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8%
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Average Price:
$899
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$687
or less (round trip)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $687 or less.
The cheapest flight from Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Los Angeles was found 26 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
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FAQs for Booking Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Los Angeles Flights

How long does a flight from Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Los Angeles take?
An average nonstop flight takes 12h 00m, covering a distance of 6489 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Los Angeles?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on XiamenAir ($434), Hong Kong Airlines ($493) and Sichuan Airlines ($496).
Do I need a passport to fly between Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports and Los Angeles?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Los Angeles?
For Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Los Angeles, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Los Angeles back to Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Los Angeles (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Shanghai
$434
only
$434
Destination
Los Angeles
$434
only
$434
Thu, Mar 1
SHA
LAX
22h 20m
Sun, Mar 18
LAX
SHA
19h 50m
Trip: 17 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 322 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!

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.

YVR
XMN
Excellent 10.0

Price and flight were great. Communicating was small problem. 5 am arrival nothing open so couldn't change money for food, taxi etc. Finally found an ATM that worked. People used their cell phones to try and communicate.

Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications

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.

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.

Fri, May 25
SHA
LAX
17h 50m
Sun, Jun 24
LAX
SHA
20h 30m
Trip: 31 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 492 reviews
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.9
HKG
TPE
Excellent 8.0

Decent plane

Lots of delays

LAX
HKG
Mediocre 2.0

Not much was made very uncomfortable

All around service

BKK
HKG
Okay 5.0

The staff was much better this time.

Really need to work on the food. The entertainment can't be on the iPad, there's not much space already.

ICN
HKG
Good 7.6

Check in staff was very nice and accomodating.

De-planing. They threw us all the way to the other side of HK airport.

HKG
LAX
Excellent 8.0

Organized with new aircraft. Good airport staff and crew onboard

No breakfast for non asians was offered.

Wed, Jun 27
SHA
LAX
23h 50m
Mon, Jul 2
LAX
SHA
26h 25m
Trip: 6 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
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.

CTU
TNA
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good.

All was good

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

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.

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.

Fri, Jun 15
SHA
LAX
12h 05m
Thu, Jul 5
LAX
SHA
27h 30m
Trip: 21 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Feb 25
SHA
LAX
37h 55m
Thu, Mar 1
LAX
SHA
22h 35m
Trip: 5 days
6.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.4 Good
Based on 3950 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.7
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.0
Food
6.0
DEL
PEK
Good 7.3

overall it was good; crew was excellent, kept the plane, specially toilet clean throughout.

food selection for vegetarians better movie selection; english in TV documentaries.

PEK
IAD
Mediocre 2.0

The aircraft crew was polite

The connecting flight left me. Had to stay in China for a day. Mumbai airport didn't communicate with airlines in China

LAX
PEK
Okay 4.0

Efficient and friendly staff

Seat backs barely recline - not acceptable for flight of this distance. For this reason will not book Air China again

PEK
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants where excellent.

n/a

BOM
PEK
Mediocre 2.0

The aircraft crew was nice

The ground staff in Mumbai airport was rude and disrespectful. These people need special training on communication. Very dissapointed, never taking air China again.

Fri, Feb 23
SHA
LAX
14h 10m
Fri, Mar 2
LAX
SHA
31h 05m
Trip: 8 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 3058 reviews
Boarding
8.4
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
8.0
Food
8.1
ICN
MNL
Good 6.0

i love the foods and entertainment

MNL
ICN
Okay 4.0

Service

Long delay in a small departure area with not enough seats especially for seniors. It took a while before we were allowed to board the plane. Everyone is complaining.

GMP
HND
Excellent 9.6

The Food was great! Asiana Airlines Economy Seats have more leg room than most airlines. Service was Excellent.

We had just purchased coffee and the boarding agent told us that their policy was that we were not permitted to take hot coffee onto the aircraft. My guess is it had to do with safety. I've never been told this on any of the hundreds of flight i've been on traveling the world. It must be a South Korea thing.

ORD
ICN
Good 7.3

On time, the decor, side seats seems to have more legroom

The crew wasn't the friendly

ICN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Footrests

Fri, Jun 1
SHA
LAX
12h 00m
Fri, Jun 22
LAX
SHA
13h 30m
Trip: 22 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 54735 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SFO
IAD
Mediocre 3.3

Can’t think of anything nice to say...

On a cross-country flight from San Francisco to DC, you would think United could provide more than one snack option that is void of any nutritional value, and perhaps they could provide alternatives for their patrons with allergies. Is fresh fruit really too much to ask for on a 6-7 hour flight??

