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Average Price:
$1088
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
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$1087
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FAQs for Booking Los Angeles to Beijing Capital Flights

How long does a flight from Los Angeles to Beijing Capital take?
An average nonstop flight takes 12h 55m, covering a distance of 6238 miles.
How many flights are there between Los Angeles and Beijing Capital?
There are 119 (nonstop) flights between Los Angeles and Beijing Capital per week, averaging 16 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Beijing Capital?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Sichuan Airlines ($378), Multiple Airlines ($398) and Hainan Airlines ($404).
Do I need a passport to fly between Los Angeles and Beijing Capital?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Los Angeles and Beijing Capital?
United (6 times daily), Air China (6 times daily), American Airlines (4 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Los Angeles to Beijing Capital?
For Los Angeles to Beijing Capital, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Beijing Capital back to Los Angeles, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Monday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Los Angeles to Beijing Capital (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Los Angeles
$378
only
$378
Destination
Beijing
$378
only
$378
Thu, Aug 30
LAX
PEK
45h 30m
Sun, Sep 9
PEK
LAX
37h 10m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
PEK
CTU
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were very nice.

The check in counter in Chengdu doesn't open until 1 1/2 hours before the flight departs.

CTU
TSA
Excellent 8.0

Sichuan is a good basic airline. No frills but they get the job done. Our flight was on time and the staff very professional

TSA
CTU
Excellent 8.0

Flight was on time. Good basic airline with no frills, but who needs them for such a short flight?

No way to check in on line.

HGH
CTU
Okay 5.3

My bags never arrived and haven't been found to date

LAX
TNA
Good 7.3

Most of the crew was not skilled with English (both comprehension and pronunciation) so it was difficult to communicate or to understand instructions. The flight was also delayed for an hour, which could have been avoided if the airline staffed more people for check-in or streamlined the check-in process since that was the only bottleneck preventing passengers from being on time.

Wed, Apr 4
LAX
PEK
17h 35m
Mon, Apr 16
PEK
LAX
37h 20m
Trip: 13 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Mar 13
LAX
PEK
31h 05m
Sat, Mar 17
PEK
LAX
19h 45m
Trip: 5 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1159 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
ORD
PEK
Excellent 10.0

Everything felt comfortable and clean on my first flight on Hainan. I sat in economy and overall it was a great experience, especially considering what I paid from Chicago to Shenzhen via Beijing. The food might be slightly better on Cathay Pacific, but I really have no complaints about it. It was tasty and relatively healthy. It wasn’t oversalted and on long flights that makes a huge beneficial difference. You can always go to the galley and grab a simple sandwich if you need something between meals. Overall it was an excellent experience.

FOC
PEK
Good 6.6

The flight went smoothly, once we began.

PEK
CAN
Excellent 9.6

Not a crowded flight so had an extra seat. That was really nice.

It was all fine.

CTU
PEK
Good 6.3

The flight boarded on time, and arrived only approx. 30 minutes late for a 15 hour flight. The staff were friendly and seemed well-meaning.

It seemed that the staff for the NY-Chengdu did not include anyone who spoke English beyond a few memorized phrases. Another passenger and I were standing in the back and speaking, and the crew asked her to tell me that we weren't allowed to stand there and had to return to our seats. Their lack of English would be a problem if there were an emergency of any sort. The flight attendant tried to wake me several times to give me my vegetarian meal. When I was finally awake enough to eat he said the food was no longer good, I should wait until the next meal time. Entertainment options for the NY-Chengdu flight were limited - current or recent English options were few. Foreign language (mostly Chinese) options had subtitles, but few looked like there would be an interesting and fun storyline. The entertainment system was broken for the Chengdu-Beijing flight.

SEA
PEK
Excellent 9.3

Nice movie selection of movies.

Nothing.

Tue, May 1
LAX
PEK
28h 50m
Wed, May 9
PEK
LAX
23h 15m
Trip: 9 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 321 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.9
SEA
SZX
Excellent 9.6

The cabin crew were very nice and courteous!

Couldn't be helped, it was just a long flight!

XMN
YVR
Excellent 10.0

We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly

SZX
SEA
Excellent 9.3

Kept me well hydrated, supplied tissues that helped me bear a long flight while sick. Early arrival appreciated. Fresh fruit was good.

Crew might have cleared away medications by mistake but they tried hard to find it, inquired all attendants and even looked through the trash. I missed the passing of of declaration forms twice while I was in the bathroom and when we landed the customs people directed me wrong so I had to wait a long time in line to get through customs without water which made me sicker and I had to go to the doctor.

