Cheap Flights From Los Angeles International to Panama City

Flight information Los Angeles International to Panama City

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Average flight time, total distance 3011 miles

6h 21min

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Panama City Tocumen International, Panama City Paitilla and Balboa

3 airports

Flights From Los Angeles to Panama City

There are quite a few airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Panama City. If you wish to take a non-stop flight on this route, however, there are just two choices of airlines that fly direct to Panama City from Los Angeles LAX: United and COPA Airlines. Both United and COPA also have flights on this route that make connecting stops. COPA Airlines has flights that make a stop in Las Vegas McCarran, and some United flights stop in Houston George Bush International Airport. There are six other airline companies making Los Angeles to Panama City flights that require a connecting stop.

Los Angeles International Airport – What To Expect

There are nine passenger terminals at LAX, the world's fourth busiest airport. When taking a direct flight out of Los Angeles International Airport to Panama City using COPA or United Airlines, your flight will depart from the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), newly opened in 2013. This terminal has a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, both before and after TSA security checkpoints. This modern terminal also hosts many diverse shopping opportunities, from newspaper stands to designer clothing shops.

There is a courtesy shuttle service at LAX running every ten minutes to take passengers between terminals and from the C Parking Lot departures level, 24 hours a day. There is also a shuttle that runs back and forth to the Metro Rail Green line Aviation Station.

Documents Needed To Fly From Los Angeles To Panama City

On this route, you will be flying into Panama City Tocumen International Airport. In order to travel to and enter Panama you will need to have a US passport that is valid for at least three months after your return flight back to the US. Check your passport expiration date carefully. If you need to renew your passport before traveling to Panama City, it can take up to six weeks or longer to receive a new document.

You will also need to purchase a five-dollar Tourist Card in order to stay in Panama for up to 180 days. If you intend to remain in Panama for a longer period of time, you will need to arrange for a change of migratory status visa through a Panamanian lawyer.

Panama City – Tocumen Airport

Upon arriving at Panama City, you will go through Immigration and Baggage Claim before being able to exit the terminal. There is just one main terminal, making travel easier throughout this airport. Signs are in both English and Spanish. If you need a rental car, there are rental desks within the terminal. For a cab, walk out of the terminal, where there is a taxi queue waiting.

Los Angeles To Panama City - Travel Tips

The average weather in these cities differ, with Panama City temperatures averaging between 10-30 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than Los Angeles weather. Panama City is generally between 80 and 90 degrees year round, while Los Angeles temperatures tend to range from 55 to 73 degrees. Pack for warmer, more humid weather in Panama, with some rainfall expected between May and December.

The local time in Panama City is two hours ahead of Los Angeles time. When it is 10:00 a.m. in Panama, it is 8:00 a.m. in Los Angeles. Adjust your watches and phones, if necessary upon landing in Panama.

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