The flight time from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale is 4 hours, 53 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 2 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 28 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
5 hours, 36 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

4h 48m
Virgin America
4h 54m
4h 54m
4h 55m
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



2343 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Virgin America

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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 268 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Fort Lauderdale 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 10 minutes. For example, from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, Spirit is 88% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 88% 10% 2%
Virgin America 86% 13% 1%
Alaska 81% 18% 1%
JetBlue 81% 18% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
Spirit 15 263 7 288
Virgin America 18 269 5 294
Alaska 23 265 5 294
JetBlue 18 269 6 295

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 0.14
8am 0.72
9am 0.64
10am 0.46
2pm 0.29
9pm 2.44
10pm 0.35

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 173
February 155
March 159
April 148
May 142
June 149
July 155
August 152
September 123
October 150
November 168
December 166

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles 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 4.7
Tuesday 5
Wednesday 5.3
Thursday 5.2
Friday 5.2
Saturday 4.9
Sunday 5.1

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
JetBlue 14
Virgin America 13
Spirit 7
Alaska 2

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 15 284 10 309
8am 18 267 7 294
9am 19 274 5 301
10am 18 268 7 297
2pm 16 263 4 284
9pm 18 267 6 291
10pm 15 259 8 284
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.