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Los Angeles to Christchurch flight information

Flights arrive in Christchurch
Flights depart from Los Angeles
Flight price $1,417
Distance 11,090 km
Airlines Qantas Airways, Fiji Airways, Air New Zealand

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Low season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average price:
$1,778
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$1,421
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Los Angeles to Christchurch

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch was found, on average, 87 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 42% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Los Angeles to Christchurch Flights

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to Christchurch take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 18h 15m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Christchurch?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Qantas Airways ($1,417), Fiji Airways ($1,429) and Air New Zealand ($1,509).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Los Angeles to Christchurch?
For Los Angeles to Christchurch, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Christchurch back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Los Angeles to Christchurch?
When flying out of Los Angeles you will be using Los Angeles, often referred to as Los Angeles Airport. You will be landing at Christchurch, also known as Christchurch Airport.

Book cheap flights from Los Angeles to Christchurch (return)

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$1,417
only
$1,417
Destination
Christchurch
$1,417
only
$1,417
Sun, 3 Nov
LAX
Los Angeles
CHC
Christchurch
23h 45m
Sun, 17 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 50m
$1,417
Trip: 15 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,560 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
LAX
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was great! food was good entertainment was good

Cons: Economy seats very small and uncomfortably. Unable to get any rest on 14 hour flight. I will pay extra next time but online description made it sound better than was

SYD
MEL
Okay 5.6

Cons: More leg room and space between seats is needed.

MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The departure was on time and arrival before time. The comfortable headphone The menu with possibility choose a dish before hand.

Cons: Passport control in San Francisco took a very long time.

SYD
MEL
Good 7.6

Pros: The seats were smaller which is fine for a 1.5 hr flight but if I had to compare it to the first leg of the trip, these things stick out.

Cons: The flight time seemed late. The plane was already there, the airport was empty and the gate was full. It would’ve been nicer if it was a little earlier, although getting through customs again might not be as easy for some people on a 3 hour layover?

HKG
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Very friendly crew, and super comfy flat bed in business class.

Cons: On this occasion, Qantas delivered the goods!

Sun, 18 Aug
LAX
Los Angeles
CHC
Christchurch
18h 15m
Tue, 27 Aug
CHC
Christchurch
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 20m
$1,429
Trip: 10 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 918 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
SFO
Okay 5.0

Pros: Poor service in business class Low quality food Asked for dessert didn’t get it

Cons: Poor service in business class Low quality food Asked for dessert didn’t get it Clear sign of no competition on this route

LAX
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: I liked the complimententary pillows and blankets.

Cons: The crew was not friendly at all. I had to ask for snacks from the crew in the back of the plane. The seats were not comfortable and the entertainment was dated and old.

NAN
APW
Okay 5.6

Pros: The crew were welcoming, friendly, and accommodating.

Cons: The plane is old and had no screens, so there was no entertainment option.

NAN
SFO
Good 7.6

Pros: Good service, friendly staff, comfortable seats

Cons: Boarding in Fiji was hectic, several searches and interruptions in line from staff who had trouble communicating

AKL
NAN
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: I arrived in transit from another flight, no representation to make check in. I needed to wait for gate to open before I could check in. then there was no time for the airline to recover my Bag. Do no us this airline in transit

Mon, 30 Dec
LAX
Los Angeles
CHC
Christchurch
23h 30m
Sun, 19 Jan
CHC
Christchurch
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 40m
$1,509
Trip: 21 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,584 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
SIN
AKL
Good 6.6

Pros: Crew was really nice however slightly absent during the flight.

Cons: Drinks should have been more frequently offered . Refreshments/water seemed hard to come by I had to chase them down in the galley only to get luke warm water...? Seats are pretty cramped and small with not much room.

WLG
AKL
Good 7.6

Pros: Good for a sheot flight

YUL
LAX
Good 7.3

Pros: wasn't able to incline my seat...

Cons: being able to incline my seat...

LHR
LAX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: Strong crew service is the highlight of flying Air New Zealand. Plane comfort is good, with nice ambient lighting, decent seats and reasonably spacious toilets. At least for now, they have in-seat entertainment screens with lots of current offerings. Our flight had free wi-fi, a real plus.

Cons: Boarding with Air New Zealand at Heathrow was complex and poorly organised when compared to the smooth and efficient process at LAX. This has been the case each time I have flown this same route with this airline.

AKL
SFO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Great and attentive crew. Solid in-flight entertainment. Pilots got us to destination 20 mins early!

Cons: 1) It's pretty standard to offer a small toiletries pack (eg. Eyecover, toothbrush/paste, etc) on long-haul flights for other airlines. 2) Felt ripped off paying $50 for "preferred economy" seats that looked/felt identical to standard economy seats. Should be marketed as just priority boarding.

Tue, 22 Oct
LAX
Los Angeles
CHC
Christchurch
18h 15m
Tue, 5 Nov
CHC
Christchurch
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 15m
$1,431
Trip: 15 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 918 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
BNE
Okay 4.0

Pros: The crew was nice.

Cons: Audio for in flight entertainment did not work midway through the movie. Video was unclear. Food was terrible.

