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Low season:
February
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2%
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High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
87%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1190
(avg. price over the last 72 hours)
Good deal:
$1172
or less return trip within
3 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles

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The cheapest flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles was found, on average, 71 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be December. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 18% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles take?
An average non-stop flight takes 13h 50m hours, covering a distance of 12062 km.
How many flights are there between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Los Angeles?
There are 134 (non-stop) flights between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Los Angeles per week, averaging 19 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Fiji Airways ($795), Air New Zealand ($995) and Virgin Australia ($1019).
Do I need a passport to fly between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Los Angeles?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Los Angeles?
American Airlines (5 times daily), Delta (3 times daily), Virgin Australia (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles?
For Sydney Kingsford Smith to Los Angeles, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Sydney Kingsford Smith, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Sydney
$795
only
$795
Destination
Los Angeles
$795
only
$795
Thu, 5 Oct
SYD
LAX
17h 25m
Tue, 14 Nov
LAX
SYD
19h 00m
Trip: 41 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
6.9
NAN
BNE
Good 7.6

Airline stays rooted in its culture. The interior, uniforms, and ambience all give way to the Fiji island culture. They also give a small pillow and blanket in every seat.

I wish the seats were a bit wider and had more legroom. But overall the airline is on average for space and I have flown in more uncomfortable seats.

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 4.0

There was no leg room. Also, the flight was about 1.5 hrs late departing, which almost caused me to miss my next flight.

SFO
NAN
OK 5.3

Foods

Poor communications between crews and passengers

CHC
NAN
OK 4.6

Narrow aisles

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.3

I really appreciated how the crew enforced window shades down for the majority of the flight. It really helped me sleep like I was hoping to so that I can be better adjusted to the time change and reduce jet lag.

Mon, 28 Aug
SYD
LAX
17h 50m
Sat, 2 Sep
LAX
SYD
19h 05m
Trip: 6 days
10.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 10.0 Excellent
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
8.7
Boarding
8.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.7
Food
8.2
LAX
LHR
Excellent 8.6

The staff was incredible. Additionally I loved all the entertainment options.

We missed our connection flight slightly due to the fact that we weren't able to connect our baggage to British Airways and that the flight came in late.

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Customer service and Food was excellent!

LHR
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The staff were very kind. The amendies (pillow, blanket and headphones) were great. The airplane food and wine selection were nice.

AKL
LAX
Excellent 10.0

entertainment, cleanliness, comfort

seats go far back in front of your face

LAX
AKL
Excellent 10.0

It was simply fantastic - all of it!

Thu, 28 Sep
SYD
LAX
13h 50m
Sun, 22 Oct
LAX
SYD
15h 00m
$1019
Trip: 25 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 79 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Good 8.0

Virgin look to have changed their inflight entertainment and as a result have dramatically reduced the new releases.

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Flight from Sydney to LA was fine, no issues. Issue on connection from LAX to JFK.

We were delayed getting out of Sydney so late getting to LAX. Ran to get through customs, then airline rep said we might not make flight connection but to run...so we ran through two terminals, dropped baggage, ran through security to our gate...made it while flight still open...but...gate agent said Virgin had re-booked us already on flight 5 hours later and we no longer had seats on that flight. So two very serious questions that I have not yet gotten a satisfactory answer... 1) why were they allowed to re-book me without my consent? Every other situation, including changes to this itinerary in the past, I was told no changes could be made without my approval? 2) if they had already give away our confirmed seats, why in heavens did they tell us to run? At the airport I got a variety of answers that seemed to be pointing fingers since Sydney flight was Virgin Australia and LAX was Delta....despite codeshare seems these two companies do not work so seamlesslessly and one has no real idea what the other is doing....to the travelers detriment.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The crew was great. Enough meals. Chips and snacks to grab in between meals. Clean bathrooms. I can't sleep on planes so there were enough films to keep me entertained there and back (watched 6 each way). Virgin is great would fly again in a heartbeat.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.3

Food tasted ok

Limited movie/tv choices Not enough room Rarely saw crew

SYD
LAX
OK 6.0

Wonderful staff, always smiling even though they were exhausted!

Too many kids. The child seated by me kept kicking me and climbing on me during the whole 13.5 hour flight. His parent did nothing. I had a 20 hour layover in Sydney arranged after the flight was booked due to changes.

