The flight time from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 50 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 2 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 22 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
80%
Spirit
78%
Delta
77%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 50 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 22 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth is 986 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Dallas Fort Worth to Detroit
2 hours, 32 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Spirit
2h 42m
Delta
2h 51m
American
2h 52m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

77

Distance

986 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
34
American
34
Spirit
8

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Dallas Fort Worth by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth by plane is 986 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth?

The flight time from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth is 2 hours, 50 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 22 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 42 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 52 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth?

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

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth?

Southwest does not fly from Detroit (DTW) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). 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 Detroit 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 142 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Dallas Fort Worth 5 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 Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth, Spirit is 78% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 78% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 80% 17% 3%
Spirit 78% 20% 2%
Delta 77% 23% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Dallas Fort Worth, 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)
Spirit 11 139 9 162
Delta 18 142 9 171
American 15 142 12 172

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
5am 0.38
3pm 1.53
5pm 0.77
12pm 1.02
9pm 0.28
8pm 1.52
8am 0.96
7am 1.51
7pm 0.72
4pm 0.28
1pm 0.01
11am 1.07
6am 0.69
9am 0.01
2pm 0.05

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth 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 307
February 279
March 340
April 319
May 366
June 357
July 366
August 382
September 333
October 342
November 325
December 305

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Dallas Fort Worth 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 12.31
Tuesday 11.12
Wednesday 11.42
Thursday 11.71
Friday 12.06
Saturday 8.17
Sunday 10.54

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
Delta 1
American 1
Spirit 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)
5am 18 150 12 184
3pm 16 143 11 172
5pm 16 137 11 167
12pm 18 143 9 170
9pm 11 145 9 169
8pm 16 138 8 164
8am 20 142 9 174
7am 17 144 11 176
7pm 14 141 13 170
4pm 18 145 10 176
1pm 8 145 9 165
11am 14 141 11 166
6am 16 140 13 169
9am 13 164 11 189
2pm 10 144 10 164
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.