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Cheap flight deals from OR Tambo to Los Angeles (JNB-LAX)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to Los Angeles that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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9:55 - 0:49JNB-LAX
47h 54m2 stops
23:59 - 8:35LAX-JNB
47h 36m2 stops
R15 977Etihad Airways
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Sun, May 19 - Sun, May 26
19:20 - 14:40JNB-LAX
28h 20m1 stop
18:05 - 9:25LAX-JNB
30h 20m1 stop
R16 628
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Mon, Sep 16 - Mon, Sep 30
18:55 - 16:40JNB-LAX
30h 45m1 stop
19:10 - 10:15LAX-JNB
30h 05m1 stop
R17 605Virgin Atlantic
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Mon, May 20 - Sun, Jun 2
18:55 - 14:05JNB-LAX
28h 10m1 stop
19:10 - 10:15LAX-JNB
30h 05m1 stop
R17 644Virgin Atlantic
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Wed, May 29 - Wed, Jun 19
19:00 - 16:55JNB-LAX
30h 55m1 stop
9:13 - 8:30LAX-JNB
38h 17m2 stops
R18 180United Airlines
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Tue, May 28 - Wed, Aug 7
19:00 - 20:16JNB-LAX
34h 16m2 stops
7:00 - 8:30LAX-JNB
40h 30m2 stops
R18 372United Airlines
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Tue, May 28 - Wed, Aug 7
21:05 - 17:15JNB-LAX
29h 10m1 stop
21:30 - 9:25LAX-JNB
26h 55m1 stop
R19 521British Airways
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Mon, Jun 3 - Mon, Jun 17
21:05 - 23:59JNB-LAX
35h 54m2 stops
20:45 - 9:25LAX-JNB
27h 40m2 stops
R19 808British Airways
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Mon, Sep 16 - Mon, Sep 30
13:35 - 7:25JNB-LAX
26h 50m1 stop
11:10 - 16:10LAX-JNB
44h 00m2 stops
R27 337Qatar Airways
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Wed, Jun 26 - Sun, Jul 7
20:15 - 18:44JNB-LAX
31h 29m2 stops
14:55 - 9:50LAX-JNB
33h 55m1 stop
R29 329Qatar Airways
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Tue, Jul 9 - Sat, Jul 13

Flights from OR Tambo to Los Angeles - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from OR Tambo to Los Angeles to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

The average price of all flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
For Johannesburg to Los Angeles, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Johannesburg, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles is May, where tickets cost R15 996 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and August, where the average cost of tickets is R21 571 and R21 513 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 81 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Etihad Airways (R9 866) and Qatar Airways (R12 088). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Etihad Airways (R15 977) and Turkish Airlines (R17 356).

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When to book flights from OR Tambo to Los Angeles

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to Los Angeles based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Johannesburg to Los Angeles flights

  • What types of flights are available when booking flights from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

    There are only connecting flights available when making the journey from Johannesburg to Los Angeles. Iberia Airways, British Airways, and Delta Air Lines are among the airlines which offer flights in this route. The layovers take place in Heathrow Airport (LHR), Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG), and the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

  • What hotels can you stay in while at the OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)?

    There are a couple of hotels in which you can choose to spend the night, especially if you have an early morning flight from OR Tambo. The Intercontinental Hotel is located 4.4 miles away from the airport and is a good option for travelers. The Premier Hotel is located 3.5 miles away. This is the most convenient hotel in which you can choose to stay due to its close proximity to the airport.

  • What are the parking options in OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)?

    There are a couple of parking options available at OR Tambo. The short term parking lots are those in Parkade 1 Basement, and the Parkade 2 North and South Parkings. The Pizza Pick-up Parking is also a short-term parking option.The long stay parking areas are those of the Car Ports and the Shaded Parkings 1 and 2.

  • Are there lounges in the OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)?

    There are a couple of lounges which you can use to refresh as you travel through the OR Tambo airport. The Shongololo Premium Lounge and the Mashonzha Lounge are located in the International Departures, Terminal A. Bidvest Premier Lounge also has a section in this area and in the domestic departures of Terminal B.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Los Angeles was R515 for a one-way ticket and R834 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Johannesburg and Los Angeles, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Los Angeles, Virgin Atlantic or British Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Los Angeles are Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. With an average price for the route of R16 633 and an overall rating of 7,7, Virgin Atlantic is the most popular choice. British Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R20 231 and an overall rating of 6,8.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Johannesburg to Los Angeles.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Los Angeles from Johannesburg is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Los Angeles with an airline and back to Johannesburg with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Johannesburg to Los Angeles?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Los Angeles from Johannesburg up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Johannesburg to Los Angeles

