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Cheap Christmas flights to Los Angeles

An easy cheat sheet to help you grab a cheap flight to Los Angeles this Christmas holiday.

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With global coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in place, 2020 may not be the best time to travel. We're here to help you plan your trip when you're able to travel again, so keep these tips in mind for potential 2021 Christmas travel. Follow all government regulations and check with your supplier for up-to-date information.

Thinking of heading to LA this Christmas? Maybe it’s time for a vacay? Whatever your plans the bloated holiday flight fares must have crossed your mind at least once. The good news is you can fly to Los Angeles during the peak season without paying peak prices.

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When’s the best time to book Christmas flights to Los Angeles?

According to Skyscanner, you can enjoy discounts of up to 8% on Christmas flights by booking tickets before September. If you’re unsure about your travel plans until September, you can still book your tickets later at a reasonable price. Promotional offers and last-minute deals can crop up. This tends to happen in August and September, though don't last long.

In case you have more time to spend in Los Angeles, you can bag the cheapest flights taking off before 5 December and after 5 January.

Tips and tricks to getting cheap Christmas flights to Los Angeles

Besides timely reservations and choosing dates with care, following these tips can help you to cut down costs:

  • Compare fares of different airlines: Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Fiji Airways and Virgin Australia airlines offer cheap fares to Los Angeles. Keep your options open and keep your eye on their sales.
  • Choose stopover journeys: If you don’t mind travelling longer, one-stop journeys to Los Angeles have lower fares. By adding a stopover, you can save a few hundred dollars per trip. For example, flying on Philippine Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines or China Airlines and stopping in Manila, Honolulu or Taipei respectively can save you as much as 30% compared to flying direct.
  • Fly on specific days: If you can, fly on Monday, as the fares are lower. On the other hand, avoid Saturdays as many travellers prefer to return on weekends to get back to the work the next week.
  • Sign-up for airline newsletters: By subscribing to airline newsletters, you’ll be instantly notified about new offers and last-minute deals.

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