Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Washington to Los Angeles
Qantas Airways, American Airlines and Air Tahiti Nui have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Washington to Los Angeles. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Washington to Los Angeles.
The average direct flight takes 5h 42m, covering a distance of 3711 km.
There are 527 (direct) flights between Washington and Los Angeles per week, averaging 75 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($137) and Delta ($149), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on United Airlines ($290) and Delta ($298).
Qantas Airways (8 times daily), United Airlines (8 times daily), Air New Zealand (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Washington to Los Angeles, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Washington , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Washington you will be using one of these airports: Washington Reagan-National. You will be landing at Los Angeles, also known as Los Angeles Airport.
If you are traveling with a pet or service animal, make sure to take note of the different pet relief areas located throughout Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. There are currently three designated zones placed outside of Terminals A, B, and C. Each of these areas is open 24 hours a day and provides guests with complimentary waste bags.
While there are no hotels located on the same property as Los Angeles International Airport, there are several choices less than a 5-minute drive away. The Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel is a casual choice that is only a 3-minute drive from the airport and a 10-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles, while the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport is directly across the freeway from the airport and offers a free shuttle service for guests.
Dulles International Airport currently has one Interfaith Chapel that is located in Concourse A near Gate A32. It is free to access for all travelers, is open 24 hours a day, and contains sacred texts in a variety of languages.
National Hall is known for being the terminal in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport that contains the most dining options. In National Hall, you can find choices such as Chick-Fil-A, Legal Sea Foods, and Matsutake Sushi, as well as small stores and food stands that offer to-go options.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Too packed"
Pros: "Crew was very service oriented. Appreciate their constant offer of water."
Cons: "Someone should know how to make your entertainment system run on iPAD. I preloaded your system before boarding. However, even though I can access your menu, I can not play any movies. The crew tried to help but no one could figure out how to make it work on iPad."
Pros: "I have never been so comfortable"
Pros: "The crew were very diligent in serving water and drinks."
Pros: "Excellent all"
Pros: "The leg room is great, seats are comfortable, everyone is super nice and helpful"
Cons: "Having a seat before everyone else boards"
Pros: "Thank you so much for getting my confused and forgetful mother in law onto the right plane and back and forth from the gates."
Cons: "Don’t know"
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "See previous comment"
Cons: "Better handling of baggage. They mislabel my bag which led to frustrations."
Cons: "The menu was preordered. Yet on plane menu not available. The electrical outlet did not work in our row. No wifi over mexico"
Cons: "Alaska is usually good. Thanx"
Pros: "Ride was smooth. Just wish certain passengers were quiet"
Cons: "Customer needs better control over their seat assignments."
Cons: "Not being delayed"
Pros: "The inflight movie/tv selection was fabulous!"
Pros: "Nice new plane with good entertainment."
Pros: "The lady WHO assisted US at the Alaska Airline kiosk was very Helpful, she made IT easier for US to check in. There were a lot OF AirPort employers assisting us Go thru the scanners, IT was a breeze, IAD was very relaxingThank you very much"
Pros: "Pleasantly surprised, nice journey the whole way"
Pros: "great landing"
Pros: "Return (2nd leg) was excellent even thought the plane was older and smaller. 1 leg of the flight was just okay. The departure was delayed for half an hour to wait for a late stewardist. Pool performance."
Pros: "Even though I booked the wrong date, she was so nice to let me in on the day before the booked flight."
Cons: "The beverages on the house isn't easy enough to get technically. I had to call twice before i can get one orange juice."
Pros: "Being on time, then early! A clean plane, and boarding from the rear first. An airline has finally caught a clue on boarding the rear of the plane and window seats first! Hello!"
Pros: "Entertainment, modern aircraft"
Cons: "Rude and uninterested flight crew, undisclosed bulkhead mid aircraft"
Pros: "Organize and easy boarding. The good attention of the crew"
Cons: "The food is in charge"
Pros: "Nothing to say"
Cons: "Everything went smooth, from check-in to landing."
Pros: "The in flight crew work hard in providing frequent services"
Cons: "Entertainment—most movies are a few years old."
Pros: "Great otherwise."
Cons: "6 Hours flight. A free meal should be included."
Cons: "Nothing. Alaska is by far my favorite airline! Virgin is my second favorite. They are now joined. Perfect!"
