The cheapest times to fly from LAX to FBM are

  • January 1st to March 18th
  • April 16th to April 29th
  • August 20th to November 11th (except the week of October 1st)

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 LAX to FBM is late January. Prices can be as high as $5293 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1155 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Lubumbashi

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Lubumbashi (FBM) will usually cost between $1374 to $3161 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1399. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $3073. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1674 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1684 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to FBM flight.

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

LAX to FBM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to FBM flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $450 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1634. Return trip prices are from the FBM to LAX 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 LAX to FBM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to FBM

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 LAX to FBM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (LAX > JNB > FBM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1327
  • Average savings: $357 (21.18%)

See LAX to JNB flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (LAX > JFK > FBM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1518
  • Average savings: $166 (9.86%)

See LAX to JFK flights

Hack #3: Nairobi (LAX > NBO > FBM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1566
  • Average savings: $119 (7.04%)

See LAX to NBO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9793 miles or 15760 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to FBM flight is about 18 hour 37 minutes.

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code FBM
Destination airport name Lubumbashi International Airport
City Lubumbashi
Country the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Latitude -11.6
Longitude 27.5


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