The flight time from Los Angeles to New York is 5 hours, 18 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 1 minute early.
16 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 52 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives JFK New York, NY 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
84%
JetBlue
83%
Virgin
82%
American
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin
5h 14m
JetBlue
5h 15m
Delta
5h 18m
American
5h 23m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM01234

Reverse Journey

6 hours, 4 minutes

Flights Per Week

238

Distance

2475 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND02004006008001,000

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0102030

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
79
JetBlue
60
Delta
59
Virgin
40

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 292 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives New York 5 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 New York, Virgin is 82% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 82% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 84% 15% 1%
JetBlue 83% 17% 0%
Virgin 82% 17% 1%
American 80% 19% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and New York, 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)
Virgin 11 291 10 314
JetBlue 14 292 6 315
Delta 19 288 8 318
American 19 294 9 323

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 0.11
6am 2.82
7am 2.78
8am 2.94
9am 1.19
10am 2.09
11am 2.51
12pm 1.9
1pm 2.64
2pm 2.03
3pm 1.9
4pm 2.49
5pm 0.32
9pm 3.5
10pm 1.98
11pm 2.65

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to New York 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 910
February 950
March 1079
April 1039
May 1074
June 1090
July 1109
August 1095
September 1002
October 1051
November 985
December 973

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to New York 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 36
Tuesday 34.5
Wednesday 36.1
Thursday 36.3
Friday 35.5
Saturday 24.8
Sunday 34.5

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
American 79
JetBlue 60
Delta 59
Virgin 40

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 18 295 7 322
6am 17 293 7 318
7am 15 292 9 316
8am 19 291 8 320
9am 21 295 10 329
10am 14 294 10 320
11am 18 293 9 323
12pm 19 294 10 324
1pm 16 293 10 319
2pm 16 293 8 319
3pm 13 291 9 315
4pm 15 288 7 310
5pm 20 290 8 319
9pm 15 289 7 313
10pm 19 290 7 318
11pm 16 291 10 318
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.