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Washington, DC Los Angeles, CA
City Pair Flights for FY 2021

Domestic 2021 Extremely Busy Washington, DC Los Angeles, CA
Average Government Fares:
88K $310 $176
Passenger Count Unrestricted Coach Fare Capacity-Controlled Fare Business Fare

City Pair Summary

Rates shown are government contract fares between Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA. These fixed rate fares are available to U.S. federal employees on official travel in either direction between Washington and Los Angeles. All prices are for one-way service in either direction.

The U.S. Government predicts approximately 87,786 government travelers flying between these two cities in 2021. The average "Unrestricted Coach Class" fare is $309.90. The average "Capacity-Controlled" fare is $175.60. There are no Business Class fares between these two cities in 2021.

Business Class flights may only be taken if it is the most economical option or if your agency has authorized other than Coach Class service in accordance with Federal Travel Regulations (FTR) (§ 301-10.123).

How long is the flight between Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA?

The flight between Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA is 2,010 nautical miles which takes approximately 4 hours and 40 minutes. † This calculation does not take into consideration real-time weather conditions and may be off by up to 10%.

† Nautical miles are the preferred unit of measure for distance at sea or in flight. A nautical mile is 1.15 regular miles.

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Available Contract Flights (10)

There are 10 flights available between Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA for FY 2021 (October 2020 to September 2021). All rates show are for one-way service in either direction.


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Carrier
Service
Type
Unrestricted
Fare
Capacity
Controlled
Business
Fare
Ronald Reagan Washington Natl (DCA)

Los Angeles International (LAX)
American
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$293 $163
Washington Dulles International (IAD)

Los Angeles International (LAX)
United
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$315 $190
Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

Los Angeles International (LAX)
Southwest
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$265 $150
Ronald Reagan Washington Natl (DCA)

Ontario International (ONT)
American
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$398 $220
Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

Ontario International (ONT)
American
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$235 $130
Washington Dulles International (IAD)

Ontario International (ONT)
American
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$284 $157
Ronald Reagan Washington Natl (DCA)

Bob Hope (BUR)
Southwest
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$339 $185
Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

Bob Hope (BUR)
American
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$277 $154
Washington Dulles International (IAD)

Bob Hope (BUR)
American
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$360 $222
Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

Long Beach (LGB)
American
Airlines
Nonstop
Flight
$333 $185

City Pair Statistics (2000-2021): Washington, DC ⇄ Los Angeles, CA

Note: Passenger data is not available before 2011 or for the two most recent years. Data for 2020 will be released at the beginning of FY 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book a City Pair Program flight?

City Pair flights are only available to U.S. Federal Employees traveling on official duty. You must follow your agency's guidelines or speak to your agency's travel coordinator to book one of the flights listed above.

If you are military or a civilian DoD employee, use Defense Travel System (DTS) website to book your flight. If you are in the military or are a DoD employee, you must also use your Citi Bank Government Travel Card for booking all airfare and related travel expenses.

Can federal employees or military personnel use these fares for personal travel?

No, these fares may only be used by government personnel traveling on official business between Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA.

What is the difference between "Unrestricted" (YCA) and "Capacity-Controlled" (_CA) flights?

Contract fares are identified by a 3-letter code ending in "CA" which stands for "Contact Award." "YCA" is the code for Guaranteed economy class Airline City Pair fare. "_CA" (or sometimes "XCA") is the code for limited capacity economy class Airline City Pair fare. The first letter will varies by airline (i.e. QCA, LCA, etc.).

"_CA" flights are the cheapest flight option but there are only a certain number of these fares available on a given flight or throughout the year. Travelers should reserve their airfare as soon as reasonably possible in order to get the cheapest fares. All "YCA" and "_CA" have no ticketing time limits, advanced purchase requirements, travel time limits, blackout periods, or change for cancellation fees.

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