Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu are usually found in May or September, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to BKI flight in 2022: compare Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kota Kinabalu.
LAX - BKI
Price
$657 - $1,616
BKI
Temperature
78.8 - 80.6 °F
BKI
Precipitation
2.4 - 13.8 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 35% potential price drop

Average price

$1,145

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

Round-trip from

$657

From Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 14 days in advance, which can save you up to 3% on flights from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 14 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,182. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,271.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu?

Monday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 51%.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles average $1,013. You can even find prices in May for less than $1,013, as users have found deals to Kota Kinabalu from as low as $582. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 59%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu (LAX - BKI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 38% on airfare.

Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles found for this year
23 Jun - 23 Jul
$942pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Japan Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Jul - 6 Aug
$983pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
23 Jul - 6 Aug
$987pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
BKI
Kota Kinabalu
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu

Which airlines flying from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like China Eastern, China Southern, and China Airlines flying from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Japan Airlines for just $942, but on average you can expect to pay $1,495.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu round-trip?

Flying on Japan Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Kota Kinabalu, with prices starting at $942. Another option worth looking into is Malaysia Airlines, starting at $2,136 round trip. You may be able to fly from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu for 6% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu? While on average our users pay $1,943, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $1,307. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Kota Kinabalu), is priced around $942.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu?

Consider China Airlines, China Southern or Korean Air when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Kota Kinabalu from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu

Most visitors from Los Angeles will not be allowed to enter Kota Kinabalu.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Kota Kinabalu.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering Kota Kinabalu.

Do I need a test to fly back to Los Angeles from Kota Kinabalu?

Returning to Los Angeles from Kota Kinabalu

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kota Kinabalu are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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Destination information for Kota Kinabalu

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = RM 4.19
Average temperature for January in Kota Kinabalu
87.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Kota Kinabalu
3.9 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Kota Kinabalu

Top 4 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to Kota Kinabalu choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
XiamenAir
$554 $747 No cancel fee 49%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by XiamenAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

China Eastern
$560 $811 No cancel fee 62%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by China Eastern. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

China Southern
$570 $1,023 No cancel fee 69%
China Airlines
$1,095 $1,829 No cancel fee 70%
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