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Low season

June Best time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$541 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$341 or less

Good deal one-way

$288 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to California

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from London to California for the following prices or less: to Los Angeles $288 one-way - $341 round-trip, to San Francisco $410 one-way - $372 round-trip
  • High season is considered to be January, February and December. The cheapest month to fly to California is January.

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Top airlines flying London to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.1
Air Canada
Overall score based on 24,782 reviews
7.3
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "We upgraded to business class so service was super attentive"
Cons: "Business class on AC was equal to premium economy on west jet but lwithout the amenities on west jet"

Cons: "if the Monitor would work and not 1 hr late"

Pros: "the plane on the way out was great."

Pros: "I liked how they provided beverages"
Cons: "the seats were too close together, the staff seemed a bit unprofessional, and the big one for me was having to buy ear phones to be able to watch a movie... seriously?"

Cons: "30 min for baggage claim"

Pros: "A woman in Toronto at the customs area for air Canada helped us get seats when we didn't realize we were on standby. She was very kind and helpful!"

Cons: "delayed takeoff"

Pros: "Comfort"
Cons: "Noisy misbehaved child passenger."

Cons: "would've been better with free wifi"

Pros: "Friendly service."

Pros: "No snacks with drinks"

Pros: "Smooth sailing across the board."

Pros: "Was too short of a deadline needs to be 90 min. You need to be excused/allowed if you pay for and check in a head of time... Also carry on size is small."
Cons: "The checked bag deadline"

Pros: "I prefer an aisle seat. I was reminded aisle needs to pay 60 dollars additional. I was surprised."

Cons: "There was gum and gunk all over the seatback and tray table in front of me -- the tray table was unusable because it was sticky and couldn't be cleaned off, but was constantly at risk of ruining my clothing if it can in contact with the mess. Disappointed."

Cons: "Had to pay for seat assignments when reservation made or no seat reservations. Not true on all airlines. Delta let us pick seats for free when the reservation was made. Husband had wanted a window seat and ended up with a middle seat. No free snacks just drinks"

Pros: "Boarding pass are checked 4 times before taking off"
Cons: "Long line at the airport only 2 stations open"

Pros: "Guy at the gate in Toronto"
Cons: "Late"

Pros: "North American flights are definitely not as comfortable as in Asian flights"

Cons: "The port for the earphones didn't work 100% You had to jiggle it to get it to work"

Pros: "Movies ok"
Cons: "Very very very cold and no blanket !!!!! Was a struggle"

Cons: "They didn't even let me check in. Spent 12 extra hours at the airports to get home."

Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Attendants came around multiple times to help. Great pay menu items. Service desk explained the plane would be full and I should check my bag so I could not stress about finding space in a compartment."
Cons: "Ran out of some pay menu items. one headphone jack was loose and didn't function correctly. Wide attendants are too used to there jobs and just plow through aisles bumping anyone a bit too close to the walkway instead of moving sideways. More concerned with corralling bodies and going through the motions."

Cons: "They overbooked. Almost didnt get one"

Pros: "I liked how we got there safely."
Cons: "I did not like the fact I was cramped."

Cons: "Waiting for an hour on Tarmac upon arrival in LA"

Cons: "my luggage and my baby's car seat was delayed. I arrived at 10 pm and my luggage and baby's car seat was missing. I was told they will deliverer it to me the next day, but I have not received my stuff now its been two days"

Pros: "All was good as it was not a Rouge plane."
Cons: "Needed a bandaid as got a paper cut but it took forever for the stewardess to get me one.Had to remind her again."

Cons: "Great"

Pros: "Extra care for passengers"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Boarded late but quickly."
Cons: "Plane was very old and it showed"

Cons: "Poor"

Pros: "All of the staff were upbeat, helpful and patient"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "great seats much roomier than other airlines"

Pros: "The staff and service"
Cons: "Movie options from yul to lax"

Pros: "Upgraded unexpectedly"

Cons: "Got delayed for almost 2 hours. Unacceptable"

Pros: "On time. Clean. Efficient"

Cons: "not much in the way of movies."

Pros: "Amazing"

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Same as above. everything was bad. from service and communication."

Pros: "Despite departing late we made it relatively on time"
Cons: "My screen didn't work. The outlet in the seat was also broken. The connection to the Internet was weak and there was a lot of turbulence."

Cons: "The movies selection is not good"

Pros: "Great valve"
Cons: "Delay in boarding by about 20 minutes. Had to stand in line for about 1 hour because we were not allowed in the terminal seating area until the previous plane's passengers disembarked."

