The flight time from New York to Houston is 3 hours, 52 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JFK New York, NY 2 minutes early.
20 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 21 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives HOU Houston, TX 12 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Houston to New York
3 hours, 20 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 48m
3h 50m
3h 51m
4h 6m
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



1428 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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 20 minutes
In the Air 201 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Houston 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 Houston, Southwest is 84% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 84% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
United 85% 11% 4%
Southwest 84% 12% 4%
Republic 79% 16% 5%
JetBlue 72% 25% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York and Houston, 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
Southwest 17 201 5 228
United 19 199 7 230
JetBlue 22 202 5 231
Republic 26 208 8 246

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 0.64
6am 1.41
7am 0.84
8am 0.53
9am 0.11
10am 1.08
12pm 1.12
1pm 0.78
2pm 1.08
3pm 1.16
4pm 0.89
5pm 1.03
6pm 1.1

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to Houston 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 418
February 414
March 432
April 464
May 479
June 298
July 289
August 245
September 286
October 312
November 327
December 336

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to Houston 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 13.3
Tuesday 12.8
Wednesday 12.6
Thursday 13.1
Friday 13.1
Saturday 8.4
Sunday 9.4

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
United 48
Southwest 16
Republic 11
JetBlue 7

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 12 197 7 218
6am 16 201 5 224
7am 15 198 7 225
8am 23 196 7 231
9am 32 215 8 252
10am 27 200 7 237
12pm 25 208 6 241
1pm 17 201 8 230
2pm 21 202 5 231
3pm 23 204 9 240
4pm 21 200 5 230
5pm 23 200 7 233
6pm 24 199 5 233
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.