The flight time from New York to Detroit is 1 hour, 54 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LGA New York, NY 3 minutes early.
22 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 23 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DTW Detroit, MI 12 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Detroit to New York
1 hour, 41 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

1h 51m
1h 54m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



502 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 New York 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 22 minutes
In the Air 83 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Detroit 12 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 New York to Detroit, Spirit is 83% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 83% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 85% 14% 1%
Spirit 83% 13% 4%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York and Detroit, 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
Spirit 19 82 9 111
Delta 23 83 6 114

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 0.87
7am 0.79
8am 0.68
9am 2.29
10am 0.27
11am 0.4
12pm 1.01
2pm 0.82
4pm 1.54
5pm 0.44
6pm 1.05
8pm 0.69

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to Detroit 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 316
February 273
March 319
April 323
May 330
June 349
July 346
August 369
September 326
October 366
November 331
December 318

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to Detroit 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 11.6
Tuesday 11.4
Wednesday 11.5
Thursday 11.6
Friday 11.7
Saturday 7.9
Sunday 10.6

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
Delta 62
Spirit 13

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 16 84 6 108
7am 20 82 7 110
8am 19 79 9 107
9am 25 85 6 119
10am 27 83 6 116
11am 28 79 6 114
12pm 20 84 5 111
2pm 20 82 6 110
4pm 21 83 9 115
5pm 26 82 6 118
6pm 29 81 7 119
8pm 25 80 7 114
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.