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

Average Timeline

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

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
85%
Delta
83%
SkyWest
80%
Alaska
79%
Virgin
75%
Spirit
70%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Seattle
2 hours, 43 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Spirit
2h 36m
Virgin
2h 38m
Delta
2h 39m
Alaska
2h 42m
American
2h 49m
SkyWest
2h 51m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

193

Distance

954 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Alaska
87
Delta
54
Virgin
16
SkyWest
13
Spirit
11
American
10

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 18 minutes
In the Air 129 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 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 10 minutes. For example, from Seattle to Los Angeles, Spirit is 70% reliable, which means that Spirit flights are on time 70% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 85% 15% 0%
Delta 83% 17% 0%
SkyWest 80% 19% 1%
Alaska 79% 20% 1%
Virgin 75% 25% 0%
Spirit 70% 28% 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
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Spirit 15 128 11 156
Virgin 15 130 11 158
Delta 18 128 10 159
Alaska 18 129 13 162
American 17 130 19 169
SkyWest 20 134 13 171

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 1.56
6am 2.37
7am 2.32
8am 1.28
9am 2.45
10am 0.65
11am 1.49
12pm 1.45
1pm 1.6
2pm 1.12
3pm 1.33
4pm 0.27
5pm 2.58
6pm 1.79
7pm 1.79
8pm 1.63
9pm 1.64
10pm 0.22

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 736
December 740

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 29.2
Tuesday 28.2
Wednesday 28
Thursday 28.9
Friday 28.8
Saturday 23.1
Sunday 27.1

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 87
Delta 54
Virgin 16
SkyWest 13
Spirit 11
American 10

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)
5am 14 129 12 158
6am 17 130 17 167
7am 18 130 13 164
8am 27 130 13 171
9am 18 129 12 161
10am 20 129 11 161
11am 17 128 10 158
12pm 20 129 10 162
1pm 20 132 11 166
2pm 19 128 11 160
3pm 19 129 10 159
4pm 14 128 12 155
5pm 17 130 11 158
6pm 15 131 14 163
7pm 17 130 14 163
8pm 16 128 15 161
9pm 16 127 10 156
10pm 16 124 8 150
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.