  • In the case of a late evening arrival into the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you can choose to stay in the Hyatt Regency Hotel located 0.5 miles away from LAX. Also, the Homewood Suites by Hilton, located 0.2 miles away and the Renaissance Hotel located 0.6 miles away are good options too.
  • For mothers with infants, there are nursing rooms located all over LAX. There are new nursing rooms in Terminals 2, 4, and 5. Terminals 1, 3, 6, 7, and 8 have nursing rooms as well.
  • There are several lounges located in various terminals at LAX, The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is located in Terminal 6’s airside, the Alaska Lounge is also in Terminal 6 (in the Mezzanine Level near Gate 64), and the American Airlines Admirals Club also has a couple of lounges in Terminals 4 and 5.
  • LAX has even got a beach-themed childrens' play area located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
  • LAX has pet relief areas in all its terminals. Terminal 1 has its area near Gate 13, in Terminal 2 it's near gate 21 and Gate 33, in Terminal 3 it's near Gate 20B, in Terminal 5 it's along the bridge to the Tom Bradley International Terminal, in Terminal 6 it's near Gate 62, and in Terminal 7 it's near Gate 71A.
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Top 5 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Los Angeles

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Los Angeles. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 4492 reviews
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More facilities to transport to the gates......felt too much walking distance

10,0 ExcellentAnonymous, Apr 2024DOH - BOS
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More facilities to transport to the gates......felt too much walking distance

Just happy I flew Qatar Airways awesome no wonder they are #1 in the world right now! The food was just delicious, very courteous, professional crew.

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

It was a really long flight from Doha to Philadelphia and it was overall a good one. The one area that I would comment on is that there is a lot of single-use plastic and disposables in the meal service for American Airlines. It would be great to see more circular options in the meal service to reduce the amount of waste.

Suddenly Flight has been change by Qatar and there’s no information is there of us from Bom to Doha and counter person is behaving like Qatar owner next I will not buy Qatar and I will not suggest anyone to fly in Qatar

The crew was fantastic and the over flight was perfect as well.

They shld provide food. Between food they are giving 10 hours gap which is toooo much

The crew was great and the food and liquor offerings were good. Seats were a bit cramped. Flight arrived early at destination. That's a plus.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

I had already opted for Vegan food before 2 months yet they say we have no record for it,

Cabin crew on our flight showed lack of any customer service gruff and acting annoyed if you asked anything and I mean anything Example a man on the seat over dropped his beer on my husbands blanket We asked if we could switch out blankets cabin crew Said. No we don’t have any extras OK well can you take the wet one Cabin crew looked disgusted and annoyed Took it no OK or yes just a growl

My ticket was for Premium Economy and all the seats were taken, I was placed in Economy class and I’m looking for a refund.

Unfortunately delayed 2 hrs due to faulty tyre.. which had to be changed, but better safe than sorry.

The delay was an issue. Other than that. Every thing good

Hi vergin Atlantic service was good but the flight ticket agent travel up charge me extra 57 pounds as a airport charges, actually I refuse to pay but they say if I not pay £57 then they say you will not be able to travel from Heathrow to goa ,so for me there was no option and it was just 3 day before my departure so i paid, so please look in to the matter. And I have a receipt of £ 57 as well .thanks

Staff didn’t check cabin well for landing seemed more interested in chatting to each other. Food was poor and differed from pre order.

We were in the last group to be called to the flight - which was 30 minutes late taking off. While we were lucky enough to have been given bulkhead seats (due to a medical condition I’d told them about beforehand) the seats weren’t particularly comfortable. A crying baby for the whole trip made things worse, so the crew managed very well with coping. The final thing I’d say was that there wasn’t enough food served during the flight.

Very good. Glad we had Premium for the flight out.

We flew Upper Class from London to The Turks and Caicos. Check in was amazing. Our ldriver too us directly to a special entrance to terminal 3. It took 10 minutes to check in and clear customs. Amazing! The VA lounge is large and comfortable. Boarding the flight was easy and without a wait. The crew was excellent. But the seats were awful, strange and uncomfortable. Having a comfortable flat bed seat is the reason we pays 1000s extra. The VA 787 uses a reverse herringbone configuration. Look it up. You have your back to the window and are facing the aisle with no privacy. Turning the seat into a bed requires assistance from the crew so not very spontaneous. . The food was ok. A bit tasteless and meager portions. Had to pay for WiFi. I believe VA has other configuration on their dream airbus flights. Lots of stuff about all this on YouTube where you can see what I have been describing. I can not recommend taking VA on a long flight with these seats.

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff were fantastic friendly nice they came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

Old cabine without flat bed in business for a 12 hour flight is not acceptable

Medíocre. The food wasn't good (although not bad, bad) and the staff wasn't kind. I asked for n extra blanket, the steward never came back, serving us roughly.

They wanted to close counter although they did not provide the wheelchair requested which ended by going alone to transit security and lost long time and they did not want to wait .

