The flight time from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale is 5 hours, 47 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA on time.
20 minutes taxiing out
5 hours, 16 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives FLL Fort Lauderdale, FL 1 minute early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
100%
Alaska
81%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale is 5 hours, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 16 minutes.

The flight distance from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale is 2717 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Fort Lauderdale to Seattle
6 hours, 38 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
5h 39m
Alaska
5h 47m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h3h4h5h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

10

Distance

2717 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0204060

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
10
Delta
0

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Seattle from Fort Lauderdale by plane?

The distance from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale by plane is 2717 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 Fort Lauderdale?

The flight time from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale is 5 hours, 47 minutes. The time spent in the air is 5 hours, 16 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Delta being the fastest taking 5 hours, 39 minutes, and Alaska the slowest taking 5 hours, 47 minutes.

What airlines fly from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale?

Alaska and Delta are the airlines with direct flights from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale.

Does Southwest fly from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale?

Southwest does not fly from Seattle (SEA) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL). 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 on time
Taxi Out Time 20 minutes
In the Air 316 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Fort Lauderdale 1 minute 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 Fort Lauderdale, Alaska is 81% reliable, which means that Alaska flights are on time 81% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 100% 0% 0%
Alaska 81% 19% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale, 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)
Delta 29 307 3 339
Alaska 20 316 7 347

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
10pm 0
9pm 0.46
9am 0.16
8am 0.84
8pm 0.07

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale 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 51
February 52
March 62
April 60
May 62
June 35
July 31
August 31
September 30
October 31
November 55
December 59

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale 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 1.48
Tuesday 1.56
Wednesday 1.5
Thursday 1.56
Friday 1.56
Saturday 1.58
Sunday 1.52

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 0
Delta 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)
10pm 29 307 3 339
9pm 18 311 5 339
9am 18 309 9 340
8am 23 320 8 353
8pm 16 310 7 335
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.