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.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 9 minutes in the air
12 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
92%
Alaska
90%
American
90%
SkyWest
87%
Virgin America
80%
Spirit
79%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Los Angeles to Seattle
2 hours, 44 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
2h 36m
Spirit
2h 36m
Virgin America
2h 41m
Alaska
2h 42m
American
2h 51m
SkyWest
2h 52m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

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Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

186

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
84
Delta
57
Virgin America
15
SkyWest
13
American
9
Spirit
6

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 129 minutes
Taxiing In 12 minutes
Arrives Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, Delta is 92% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 92% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 92% 8% 0%
Alaska 90% 10% 0%
American 90% 10% 0%
SkyWest 87% 13% 0%
Virgin America 80% 19% 1%
Spirit 79% 20% 1%

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)
Delta 17 128 8 156
Spirit 14 130 12 156
Virgin America 17 130 13 161
Alaska 18 130 13 162
American 17 131 20 171
SkyWest 20 135 13 172

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 1.84
6am 2.39
7am 1.63
8am 1.48
9am 2.02
10am 0.81
11am 1.6
12pm 1.15
1pm 1.91
2pm 0.69
3pm 1.37
4pm 0.53
5pm 2.56
6pm 1.28
7pm 2.64
8pm 1.08
9pm 1.27
10pm 0.2

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 740
February 662
March 759
April 719
May 761
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 27.9
Tuesday 27.6
Wednesday 27
Thursday 28.3
Friday 27.3
Saturday 22.4
Sunday 25.3

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 84
Delta 57
Virgin America 15
SkyWest 13
American 9
Spirit 6

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 15 129 15 161
6am 17 130 14 163
7am 17 130 13 162
8am 26 129 12 169
9am 16 129 12 159
10am 21 128 11 161
11am 19 128 10 158
12pm 23 130 9 163
1pm 20 131 11 163
2pm 20 128 10 159
3pm 18 129 9 157
4pm 15 129 12 158
5pm 17 130 10 158
6pm 15 131 13 162
7pm 16 131 14 163
8pm 15 128 13 159
9pm 16 128 10 157
10pm 18 128 10 156
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.