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Here's how to save hundreds on flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles

Here's how to save roughly $400 on a return trip to LA.
Vancouver to Los Angeles flights drop in price on select dates during the year by hundreds of dollars.

Flights from Vancouver to Los Angeles don't typically break the bank -- but there are a few things to keep in mind to avoid paying big bucks.

While a round-trip ticket from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for around $300 might seem like a great deal (and it is one of the best prices on a return trip south of the border), there are tickets available that cost half that price. 

Thrifty air travellers can take advantage of flights for just over the $150 mark if they plan their travel in advance and aren't particular about the airline that they are flying with.

The least expensive flights for return trips to LA usually cost between $295 and $1,300, according to Google Flights. 

Find the cheapest options for Vancouver to Los Angeles flights

A trip that departs YVR on Nov. 23 and returns from LAX on Dec. 2 costs around $154 with Flair Airlines. While there is a cheaper option listed on Google Flights -- $128 with third-party supplier Gotogate -- it may be safer to book directly with the airline. 

Although a large travel company may have benefits, including agents who can call on your behalf through a priority line, some third-party suppliers do not have good reviews. Always exercise caution when booking with a company you aren't familiar with and read the fine print.

These flights are about $414 cheaper than usual, according to Google. There are very few options for return trips under $200 throughout the year.

Photo via Google Flights
Photo via Google Flights

Travel tip: Flair Airlines baggage policy 

Canada's ultra-low-cost carrier may appear to have the cheapest option -- but you might want to have a look at the final price after you add up the cost of luggage. 

While most carriers offer a free carry-on bag, Flair Airlines will charge you for one. You can purchase a basic bundle that includes a carry-on bag and a checked bag, but it will slap $72.45 on the cost of your trip. Most people likely need at least carry-on luggage when they travel unless they are going for a one-day conference. 

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