The cheapest times to fly from LBB to MLI are

  • April 9th to April 29th
  • May 28th to June 10th
  • August 6th to September 30th (except the week of August 27th)
  • October 29th to November 11th

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 LBB to MLI is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $938 for Monday flights during early August, or as low as $402 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Moline

Flying from Lubbock, TX (LBB) to Moline, IL (MLI) will usually cost between $412 to $602 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $429. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $665. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $236 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $449 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LBB to MLI flight.

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

LBB to MLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LBB to MLI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Lubbock. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.34, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MLI, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LBB. 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 $72 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $420. Return trip prices are from the MLI to LBB 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 LBB to MLI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 27 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 LBB to MLI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 20.60% less expensive than MLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See LBB to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA

  • 69 miles (111 km) away from MLI
  • Usually 1.34% less expensive than MLI
  • 1-layover flights available

See LBB to CID flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LBB to MLI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Quad City International Airport to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 819 miles or 1318 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LBB to MLI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LBB to MLI flight is about 2 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Lubbock, TX and Moline, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from LBB to MLI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLBB
Origination airport nameLubbock Preston Smith International Airport
CityLubbock, TX
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMLI
Destination airport nameQuad City International Airport
CityMoline, IL
Countrythe United States


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