The cheapest times to fly from CJC to LAX are

  • January 15th to January 28th
  • March 12th to March 25th
  • April 16th to June 17th
  • October 15th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from CJC to LAX is early November. Prices can be as high as $2242 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $844 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Calama (CJC) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $870 to $1175 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $862. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1709. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $847 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1019 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CJC to LAX flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the CJC to LAX route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

CJC to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CJC to LAX flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Calama. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CJC. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $69 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $997. Return trip prices are from the LAX to CJC flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from CJC to LAX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CJC to LAX

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from CJC to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Lima (CJC > LIM > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $742
  • Average savings: $278 (27.23%)

See CJC to SCL flights

Hack #2: Santiago (CJC > SCL > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $792
  • Average savings: $227 (22.28%)

See CJC to LIM flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CJC to LAX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, COPA, Delta, InterJet, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to El Loa Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5077 miles or 8171 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CJC to LAX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CJC to LAX flight is about 10 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Calama and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from CJC to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CJC
Origination airport name El Loa Airport
City Calama
Country Chile
Latitude -22.5
Longitude -68.9

Return Airport

Destination code LAX
Destination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4


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