The cheapest times to fly from SAN to LAD are

  • February 26th to July 15th (except the week of March 5th)
  • September 17th to October 21st (except the week of October 8th)
  • November 12th 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 SAN to LAD is early May. Prices can be as high as $7750 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1565 for Monday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Luanda

Flying from San Diego, CA (SAN) to Luanda (LAD) will usually cost between $1565 to $4069 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1617. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $3379. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1762 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1915 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAN to LAD flight.

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

SAN to LAD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAN to LAD flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from San Diego. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to LAD, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into SAN. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Luanda, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to San Diego. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $3813 (43%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1722. Return trip prices are from the LAD to SAN 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 SAN to LAD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAN to LAD

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 SAN to LAD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (SAN > MIA > LAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1373
  • Average savings: $542 (28.29%)

See SAN to MIA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SAN > JFK > LAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1416
  • Average savings: $499 (26.05%)

See SAN to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (SAN > BOS > LAD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1441
  • Average savings: $474 (24.77%)

See SAN to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAN to LAD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, South African, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Luanda 4 de Fevereiro Airport to San Diego International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8875 miles or 14283 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAN to LAD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAN to LAD flight is about 16 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between San Diego, CA and Luanda?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from SAN to LAD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SAN
Origination airport name San Diego International Airport
City San Diego, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 32.7
Longitude -117.2

Return Airport

Destination code LAD
Destination airport name Luanda 4 de Fevereiro Airport
City Luanda
Country Angola
Latitude -8.9
Longitude 13.2


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