The flight time from Los Angeles to New York is 5 hours, 16 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA on time.
17 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 49 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives JFK New York, NY 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
79%
Delta
78%
JetBlue
77%
Virgin
75%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

Virgin
5h 13m
JetBlue
5h 14m
Delta
5h 16m
American
5h 21m
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, 10 minutes

Flights Per Week

240

Distance

2475 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND02004006008001,000

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0102030

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
79
JetBlue
62
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 on time
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 289 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 75% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 79% 20% 1%
Delta 78% 21% 1%
JetBlue 77% 22% 1%
Virgin 75% 24% 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 11 288 10 313
JetBlue 16 290 6 314
Delta 19 286 8 316
American 20 291 8 321

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 2.91
7am 2.8
8am 2.78
9am 1.31
10am 2.07
11am 2.99
12pm 2.04
1pm 2.23
2pm 2.48
3pm 1.76
4pm 2.3
5pm 0.32
8pm 0.25
9pm 3.42
10pm 1.84
11pm 2.7

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 1036
February 921
March 1061
April 1036
May 1063
June 1090
July 1109
August 1095
September 1002
October 1051
November 985
December 1051

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 36.4
Tuesday 34.1
Wednesday 36.4
Thursday 36.5
Friday 36.5
Saturday 24.9
Sunday 35.6

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 62
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)
6am 17 290 6 316
7am 15 290 8 315
8am 20 289 7 318
9am 23 294 9 329
10am 16 291 9 319
11am 19 292 9 323
12pm 20 292 9 323
1pm 16 288 10 316
2pm 16 290 8 316
3pm 13 289 9 311
4pm 16 285 7 309
5pm 20 290 8 319
8pm 14 288 5 310
9pm 15 287 7 311
10pm 20 287 7 316
11pm 18 289 9 318
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.