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, 8 minutes in the air
13 minutes taxiing in
Arrives LAX Los Angeles, CA 1 minute late.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 33m
2h 35m
2h 41m
2h 44m
2h 45m
2h 47m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Reverse Journey

2 hours, 43 minutes

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 128 minutes
Taxiing In 13 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, Virgin is 76% reliable, which means that Virgin flights are on time 76% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 80% 19% 1%
Delta 79% 21% 0%
Alaska 77% 22% 1%
Virgin 76% 23% 1%
SkyWest 76% 23% 1%
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 13 129 9 153
Spirit 15 127 10 155
Alaska 17 129 13 161
Delta 19 127 13 164
American 16 128 17 165
SkyWest 19 131 13 167

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 1.33
6am 2.42
7am 2.34
8am 1.31
9am 2.82
10am 0.76
11am 1.4
12pm 1.9
1pm 1.21
2pm 1.52
3pm 1.05
4pm 0.88
5pm 1.99
6pm 2.81
7pm 0.59
8pm 2.19
9pm 1.65
10pm 0.3

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 1039
August 1027
September 898
October 903
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 29.9
Tuesday 28.9
Wednesday 29
Thursday 29.6
Friday 30.3
Saturday 25.1
Sunday 27.2

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 91
Delta 54
Virgin 18
Spirit 14
SkyWest 14
American 11

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 11 155
6am 18 129 19 170
7am 17 129 14 164
8am 27 129 14 172
9am 18 129 13 162
10am 17 127 12 159
11am 16 128 11 157
12pm 19 128 11 161
1pm 21 130 13 166
2pm 17 127 13 160
3pm 19 128 13 161
4pm 14 128 11 155
5pm 15 129 11 157
6pm 16 129 14 162
7pm 17 128 14 162
8pm 17 126 14 160
9pm 16 126 10 154
10pm 16 124 9 150
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.