The flight time from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth is 3 hours, 48 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
3 hours, 18 minutes in the air
10 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DFW Dallas Fort Worth, TX 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Spirit
91%
Alaska
87%
American
80%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth is 3 hours, 48 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 18 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth is 1660 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Dallas Fort Worth to Seattle
4 hours, 13 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Alaska
3h 44m
Spirit
3h 45m
American
3h 49m
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

78

Distance

1660 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0510

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
53
Alaska
21
Spirit
3

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Dallas Fort Worth by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth by plane is 1660 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth?

The flight time from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth is 3 hours, 48 minutes. The time spent in the air is 3 hours, 18 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Alaska being the fastest taking 3 hours, 44 minutes, and American the slowest taking 3 hours, 49 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth?

Spirit, Alaska, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth.

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth?

Southwest does not fly from Seattle (SEA) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). 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 Seattle 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 198 minutes
Taxiing In 10 minutes
Arrives Dallas Fort Worth 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 20 minutes. For example, from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth, American is 80% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 80% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 91% 7% 2%
Alaska 87% 13% 0%
American 80% 17% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Dallas Fort Worth, 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 17 198 8 224
Spirit 15 198 10 225
American 18 198 11 229

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
1pm 0.92
5pm 0.67
3pm 0.76
8pm 0
9am 0.64
2pm 0.14
0am 0.55
12pm 1.48
11am 0.35
11pm 1.15
6pm 0.07
1am 0.16
7am 0.95
5am 0.92
2am 0
10am 0.71
6am 1.52

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth 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 254
February 254
March 296
April 320
May 402
June 424
July 424
August 426
September 346
October 352
November 312
December 296

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Dallas Fort Worth 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 11.71
Tuesday 11.44
Wednesday 11.21
Thursday 11.48
Friday 11.75
Saturday 10.31
Sunday 11.06

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
American 1
Alaska 0
Spirit 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
1pm 19 199 12 231
5pm 20 199 6 226
3pm 18 199 11 230
8pm 12 201 4 217
9am 16 199 12 230
2pm 15 197 12 224
0am 14 195 7 219
12pm 21 199 10 232
11am 26 201 11 238
11pm 14 196 5 217
6pm 20 191 7 221
1am 14 198 10 223
7am 17 198 12 227
5am 15 199 12 229
2am 15 188 9 212
10am 27 198 10 237
6am 16 198 9 225
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.