XMN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

I liked the price of the trip and free hotel for long transit time.

Early arrival in Xiamen (5am) nothing open and no way to exchange money for taxi or food. Eventually found ATM that solved that problem. Wasn't dressed for or expecting the cold weather. Communications were a problem.

TAO
LAX
Okay 5.0

I liked the plane. 787’s are the smoothest rides.

Xiamen Airlines should be applauded for having a direct flight from LA to Qingdao. But they have a lot to learn about the proper service and materials in business class. Not surprisingly, they have gone for the cheapest way to service the customer. Lot to learn.

Mon, Apr 2
LAX
PEK
12h 55m
Wed, Apr 11
PEK
LAX
12h 50m
Trip: 10 days
7.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.2 Good
Based on 28339 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
BCN
JFK
Okay 5.6

We booked american because it was a direct flight. No explanation was given for the switch. Then we almost missed our connection because we sat on the tarmak in Barcelona for an hour. Again no explanation . Very stressful and irritating.

Having the flight switched from a direct to transferring in Madrid.

PHL
SFO
Good 7.6

Tight connection! The airlines need to Realize that a 2 hour layover is NOT enough when you have to go through immigration, customs, and security before making your next flight!

BUF
PHL
Mediocre 2.0

None of the experience was pleasant

First flight was delayed causing us to miss the 2nd flight and we ended sleeping on a chair at the airport waiting for a morning flight. AMERICAN AIRLINES didn't even have the decency to put us in a hotel for the night due to their delay. Then they added a 2nd lay over which was delayed for hours also. Traveling was to visit my mother who had cancer and I was sick so this made the trip even more distasteful.

DTW
MIA
Excellent 8.0

Easy check in.

Service staff was friendly enough; maybe I’m used to southwest. As someone who is anxious to fly smiling faces are always appreciate.

SAT
DFW
Excellent 8.0

Smooth takeoff and landing. The seats were comfortable for a 3 hour flight.

Nothing to complain about. I was satisfied with this flight.

Thu, Apr 5
LAX
PEK
31h 25m
Fri, Apr 27
PEK
LAX
39h 10m
Trip: 23 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
PEK
CTU
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were very nice.

The check in counter in Chengdu doesn't open until 1 1/2 hours before the flight departs.

LAX
TNA
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing. Absolutely nothing, it was completely horrible!!!

Everything was delayed by at least 1 hour. The flight delay was announced at 11pm the day of, but the passengers weren’t situated in a hotel until 3am. And the flight didn’t arrive until 11pm the next day!! A 15hr delay! And because I had a connecting flight, the delay made me have to spend ANOTHER extra night in the airport, AND never compensated me for the connecting flight ticket which I had to purchase another one of.

TSA
CTU
Excellent 8.0

Flight was on time. Good basic airline with no frills, but who needs them for such a short flight?

No way to check in on line.

CTU
TNA
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good.

All was good

HGH
CTU
Okay 5.3

My bags never arrived and haven't been found to date

Sun, Mar 18
LAX
PEK
19h 25m
Wed, Mar 28
PEK
LAX
27h 55m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Mar 26
LAX
PEK
19h 05m
Wed, Apr 4
PEK
LAX
19h 40m
Trip: 10 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 1159 reviews
Overall
7.9
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.7
CTU
PEK
Good 6.3

The flight boarded on time, and arrived only approx. 30 minutes late for a 15 hour flight. The staff were friendly and seemed well-meaning.

It seemed that the staff for the NY-Chengdu did not include anyone who spoke English beyond a few memorized phrases. Another passenger and I were standing in the back and speaking, and the crew asked her to tell me that we weren't allowed to stand there and had to return to our seats. Their lack of English would be a problem if there were an emergency of any sort. The flight attendant tried to wake me several times to give me my vegetarian meal. When I was finally awake enough to eat he said the food was no longer good, I should wait until the next meal time. Entertainment options for the NY-Chengdu flight were limited - current or recent English options were few. Foreign language (mostly Chinese) options had subtitles, but few looked like there would be an interesting and fun storyline. The entertainment system was broken for the Chengdu-Beijing flight.

FOC
PEK
Good 6.6

The flight went smoothly, once we began.

PEK
SEA
Excellent 8.0

The flight was smooth, once we began. There were few bumps.

