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Cheap Christmas flights to Los Angeles 2018

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

Are you thinking about heading to Los Angeles this Christmas? Maybe it’s time for a vacation or perhaps you want to catch up with family and friends? Whatever your plans are, the bloated holiday flight fares must have crossed your mind at least once.

Find out how you can fly to Los Angeles during the peak season without paying peak prices.

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Compare prices from hundreds of airlines and booking sites to get the best price on your Christmas flight to Los Angeles.


Latest flight deals to Los Angeles

Air New Zealand - Longhaul Air New Zealand - Longhaul

North America flights from $999 return

Valid for travel from October - November 2018 and January - June 2019. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Vancouver and Honolulu. Sample fare is Sydney-Los Angeles.

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Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Virgin Australia flights from $495 return

Valid for travel between January - August 2019. Sample fare is Canberra-Hong Kong. Destinations include Fiji, Los Angeles, New York, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, Las Vegas and more.

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Flight Centre - International Flight Centre - International

Round-the-world fares from $1,499

Valid for travel between 21 February - 24 March and 22 April - 22 May 2019. Sample fare is Sydney-Los Angeles-New York-London-Hong Kong.

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STA Travel STA Travel

International flights from $363 return with Air New Zealand

Valid for travel until December 2018, including over Christmas. Sample fare is Melbourne-Auckland. Destinations include Los Angeles, San Francisco and more.

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Skiddoo Skiddoo

International flights from $242 return

Valid for travel on select dates. Sample fare is Perth-Bali. Destinations include London, Dublin, Rome, Seoul, Los Angeles, Langkawi, Colombo, Singapore and more.

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Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific

Premium economy flights from $1,905 return

Valid for travel until 30 June 2019. Sample fare is Perth-Tokyo. Booking must be made 50 days in advance. Destinations include New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Toronto, China, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Amsterdam, Barcelona and more.

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LookUpFare LookUpFare

Flights under $99

Get instant $10 off on your flights when you book with LookUpFare. Destinations include Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas and more. T&Cs apply.

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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 (up to $974 return). Prices increase up to around $1,935 return for peak Christmas dates.


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.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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