Thu, 7 Dec
SYD
LAX
13h 50m
Fri, 29 Dec
LAX
SYD
15h 05m
$1180
Trip: 23 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 59 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.5
SYD
LAX
Mediocre 3.0

Boarding was seamless.

Food choices were horrible as was the food quality. Especially for an international flight. AA should be embarrassed that this is the level by which they operate. Entertainment systems were faulty. Many around me had to be restarted. And crew seemed tired and irritated. Willing to overlook the chairs that barely reclined but with everything else operating at a poor level, it was just the icing on the cake.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

We flew with 4 different airlines on our trip to New Zealand and American Airlines was by far the best. We were comfortable and had plenty of good food and free entertainment. I would fly with American Airlines again.

I can't think of anything.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.6

The guy at the initial ticket counter was wonderful and took his time addressing my needs.

SYD
LAX
Mediocre 4.0

Decent movies

Seats are incredibly close to one another. I'm pretty short (5'5") and I felt cramped to say the least. The food isn't great, it's okay but don't expect to be wanting seconds.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.3

I loved the Qantas plane that took us from LAX to Sudney. It was so quiet and smooth, and each seat in coach had very slight improvements , such as a head rest that moved, and cushions that atually felt comfortable. I think it was a new Dreamliner or something similar. AA should use these.

Sun, 10 Dec
SYD
LAX
33h 30m
Sun, 7 Jan
LAX
SYD
26h 20m
$1365
Trip: 29 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1940 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.5
PUS
TPE
Mediocre 3.5

When two people are travelling together and adjoining seats were needed, it was impossible to make the seat changes online. Only one seat was able to be moved. We finally had to wait to ask crew members at check-in. It was an anxious time.

TPE
LAX
Mediocre 4.0

The meatballs were fairly tasty.

The seats didn't have much space between them.

JFK
TPE
Excellent 8.3

Entertainment was excellent and crew very friendly and helpful.

It was August and they did not have ac blowing during 14 of the 16 hour flight. So warm I couldn't sleep. The other two hours the ac was too high making it cold...I actually liked that but the woman next to me didn't.

TPE
LAX
OK 4.3

The seats are too close together. If the passenger in front reclines his chair, there is no room to move around at all. It would be helpful to announce that passengers should recline their seats only during sleep time.

BKK
TPE
Excellent 10.0

Great service. Terrific crew.

N/A

Wed, 20 Dec
SYD
LAX
38h 30m
Wed, 3 Jan
LAX
SYD
74h 10m
$1500
Trip: 15 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 3331 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.3
Comfort
6.3
Crew
6.6
Entertainment
6.0
Food
5.7
PVG
LAX
Mediocre 4.0

My flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles was delayed 7 hours. There were 2 gate changes with no explanation given as to why the flight was delayed. It was a very frustrating experience.

HND
PVG
Good 6.6

Checking in for this flight with hundreds of passengers was handled by only 3 China Eastern counters, and these counters weren't even open until about 2 hours before departure, which was barely enough to allow for the 80-minute check-in and the security/immigration screenings afterward. The fight itself was all right, but China Eastern needs much more efficiency on the ground.

PVG
ORD
Excellent 9.6

I like that the crews are patient

The food is too salty and seat is too small.

LAX
PVG
Poor 2.0

I requested all window seats. I was put in a middle row aisle seat. I don't understand why I paid for a seat that was available and then bumped to a different seat.

JFK
PVG
Excellent 8.3

Service on their 777 JFK-PVG is great. CE has an outstanding crew. I just don't understand why other carriers charge 20-70% more for the same business class.

Some flights out of PVG require you to board the plane from the tarmac using stairs. Uncomfortable during in climate weather. OK a bit picky.

Thu, 12 Oct
SYD
LAX
19h 30m
Sat, 28 Oct
LAX
SYD
28h 35m
Trip: 17 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
6.9
CHC
NAN
OK 4.6

Narrow aisles

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 4.0

There was no leg room. Also, the flight was about 1.5 hrs late departing, which almost caused me to miss my next flight.

NAN
LAX
Good 7.0

Although they are being very efficient, they collect blankets and headphones 45 min before landing and I could have still used them for 45 minutes!

NAN
BNE
Good 7.6

Airline stays rooted in its culture. The interior, uniforms, and ambience all give way to the Fiji island culture. They also give a small pillow and blanket in every seat.