Pros: "quick boarding process"
Cons: "good options for entertainment"
Pros: "The food was good and the flight was smooth."
Cons: "Didn't realize the seat I selected didn't recline because it was in front of the exit row. I sat straight up for 5 hours and 10 minutes. I wish I would have known this at the time of booking. That was extremely uncomfortable. When I asked the crew about it, they said "yup sorry year seat doesn't recline because it's near an exit row." No apologies, no concern, no trying to find an alternate solution. I couldn't figure out how to work the Wi-Fi and so I asked a crew member and she was less concerned about trying to help me figure it out and was more concerned about trying to get me to rent an iPad."
Pros: "Direct flight from DCA to LAX"
Cons: "No easy way to watch movies on long flight, delayed departure and arrival."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and supportive in serving us all."
Pros: "George Yoo"
Pros: "Personal people"
Cons: "I couldn't put my seat back"
Pros: "Warm and gracious crew"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "FA's phoned it in."
Pros: "Renting personal tablets for in flight movies is a good idea. Attentive staff."
Cons: "Flight boarded an hour late, stalled on the tarmac for another half hour."
Cons: "Someone was helping me lead me to wrong terminal, I missed my flight!"
Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "Tv for the kids"
Pros: "Scheduling, Boarding crew were all good."
Cons: "sitting for 5 hrs squished in like sardines was not fun. there was plenty of leg room, but shoulder room was minimal and uncomfortable for that duration of flight"
Pros: "I liked the overall experience of flying with Alaska Airlines, flight attendants and crew were very friendly."
Cons: "Food and entertainment was not very good."
Pros: "Great flight, updated aircraft, some free media (tv shows,etc) to watch on my iPhone, and electrical outlets in each seat."
Cons: "They had no supply of the only gluten free food item on the menu so I could not eat anything else due to allergy"
Pros: "Power outlet at each seat."
Cons: "Narrow aisle. Had to rent device to see movies."
Pros: "The crew was very polite and attentive. They were delightful."
Cons: "On a cross-country flight, complimentary food should be available. The options on flight are incredibly expensive. My tactic is to buy food before getting on the plane so that I don't starve on a 5+ hour flight."
Pros: "Todo fue muy bien exelente"
Pros: "Entertaiment was good, seat was ok"
Cons: "Internet could be faster."
Cons: "On time and very comfortable"
Pros: "Personalized service, even in economy. Friendly faces, who seemed intent on providing the best customer service."
Cons: "Not much."
Pros: "I liked the take off and the landing, the two things I hate most, especially the landing... It was smooth..."
Cons: "Better notification about delays"
Pros: "Easy check in and appreciate the family with stroller pre-boarding."
Cons: "It does not feel like more leg space than other airlines. It was ok, just given advertising would have expected more."
Pros: "Sleeping in"
Cons: "Sleeping in longer"
Cons: "There was no video screen available"
Pros: "Great! Both ways. Many thanks for making wheelchair travelsp easy."
Pros: "It was on time, quick, and painless"
Pros: "Lots of water ..."
Cons: "Cramped up . Need more leg.room"
Pros: "I loved the snack options, the channel options, the seating arrangement, etc"
Cons: "technical difficulties made some channels blurrier than others, but I could hear just fine for the music channel"
Cons: "Gary was his name. I went up to go to the bathroom, I had heard the announcement prior to that and no one had mentioned anything about seatbelts or staying in my seat. I made sure before I got up. As I get up he approaches me and said "you need to stay in your seat, began to shake his head,"they mentioned it like 5 times", he then said. I really dont appreciate the attitude. It's not what you say it's how you say it. Work on your attitude Gary from JetBlue"
Pros: "The space and chairs The choice of movies"
Cons: "Map program on screen To many ads"
Pros: "I like jetblue, everything is excellent,."
Cons: "It took over 2.5 hours to decide to switch airplanes"
Pros: "Easy boarding..quick fkight"
Pros: "Credit card machine appeared to not work, free drinks and headphones!"
Pros: "Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi."
Pros: "All our flights with jetblue were excellent"
Pros: "Always excellent service"
Cons: "The wireless Internet was very spotty."
