The cheapest times to fly from SDJ to LAX are

  • February 12th to July 22nd (except the weeks of February 26th, April 23rd, and April 30th)
  • August 27th to September 30th

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 SDJ to LAX is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1804 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $774 for Monday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Sendai (SDJ) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $869 to $1361 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $891. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1453. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $561 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $978 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SDJ to LAX flight.

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

SDJ to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SDJ to LAX flight is priced close to the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Sendai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $141 (12%) 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 $963. Return trip prices are from the LAX to SDJ 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 SDJ 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 10 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Shanghai (SDJ > PVG > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $929
  • Average savings: $50 (5.06%)

See SDJ to TPE flights

Hack #2: Taipei (SDJ > TPE > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $951
  • Average savings: $27 (2.76%)

See SDJ to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, American, ANA, Asiana, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian, JAL, Singapore Airlines, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5323 miles or 8567 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SDJ to LAX flight is about 10 hour 34 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SDJ to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SDJ
Origination airport name Sendai Airport
City Sendai
Country Japan
Latitude 38.1
Longitude 140.9

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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