Cheap Flights to Los Angeles

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When is the best time to fly to Los Angeles?

Peak Season:

Thanks to its pleasant weather and abundant rays of sunshine, Los Angeles is a year-round destination. While this is great for your holiday, it can make it difficult to find cheap flights to Los Angeles. In fact, certain times of the year can make it impossible to find a cheap flight to Los Angeles, such as during the Academy Awards at the end of February. Hundreds of people make their way to L.A to spot a glimpse of celebrities walking the red carpet, but events like these shoot up the prices. You can also visit on the 4th of July to catch the famous fireworks display. Again you will definitely pay extra for your flight tickets but the experience can be very rewarding.

Off Season:

To find the cheapest flights to Los Angeles, plan to go around January. This is the rainy season and hotels and flights to Los Angeles are slightly reduced than other times of the year. Other than January there isn't really an off season so don't hold out expecting to find the cheapest flights to Los Angeles at a different point in the year.

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

As with all flights, if you are flexible with your dates you are more likely to save money. If you want to find the cheapest flights to Los Angeles then it is recommended to book around 6 months in advance. If you can't book that far in advance, then waiting until roughly seven weeks before should help you shave some money off of the price of your flights to Los Angeles. That said, if you are planning to visit the Academy Awards for example, or want to experience Christmas in Los Angeles, make sure to get your flight tickets as far in advance as possible. Flights during holiday periods and major events very rarely drop in price so the sooner you book, the better. If you can, try to book seats on the right hand side of the plane. A lot of flights to Los Angelas tend to land from the east so the right hand side offers amazing views of the Los Angeles River, the Hollywood sign, downtown LA and the San Gabriel mountains. If you happen to be on a night flight to Los Angeles, either side of the plane will amaze you through the neon lights of the city.

How long is the flight to Los Angeles?

Flights from London (All airports) to Los Angeles - 11 hours 25 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Los Angeles - 13 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Los Angeles - 15 hours 0 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Los Angeles - 13 hours 40 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Los Angeles?

Air Canada, Delta, Iberia and US Airways are four regular airlines that offer flights to Los Angeles. Either use a comparison website or compare each airline individually to see who works out cheaper for you. Most airlines normally offer a similar price so the savings you make might not be massive but it's definitely helpful to have more spending money.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Downtown LA is located around 30km from LAX airport. The easiest and cheapest option is to get a free shuttle bus from the airport. Outside of arrivals you should take either shuttle G or C. C takes you to the Metro bus centre and from there you can either continue on your way to downtown LA or if you're staying in Hollywood or Santa Monica, you can find means of transport from here. Staying in downtown LA isn't highly recommended as most of the nightlife and activities take place in other areas of the city.

You can also jump in a taxi if you want convenient and fast travel from the airport, however the price won't be cheap and it is expected that you tip your driver.

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How much do things cost in Los Angeles?

Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 4.60
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 0.97
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 1.19
Cheap meal
£ 9.20
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 30.94
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 51.92
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1.87
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2.05
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 1.15
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.59
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 4.14
Loaf of white bread
£ 1.85
A dozen eggs
£ 2.54
How much does a beer cost in Los Angeles?
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 3
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 4
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1

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  • A holiday in Los Angeles offers a heady mix of hot nightlife, glorious beaches and star-studded attractions.
  • Hang out in style on the uber chic beaches of Malibu and Santa Monica – and keep your eyes peeled for stars.
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  • Leave room in your suitcase if you want to stock up on American classics or hit the designer boutiques of Rodeo Drive.
  • Direct flights to LA operate frequently from Heathrow with airlines including BA, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines.
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  • Go on a sightseeing tour of Grauman's Chinese Theatre and follow the bronze stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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