Pros: "Nothing only wifi was there ...rest everything pathetic"
Cons: "Our whole baggage cane out broken"
Pros: "peace and quiet for 2 hours"
Pros: "The effort to stay on track so far so good"
Cons: "Late plane. No explanation. Orlando arrrival"
Cons: "Slight delay"
Cons: "Huge delays..."
Cons: "Late departure, no overhead bin space available"
Pros: "Free internet, great landing."
Cons: "A complimentary lunch meal should be served."
Pros: "non stop service"
Pros: "Everything the best!"
Pros: "Overall efficiency of the trip was very good."
Cons: "Audio in seat was poor. Lots of static and could not hear show."
Pros: "Free food."
Cons: "Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option."
Cons: "Endless delays and extremely shitty boarding staff."
Pros: "Landed early. Everyone was nice."
Cons: "The plane was freezing."
Pros: "Orlando's kindness"
Pros: "Service perfect"
Cons: "Our luggage came back broken (case cracked)"
Cons: "3 hours delay"
Pros: "The pilot nailed the landing. I always grade the landings from 1-10. This was the first 10 I have ever given."
Cons: "After landing we sat on the runway for one hour."
Pros: "Walking in to the Boston terminal was immediately relaxing. I got through the line quickly and once I got to my gate it was also very relaxing."
Cons: "Soba noodles were soggy, but not a deal breaker!"
Pros: "Crew were friendlier than many other airlines"
Pros: "Never went on the flight."
Cons: "Awful customer service"
Cons: "Flight was freezing. Crew was overly concerned about my tree nut allergy. Been flying for 40+ years and this was the first time any one has asked...appreciate it but they went overboard"
Cons: "Wifi was completely useless. I prefer to pay to get simething."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Stop being LATE!!!!"
Pros: "Loved the plane, people and timeliness"
Cons: "Virgin Atlantic has had better days. Living off of a long gone reputation. Great staff but old and worn out planes. Code sharing has done them no favors!"
Pros: "Delta always does a superior job - domestically and internationally!"
Cons: "Nothing, keep at it"
Cons: "Everything was perfect!"
Cons: "Have to call out the delta lounge...excellent and healthy. My experience was outstanding. Thanks Delta"
Pros: "The plane was very new and clean; entertainment options and food were very good; it was a good flight."
Cons: "At baggage drop-DCA: Charged me for a bag when I had a status that allows 1 bag free; she would not listen, made me pay for it in order to check my bag and then told me to go over to customer service and ask for a refund."
Pros: "Informative communications during delay"
Cons: "Rushing to board resulting in bad customer service during boarding"
Pros: "Operated by Delta so great!"
Pros: "Meal was provided at no additional charge. Pilots were informative on weather conditions. Good crew service."
Pros: "Excellent Service."
Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "We boarded late, then sat in a hot plane for an ester 30-40 mins because the route got cancelled. They wouldn’t serve us beverages while it was so hot inside. We landed over 49 mins later into Lax"
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Movie selection and cable channels"
Cons: "My connection was abruptly changed, it took a long time to straighten out, but they eventually did."
Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"
Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"
Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"
Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."
Pros: "Excellent service, God flight"
Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"
Pros: "Customer services"
Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Pros: "All I need to say."
Pros: "I board sky priority or sooner so it always goes well."
Cons: "Delta could do a little more to align people behind the right zone pillars when lining up for boarding. Passengers especially those not used to flying or flying with Delta are always confused. Maybe some stripping on the floor could help or pillars at the front and midway back."
Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"
Cons: "The service was terrible. Also a ripped off base on I was expecting to be treated as if I was on Virgin nothing compares to it . Delta plane making a loud noise we can even heard anything when pilot does announcement. I want my money back or I should be reinbuise some how."
Pros: "Great service very courteous crew. Smooth takeoff and landing."
Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"
Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."
Pros: "Really liked the plan"
Pros: "Good experience overall. Pleasant staff. Movie features were wonderful and helped pass the time."
Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."
Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"
Pros: "The service. The plane (seemed like an international plane). Food options. The service and the service. There was a problem getting on, they allowed premium members to board but when I got to the plane, I was scolded by the cleaning crew lady (maybe the Mgr) that they were not ready and that she had informed 'them' of that and that no one is allowed to board while they are cleaning."
Pros: "Free food for all on this flight! Turkey sandwich was actually quite good! Great legroom, flight attendants, and pilot. Free great movie for all."
Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."
Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No free meals."
