Fiji Airways shines with Los Angeles flights under $800 return

Stephanie Yip 29 June 2017 NEWS

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Are these the cheapest Los Angeles flights on sale right now?

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There's a mountain of Los Angeles flights on sale right now and with different airlines competing for your booking, which one is best for you?

The cheapest flights, according to comparison and booking website I Want That Flight, are with Fiji Airways for $797 return. This will get you from Sydney to LA and back between August and November, which is appealing not only for the price but because the dates will give you a taste of warm Californian summer.

If you're flying in from Brisbane or Melbourne, fares increase slightly, but not astronomically, to $802 and $817 return respectively.

Virgin Australia also has flights on sale from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to LA, however, this sale is for 12 hours only and airfares must be snapped up by 11pm on 29 June 2017.

Fares from each city are $969 return, which is a fair amount dearer than if you flew with Fiji Airways. However, the sale covers flights between November 2017 and March 2018, giving you more time to plan your trip. Bear in mind that December dates are not included in the sale and that it will be winter in LA, which, while mild, isn't the most ideal if you're after a beach holiday.

Additionally, you can accrue Velocity Frequent Flyer points on these flights.

Then there's United Airlines. At $870 return for travel between July and September, these are exceptional prices for flights during the peak summer season. The biggest clause is that these flights only depart from Melbourne, which is great for Melburnians, but not so ideal for travellers from other Aussie cities.

Curiously, we found that Flight Centre is selling Fiji Airways flights from $889 return, which is a noticeable difference from those on I Want That Flight, especially for similar travel dates in October and November. As Flight Centre has a lowest airfare guarantee, if these are your travel dates it might be worth calling them up on it.

Of course, if you just want to book without this extra step, you can go direct to I Want That Flight to book your seat.

Fiji Airways Los Angeles flights are available to book until 10 July 2017, while United Airlines flights are on sale until 3 July 2017.

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