The flight time from Los Angeles to Seattle is 2 hours, 44 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 minutes early.
19 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 14 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

Seattle to Los Angeles
2 hours, 41 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 39m
2h 42m
2h 45m
2h 45m
Virgin America
2h 45m
2h 57m
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



954 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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 134 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Seattle 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 Seattle, 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%
Alaska 88% 12% 0%
American 87% 13% 0%
SkyWest 87% 13% 0%
Spirit 82% 17% 1%
Virgin America 81% 19% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Seattle, 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
Delta 14 134 8 159
Spirit 16 134 10 162
Alaska 21 134 8 165
American 20 132 9 165
Virgin America 21 133 9 165
SkyWest 25 140 9 177

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
5am 0.26
6am 2.11
7am 0.87
8am 1.98
9am 1.39
10am 1.28
11am 1.11
12pm 1.1
1pm 1.7
2pm 2.08
3pm 2.18
4pm 1.34
5pm 1.61
6pm 2.14
7pm 2.1
8pm 1.04
9pm 0.98
10pm 0.19
11pm 1

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Seattle 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 736
February 666
March 763
April 722
May 760
June 945
July 959
August 961
September 829
October 851
November 731
December 736

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Seattle 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 27.6
Tuesday 27.2
Wednesday 27.3
Thursday 27.9
Friday 27.3
Saturday 22.5
Sunday 25.9

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
Alaska 84
Delta 57
Virgin America 16
SkyWest 13
American 9
Spirit 6

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
5am 17 141 11 168
6am 18 138 9 167
7am 21 134 10 168
8am 21 139 10 174
9am 23 135 10 171
10am 21 136 9 168
11am 18 133 8 163
12pm 22 134 7 165
1pm 18 133 8 160
2pm 18 131 8 159
3pm 21 135 9 166
4pm 17 132 8 158
5pm 20 134 8 164
6pm 18 133 9 162
7pm 18 133 9 164
8pm 14 131 7 155
9pm 22 132 7 163
10pm 20 132 4 158
11pm 22 129 4 158
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.