They charge me for luggage which is was included on the ticket

Boarding was smooth and on time. The seat was comfortable and the entertainment worked. Staff were gracious.

Good aorcraft 777 but Worst food ever Breakfast was a bû’with matonnaise… Staff was nice but invisible most of the flight

I have used Air France and KLM many times it will help if they change their menu's feel like it's been the same for years!!!, Especially the breakfast. Overall the flight was good and enjoyable.

Lost luggage, 2 bags were badly damaged and one of the bags came open.

The line at boarding was not well organized and managed

Je n'ai pas pû incliner mon siège et une des hôtesses ne comprenait pas ce que je disais. Je devais parler fort

On time every leg of the journey and exceptional staff at counter, gate, and on board. I haven’t travelled in US for a long time and was genuinely surprised how pleasant this was.

Too many fees (but that seems to apply to all airlines nowadays)

Over two hours wait to get wheelchair assistance from arrival to the departure gate for LA was unreasonable even though there appreared to be heavy demand.

I was duped into thinking it was a United Airlines flight when in fact United had nothing to do with it.

There was no lounge for passengers waiting before boarding the aircraft at F65, so passengers are just sitting on the floor or just spread everywhere the premises before boarding.

The flight and crew were fine. The entertainment- the sound was so bad through the headphones I could barely understand it and it was a show I had seen before. The food might have been fine but having to have an account with united in order to access the app in order to pay for the food was rage inducing. I had entered my credit card info at home and logged in as guest but that wouldn’t allow the “wallet” tab to open in the app. And then the wifi was so bad that it took about 45 minutes to fully log in and get all the info working at which time I missed the food. You shouldn’t have to give your address, email and phone number in order to get a hamburger.

Unfortunately our flight was delayed by 45 minutes due to Kate arriving aircraft. Once we stated everything was great.

We booked flight thru Amex travel and it was already a lot of money for economy and no reserved seats until check in. On our flight from fra, we could not check in one passenger online and when we went to the airport, they said he does not have a guaranteed seat and he would be on a waiting list. This was a guaranteed seat and United overbooked. It was sos stressful when at the gate because they didn’t have a seat and the response was yeh, nothing we can do because the industry overbooks. But they knew we had one person with no seat and even up till boarding, they didn’t say anything. We had to go to the counter over 3 times and my husband was so beside himself, I went up and the counter person said yes, you have a ticket. Ohalaa, why wouldn’t they say anything? Leave us in angst the entire waiting time on a delayed flight. That’s poor customer service. On the flight, people would recline seats immediately and not even return them to normal when eating. We were so crammed, I can not fly eco again on Lufthansa or United when international. Other airlines have been better even when we were in economy. Not even worth it to upgrade to business compared to other airlines either. Overall, it was a really bad flight mainly because of the initial boarding and then no oversight over passengers. The flight crew did their best but they should really announce it more that people need to recline seats back. Kids kicking chairs, all the babies crying…must’ve been my worse flight in 15 years.

Crew was unhelpful in boarding. Did not help passengers board and store bags efficiently. Did not alleviate tensions as passengers had to stow bags then return forward to seats. Baggage rules are unreasonable. Will fly southwest next time

Flight was absolutely sold out, so that just makes the crews job that much tougher. I will say people (customers) are behaving better over the last year.

My baggage did not arrived with me. Took 3 days to get it after so may calls and follow up

The crew was very attentive and kept busy serving a variety of treats!

Terrible. Flight was 3 hours delayed and I missed my other flight to my final destination

Offered vegetable curry when it was actually tofu which I don’t care for.

The flight was good the crew excellent…but take off delayed three hours!!!

Both mine and my husband's chairs were broken. Also it took 2 hours to get our bags after our flight which was wild.

perhaps eye contact with the cabin crew, instead of abruptness and an impatience to serve.

Annoying customer pushing my seat did not make this pleasant.

Not enough trash pickups throughout the flight. Everything else was great.

Overall good, the gluten free food is very hit/miss though and you must tell them you have an allergy days in advance.

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Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Johannesburg to Los Angeles found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
2 stopsEtihad Airways
47h 54mJNB-LAX
R9 866
3 stops
36h 10mJNB-LAX
R11 264
1 stopQatar Airways
44h 10mJNB-LAX
R12 088
2 stops
33h 35mJNB-LAX
R13 084
1 stopTurkish Airlines
26h 35mJNB-LAX
R13 582
1 stopQatar Airways
31h 35mJNB-LAX
R14 253
1 stopBritish Airways
31h 43mJNB-LAX
R17 395
2 stopsBritish Airways
34h 49mJNB-LAX
R17 624
1 stopSWISS
29h 40mJNB-LAX
R49 827
1 stopSWISS
29h 40mJNB-LAX
R49 942

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