The flight time from Los Angeles to Minneapolis is 3 hours, 26 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 1 minute early.
16 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 4 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MSP Minneapolis, MN 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
91%
SkyWest
91%
American
88%
Spirit
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Minneapolis to Los Angeles
3 hours, 53 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
3h 24m
Spirit
3h 25m
American
3h 37m
SkyWest
3h 40m
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

63

Distance

1535 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0100200300

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246810

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
48
Spirit
7
SkyWest
6
American
3

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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 184 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Minneapolis 10 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 Minneapolis, 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%
SkyWest 91% 9% 0%
American 88% 12% 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 Minneapolis, 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 16 183 4 204
Spirit 15 183 6 205
American 27 185 5 217
SkyWest 21 192 5 220

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
0am 0.92
6am 0.99
7am 0.45
8am 0.96
9am 0.5
10am 0.81
11am 0.85
12pm 0.14
1pm 0.91
3pm 0.88
5pm 0.87
6pm 0.5
7pm 0.17

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis 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 211
February 214
March 261
April 250
May 259
June 332
July 334
August 344
September 300
October 315
November 257
December 221

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Minneapolis 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 9.2
Tuesday 9.3
Wednesday 9.3
Thursday 9.8
Friday 9.8
Saturday 7
Sunday 9

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 48
Spirit 7
SkyWest 6
American 3

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)
0am 19 181 4 205
6am 15 184 4 204
7am 12 181 4 198
8am 16 183 4 205
9am 22 192 5 220
10am 22 184 5 213
11am 17 184 4 206
12pm 19 182 4 206
1pm 16 185 4 207
3pm 16 183 4 204
5pm 15 184 4 204
6pm 14 185 6 206
7pm 13 180 6 200
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.