The flight time from San Francisco to New Orleans is 4 hours, 4 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SFO San Francisco, CA 3 minutes early.
21 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 38 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MSY New Orleans, LA 9.5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
97%
United
90%
Virgin America
87%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

New Orleans to San Francisco
4 hours, 41 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Alaska
4h 2m
Virgin America
4h 3m
United
4h 5m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

13

Distance

1911 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND020406080

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

United
9
Virgin America
4
Alaska
1

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 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 21 minutes
In the Air 218 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives New Orleans 9.5 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 San Francisco to New Orleans, Alaska is 97% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 97% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 97% 3% 0%
United 90% 10% 0%
Virgin America 87% 11% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between San Francisco and New Orleans, 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)
Alaska 16 218 5 242
Virgin America 19 216 5 243
United 22 218 3 245

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 0.77
10am 0.58
10pm 0.13
11pm 0.35

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to New Orleans 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 61
February 57
March 86
April 90
May 92
June 30
July 31
August 31
September 39
October 62
November 59
December 61

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from San Francisco to New Orleans 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 1.9
Tuesday 1.9
Wednesday 1.9
Thursday 2
Friday 1.9
Saturday 1.9
Sunday 1.9

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 9
Virgin America 4
Alaska 1

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 21 218 3 244
10am 18 216 5 243
10pm 27 210 3 245
11pm 21 221 3 246
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.