The cheapest times to fly from POM to LAX are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • October 22nd to November 25th

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 POM to LAX is early March. Prices can be as high as $3479 for Thursday flights during early January, or as low as $930 for Wednesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Port Moresby (POM) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $930 to $3002 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $1565. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2670. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1105 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1669 can be considered a good price for a round-trip POM to LAX flight.

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

POM to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the POM to LAX flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Port Moresby. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into POM. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Port Moresby. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $917 (35%) 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 $1126. Return trip prices are from the LAX to POM 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 POM 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 13 hour 16 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Brisbane (POM > BNE > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1127
  • Average savings: $543 (32.5%)

See POM to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (POM > SYD > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1141
  • Average savings: $528 (31.64%)

See POM to BNE flights

Hack #3: Cairns (POM > CNS > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $1391
  • Average savings: $278 (16.66%)

See POM to CNS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6829 miles or 10990 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop POM to LAX flight is about 13 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Port Moresby 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 POM to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code POM
Origination airport name Port Moresby International Airport
City Port Moresby
Country Papua New Guinea
Latitude -9.4
Longitude 147.2

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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