The cheapest times to fly from TER to LAX are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • October 8th to November 11th
  • November 26th to December 9th

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 TER to LAX is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $8242 for Thursday flights during mid June, or as low as $1154 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Los Angeles

Flying from Lajes (TER) to Los Angeles, CA (LAX) will usually cost between $1293 to $3914 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1269. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid June, with an average price of $3936. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2666 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1741 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TER to LAX flight.

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

TER to LAX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TER to LAX flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Terceira Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Los Angeles, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Terceira Island. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $610 (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 $1856. Return trip prices are from the LAX to TER 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 TER 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 9 hour 44 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Lisbon (TER > LIS > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $695
  • Average savings: $1047 (60.11%)

See TER to OPO flights

Hack #2: Porto (TER > OPO > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $811
  • Average savings: $930 (53.42%)

See TER to LIS flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (TER > BOS > LAX)

  • Price for both tickets: $953
  • Average savings: $788 (45.26%)

See TER to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Azores Airlines, Delta, KLM, Tap Air Portugal, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4866 miles or 7831 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TER to LAX flight is about 9 hour 44 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from TER to LAX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TER
Origination airport name Lajes Airport
City Lajes
Country Portugal
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -27.1

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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