The flight time from San Francisco to Dallas is 3 hours, 25 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 2 minutes early.
19 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 59 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DAL Dallas, TX on time.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America
82%
Alaska
82%
Southwest
76%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Dallas to San Francisco
3 hours, 47 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
3h 23m
Virgin America
3h 26m
Alaska
3h 29m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

32

Distance

1476 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Virgin America
16
Southwest
12
Alaska
3

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 San Francisco 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 179 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Dallas on time

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 San Francisco to Dallas, Southwest is 76% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Virgin America 82% 18% 0%
Alaska 82% 18% 0%
Southwest 76% 24% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and Dallas, 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)
Southwest 19 178 4 203
Virgin America 20 179 5 206
Alaska 21 180 5 209

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 1.16
7am 0.19
8am 0.12
10am 0.14
11am 0.25
12pm 0.84
2pm 0.2
3pm 0.36
4pm 0.54
5pm 0.61

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Dallas 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 125
March 148
April 141
May 148
June 137
July 136
August 141
September 136
October 140
November 129
December 129

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to Dallas 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 4.9
Tuesday 4.9
Wednesday 4.9
Thursday 5
Friday 4.8
Saturday 3.2
Sunday 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
Virgin America 16
Southwest 12
Alaska 3

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)
6am 25 180 4 212
7am 17 178 4 199
8am 19 176 4 201
10am 17 181 4 203
11am 23 177 4 210
12pm 18 180 5 207
2pm 16 173 4 196
3pm 16 178 5 200
4pm 22 178 5 207
5pm 15 177 6 201
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.