NAN
AKL
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Superb customer service It was my first time using Fiji Airways along with my children. We usually fly AirNZ or Emirates because they have everything I need. Now we have added a third airline to our list. My kids are also fussy with the airlines we use. But they really enjoyed their flight with Fiji airways.

Cons: Food was average and I could not put my seat back slightly.

NAN
LAX
Good 6.0

Pros: I was excited to come back to the USA after a long vacation. When we arrived at the airport, the security started asking me questions immediately even before I checked in. They demanded I show them the ticket before it was even printed. When I explained that I was trying to check-in for the first time. They told me I was going to be reviewed upstairs and put a sticker in my passport. I proceeded to check in and just walked thru the normal security measures. After scanning my bags in security, I discovered there was no security meeting and proceeded to my gate. After the gate, everyone in line was subjected to a second security screen. This was a manual search and all articles were removed and repacked again. Then we proceeded to the plane entry where everyone needed to verify passport and ticket again. Later in the flight, I was having indigestion problem from my documented medical acid reflux problem and asked for a cup of water. He said sure and walked away. He never came back again.10 minutes later, I pressed the attendant call button again. 10 minutes later and no one came over. 15 minutes after that Albert came back over and said, "I see you have your call light on, please put your seat back up again." I can complied and he immediately turned off the light and walked away. 10 minutes later, Albert came by with the water cart and parked it right behind my seat. He proceeded to hand out water to everyone behind my seat. 30 minutes later the water cart arrived and I finally received my water (75 minutes after I asked!) Thanks Albert, I'll be following up with your management to see that disciplinary action is taken.

Cons: See above. The above problem caused me discomfort, pain, stress.

NAN
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service is nice. Very friendly. Food is good.

NAN
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I love that the planes are loaded from back to front!!! I wish airlines in the states will follow suit. It seems that this makes the most sense.

Wed, 3 Jul
LAX
Los Angeles
CHC
Christchurch
19h 25m
Sun, 14 Jul
CHC
Christchurch
LAX
Los Angeles
18h 25m
$1,542
Trip: 12 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 4,560 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.9
Food
7.6
HND
SYD
Excellent 8.6

Pros: fast trip from japan all ontime quick boarding and unloading

Cons: the food main meal on an australian airline consisted of meal a) sushi etc b)Japanese style chicken and boiled rice (chicken thigh full of fat and sauce was greasy) could not eat c)pasta twists with dried up sauce (could not eat) very poor quality food will bring my own next time no plain option

DPS
SYD
Okay 5.0

Cons: Crew was extremely noisy and not mindful of most of the cabin sleeping. Speaking loudly, joking with one another. Very unprofessional. In some instances woke people up (in economy) and made them put their seat up because someone behind them wanted to eat at 23:20. Not friendly either.

BNE
MEL
Excellent 8.6

Pros: an amazing flying experience with pleasant crews who served their customers with hearts and their lovely smiles!

MEL
SFO
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew members were very helpful and the seating was very comfortable.

Cons: I almost missed my return flight. It was a 9:40pm flight but the lady at the counter said that because i bought my ticket early, the flight time changed to 8:40pm because of time change. I think that needs to be factored in when selling tickets don't surprise customers.

JFK
LAX
Excellent 9.6

Cons: For such a long flight should have given us more water. But were responsive when asked.

Thu, 10 Oct
LAX
Los Angeles
CHC
Christchurch
18h 15m
Thu, 17 Oct
CHC
Christchurch
LAX
Los Angeles
19h 20m
$1,445
Trip: 8 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 918 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.5
Food
7.1
NAN
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Ilana, the attendant at the check in was so amazing!!! She went out of her way to find our friend a seat close to us. We just loved everything and everyone about Fiji airways. THANK YOU!!

CHC
NAN
Okay 4.0

Pros: Comfort was decent.

Cons: Late due to crew.

CXI
HNL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew, food, drinks.

Cons: More in flight entertainment options like movies to choose from.

TBU
NAN
Okay 4.3

Cons: Flight was 4 hours late with no explanation

SFO
NAN
Good 7.0

Pros: Very nice crew and stylish pillows

Cons: Food was bland

Tue, 25 Jun
LAX
Los Angeles
CHC
Christchurch
29h 35m
Wed, 3 Jul
CHC
Christchurch
LAX
Los Angeles
30h 57m
$1,953
Trip: 9 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 2,584 reviews
Overall
8.6
Boarding
8.6
Comfort
8.3
Crew
8.9
Entertainment
8.5
Food
8.2
NAN
AKL
Okay 4.4

Cons: They need to bring around water more often. And actually offer it to people in the window seat.

AKL
YVR
Good 7.3

Pros: Everything was good except.....

Cons: The departure gate lounge for connecting flight to Vancouver was terrible.... very overcrowded, making for an unpleasant wait and boarding experience.

NAN
AKL
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Generally ok for econ

AKL
LAX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: As I was in premium economy it was of course amazing, however it was a very packed premium compared to my previous experience so wasn’t as comfortable but still amazing.

Cons: The selection of movies currently was a bit lacking.

YVR
AKL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: New Zealand Air staff were friendly, informative and courteous throughout the entire flight! I was floored by their service and by what was offered. They even worked to arrange for people to move around (some were packed 4 to a row, but there was plenty of space throughout the craft).

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