The flight time from New York to Seattle is 6 hours, 10 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JFK New York, NY 1 minute early.
25 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 32 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Time By Airline ?

6h 7m
6h 7m
6h 12m
6h 22m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Reverse Journey

5 hours, 9 minutes

Flights Per Week



2422 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 25 minutes
In the Air 332 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Seattle 7 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 Seattle, Alaska is 88% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 88% 11% 1%
Delta 83% 17% 0%
JetBlue 71% 27% 2%
American 63% 34% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between New York 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
Alaska 24 332 9 367
Delta 25 331 7 367
JetBlue 26 332 9 372
American 29 338 10 382

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
7am 1.22
8am 0.78
9am 0.62
11am 0.65
3pm 0.47
4pm 0.45
5pm 0.7
6pm 0.73
7pm 0.71
8pm 0.59
9pm 0.22

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 180
February 157
March 185
April 200
May 212
June 269
July 287
August 301
September 229
October 220
November 198
December 183

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from New York 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 7.4
Tuesday 7.2
Wednesday 7.3
Thursday 7.4
Friday 7.3
Saturday 6.3
Sunday 7.4

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
Delta 27
JetBlue 9
American 8
Alaska 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
7am 23 331 9 365
8am 23 333 8 367
9am 22 325 10 361
11am 19 326 7 356
3pm 31 329 7 371
4pm 24 336 6 368
5pm 29 338 10 382
6pm 35 333 9 381
7pm 32 335 7 375
8pm 26 339 7 377
9pm 32 333 10 382
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.