Cheap flights to Los Angeles are available through both the domestic and international airlines that serve LAX. The main low-cost US airlines are AirTran Airways, Allegiant Air, American Eagle Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Horizon Air, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, and Virgin America. The low-cost Canadian airline WestJet also flies to LA from Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
Major US airlines like Delta and United also serve LAX, along with Alaskan Airlines, American Airlines, Continental, US Airways and Hawaiian Airlines also fly to LAX.
Among the international airlines flying into and out of LA are Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, V Australia, Virgin Atlantic, and many more.
The best budget fares to Los Angeles from within the USA are likely to be with Southwest Airlines. Southwest fly to LA from a range of US cities including Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, El Paso, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Nashville, Oakland, Phoenix, Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), and Tucson.
One option for driving the most popular stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway is to fly in to Los Angeles or San Francisco, book a one-way car rental airport to airport, and fly back from the other end. However, one-way car rentals are usually more expensive, incurring a drop fee, and it may be cheaper to drive back on the faster Interstate.
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To help you in choosing your Pacific Coast Highway hotel, guesthouse, inn, bed-and-breakfast, resort, motel or other accommodations, we've prepared our Pacific Coast Highway Hotels Guide. In it we do mini-reviews of accommodations along the Highway, from Seattle to San Diego, through Washington, Oregon, and California.
In all there are over 200 hotels listed, complete with 8 pages of color maps showing the towns where our recommended hotels can be found. There are both alphabetical and geographical indexes, helping you plan your journey.
We also include color photos of all the hotels that are our Personal Favorites. Here's the link to read more about our ebook guide to Pacific Coast Highway hotels.
The 2016 edition of our Hotels Guide is available with maps and color photos (if you have a color reader) in the US Kindle Store for only $4.99 and in the UK Kindle Store and other Kindle stores worldwide at prices based on the US price.
If you want a paperback edition of the 2016 guide with only black and white photos and black-and-white maps, it costs $6.99 at the US Amazon Book Store and £4.99 in the UK Amazon Store.