Cheap Flights from Seattle to Los Angeles International
Flight information Seattle to Los Angeles International
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Average flight time, total distance 961 miles
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Los Angeles International
Routes: Seattle (airport) to Los Angeles (airport)
The flight from Seattle to Los Angeles will take you straight down the West Coast of the US, taking you from a city as renowned for its cloud-cover as for its forward-thinking approach to one known for its luxuriant combination of sun, sand and celebrity. Regardless of weather, both are located in beautiful parts of the country, backed by arching mountain ranges, and the tips below will ensure that your flight between these two exciting locales is as smooth as possible, so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the view.
Airline and Route Options
If you’re flying from Seattle to Los Angeles, you’ll be travelling from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport to Los Angeles International. There are many options for flights straight to your destination, with a direct flight time of approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. Flights are run by Alaska Airlines, Delta, Virgin America, United, and China Southern. Flights with connections are also available from the same airlines – your airline will change depending on the route you take.
What to expect when departing from Seattle
Seattle airport has convenient parking with a range of long and short term parking options to suit every need. In the parking garage, fourth floor parking connects to the airport via skybridges that take you to ticket counters and check in points for all airlines, but the airport websitealso features a guide that will advise you which is the best place to park based on your departing airline and the services you need. The airport has one large central terminal and two smaller north and south satellite terminals which you can get to by the underground transit system. A train also connects the north and south stations of the main terminal, so you should have no problem getting around. Along with a diverse array of food and shopping outposts, the Seattle airport highlights local musical artists, with live music in the airport every day of the week. It’s recommended that you arrive 2 hours in advance of your flight, particularly if you’re checking in bags, but you may just want to come early and listen to the music!
What to expect when landing in L.A.
LAX is a large airport, and the United States’ second busiest, but that doesn’t mean your arrival will be stressful. There are plenty of buses running between terminals, should you need to connect or meet someone in another terminal area, and signs are there to direct you to the baggage claim on the lower floor. If you or the party meeting you is parked in one of the remote parking lots, don’t worry – there’s a free shuttle service that will take you to whichever lot you need to be in. If you’re going on your own and want to rent a car, Skyscanner’s car rental comparisonfeature will help you find the optimum choice.
Time Zone and Climate
Both Seattle and L.A. are in the Pacific time zone, so you don’t have to think about a time change, and can spend all your time anticipating the sunshine. Seattle sees its fair amount of rain and mist, though most of it is in the winter months, and its marine climate gives it rainy, cool winters and somewhat less-rainy summers. L.A. experiences less temperature variation throughout the year than Seattle, and remains at the warmer end of the scale all year round. While Seattle averages a high of 76°F in summer months, with lows still in the mid-50s, L.A. tops out at an average 74.9°F in August, although temperatures can spike into the 90s. Even in the coolest period between December and March, average highs in L.A. remain around 64°F, and lows only get down, on average, to 56°F, while winter temperatures in Seattle average between lows of 36°F and highs of 47°F. Like Seattle, L.A. also sees most of its precipitation in winter, but if you’re travelling in summer, it’s a near guarantee that it will be sunny, hot and dry, so pack your sunglasses!
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