Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the 68th best airport according to our worldwide airport ranking. Almost 81 million air passengers travel through the airport annually, making it the busiest airport in the US and the fourth busiest in the world.
LAX Flight Delays and Flight Cancellations
More than 800 flights depart from Los Angeles International Airport daily. The average flight delay percentage (more than 15 mins) for the airport was 30% in 2016, which is higher than both Las Vegas McCarran and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson. San Francisco International Airport receives the largest traffic from LAX, followed by JFK and Las Vegas McCarran. LAX ranks 6.9/10 for punctuality. Last year, less than 1% of all flights were canceled of heavily delayed (more than three hours).
On-time performance for nearby airports
For delays longer than three hours and cancellations, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to $600. Alternatively, if you are denied boarding at LAX due to an overbooked flight you may be entitled to up to $1350. Learn more about your air passenger rights when traveling to the EU from LAX.
|Nearby Airport||On-Time Performance|
|Santa Ana||Santa Ana, US||8.1|
|Long Beach||Long Beach, US||8.0|
Had a Delayed or Canceled Flight from LAX Airport?
Every year, 30% of flights departing from Los Angeles International are delayed (more than 15 mins) or canceled. AirHelp assists air passengers who have experienced a flight delay or cancellation to get compensation from their airline. Simply enter your flight details for any flight that has been delayed or canceled in the last three years to check your eligibility. You could be owed up to $600 in compensation.
Flights from LAX
Los Angeles International is the largest airport in the US, with over 80 million annual passengers. American, Delta and United are the airlines that carry the highest number of passengers from LAX.
Most Popular Flight Routes
|1.||LAX to SFO (San Francisco, San Francisco, USA)|
|2.||LAX to JFK (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, USA)|
|3.||LAX to LAS (Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, USA)|
|4.||LAX to SEA (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, USA)|
|5.||LAX to ORD (Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, USA)|
Delayed or Canceled Flight Routes from LAX
As 30% of flights out of LAX are delayed or canceled, it can be an unreliable airport for getting to your destination on time. However, there are some routes that are affected by flight delays and cancellations more often that others. Here is our list of the routes that are most frequently affected:
|1.||LAX to STS (Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, USA)||58%|
|2.||LAX to BNE (Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia)||54%|
|3.||LAX to YYZ (Toronto Lester B Pearson Intl, Toronto, Canada)||52%|
Had a flight delay from LAX in the last 3 years? You could be eligible to claim compensation.
Did you know that any delayed, canceled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from LAX airport, you could be eligible for up to $600 in compensation for delays or cancellations and up to $1350 for overbooked flights. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.
How Passengers feel about LAX Airport
We analyzed passengers’ opinions on Twitter about their experience traveling to and from LAX, and the overall satisfaction level was 5 on a scale of 10, making it less satisfactory than Seattle-Tacoma Airport but more popular than Miami International.
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About LAX Airport
LAX is one of the few U.S airports with four parallel runways. It is a major gateway to and from Europe, Latin America, Asia and Oceania.
LAX Airport Location
LAX is in the southwestern Los Angeles area along the Pacific Ocean between the neighborhood of Westchester to its immediate north, and the city of El Segundo to its immediate south.
- Airport IATA Code: LAX
- Address: 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
- Contact: 18554635251