Book Cheap Flight Tickets from Chicago (CHI) to Los Angeles (LAX)
With Crystal Travel, you can find some of the cheapest airfares for your Chicago to Los Angeles flights.

Los Angeles is the busiest domestic route from Chicago, so bagging affordable plane tickets on this route can be a cumbersome process. Whether you are looking for a grand adventure or have a last-minute meeting schedule, you will want to save some dollars to spend when you arrive in Los Angeles. From entertainment options and television studios to fascinating museums and incredible vistas, cheap flights from Chicago to Los Angeles provide a respite.

And that is why we are here to help you find affordable plane tickets that suit your budget and offer you a secure and hassle-free journey. So, what are you waiting for? Check out our affordable flight deals to Los Angeles and choose the deal that best suits you. 

About Chicago

Chicago is a thriving metropolitan city on the southern bank of Lake Michigan that offers a unique vibe. It is the center of commerce, trade, and education. Chicago offers many fun-filled attractions to its visitors, with its stunning museums, thriving restaurants, vibrant cultural venues, and bold architecture.

About Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a mesmerizing city with many cultural and fun attractions for its visitors. The city boasts stunning vistas, vibrant museums, and amazing entertainment scenes. Also, It is the thriving hub of the entertainment industry with many studios. LA is home to some famous professional sports venues and many celebrities. Do not forget to explore its vibrant neighborhoods and sample the local dishes while exploring LA.

Cheap Flights from Chicago to Los Angeles

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FAQs on Chicago to Los Angeles Flights
1. Which airlines fly directly from Chicago to Los Angeles?

The airlines flying directly from Chicago to Los Angeles are:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • United Airlines
2. I’m booking a direct flight to Los Angeles from Chicago. Which airport do I choose?

Chicago is served by two airports, both of which offer direct flights to Los Angeles. You can choose your departure airport between the two depending upon travel time to the airport, the departure time, and the airfare. The airports are:

  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

All the flights from Chicago will land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the only airport in Los Angeles with direct flight connectivity from Chicago.

3. What is the flight duration between Chicago and Los Angeles?
The shortest flight distance between Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles is about 1745 miles (1516 nautical miles). On average, it takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes to reach Los Angeles from Chicago. The quickest non-stop flight, operated by American Airlines, takes 4 hours and 2 minutes to land at LAX from ORD.
4. Which airline has the least delayed flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?
Alaska Airlines has the least number of delayed flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, followed by Southwest, Spirit, and American Airlines.
5. Which is the cheapest day of the week to fly from Chicago to LAX?
Wednesdays are the cheapest days to fly to Los Angeles from Chicago. Generally, flights are pricier during the weekend, with flights departing on Friday (evening) and Sunday being the most expensive.
6. Do I need to pay any fees or charges for canceling my flight from Chicago to LAX?
Most airlines typically charge a penalty fee for changes or cancellations of flights. However, whether you incur a cancellation fee depends on your airline and airfare. Please check the cancelation policy of the airlines or contact our customer support team for more information.
7. Do airlines offer sleeping areas to passengers traveling from Chicago to LAX?
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport offers sleeping pods to passengers for rent after security check-in. They can take a nap, watch TV, or work in a private space from there. Also, some airlines furnish lounges for business and first-class ticket holders. Also, there are recliner chairs and pre-installed seats in the concourse area where passengers can sit and rest.
8. Am I allowed to carry food/eatables on my flight to Los Angeles?
As per the TSA rules, you may carry food/eatables in your carry-on or checked baggage as long as it is solid and well packed. However, you cannot hold liquid, semi-liquid, and gel items in a bag while flying to Los Angeles.
9. What is the baggage allowance on a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles?

As per the standard for domestic flights in the USA, you can check in one piece of baggage and carry one in the cabin. 

  • The dimensions (length + width + height) of the checked baggage should be less than 63 inches (159 cm) and the weight must not exceed 50 pounds (23 kg). 
  • The carry-on weight cannot exceed 18 lbs (8 kg), and its dimensions must be compatible to fit in the overhead cabin or beneath the seat.

Note: The baggage allowance may vary with the airlines and the airfare.

10. I lost my baggage during my flight to Los Angeles from Chicago. How can I recover it?
Contact the airlines immediately if you cannot find your baggage after a flight from Chicago. Airlines are responsible for any lost, damaged, or delayed baggage during a flight. The airline will compensate you for the luggage and its content if it is declared lost during a flight. For more information, contact our travel experts or check the airline and government policies.
11. What are the latest offers with Crystal Travel on flights to Los Angeles?
Crystal Travel always has some of the latest offers for your flight journey. Visit our website regularly to get the best deals and airfares. Another way to stay up-to-date with our latest offers is to sign up for our newsletter and stalk us on FB, Instagram, and Twitter. However, if you are still unsure, call our travel experts, and they will give you all the latest offers available.
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