ORD
CVG
Good 6.0

My checked luggage didn’t make it to cincinnati

MEM
EWR
Excellent 10.0

On time & courteous. & On board service was excellent

Nothing

DEN
BIL
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing

Delayed flights leading to incredibly tight connection times, staff inconsistent with messaging re the source of the delay, zero compassion for customers, offering $700-$1,400 to get off the plane when you charge $200 to change a flight 2 weeks in advance is especially galling! Will not fly with United again whenever there is a viable alternative to my destination.

COS
DEN
Mediocre 2.3

Nothing.

Delayed flights leading to incredibly tight connection times, staff inconsistent with messaging re the source of the delay, zero compassion for customers, offering $700-$1,400 to get off the plane when you charge $200 to change a flight 2 weeks in advance is especially galling! Will not fly with United again whenever there is a viable alternative to my destination.

Sun, Apr 22
SHA
LAX
20h 05m
Tue, Apr 24
LAX
SHA
19h 25m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 322 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.9
XMN
CGK
Good 7.3

Friendly and eager to serve crew

Lack of variety on food choices

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.

SHA
SZX
Okay 5.0

I was very sick and contagious and asked for a single person hotel room for the night before a connecting flight. It was not accommodated. It would have cost extra 100-200 yuan. Then when we asked for the shuttle to the hotel, the security at the departures level meant we could not exit and be picked up. No one could arrange pick up at arrivals. Instead we paid for a taxi ourselves. Poor service and coordination, especially considering I could barely talk and just badly needed a rest.

XMN
YVR
Excellent 10.0

We left 13 mins late but landed 45 mins earlyearly

XMN
LAX
Okay 4.0

u had to transfer ur luggages even though its the same airline. what a joke? u had to get through numerous security points to get through the airport what the hell?

Thu, Jun 28
SHA
LAX
24h 40m
Thu, Jul 12
LAX
SHA
27h 30m
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
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
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
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

HGH
CTU
Okay 5.3

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

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.

Mon, Aug 27
SHA
LAX
18h 25m
Tue, Sep 25
LAX
SHA
14h 00m
Trip: 30 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Jul 4
SHA
LAX
23h 50m
Sat, Jul 14
LAX
SHA
26h 25m
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
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.

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
TNA
Excellent 10.0

The flight attendants were awesome and the food was good.

All was good

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.

Fri, Feb 23
SHA
LAX
24h 25m
Sun, Feb 25
LAX
SHA
23h 20m
Trip: 3 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 322 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.9
YVR
XMN
Excellent 10.0

Price and flight were great. Communicating was small problem. 5 am arrival nothing open so couldn't change money for food, taxi etc. Finally found an ATM that worked. People used their cell phones to try and communicate.

Some obstacles with early morning arrival and communications

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.

SHA
SZX
Okay 5.0

I was very sick and contagious and asked for a single person hotel room for the night before a connecting flight. It was not accommodated. It would have cost extra 100-200 yuan. Then when we asked for the shuttle to the hotel, the security at the departures level meant we could not exit and be picked up. No one could arrange pick up at arrivals. Instead we paid for a taxi ourselves. Poor service and coordination, especially considering I could barely talk and just badly needed a rest.

XMN
LAX
Excellent 8.0

The flight crew was kind..really hard working..

I was not informed before hand I needed a visa to enter China..Xiamen international airport does not have transit lounge...so leaving on the 6 December from Lax to Xiamen ..I was denied to fly Xiamen so they scrambled last minute an put me on China southern airlines...upon return from Singapore I had to pay for Chinese visa since I was to return through Xiamen...it was a nightmare

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.

Wed, Jul 11
SHA
LAX
20h 05m
Fri, Aug 10
LAX
SHA
20h 25m
Trip: 31 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 322 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.9
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
LAX
Excellent 8.0

The flight crew was kind..really hard working..

I was not informed before hand I needed a visa to enter China..Xiamen international airport does not have transit lounge...so leaving on the 6 December from Lax to Xiamen ..I was denied to fly Xiamen so they scrambled last minute an put me on China southern airlines...upon return from Singapore I had to pay for Chinese visa since I was to return through Xiamen...it was a nightmare

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.

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Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports to Los Angeles Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 12h 45m
Flights Arrive in Los Angeles
Flights Depart from Shanghai Hongqiao & other airports
Flight Price $434
Distance 6489 miles
Airlines XiamenAir, Hong Kong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Air China, Asiana Airlines, United
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