The flight time from Seattle to Los Angeles is 2 hours, 41 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 9 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 1 minute late.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Seattle
2 hours, 43 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 36m
2h 36m
2h 40m
2h 42m
2h 48m
2h 50m
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



954 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 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 129 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 1 minute late

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 Los Angeles, Spirit is 71% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 71% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 85% 15% 0%
Delta 82% 18% 0%
Alaska 78% 21% 1%
SkyWest 78% 21% 1%
Virgin 76% 24% 0%
Spirit 71% 27% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Los Angeles, 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
Virgin 14 129 10 156
Spirit 15 128 11 156
Delta 19 128 11 160
Alaska 18 129 13 162
American 17 130 18 168
SkyWest 20 133 14 170

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
5am 1.53
6am 2.38
7am 2.54
8am 1.07
9am 2.6
10am 0.64
11am 1.58
12pm 1.58
1pm 1.5
2pm 1.18
3pm 1.24
4pm 0.23
5pm 2.38
6pm 2.21
7pm 1.35
8pm 1.8
9pm 1.64
10pm 0.29

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Los Angeles 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 772
February 694
March 814
April 859
May 892
June 947
July 960
August 958
September 828
October 852
November 760
December 797

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Los Angeles 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 29.3
Tuesday 28.7
Wednesday 28.3
Thursday 28.9
Friday 29.1
Saturday 23.8
Sunday 26.7

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 89
Delta 52
Virgin 17
Spirit 14
SkyWest 13
American 9

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
5am 14 129 12 156
6am 18 130 18 169
7am 18 129 13 164
8am 27 130 13 172
9am 18 129 12 161
10am 19 128 11 161
11am 17 128 11 158
12pm 20 129 11 162
1pm 21 131 12 166
2pm 18 128 12 160
3pm 20 130 11 160
4pm 14 128 12 154
5pm 17 130 11 158
6pm 16 130 13 162
7pm 16 131 14 164
8pm 16 128 14 160
9pm 16 128 11 156
10pm 16 124 9 150
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.