The flight time from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is 2 hours, 56 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves DTW Detroit, MI 1 minute early.
14 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 34 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

JetBlue
100%
Delta
86%
Spirit
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is 2 hours, 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 34 minutes.

The flight distance from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is 1127 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Fort Lauderdale to Detroit
2 hours, 54 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
2h 56m
Spirit
2h 56m
JetBlue
3h 3m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

47

Distance

1127 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0100200

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
30
Spirit
17
JetBlue
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Detroit from Fort Lauderdale by plane?

The distance from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale by plane is 1127 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 Fort Lauderdale?

The flight time from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale is 2 hours, 56 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 34 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Spirit being the fastest taking 2 hours, 56 minutes, and JetBlue the slowest taking 3 hours, 3 minutes.

What airlines fly from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale?

JetBlue, Spirit, and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale.

Does Southwest fly from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale?

Southwest does not fly from Detroit (DTW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL). 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 14 minutes
In the Air 154 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Fort Lauderdale 4 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 Fort Lauderdale, Spirit is 85% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
JetBlue 100% 0% 0%
Delta 86% 14% 0%
Spirit 85% 14% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, 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)
Delta 15 153 7 176
Spirit 11 154 8 176
JetBlue 14 152 7 183

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
3pm 0.02
2pm 0.89
10am 0.63
9pm 0.01
6pm 0.7
11am 0.05
7pm 0.46
8pm 0.82
8am 0.25
4pm 0.02
9am 0.33
6am 1.02
5pm 0.11
12pm 0.41
7am 1.03
1pm 0

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale 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 230
February 187
March 255
April 190
May 187
June 182
July 185
August 185
September 179
October 220
November 210
December 267

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale 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 6.69
Tuesday 6.62
Wednesday 6.85
Thursday 6.67
Friday 6.67
Saturday 7.19
Sunday 6.94

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
Spirit 0
JetBlue 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)
3pm 13 150 3 169
2pm 14 155 7 177
10am 15 153 7 176
9pm 9 149 9 167
6pm 12 155 7 175
11am 10 159 7 176
7pm 11 152 8 173
8pm 17 152 7 175
8am 12 155 7 177
4pm 13 156 7 177
9am 14 156 6 178
6am 11 155 7 176
5pm 13 152 6 171
12pm 14 155 7 177
7am 15 154 7 179
1pm 13 166 4 183
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.