The cheapest times to fly from LAX to UPG are

  • March 26th to May 27th (except the week of May 14th)
  • August 20th to December 23rd

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 UPG is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $5454 for Wednesday flights during mid June, or as low as $1202 for Monday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Makassar

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Ujung Pandang (UPG) will usually cost between $1448 to $4178 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1516. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $4247. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2732 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2547 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to UPG flight.

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

LAX to UPG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to UPG 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 $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Makassar, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2054 (38%) 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 $2196. Return trip prices are from the UPG 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 UPG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX to UPG

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 UPG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (LAX > KUL > UPG)

  • Price for both tickets: $827
  • Average savings: $1721 (67.55%)

See LAX to KUL flights

Hack #2: Denpasar (LAX > DPS > UPG)

  • Price for both tickets: $884
  • Average savings: $1663 (65.29%)

See LAX to DPS flights

Hack #3: Jakarta (LAX > CGK > UPG)

  • Price for both tickets: $915
  • Average savings: $1633 (64.1%)

See LAX to CGK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, ANA, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, Vistara, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8234 miles or 13251 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to UPG flight is about 15 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Ujung Pandang?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from LAX to UPG.


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 UPG
Destination airport name Hasanuddin Airport
City Ujung Pandang
Country Indonesia
Latitude -5.1
Longitude 119.6


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