Best time to go: what is the RIGHT price for a round-trip flight to Alaska (Anchorage) (from: Los Angeles )

The average price to go to Alaska (Anchorage) from Los Angeles airport is $ 503 (round trip). However, there are variations depending on the departure month. Thus, it is possible to pay for your plane ticket on average between $ 419 (in april) and $ 627 (in july), which is a saving of $ 84 or a surplus of $ 124 (compared to the average price) depending on the period you leave.

The analysis of all prices reveals that the most frequent price is between $326 to $380 and it is generally more economical to leave on a thursday and return on a monday on a flight with 1 or more layovers.

Be careful, the cheapest months may correspond to unfavorable weather periods . Check out our page best time to go to Alaska (Anchorage) before booking your flight.

If you want to know when to book your flight at the best price, go straight to the second part of this page: When to buy your Los Angeles -Alaska (Anchorage) plane ticket.

How are these data calculated?

We have studied a sample of 60000 airfare prices from previous years for flights to Alaska (Anchorage) from Los Angeles and can thus establish precise and credible price variation trends based on different parameters. Of course, prices can vary from year to year, but the seasonal aspect of this data (recurrence of school holidays, events... from year to year) makes these statistics quite reliable.

Average price depending on the departure month

Data analysis:

By leaving in april, the price of the plane ticket will statistically be the cheapest ($ 419, saving $ 84 compared to the average price over the year which is $ 503). Conversely, july will be the most expensive ($ 627).

Flight Los Angeles -Alaska (Anchorage): when is the best time to go for the best price?

Month Good price* Average price Our opinion
January$ 342 $ 459 good price
February$ 333 $ 447 good price
March$ 387 $ 530 fair price
April$ 319 $ 419 very good price
May$ 345 $ 467 good price
June$ 461 $ 565 fair price
July$ 497 $ 627 very high price
August$ 386 $ 495 fair price
September$ 364 $ 473 fair price
October$ 345 $ 452 good price
November$ 392 $ 499 fair price
December$ 460 $ 592 high price

*great price to buy your plane ticket: if you see this price or cheaper during your flight search, go for it and buy it!

Price breakdown to travel from Los Angeles to Alaska (Anchorage)

Data analysis:

The prices for flights from Los Angeles to Alaska (Anchorage) range from $163 to $977. 2% of tickets were purchased at the minimum price (from $163 to $218), 2% at the maximum price (from $923 to $977). The majority of plane tickets were purchased in the range of $326 to $380 (14% of tickets).

Cheapest airlines for the Los Angeles ->Alaska flight

There are 5 companies that serve Los Angeles from Alaska (Anchorage) airport: Alaska Airlines, United, Delta, Spirit Airlines and Sun Country.

Data analysis:

Of the 60000 flights analyzed in previous years, Alaska Airlines was the airline that offered the best fare most often in the flight ticket search results (77% of the time) on the Los Angeles ->Alaska route.

Direct flight or flight with layover?

Data analysis:

To get the best price for the Los Angeles -Alaska (Anchorage) flight, you should take a flight with one or more layovers (you will save an average of $ 97 compared to a direct flight).

Which day of the week to leave?

Data analysis:

Statistically, Los Angeles -Alaska (Anchorage) flights departing on a thursday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a thursday as your departure date, you can save an average of $26. On the other hand, departing on a sunday may cost you an additional $37.

Which day of the week to come back?

Data analysis:

Statistically, return flights from Alaska (Anchorage) to Los Angeles departing on a monday are cheaper than on other days of the week. By choosing a monday for your return date, you will save an average of $29. Conversely, departing from Alaska (Anchorage) on a friday may cost you an additional $35.


Top prices Los Angeles -Alaska (Anchorage)

Round tripDatesPrice
Los Angeles → Anchorage17-08 to 21-08-2024$ 398 
Los Angeles → Anchorage22-08 to 27-08-2024$ 395 
Los Angeles → Anchorage24-08 to 31-08-2024$ 379 
Los Angeles → Anchorage02-09 to 15-09-2024$ 378 
Los Angeles → Anchorage03-09 to 08-09-2024$ 393 
Los Angeles → Anchorage04-09 to 10-09-2024$ 361 
Los Angeles → Anchorage05-09 to 09-09-2024$ 361 
Los Angeles → Anchorage22-09 to 26-09-2024$ 392 
Los Angeles → Anchorage25-09 to 29-09-2024$ 359 
Los Angeles → Anchorage10-10 to 14-10-2024$ 395 


When to book your flight Los Angeles - Alaska (Anchorage) to get the cheapest price?

Statistically, you will make the biggest savings by buying your plane ticket between 1 to 2 months in advance. However, you may end up paying a high price if you book between 10 to 11 months in advance.

