The flight time from New York to Seattle is 6 hours, 12 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves JFK New York, NY 2 minutes early.
24 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 33 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives SEA Seattle, WA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Summary

The flight time from New York to Seattle is 6 hours, 12 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 33 minutes.

The flight distance from New York to Seattle is 2422 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Seattle to New York
5 hours, 12 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

6h 6m
6h 16m
6h 18m
6h 23m
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



2422 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)


Frequently Asked Questions

How far is New York from Seattle by plane?

The distance from New York to Seattle by plane is 2422 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from New York to Seattle?

The flight time from New York to Seattle is 6 hours, 12 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 33 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 6 hours, 6 minutes, and American the slowest taking 6 hours, 23 minutes.

What airlines fly from New York to Seattle?

JetBlue, Delta, Alaska, and American are the airlines with direct flights from New York to Seattle.

Does Southwest fly from New York to Seattle?

Southwest does not fly from New York (JFK) to Seattle (SEA). Keep in mind that Southwest may fly to other nearby airports, as they will often fly into smaller airpors instead of larger ones. This is because the costs are often lower to fly into smaller airports, and they pass the savings on to you.

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 24 minutes
In the Air 333 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Seattle 9 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 20 minutes. For example, from New York to Seattle, American is 77% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 77% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
JetBlue 86% 14% 0%
Delta 86% 14% 0%
Alaska 78% 21% 1%
American 77% 21% 2%

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
Delta 24 330 9 366
Alaska 27 335 10 376
JetBlue 22 336 11 378
American 26 341 11 383

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
5pm 0.96
11am 0.71
6pm 1.99
7am 1.97
3pm 0.13
4pm 0.84
8am 0.87
7pm 0.2
6am 0.01
9am 1.29
10am 0.02
9pm 0.05

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 270
February 247
March 278
April 257
May 270
June 293
July 317
August 315
September 281
October 286
November 247
December 257

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 9.33
Tuesday 9.02
Wednesday 9.13
Thursday 9.4
Friday 9.37
Saturday 8.13
Sunday 9.42

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 1
Alaska 0
JetBlue 0
American 0

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
5pm 23 340 8 380
11am 23 329 9 364
6pm 30 335 9 378
7am 23 332 11 370
3pm 24 337 8 370
4pm 28 332 8 371
8am 21 333 18 377
7pm 27 340 11 382
6am 20 320 16 363
9am 23 329 10 366
10am 21 351 7 381
9pm 37 321 6 362
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.