The flight time from Seattle to Anchorage is 3 hours, 31 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 2 minutes early.
17 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 8 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ANC Anchorage, AK 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Anchorage to Seattle
3 hours, 21 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

3h 20m
3h 28m
3h 32m
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



1448 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 Seattle 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 188 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives Anchorage 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 Seattle to Anchorage, JetBlue is 70% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 70% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 88% 12% 0%
Delta 87% 13% 0%
JetBlue 70% 30% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Anchorage, 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
JetBlue 13 182 4 200
Delta 16 186 4 208
Alaska 18 189 4 212

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
0am 0.42
5am 0.38
6am 0.65
7am 0.41
8am 0.66
9am 0.33
10am 1.14
11am 1.51
12pm 0.67
1pm 0.65
2pm 0.61
3pm 1.32
4pm 0.58
5pm 1.39
6pm 0.89
7pm 1.14
8pm 1.56
9pm 1.7
10pm 1.2
11pm 1.59

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Anchorage 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 471
February 418
March 495
April 484
May 608
June 742
July 772
August 792
September 626
October 497
November 463
December 486

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Anchorage 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 19.3
Tuesday 18.7
Wednesday 19
Thursday 19.8
Friday 18.8
Saturday 17.6
Sunday 18.6

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
Alaska 104
Delta 25
JetBlue 2

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
0am 13 185 4 204
5am 17 191 4 213
6am 19 192 4 216
7am 20 194 5 219
8am 28 187 4 220
9am 20 186 4 211
10am 21 189 4 215
11am 19 189 4 214
12pm 23 192 4 219
1pm 20 188 4 212
2pm 16 187 4 209
3pm 17 187 4 209
4pm 14 189 4 208
5pm 19 189 4 214
6pm 15 186 4 205
7pm 17 189 4 213
8pm 15 185 4 205
9pm 17 189 4 212
10pm 16 188 5 210
11pm 15 189 4 209
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.