The flight time from Los Angeles to Detroit is 4 hours, 15 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA on time.
15 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 49 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DTW Detroit, MI 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Detroit to Los Angeles
4 hours, 51 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 14m
4h 19m
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



1979 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


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 Los Angeles on time
Taxi Out Time 15 minutes
In the Air 229 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Detroit 9 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 10 minutes. For example, from Los Angeles to Detroit, Delta is 91% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 91% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 91% 9% 0%
Spirit 85% 13% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Detroit, 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
Delta 15 229 8 254
Spirit 16 230 11 259

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 0.94
9am 0.87
11am 1.21
12pm 0.32
1pm 0.95
4pm 0.18
10pm 1.2
11pm 1.18

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Detroit 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 179
February 164
March 208
April 220
May 235
June 237
July 252
August 248
September 216
October 227
November 182
December 180

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Detroit 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 7.4
Tuesday 6.8
Wednesday 6.7
Thursday 7.8
Friday 7.5
Saturday 5.5
Sunday 7.3

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 38
Spirit 11

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 14 231 8 254
9am 15 231 7 254
11am 17 232 8 258
12pm 16 235 9 263
1pm 16 227 8 254
4pm 18 228 7 252
10pm 15 226 9 254
11pm 15 229 9 254
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.