I wish the seats were a bit wider and had more legroom. But overall the airline is on average for space and I have flown in more uncomfortable seats.

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Airport crew rude

Tue, 17 Oct
SYD
LAX
17h 25m
Tue, 31 Oct
LAX
SYD
19h 05m
Trip: 15 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
6.9
LAX
NAN
Mediocre 4.0

There was no leg room. Also, the flight was about 1.5 hrs late departing, which almost caused me to miss my next flight.

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Airport crew rude

SFO
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Everything was perfect - from the crew, to the plane itself, to the entertainment and blankets and seats -- delightful and easy flight!

SYD
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Very nice plane and it includes food and drinks and wonderful service

Extra bag was pretty expensive

CHC
NAN
OK 4.6

Narrow aisles

Wed, 1 Nov
SYD
LAX
24h 55m
Fri, 24 Nov
LAX
SYD
28h 45m
Trip: 24 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
6.9
NAN
BNE
Good 7.6

Airline stays rooted in its culture. The interior, uniforms, and ambience all give way to the Fiji island culture. They also give a small pillow and blanket in every seat.

I wish the seats were a bit wider and had more legroom. But overall the airline is on average for space and I have flown in more uncomfortable seats.

SFO
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Everything was perfect - from the crew, to the plane itself, to the entertainment and blankets and seats -- delightful and easy flight!

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.3

I really appreciated how the crew enforced window shades down for the majority of the flight. It really helped me sleep like I was hoping to so that I can be better adjusted to the time change and reduce jet lag.

CHC
NAN
Excellent 10.0

All good small

Small space

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 4.0

There was no leg room. Also, the flight was about 1.5 hrs late departing, which almost caused me to miss my next flight.

Fri, 3 Nov
SYD
LAX
17h 40m
Thu, 16 Nov
LAX
SYD
17h 05m
Trip: 14 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
6.9
CHC
NAN
OK 4.6

Narrow aisles

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 4.0

There was no leg room. Also, the flight was about 1.5 hrs late departing, which almost caused me to miss my next flight.

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Airport crew rude

NAN
BNE
Good 7.6

Airline stays rooted in its culture. The interior, uniforms, and ambience all give way to the Fiji island culture. They also give a small pillow and blanket in every seat.

I wish the seats were a bit wider and had more legroom. But overall the airline is on average for space and I have flown in more uncomfortable seats.

CHC
NAN
Excellent 10.0

All good small

Small space

Mon, 15 Jan
SYD
LAX
13h 55m
Mon, 29 Jan
LAX
SYD
14h 55m
$1143
Trip: 15 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 79 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The crew was great. Enough meals. Chips and snacks to grab in between meals. Clean bathrooms. I can't sleep on planes so there were enough films to keep me entertained there and back (watched 6 each way). Virgin is great would fly again in a heartbeat.

SYD
LAX
OK 6.0

Wonderful staff, always smiling even though they were exhausted!

Too many kids. The child seated by me kept kicking me and climbing on me during the whole 13.5 hour flight. His parent did nothing. I had a 20 hour layover in Sydney arranged after the flight was booked due to changes.

SYD
LAX
Good 6.3

Food tasted ok

Limited movie/tv choices Not enough room Rarely saw crew

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Spacious seats with a LOT of leg room. Very friendly crew

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Travel was easy, and the flight crew was great

Sun, 5 Nov
SYD
LAX
23h 55m
Wed, 15 Nov
LAX
SYD
28h 35m
Trip: 11 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
6.9
APW
HNL
Good 7.3

Food was really good not many airline offer free meal

Forms and then again on computer

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Airport crew rude

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.3

I really appreciated how the crew enforced window shades down for the majority of the flight. It really helped me sleep like I was hoping to so that I can be better adjusted to the time change and reduce jet lag.

SFO
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Everything was perfect - from the crew, to the plane itself, to the entertainment and blankets and seats -- delightful and easy flight!

SFO
NAN
OK 5.3

Foods

Poor communications between crews and passengers

Thu, 25 Jan
SYD
LAX
19h 50m
Sat, 3 Feb
LAX
SYD
19h 00m
Trip: 10 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
6.9
NAN
BNE
Good 7.6

Airline stays rooted in its culture. The interior, uniforms, and ambience all give way to the Fiji island culture. They also give a small pillow and blanket in every seat.

I wish the seats were a bit wider and had more legroom. But overall the airline is on average for space and I have flown in more uncomfortable seats.

