If you are flying from China to the U.S., the flight time is generally around 14-15 hours. The exact time depends on your airline, as well as your destination in the U.S. It also depends on whether or not you have a layover during your trip.
The average flight time is about 14 hours and 30 minutes, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). However, some flights can take longer than 20 hours due to layovers and delays.
For example, American Airlines offers direct flights from Beijing to Los Angeles that take about 15 hours and 50 minutes each way. If you had a layover in Tokyo or Hong Kong, then your total travel time would be around 19 hours and 40 minutes each way.
Southwest Airlines also offers direct flights from Beijing to Los Angeles with a stopover in San Francisco that takes about 16 hours each way. The airline also has direct flights from Beijing to Honolulu with stops in Taipei and Osaka that take about 17 hours each way.
Last modified: November 24, 2022