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The cheapest times to fly from MCI to LAX are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to November 11th
  • early December

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 MCI to LAX is early November. Prices can be as high as $752 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $157 for Tuesday flights around early November.

 

When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Kansas City, MO (MCI) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $157 to $428 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $192. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $365. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $173 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $234 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCI to LAX flight.

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

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MCI to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCI to LAX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Kansas City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $143 (44%) 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 $182. Return trip prices are from the LAX to MCI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices

 

Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MCI to LAX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 26 minutes may be realistic.

 

Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1360 miles or 2189 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCI to LAX flight is about 3 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Kansas City, MO and Los Angeles, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 80 available flights from MCI to LAX.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codeMCI
Origination airport nameKansas City International Airport
CityKansas City, MO
Countrythe United States
Latitude39.3
Longitude-94.7

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude33.9
Longitude-118.4

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from MCI to LAX tend to depart as late as the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 25% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 5% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave LAX heading for MCI about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Los Angeles, CA is about 3 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 5 minutes late
  • Delta: 3 minutes late
  • Spirit: 7 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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