The flight time from Los Angeles to Kansas City is 3 hours, 4 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA on time.
13 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 43 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MCI Kansas City, MO 8 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Kansas City to Los Angeles
3 hours, 27 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 1m
3h 5m
3h 7m
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



1363 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 13 minutes
In the Air 163 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Kansas City 8 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 Kansas City, Southwest is 81% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 91% 9% 0%
Spirit 91% 9% 0%
Southwest 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 Kansas City, 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
Southwest 12 163 4 181
Delta 14 161 6 185
Spirit 16 164 6 187

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
6am 0.12
7am 0.29
8am 0.21
9am 0.92
11am 0.23
12pm 0.41
1pm 0.43
2pm 0.11
4pm 0.32
5pm 0.78
6pm 0.78
8pm 0.23

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City 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 167
February 145
March 174
April 169
May 174
June 118
July 122
August 122
September 157
October 175
November 157
December 144

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Kansas City 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 5.3
Tuesday 5.2
Wednesday 5.2
Thursday 5.3
Friday 5.3
Saturday 4
Sunday 4.8

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
Southwest 19
Delta 9
Spirit 7

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
6am 12 161 4 183
7am 11 163 4 179
8am 16 165 5 189
9am 15 163 6 186
11am 14 162 4 184
12pm 16 166 5 189
1pm 14 166 6 187
2pm 12 163 5 184
4pm 12 161 4 180
5pm 12 161 5 181
6pm 13 161 5 180
8pm 12 164 4 181
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.