travelling out of Christchurch will have at least one stop. Air New Zealand has a flight that has a 1h and 30m stopover in Auckland before heading to Los Angeles.

What is the best way to travel around the USA?

The United States is a very large country and it has an excellent infrastructure. You will have a wealth of options when it comes to travelling to the various destinations you might need to go. Airlines, such as Southwest and American can provide domestic travel. Train services, such as Amtrak, and buses like Greyhound can provide travel across the country and from city to city, as well. Within the cities and towns, there is ample public transportation and taxis, and it is always possible to rent a vehicle.

What are some things to do in the USA?

The USA has many interesting things to see and do, and they vary substantially from one location to the next. Those who are in Chicago might want to visit some of the museums and parks. Travellers who are visiting Los Angeles and other areas in Southern California will find theme parks, Hollywood, and the nearby beaches. Travelling to New York City offers a host of galleries, shows, museums, and other attractions. Each city in the USA will have their own attractions and things to enjoy.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to the USA?

The USA tends to have strict entry policies. Those who will be travelling to the United States will need to make sure that they have a valid passport. They will be able to stay in the United States for business and tourism needs for up to 90 days without needing to have a visa. Those who come to the US with this visa waiver programme will not be able to change their visa status.

USA climate

Given its size, the climate varies throughout the US but some regions experience the changing seasons more intensely than others. The West Coast enjoys fine weather  year-round, while the Pacific Northwest Coast (Washington, Oregon) has cool summers and mild winters. The Midwest is known for its intense summers and winters and frequent tornadoes and thunderstorms, while Florida enjoys the warmest winters on the eastern coast.   

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When is the best time to fly to USA?

Peak Season:

There’s never really a bad time to catch flights to the US, but New York is most pleasant in spring and autumn. May and June are comfortably warm, while LA gets hottest in August and September.

San Francisco is  pleasant year-round, while Las Vegas is best enjoyed in spring and autumn. Orlando is teeming with families during US summer holidays (July and August), when temperatures can reach 37 degrees Celsius.

Off season:

Cheap flights to the US are always found during the off season.

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Getting around USA

Americans love their cars and their road trips, but there are many low-cost airlines, including no-frills leader Southwest, JetBlue, AirTran and Spirit Airlines to fly you around quicker.

If you’re intent on hitting the highways a la Route 66,  you’ll find all the major car rental agencies at most US airports, including Budget, Dollar, Hertz and Thrifty.

By bus: GotoBus.com has a handy online service for more than 100 bus companies and tours throughout the US, from budget to luxury options.

By rail: AmTrak (www.amtrak.com) covers the States and the major cities in Canada. Check online for routes and weekly specials.

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