Cons: "Too much delay"

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Air Canada is terrible"

Pros: "Not much to like"
Cons: "Old loud plane. Uncomfortable seats Staff was barely polite."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything went perfectly. Thank you."

Pros: "Finally sitting in my seat"
Cons: "3 hrs late sucks"

Pros: "It was alright"
Cons: "It was united I should have used LAN"

Cons: "The $25 each way for piece of luggage"

Pros: "Plane was clean. Also liked the fact there was a plug to charge electronics."
Cons: "Didn't like having to wait 30 minutes for a gate once we landed. That seems to be consistent and growing issue at LAX."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed, rude stewadess"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "At this point, I needed a drink and placed an order with the stewardess. She never brought the drink. What is up with you guys?!?"

Cons: "freezing on plane"

Pros: "It was on time staff was professional and friendly b"

Pros: "Check in was easy. bags made it."
Cons: "Sitting on the runway because of security "issue.""

Pros: "Amazing service."
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Landing and leaving"
Cons: "I paid extra money for a better seat and it was crowded and uncomfortable. When I walked back there were plenty of more comfortable seats empty!!! I wasted $80!!!"

Cons: "Small plane, seated in very back row, unable to tilt seats back. no food no service."

Cons: "Delays can happen but gate changes were way too much. And the lady at the gate desk was very unkind. When I ask some info she almost yelled at me! She said she just announced, but some ppl might have been at the gate and some might have not. God, I was not there to get a lecture."

Cons: "It's too bland and they charge you for your luggage. The ticket wasn't cheap to begin with."

Pros: "The accuracy"
Cons: "The chairs"

Cons: "They held us on the plane from Indy to Chicago for so long that most of us knew we were going to miss our flights. I ran all the way to my gate to discover that the plane took off 10 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. I was told there were no other flights to LA and I would have to get a hotel until tomorrow. I was only going to be in California for 2 days so every second counts, so when I became upset the man checked again and found me a seat on a plane that took off in an hour. I was grateful but at the same time I was kind of displeased that he didn't offer that to me originally."

Pros: "Fast"

Pros: "It was on time which was good"

Cons: "Tooooo small"

Pros: "The food"
Cons: "Waited half an hour to take off"

Pros: "Friendly staff"

Cons: "Was asked to pay $25 extra for my luggage. That should have been disclosed up front on the ticket. Not happy"

Cons: "."

Pros: "overall the trip was pleasant, i dont like my 1 carryon be selected to not go in the overhead when groups like couples or families get to take on a few - but i did receive my carryon in a timely fashion considering we were not let off board after 15 min of landing"

Cons: "They lie about carry luggage space. The somehow don't want the overhead space to be full and force your luggage to be checked in when boarding. You'll end up spend possibly 20 more minutes waiting for your luggage after arrive."

Cons: "Seats were hard, worst I've ever experienced. Seat power outlets were inconvenient."

Pros: "The directTV was great."

Cons: "Wifi unavailable HNL>LAX"

Pros: "On time, organized boarding"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Every thing Air plane brake down at the runway was 105 D outside V hoot and we inside my be was 120 degrees for like one hour me and my wife got sick after stay in bed 5 days V bad trip Badim KHOURY"

Pros: "Same"
Cons: "Same"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "It was on time"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Snack is spicy"

Cons: "Worst ever Can you credit my credit card for a full refund"

Pros: "Chairs were comfortable on this plane"

Cons: "Service"

Cons: "Maintenance delays and rerouting caused me to miss my reserved ground transit in LA... United claimed on the phone I would be reimbursed for a taxi, but changed their mind when I sent them a receipt a few days later."

Pros: "Friendly and attentive staff."

Pros: "Timeliness and orderliness"

Pros: "same comments as above"
Cons: "same comments as above"

Pros: "The price Phoenix to LA and back for around $77"
Cons: "I got the shitty set by the exit door that didn't recline no big deal on such a short trip"

Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Can't beat the ease of flying especially considering how quick arriving into Los Angeles verses driving"
Cons: "Delays due to presidential speeches"

Pros: "Everything was ok"
Cons: "The clerk in New Orleans Airport was a jerk he didn't want to help us when we asked him questions. It was my first time traveling by plane."

Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Second delay in a row"

Pros: "Very respectful and loved all the smiling facez"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Everything was good ."
Cons: "No breaks or offer,to buy like bacon n eggs or sasage"

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COVID-19 information

Safety measures for airlines flying from London to California

Airlines flying from London to California have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from London to California

Mandatory masks

Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from London to California

Social distancing seating

Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from London to California

Pre-flight testing

Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from London to California

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