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Travel time from Downey to Sedona



Downey to Sedona airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Downey to Sedona? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Sedona, 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, 9:27 am:  start in Downey
drive for about 48 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 11:10 am at the latest

10:15 am:  Los Angeles International (LAX)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 11:40 am

10:45 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

11:45 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

12:15 pm:  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

12:30 pm:  board Southwest Airlines Co. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

12:40 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 18 minutes

12:58 pm:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 18 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:16 pm:  wheels up! take-off from LAX
fly for about 58 minutes in the air

2:14 pm:  Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX)
Phoenix, AZ is the same time as Los Angeles, CA
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 7 minutes to the gate

2:21 pm:  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

3:05 pm:  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 44 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

3:20 pm:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

3:30 pm:  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 7 minutes

3:37 pm:  actual departure time for connecting flight
it takes the plane an average of 17 minutes to taxi to the runway

3:54 pm:  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 26 minutes in the air

4:20 pm (local time):  Flagstaff Pulliam (FLG)
Sedona is the same time as Downey
taxi on the runway for an average of 4 minutes to the gate

4:24 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at FLG
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 58 minutes to your destination

5:22 pm (local time):  arrive in Sedona

Total travel time: 8 hours




Flying non-stop from Downey to Sedona

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

Flight distance: 370 miles or 595 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 14 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 7 hours, 55 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 7.9x faster, and saves you about 7 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.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book 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.



Best day of the week to fly to Sedona

Looking at flights on Southwest Airlines Co. from LAX to PHX, and connecting flights on SkyWest Airlines Inc. from PHX to FLG, 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 Sedona

We picked Southwest Airlines Co. for your main flight, and SkyWest 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. Southwest Airlines Co. (WN)
  2. American Airlines Inc. (AA)
  3. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  4. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DL)
  5. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)




Plan a trip to Sedona

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Sedona, Arizona. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Sedona. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Enchantment Resort. A great place to eat might be Elote Cafe. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Sedona like Chapel of the Holy Cross. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Sedona like What's a good place to stay for a romantic weekend getaway in Sedona? Click the button below to explore Sedona 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 Sedona to Downey, 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 Downey to Sedona road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Downey to Sedona?

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






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 370 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 14 minutes
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Sedona Airports
  1. Flagstaff Pulliam Airport
  2. Prescott Municipal Airport, Ernest A. Love Field



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