The cheapest times to fly from EBL to SNA are

  • January 15th to May 13th (except the week of March 12th)
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

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 EBL to SNA is late April. Prices can be as high as $2322 for Monday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $1325 for Tuesday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Erbil (EBL) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $1345 to $2187 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $1442. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $2224. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $782 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1858 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EBL to SNA flight.

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

EBL to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EBL to SNA flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Erbil. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $197 (10%) 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 $1629. Return trip prices are from the SNA to EBL 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 EBL to SNA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from EBL to SNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Long Beach Airport (LGB) in Long Beach, CA

  • 19 miles (31 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 15.02% less expensive than SNA
  • 2-layover flights available

See EBL to LGB flights

Destination alternative #2: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 0.27% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See EBL to LAX flights


Flight Hacking EBL to SNA

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 EBL to SNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (EBL > CPH > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $959
  • Average savings: $899 (48.39%)

See EBL to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (EBL > IST > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1103
  • Average savings: $755 (40.64%)

See EBL to CPH flights

Hack #3: Vienna (EBL > VIE > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1231
  • Average savings: $628 (33.77%)

See EBL to VIE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from EBL to SNA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Wayne-Orange County Airport to Erbil International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7464 miles or 12012 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from EBL to SNA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EBL to SNA flight is about 14 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Erbil and Santa Ana, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from EBL to SNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code EBL
Origination airport name Erbil International Airport
City Erbil
Country Iraq
Latitude 36.2
Longitude 43.9

Return Airport

Destination code SNA
Destination airport name John Wayne-Orange County Airport
City Santa Ana, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.7
Longitude -117.9


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