I did NOT like having to wait almost two hours to board, and the constant "We expect to have our computer system up in 'a few minutes' " was really annoying.

PEK
ORD
Excellent 8.3

The most attentive and caring staff, the snacks set up at the back of the plane, clean, comfortable planes, amazing food. Would always choose over US carriers

The in-flight entertainment set up is lacking. On a 13 hour flight on which your cellphone is banned even in flight mode that’s a big deal

SZX
PEK
Excellent 10.0

Everything was clean and well appointed. The air attendants were helpful and friendly. The seat was fine and they provide a nice little back pillow & blanket in economy. The food was tasty and simple which is good for long flights. Not overly salted. I found it to be a satisfying experience in economy.

All was fine

Thu, May 3
LAX
PEK
26h 35m
Sat, May 19
PEK
LAX
39h 05m
Trip: 17 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 321 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.9
XMN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

I liked the price of the trip and free hotel for long transit time.

Early arrival in Xiamen (5am) nothing open and no way to exchange money for taxi or food. Eventually found ATM that solved that problem. Wasn't dressed for or expecting the cold weather. Communications were a problem.

BKK
XMN
Excellent 8.6

Nice wide seats, well run flight. Lots of food served, though very mixed quality. The unfortunate experiences described in the negatives of this review, do not repeat on the return flight.

In the fine print is the fact that the flight includes a stop in Shenzen. On the outbound flight this was a nightmare experience with Chinese immigration. Exhausted from a 14 hour flight, passengers had their passports taken away; were put through a bizarre 45 minute finger printing process using machines that did not work; and then left to wait for an hour or more with no information. The continuation flight was in another part of the airport - a very long walk; and it turned out not to be at the departing gate that was displayed on the monitors. We arrived at the indicated (wrong) gate with no guidance. Very nearly missed the continuation flight. Once in Xiamen, our arrival was late enough that the second floor of the airport was closed. There were no ATMs on the first floor; no way to get the Chinese cash needed to take a taxi to the airport. Fortunately a kind citizen agreed to exchange some cash, using mental calculations and sign language about the exchange rate.

XMN
YVR
Excellent 10.0

We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly

XMN
CGK
Good 7.3

Friendly and eager to serve crew

Lack of variety on food choices

XMN
CGK
Mediocre 2.0

Nobody could rearrange any flights for me, zero help!

Mon, Jul 9
LAX
PEK
27h 20m
Wed, Jul 18
PEK
LAX
28h 25m
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jun 5
LAX
PEK
28h 35m
Wed, Jun 13
PEK
LAX
29h 15m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
CTU
ICN
Good 7.3

The booking itinerary did not specify that there would be a layover in Jinan. Even though there was, it would have made more sense to allow the continuing passengers to stay on the plane rather than forcing everyone to go through customs at this point.

LAX
TNA
Excellent 8.6

The flight attendants were really nice and the food was surprisingly good!

The time frame. My flight was supposed to leave at 11:50pm. We left at almost 2am. In which case made me late to a layover I had in China which made me miss my last flight to Japan. BUT, luckily, a woman that worked for the airline in China was able to put me on an air China flight to japan, which again in very grateful for!!!!

CTU
TSA
Excellent 8.0

Sichuan is a good basic airline. No frills but they get the job done. Our flight was on time and the staff very professional

LAX
TNA
Good 7.3

Most of the crew was not skilled with English (both comprehension and pronunciation) so it was difficult to communicate or to understand instructions. The flight was also delayed for an hour, which could have been avoided if the airline staffed more people for check-in or streamlined the check-in process since that was the only bottleneck preventing passengers from being on time.

CTU
TNA
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good.

All was good

Mon, Jul 16
LAX
PEK
28h 25m
Mon, Jul 23
PEK
LAX
28h 25m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 9
LAX
PEK
32h 20m
Sun, Jun 24
PEK
LAX
40h 10m
Trip: 16 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
LAX
CTU
Excellent 8.0

We had to get off the plane in Jinan to go through customs and get back on rather than going straight to Chengdu. In Chengdu we had to claim our checked bags and check in again before boarding to Taipei.

LAX
HGH
Okay 4.6

It was never made clear in my itinerary that there was a stop at Hangzhou. I didn't realize there was a seperate flight until I checked in at the hotel.

LAX
TNA
Good 7.3

Most of the crew was not skilled with English (both comprehension and pronunciation) so it was difficult to communicate or to understand instructions. The flight was also delayed for an hour, which could have been avoided if the airline staffed more people for check-in or streamlined the check-in process since that was the only bottleneck preventing passengers from being on time.