APW
HNL
Good 7.3

Food was really good not many airline offer free meal

Forms and then again on computer

NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.3

I really appreciated how the crew enforced window shades down for the majority of the flight. It really helped me sleep like I was hoping to so that I can be better adjusted to the time change and reduce jet lag.

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Airport crew rude

CHC
NAN
OK 4.6

Narrow aisles

Thu, 1 Feb
SYD
LAX
17h 40m
Sun, 11 Feb
LAX
SYD
28h 35m
Trip: 11 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 517 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
7.5
Food
6.9
SYD
NAN
Excellent 10.0

Very nice plane and it includes food and drinks and wonderful service

Extra bag was pretty expensive

APW
HNL
Good 7.3

Food was really good not many airline offer free meal

Forms and then again on computer

NAN
LAX
Good 7.0

Although they are being very efficient, they collect blankets and headphones 45 min before landing and I could have still used them for 45 minutes!

NAN
SFO
Mediocre 3.0

Airport crew rude

CHC
NAN
Excellent 10.0

All good small

Small space

Tue, 16 Jan
SYD
LAX
13h 50m
Sat, 27 Jan
LAX
SYD
14h 55m
$1336
Trip: 12 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 79 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

The plane was spacious, the food was good, the service was beyond expected. One of the best overseas aircraft I have been on. Seats were comfortable and spacious. I liked the movie choices & that you offered headsets, masks, ear buds and blankets.

SYD
LAX
Good 8.0

Virgin look to have changed their inflight entertainment and as a result have dramatically reduced the new releases.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Enough snacks passed around for a long haul flights Friendly and pro flight attendents

Main meals portion is too small. Snacks ( Pie / pizza) reheated but not crispy anymore

SYD
LAX
Good 8.0

Can't rate food as it is not my practice to eat airline food.

Unavailability to select a seat or extra baggage online. That an extra 2 or three kilos is charged as an extra bag.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Spacious seats with a LOT of leg room. Very friendly crew

Sun, 10 Dec
SYD
LAX
13h 55m
Thu, 28 Dec
LAX
SYD
15h 05m
$1400
Trip: 19 days
8.4ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 79 reviews
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Enough snacks passed around for a long haul flights Friendly and pro flight attendents

Main meals portion is too small. Snacks ( Pie / pizza) reheated but not crispy anymore

SYD
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Travel was easy, and the flight crew was great

SYD
LAX
OK 5.6

Flight from Sydney to LA was fine, no issues. Issue on connection from LAX to JFK.

We were delayed getting out of Sydney so late getting to LAX. Ran to get through customs, then airline rep said we might not make flight connection but to run...so we ran through two terminals, dropped baggage, ran through security to our gate...made it while flight still open...but...gate agent said Virgin had re-booked us already on flight 5 hours later and we no longer had seats on that flight. So two very serious questions that I have not yet gotten a satisfactory answer... 1) why were they allowed to re-book me without my consent? Every other situation, including changes to this itinerary in the past, I was told no changes could be made without my approval? 2) if they had already give away our confirmed seats, why in heavens did they tell us to run? At the airport I got a variety of answers that seemed to be pointing fingers since Sydney flight was Virgin Australia and LAX was Delta....despite codeshare seems these two companies do not work so seamlesslessly and one has no real idea what the other is doing....to the travelers detriment.

SYD
LAX
Good 8.0

Virgin look to have changed their inflight entertainment and as a result have dramatically reduced the new releases.

SYD
LAX
Excellent 9.3

Virgin does a great job for a great price. Having Resided in the USA for 12 years I've flow many times across the pacific on each of the airlines and I can confidently says they are lightyears better than any of the American Airlines. On my return trip from Sydney I had hit some extraordinary traffic and it took 2hrs to get to the airport in what is usually a 40min drive. This resulted in me arriving less than 1hour from the flights departure time, the checkin staff did what they could to keep me on the flight as planned. Staff in all areas were great, it always a fresh breath of air when I board a virgin Australia flight, so different than traveling in the US of A....

The Food on Virgin Australia is ok. From the United States to Sydney it was average, on the return leg the quality was much better. They served 2 meals and a mid-flight snack. Their snacks and water station Mid plane is a very welcome touch on the long haul flights. Perhaps one more pass with the full drinks cart will help them join the heavyweights at Qantas.

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