Pros: "Mostly everything was ok"
Cons: "Delay in taking off was probably the only issue."
Pros: "That the flight wasn't any longer than it was"
Cons: "A bit hot n stuffy"
Pros: "Everything went perfectly. Thank you."
Pros: "Finally sitting in my seat"
Cons: "3 hrs late sucks"
Cons: "The $25 each way for piece of luggage"
Cons: "Delayed, rude stewadess"
Cons: "freezing on plane"
Pros: "It was on time staff was professional and friendly b"
Pros: "Check in was easy. bags made it."
Cons: "Sitting on the runway because of security "issue.""
Pros: "Amazing service."
Pros: "What I like the best is the actual time that we're up in the air."
Cons: "What I like least is the long security line in terminal C and long delay."
Cons: "Very cold on flights, no blankets"
Cons: "It was one of the most horrible flights. Delays, sitting in the plane being really hot, did not offer water. Newaur airport change of terminals is like being in the middle ages, old, hot, no signage, bus steps, Really, reaaly awfulWill think twice before flyinf United again Other than that they got me here, late"
Pros: "Good customers service!"
Cons: "It's too bland and they charge you for your luggage. The ticket wasn't cheap to begin with."
Pros: "The accuracy"
Cons: "The chairs"
Pros: "Eh, it wasn't the best nor the worst, just mediocre."
Cons: "I'm not a fan of United Airlines!"
Pros: "The cookies"
Cons: "Everything went alright, got to LAX in 1 hour. Felt nice."
Pros: "Made us comfortable with pillow and blanket. TV screens to watch"
Cons: "The plane was too late"
Cons: "They held us on the plane from Indy to Chicago for so long that most of us knew we were going to miss our flights. I ran all the way to my gate to discover that the plane took off 10 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. I was told there were no other flights to LA and I would have to get a hotel until tomorrow. I was only going to be in California for 2 days so every second counts, so when I became upset the man checked again and found me a seat on a plane that took off in an hour. I was grateful but at the same time I was kind of displeased that he didn't offer that to me originally."
Pros: "It was on time which was good"
Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Waited half an hour to take off"
Cons: "Was asked to pay $25 extra for my luggage. That should have been disclosed up front on the ticket. Not happy"
Pros: "The directTV was great."
Cons: "Wifi unavailable HNL>LAX"
Pros: "On time, organized boarding"
Pros: "nothing really"
Cons: "delay tight sits slow boarding"
Pros: "It was on time"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Snack is spicy"
Pros: "New plane, courteous staff. everything on time--what else could you want?"
Cons: "There were some crying babies, (5 of them--yikes) but nothing you could do anything about."
Cons: "Worst ever Can you credit my credit card for a full refund"
Pros: "Chairs were comfortable on this plane"
Cons: "I hated everything"
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "The flights were smooth and on time, even Early into mbj"
Cons: "Maintenance delays and rerouting caused me to miss my reserved ground transit in LA... United claimed on the phone I would be reimbursed for a taxi, but changed their mind when I sent them a receipt a few days later."
Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff."
Pros: "Timeliness and orderliness"
Pros: "same comments as above"
Cons: "same comments as above"
Cons: "Had purchased a round-trip ticket. While in D.C. on a family trip to bury my mother in Arlington National Cemetery, my brother had a massive heart attack. After 3 weeks, he was stable enough to come back to Houston on an air ambulance. As I travelled with him on the air ambulance, I was unable to use the return portion of my round-trip ticket. I provided documentation of the situation and requested a refund. I received $106 on a $715 ticket. There was no explanation of how they determined the refund, but I'm not happy."
Pros: "The price Phoenix to LA and back for around $77"
Cons: "I got the shitty set by the exit door that didn't recline no big deal on such a short trip"
Pros: "We got to LA earlier than the itinerary said"
Cons: "We dont have room to move wile we are sitting. Very limited space. We did not got informed were to get our lugagge"
Pros: "Narrow and no enough room for legs."
Pros: "Everything was fine in anorak sense."
Cons: "Extremely turbulent and the landing was very bumpy and scary. Very windy conditions caused this but it was still a little frightening"
Airlines flying from Washington to Los Angeles have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Washington to Los Angeles
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Washington to Los Angeles
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Washington to Los Angeles
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Washington to Los Angeles
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Washington to Los Angeles