LAX
TNA
Excellent 8.6

The flight attendants were really nice and the food was surprisingly good!

The time frame. My flight was supposed to leave at 11:50pm. We left at almost 2am. In which case made me late to a layover I had in China which made me miss my last flight to Japan. BUT, luckily, a woman that worked for the airline in China was able to put me on an air China flight to japan, which again in very grateful for!!!!

HGH
CTU
Okay 5.3

My bags never arrived and haven't been found to date

Sat, Jun 2
LAX
PEK
44h 20m
Tue, Jun 12
PEK
LAX
29h 05m
Trip: 11 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
CTU
TNA
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good.

All was good

TSA
CTU
Excellent 8.0

Flight was on time. Good basic airline with no frills, but who needs them for such a short flight?

No way to check in on line.

PEK
CTU
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were very nice.

The check in counter in Chengdu doesn't open until 1 1/2 hours before the flight departs.

LAX
TNA
Excellent 8.6

The flight attendants were really nice and the food was surprisingly good!

The time frame. My flight was supposed to leave at 11:50pm. We left at almost 2am. In which case made me late to a layover I had in China which made me miss my last flight to Japan. BUT, luckily, a woman that worked for the airline in China was able to put me on an air China flight to japan, which again in very grateful for!!!!

LAX
CTU
Excellent 8.0

We had to get off the plane in Jinan to go through customs and get back on rather than going straight to Chengdu. In Chengdu we had to claim our checked bags and check in again before boarding to Taipei.

Tue, Feb 27
LAX
PEK
31h 20m
Tue, Mar 6
PEK
LAX
22h 05m
Trip: 8 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
LAX
TNA
Excellent 8.6

The flight attendants were really nice and the food was surprisingly good!

The time frame. My flight was supposed to leave at 11:50pm. We left at almost 2am. In which case made me late to a layover I had in China which made me miss my last flight to Japan. BUT, luckily, a woman that worked for the airline in China was able to put me on an air China flight to japan, which again in very grateful for!!!!

LAX
CTU
Excellent 8.0

We had to get off the plane in Jinan to go through customs and get back on rather than going straight to Chengdu. In Chengdu we had to claim our checked bags and check in again before boarding to Taipei.

PEK
CTU
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were very nice.

The check in counter in Chengdu doesn't open until 1 1/2 hours before the flight departs.

LAX
HGH
Okay 4.6

It was never made clear in my itinerary that there was a stop at Hangzhou. I didn't realize there was a seperate flight until I checked in at the hotel.

LAX
TNA
Good 7.3

Most of the crew was not skilled with English (both comprehension and pronunciation) so it was difficult to communicate or to understand instructions. The flight was also delayed for an hour, which could have been avoided if the airline staffed more people for check-in or streamlined the check-in process since that was the only bottleneck preventing passengers from being on time.

Sun, Jun 24
LAX
PEK
25h 05m
Sun, Jul 8
PEK
LAX
24h 10m
Trip: 15 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 106 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.3
Food
6.9
CTU
TNA
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good.

All was good

TSA
CTU
Excellent 8.0

Flight was on time. Good basic airline with no frills, but who needs them for such a short flight?

No way to check in on line.

LAX
TNA
Mediocre 2.6

Nothing. Absolutely nothing, it was completely horrible!!!

Everything was delayed by at least 1 hour. The flight delay was announced at 11pm the day of, but the passengers weren’t situated in a hotel until 3am. And the flight didn’t arrive until 11pm the next day!! A 15hr delay! And because I had a connecting flight, the delay made me have to spend ANOTHER extra night in the airport, AND never compensated me for the connecting flight ticket which I had to purchase another one of.

CTU
LXA
Good 6.6

When I arrived to the airport I was informed that my flight is cancelled. They found me a new flight instead, 40 minutes earlier than the original one. Which was fine. But I didn't get information in advance, and some not nice experience while not knowing if there would be another flight instead of the cancelled one.

PEK
CTU
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were very nice.

The check in counter in Chengdu doesn't open until 1 1/2 hours before the flight departs.

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Los Angeles to Beijing Capital Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 12h 52m
Flights Arrive in Beijing Capital
Flights Depart from Los Angeles
Flight Price $378
Distance 6238 miles
Airlines Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines, XiamenAir, American Airlines
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