Did you know: the price of plane tickets not only varies depending on how far in advance you book, but also on the day of the week you book! So, to maximize your chances of getting the best price for a Los Angeles -Alaska flight, it is recommended to book your ticket on a sunday.

How far in advance should I buy my flight?

Data analysis:

To get the cheapest flight ticket from Los Angeles to Alaska (Anchorage), it is recommended to buy it 1 to 2 months before departure (it is then on average 481 $, which is a saving of 22 $ compared to the overall average price). On the other hand, if you buy your ticket 10 to 11 months in advance, you will pay the full price (65 $ more than the average price).

Depending on the departure month

The best time to buy your Los Angeles to Alaska (Anchorage) flight ticket may vary depending on your departure month. Therefore, we offer you statistics on when to book your flight month by month.

Departure on... How far in advance should I book?
January

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 395 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 425), 2 to 3 months ($ 454), 4 to 5 months ($ 413), 5 to 6 months ($ 438), 6 to 7 months ($ 443), 7 to 8 months ($ 400)

February

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 388 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 395), 2 to 3 months ($ 422), 3 to 4 months ($ 435), 5 to 6 months ($ 423), 6 to 7 months ($ 413), 7 to 8 months ($ 406)

March

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 479 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 515), 2 to 3 months ($ 504), 6 to 7 months ($ 488), 7 to 8 months ($ 525), 9 to 10 months ($ 518)

April

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 395 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 401), 2 to 3 months ($ 411), 4 to 5 months ($ 419), 6 to 7 months ($ 399), 8 to 9 months ($ 410)

May

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 398 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 401), 2 to 3 months ($ 399), 4 to 5 months ($ 429)

June

Best time: 2 to 3 months before departure (average price: 516 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 552), 3 to 4 months ($ 532), 4 to 5 months ($ 535), 5 to 6 months ($ 526)

July

Best time: 5 to 6 months before departure (average price: 553 $)

Other interesting period(s): 3 to 4 months ($ 609), 4 to 5 months ($ 605), 6 to 7 months ($ 584), 7 to 8 months ($ 621)

August

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 444 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 485), 4 to 5 months ($ 464), 5 to 6 months ($ 485), 7 to 8 months ($ 447), 8 to 9 months ($ 492), 9 to 10 months ($ 472)

September

Best time: 8 to 9 months before departure (average price: 405 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 435), 2 to 3 months ($ 469), 3 to 4 months ($ 447), 4 to 5 months ($ 423), 5 to 6 months ($ 417), 6 to 7 months ($ 417), 7 to 8 months ($ 442), 9 to 10 months ($ 463)

October

Best time: 6 to 7 months before departure (average price: 385 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 419), 2 to 3 months ($ 398), 3 to 4 months ($ 392), 4 to 5 months ($ 395), 5 to 6 months ($ 386), 7 to 8 months ($ 429), 8 to 9 months ($ 439), 9 to 10 months ($ 390)

November

Best time: 4 to 5 months before departure (average price: 436 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 472), 2 to 3 months ($ 461), 3 to 4 months ($ 481), 5 to 6 months ($ 465), 6 to 7 months ($ 455), 7 to 8 months ($ 452), 8 to 9 months ($ 451), 9 to 10 months ($ 489)

December

Best time: 3 to 4 months before departure (average price: 553 $)

Other interesting period(s): 1 to 2 months ($ 578), 2 to 3 months ($ 574), 4 to 5 months ($ 563), 5 to 6 months ($ 566), 6 to 7 months ($ 555), 7 to 8 months ($ 574), 8 to 9 months ($ 563)

What day of the week should I book my flight ticket?

Data analysis:

Statistically, sunday is the day when plane tickets for Los Angeles ->Alaska are the cheapest. So, by buying your plane ticket on a sunday, you will save $3. Conversely, by buying it on a tuesday, you may end up paying $5 more.



Los Angeles to Alaska (Anchorage): flight price when booking today

Information: this data is not statistics but comes from real prices collected less than 7 days ago. Some months may not be available as we do not have enough data for them.

Month Current price
June 2024$ 596
$436 to $876
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July 2024$ 575
$454 to $881
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August 2024$ 481
$378 to $667
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September 2024$ 403
$354 to $495
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October 2024$ 417
$393 to $486
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November 2024$ 487
$487 to $487
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December 2024$ 548
$434 to $679
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January 2025$ 583
$433 to $678
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March 2025$ 475
$433 to $517
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April 2025$ 548
$433 to $1017
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Data analysis:

Compared to the average price, july, august, september, october, november, december and march are cheaper to travel to Alaska (Anchorage). So it may be interesting to book now to leave during these months!



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