The cheapest times to fly from MDL to LAX are

  • mid January
  • May 7th to July 29th (except the weeks of May 14th and June 4th)
  • October 8th to December 31st (except the weeks of October 29th, November 26th, and December 3rd)

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 MDL to LAX is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2658 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $560 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Mandalay (MDL) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $611 to $1877 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $596. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2031. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1436 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1136 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDL to LAX flight.

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

MDL to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDL to LAX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Mandalay. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into MDL. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Mandalay. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $326 (20%) 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 $1138. Return trip prices are from the LAX to MDL 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 MDL 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 15 hour 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MDL 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 MDL to LAX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $879
  • Average savings: $258 (22.67%)

See MDL to CNX flights

Hack #2: Chiang Mai (MDL > CNX > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1002
  • Average savings: $135 (11.84%)

See MDL to BKK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1048
  • Average savings: $89 (7.79%)

See MDL to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan, JAL, Qatar Airways, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7975 miles or 12834 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDL to LAX flight is about 15 hour 20 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from MDL to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMDL
Origination airport nameMandalay International Airport
CountryMyanmar or Burma

Return Airport

Destination codeLAX
Destination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States


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