The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MAA are

  • January 8th to May 27th
  • September 3rd to October 7th

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 MAA is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1549 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $764 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Chennai

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Chennai (MAA) will usually cost between $829 to $1329 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $877. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1416. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $539 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $976 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MAA flight.

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

LAX to MAA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to MAA flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MAA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Chennai, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $99 (9%) 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 $937. Return trip prices are from the MAA 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 MAA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to MAA

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 MAA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (LAX > HKG > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $857
  • Average savings: $120 (12.24%)

See LAX to HKG flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (LAX > KUL > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $858
  • Average savings: $118 (12.09%)

See LAX to KUL flights

Hack #3: Singapore (LAX > SIN > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $891
  • Average savings: $86 (8.76%)

See LAX to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 47 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, AirAsia, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hong Kong Airlines, IndiGo, JAL, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Norwegian, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Scoot, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, Spring, SriLankan, SWISS, THAI, Thai AirAsia, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8969 miles or 14434 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MAA flight is about 17 hour 8 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 113 available flights from LAX to MAA.


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 MAA
Destination airport name Chennai International Airport
City Chennai
Country India
Latitude 13
Longitude 80.2


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