Cheap flights to Los Angeles
A globally important centre of culture, business and tourism, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the US. Yet this urban area is fringed by mountains, deserts and beautiful beaches.
As the centre of the biggest film industry in the world, it’s easy to feel familiar with LA – but being there in the flesh is another thing entirely.
When to book flights to Los Angeles
Blessed with year-round warm weather and sunshine, there is no real holiday season in LA as such. And its main attractions also have a permanent appeal. You can go star spotting on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, hang out on the beach at Malibu, or enjoy a family day out at a choice of world-class theme parks at any time of year.
However, if you are planning on visiting Disneyland or Universal Studios, then it is probably best to book flights well in advance. As popular family holiday destinations, flights are busiest during the school holidays. But, for many of the city’s other attractions, you can travel at any time. Go celeb spotting in Beverly Hills, watch the performers down on Venice Beach or sip cocktails on the Sunset Strip throughout the calendar year.
How to find the best flight deals to Los Angeles
The real secret to booking cheap flights to LA is knowing how to get the best out of your Expedia search. By learning a few tricks, you can vastly improve your chances of getting flights to Los Angeles at a great rate.
Firstly, make sure that you’re utilising the ‘Nearby Airports’ option when you search. This will give you a bigger selection of relevant arrival or departure destinations.
If possible, try and be a little flexible about when you travel, looking at the days either side of your chosen departure and return. Click the ‘Show flexible dates’ button and you will open up a whole new range of flight options, with many coming in cheaper than your original results.
Main airports in Los Angeles
Los Angeles International Airport, better known as LAX, is a gigantic travel hub and one of the world’s largest airports. There are regular flights to LAX from the UK, as well as a many connecting destinations. There is a relatively good public transport service to the airport, with the LAX FlyAway direct buses from numerous places around the city.
Other airports include Long Beach, Bob Hope (Burbank), John Wayne and LA/Ontario, which all have international arrivals and departures. Almost all the airports lack comprehensive direct train access but there are excellent car rental facilities in each of them.