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Good to know

Low season

February Best time to beat the crowds with an average 38% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 23% increase in price.

Average price of a round-trip

$218 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a round-trip

$212 or less

When to book flights from Los Angeles to Chicago

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $133 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Chicago was found 67 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • Morning departure is around 45% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Travelers with time on their hands before flights from Los Angeles to Chicago can build their own burger at Built Custom Burgers, located in Terminal 2 of Los Angeles Airport. Just head up to the counter, place your order, and watch them build your burger before your eyes as you call the shots on all the toppings you want.
  • Travelers on flights from Los Angeles to Chicago with some time to kill before their trip can find a relaxing place to pass the time at the American Airlines Admiral's Club. The three locations at Los Angeles Airport are in Terminal 4, Terminal 5, and the American Eagle Commuter Terminal. Admiral's Club members and most first and business class passengers can enjoy the lounge at no cost, and, even if you are not in that group, you can purchase a day pass to the club for $59.
  • If the kids are along for the flight from Los Angeles to Chicago, why not take them to the LAX Beach, located in the International Terminal? This is an interactive play area for kids that will not only keep them entertained before your flight, but will educate and enlighten them as well..
  • If you are in the mood for an upscale ride from Chicago O'Hare International after your flight, Echo Limousine offers an eight-passenger stretch limousine to downtown Chicago for around $120.
  • A popular means of travel after flights from Los Angeles to Chicago is to head curbside and grab an Uber. Riders requesting a ride from Chicago Midway Airport should set their pickup location as the arrivals level adjacent to the baggage claim area. The cost for the trip to downtown Chicago is between $20 and $30.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Los Angeles to Chicago

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Delta
Overall score based on 28,502 reviews
8.2
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7.8
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8.5
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7.8
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7.5
Food
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