The flight time from New York to San Diego is 5 hours, 55 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JFK New York, NY 1 minute early.
24 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 23 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SAN San Diego, CA 13 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
89%
JetBlue
89%
American
70%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
5h 52m
Delta
5h 54m
American
5h 57m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Reverse Journey

5 hours, 14 minutes

Flights Per Week

40

Distance

2446 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150200

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
18
JetBlue
13
American
9

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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 24 minutes
In the Air 323 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives San Diego 13 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 San Diego, JetBlue is 89% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 89% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
JetBlue 89% 11% 0%
Delta 89% 10% 1%
American 70% 28% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York and San Diego, 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)
JetBlue 22 322 4 352
Delta 26 321 4 354
American 24 326 4 357

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
8am 1.24
9am 0.63
4pm 1.41
5pm 0.92
6pm 0.3
7pm 0.75
8pm 0.39

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to San Diego 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 138
February 136
March 167
April 169
May 178
June 204
July 204
August 198
September 166
October 173
November 159
December 168

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York to San Diego 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 5.9
Tuesday 5.8
Wednesday 5.9
Thursday 5.8
Friday 6
Saturday 4.4
Sunday 5.8

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 18
JetBlue 13
American 9

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)
8am 23 320 4 350
9am 20 324 4 351
4pm 25 322 4 354
5pm 23 326 4 357
6pm 21 328 4 358
7pm 31 321 4 360
8pm 32 320 3 358
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.