The cheapest times to fly from PLW to LAX are

  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 24th and October 1st)

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 PLW to LAX is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $6878 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1733 for Tuesday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Palu (PLW) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1779 to $4625 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $1916. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $4695. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2779 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2296 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PLW to LAX flight.

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

PLW to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PLW to LAX flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Palu City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is 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 to Los Angeles, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Palu City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1059 (24%) 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 $2284. Return trip prices are from the LAX to PLW 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 PLW 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 15 hour 27 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Jakarta (PLW > CGK > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1070
  • Average savings: $1226 (53.4%)

See PLW to SUB flights

Hack #2: Surabaya (PLW > SUB > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1117
  • Average savings: $1179 (51.35%)

See PLW to CGK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Singapore Airlines, United, Vistara, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Los Angeles International Airport to Palu Celebes-Mutiara Indon. Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8041 miles or 12941 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PLW to LAX flight is about 15 hour 27 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from PLW to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PLW
Origination airport name Palu Celebes-Mutiara Indon. Airport
City Palu
Country Indonesia
Latitude -0.9
Longitude 119.9

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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