The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles is 3 hours, 16 minutes. See Data as Tables
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Average Timeline

Leaves DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX on time.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 48 minutes in the air
9 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

United
93%
Spirit
85%
Delta
81%
American
77%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles is 3 hours, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 48 minutes.

The flight distance from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles is 1235 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Dallas Fort Worth
2 hours, 56 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

American
3h 15m
Spirit
3h 16m
Delta
3h 21m
United
3h 38m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

148

Distance

1235 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
98
Delta
25
Spirit
17
United
6

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Dallas Fort Worth from Los Angeles by plane?

The distance from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles by plane is 1235 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles?

The flight time from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles is 3 hours, 16 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 48 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with American being the fastest taking 3 hours, 15 minutes, and United the slowest taking 3 hours, 38 minutes.

What airlines fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles?

Spirit, American, Delta, and United are the airlines with direct flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles.

Does Southwest fly from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles?

Southwest does not fly from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to Los Angeles (LAX). 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 Dallas Fort Worth on time
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 168 minutes
Taxiing In 9 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 3 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 Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles, American is 77% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 93% 7% 0%
Spirit 85% 14% 1%
Delta 81% 19% 0%
American 77% 20% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Dallas Fort Worth and Los Angeles, 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
American 16 167 8 195
Spirit 17 168 9 196
Delta 18 171 9 201
United 20 185 9 218

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
8pm 0.65
8am 0.77
7am 2.01
3pm 2.07
0am 0
1pm 0.87
6pm 1.23
7pm 0.69
9pm 0.9
11am 1.08
5pm 1.3
9am 0.51
6am 2.12
12pm 1.55
11pm 0.02
4pm 1.35
10pm 1.25
2pm 1.43
10am 0.98

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles 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 627
February 581
March 679
April 579
May 675
June 666
July 683
August 677
September 602
October 623
November 672
December 676

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles 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 21.87
Tuesday 21.08
Wednesday 21.67
Thursday 22.02
Friday 22.15
Saturday 19.83
Sunday 20.23

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 2
Delta 0
Spirit 0
United 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
8pm 18 165 10 196
8am 19 169 14 206
7am 18 169 10 202
3pm 16 170 8 195
0am 18 170 9 197
1pm 15 168 7 191
6pm 17 166 10 197
7pm 17 164 12 198
9pm 14 167 9 193
11am 16 168 7 194
5pm 16 170 8 196
9am 17 173 8 202
6am 16 172 9 200
12pm 20 165 8 194
11pm 14 169 9 192
4pm 16 167 7 192
10pm 17 164 9 193
2pm 16 169 7 194
10am 19 167 9 198
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.