The flight time from Seattle to Phoenix is 2 hours, 46 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves SEA Seattle, WA 2 minutes early.
18 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 21 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 4 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?


Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Seattle
2 hours, 59 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

2h 41m
2h 42m
2h 46m
2h 47m
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



1107 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 2 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 18 minutes
In the Air 141 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 4 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 Phoenix, Delta is 94% reliable, which means that Delta flights are on time 94% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 94% 6% 0%
American 91% 9% 0%
Southwest 86% 13% 1%
Alaska 86% 14% 0%
Frontier 81% 19% 0%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Seattle and Phoenix, 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
Delta 15 139 4 161
Southwest 16 140 5 162
Alaska 19 141 6 166
Frontier 18 144 5 167
American 18 143 6 170

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 1.45
6am 1.07
7am 0.69
8am 1.16
9am 1.08
10am 0.18
11am 0.98
12pm 0.13
1pm 0.33
2pm 1.2
3pm 1.61
5pm 1.03
7pm 1.35
8pm 0.37
9pm 0.78

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Phoenix 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 369
February 367
March 512
April 499
May 465
June 411
July 418
August 403
September 357
October 381
November 344
December 381

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Seattle to Phoenix 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 13.9
Tuesday 13.3
Wednesday 13.7
Thursday 14
Friday 14
Saturday 12.3
Sunday 13.2

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 38
American 28
Southwest 25
Delta 4
Frontier 1

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 15 141 5 164
6am 18 141 6 165
7am 18 140 5 164
8am 28 141 5 175
9am 17 141 6 166
10am 21 140 5 167
11am 18 142 5 166
12pm 25 141 5 175
1pm 18 140 6 164
2pm 15 143 6 164
3pm 18 142 6 166
5pm 19 143 6 170
7pm 16 141 6 163
8pm 15 139 6 161
9pm 19 141 4 166
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.