The flight time from Seattle to New York is 5 hours, 9 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA on time.
18 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 41 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives JFK New York, NY 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Alaska
91%
Delta
84%
American
82%
JetBlue
70%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
5h 5m
Alaska
5h 9m
Delta
5h 10m
American
5h 13m
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)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Reverse Journey

6 hours, 10 minutes

Flights Per Week

50

Distance

2422 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND0100200300

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun02468

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
27
JetBlue
8
American
8
Alaska
7

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 18 minutes
In the Air 281 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives New York 9 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 New York, JetBlue is 70% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 70% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Alaska 91% 8% 1%
Delta 84% 16% 0%
American 82% 15% 3%
JetBlue 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 New York, 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)
JetBlue 16 281 6 305
Alaska 18 282 6 309
Delta 19 280 9 310
American 19 284 7 313

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
7am 1.82
10am 0.52
12pm 0.29
1pm 0.75
3pm 0.62
9pm 1.35
10pm 1.61
11pm 0.17

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to New York 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 180
February 160
March 183
April 200
May 213
June 267
July 286
August 300
September 213
October 220
November 198
December 189

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to New York 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 7.3
Tuesday 7.3
Wednesday 7.2
Thursday 7.3
Friday 7.3
Saturday 6.3
Sunday 7.5

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
Delta 27
JetBlue 8
American 8
Alaska 7

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)
7am 20 283 8 314
10am 24 284 11 325
12pm 18 274 10 305
1pm 19 280 10 311
3pm 19 279 9 309
9pm 18 280 6 306
10pm 15 281 7 305
11pm 14 282 8 306
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.