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Travel time from Abilene to Mesa

Abilene to Mesa airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Abilene to Mesa? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Mesa, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Thursday, 7:38 am:  start in Abilene
drive for about 12 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:45 am at the latest

7:50 am:  Abilene Regional (ABI)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 9:15 am

8:20 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

9:20 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

9:50 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

10:05 am:  board Envoy Air flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

10:15 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 9 minutes

10:24 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 9 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:33 am:  wheels up! take-off from ABI
fly for about 33 minutes in the air

11:06 am:  Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX is the same time as Abilene, TX
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 10 minutes to the gate

11:16 am:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

12:40 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 84 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

12:55 pm:  board American Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:05 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 9 minutes

1:14 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 16 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:30 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 2 hours in the air

1:39 pm (local time):  Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX)
Mesa is 1 hour behind Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
and 2 hours behind Abilene
so the time in Abilene is actually 3:39 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 8 minutes to the gate

1:47 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at PHX
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 33 minutes to your destination

2:20 pm (local time):  arrive in Mesa

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from ABI to PHX and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Abilene to Mesa including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 5 hours

  Change your route

Flying non-stop from Abilene to Mesa

How far is Mesa from Abilene? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 705 miles or 1135 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 8 hours, 42 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 8.7x faster, and saves you about 7.5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Mesa Airports
  1. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
  2. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Best day of the week to fly to Mesa

Looking at flights on Envoy Air from ABI to DFW, and connecting flights on American Airlines Inc. from DFW to PHX, here's a breakdown of the number of flights available each day:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Based on these statistical results, we chose Thursday for the flight itinerary above.

Airlines that fly to Mesa

We picked Envoy Air for your main flight, and American Airlines Inc. for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Envoy Air (MQ)
  2. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  3. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  4. Spirit Air Lines (NK)

Plan a trip to Mesa

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Mesa, Arizona. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Mesa. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Hotel Valley Ho. A great place to eat might be Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Mesa like Four Peaks Brewing Company. Click the button below to explore Mesa in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Mesa to Abilene, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Abilene to Mesa road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Abilene to Mesa?

If you happen to know Abilene, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Abilene!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 705 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 55 minutes
Mesa is 2 hours behind Abilene
5 Abilene travel answers
10 Mesa travel answers

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