The cheapest times to fly from MAA to LAX are

  • January 15th to April 8th
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • September 3rd 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 MAA to LAX is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $1543 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $914 for Wednesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Chennai (MAA) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1008 to $1328 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1044. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1370. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $326 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1123 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MAA to LAX flight.

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

MAA to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MAA to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Chennai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MAA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chennai. 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 Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1106. Return trip prices are from the LAX to MAA 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 MAA to LAX 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 MAA to LAX

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 MAA to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bangkok (MAA > BKK > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $924
  • Average savings: $200 (17.76%)

See MAA to SIN flights

Hack #2: Singapore (MAA > SIN > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $926
  • Average savings: $198 (17.59%)

See MAA to BKK flights

Hack #3: Hong Kong (MAA > HKG > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $954
  • Average savings: $169 (15.05%)

See MAA to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 46 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, AirAsia, AirAsia (India), Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, IndiGo, JAL, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Norwegian, Norwegian Air UK, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, THAI, Thai AirAsia, Turkish Airlines, United, Uzbekistan, Vistara, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from MAA to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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