The flight time from Charlotte to Seattle is 5 hours, 37 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves CLT Charlotte, NC 2 minutes late.
16 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 7 minutes in the air
11 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 2 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from Charlotte to Seattle is 5 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 7 minutes.

The flight distance from Charlotte to Seattle is 2279 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Seattle to Charlotte
4 hours, 52 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 37m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



2279 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Charlotte from Seattle by plane?

The distance from Charlotte to Seattle by plane is 2279 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Charlotte to Seattle?

The flight time from Charlotte to Seattle is 5 hours, 37 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 7 minutes. These numbers are averages.

What airlines fly from Charlotte to Seattle?

American is the only airline with direct flights from Charlotte to Seattle.

Does Southwest fly from Charlotte to Seattle?

Southwest does not fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Seattle (SEA). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Charlotte 2 minutes late
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 307 minutes
Taxiing In 11 minutes
Arrives Seattle 2 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Charlotte to Seattle, American is 75% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 75% 23% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Charlotte and Seattle, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
In the Air
Taxiing In
American 16 307 11 337

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
7am 0.88
7pm 0.25
4pm 0.95
6pm 0.64
9am 0.01
9pm 0
8pm 0.28

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Charlotte to Seattle that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 82
February 77
March 89
April 76
May 92
June 115
July 121
August 124
September 87
October 89
November 84
December 85

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Charlotte to Seattle that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 3.19
Tuesday 2.92
Wednesday 3.08
Thursday 3.21
Friday 3.23
Saturday 2.88
Sunday 3.04

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
In the Air
Taxi In
7am 14 307 11 336
7pm 14 308 14 340
4pm 19 307 10 337
6pm 17 309 10 340
9am 20 299 13 338
9pm 29 291 15 335
8pm 18 300 11 332
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.