The cheapest times to fly from MEC to LAX are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of February 26th)
  • April 16th to June 3rd
  • October 8th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 MEC to LAX is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1639 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $653 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Manta (MEC) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $693 to $1373 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $694. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1375. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $681 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $825 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEC to LAX flight.

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

MEC to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEC to LAX flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Manta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, 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. Saturdays 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 $96 (10%) 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 $876. Return trip prices are from the LAX to MEC 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 MEC to LAX can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Quito (MEC > UIO > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $725
  • Average savings: $100 (12.12%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3433 miles or 5525 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEC to LAX flight is about 7 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Manta 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 MEC to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEC
Origination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7

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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