The most popular routes in the US

The US aviation market is probably the busiest in the world – both when it comes to international and domestic flights. Find out which are the most popular non-stop domestic flights in the country.

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The US offers thousands of domestic flights every day – one of the busiest airports is JFK in New York.

1. New York (JFK) – Los Angeles (LAX)

One of the most popular flight routes in the country goes from coast to coast, connecting New York and Los Angeles. The direct flights between JFK and LAX are operated by four different airlines – United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines. The flight time is between 6 and 6.5 hours, depending on the airline.

2. San Francisco (SFO) – Los Angeles (LAX)

The route between San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) is operated by six different airlines – American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways. The cities are two of the most popular visiting sites along the west coast, and the flight time between the airports is about 1.5 hours.

3. New York (LGA) – Chicago (ORD)

In New York you find several busy airports, with La Guardia primarily being home for domestic flights. One of the most popular routes from La Guardia (LGA) leads to Chicago (ORD), a flight that takes about 2.5 hours. This route is trafficked by three different airlines; American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines.

4. Los Angeles (LAX) – Chicago (ORD)

Los Angeles (LAX) is one of the busiest airports in the US, and it’s no coincidence that the airport takes up several spots on this list. One popular route is between Los Angeles and Chicago – a trip that takes a little more than five hours. If you want to fly non-stop between Los Angeles and Chicago you can choose between four different airlines – American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines and Aer Lingus.

5. Los Angeles (LAX) – Las Vegas (LAS)

The flight between Los Angeles (LAX) and Las Vegas (LAS) takes only about an hour, and is a route traveled by many people every day. If you want to fly between these two cities you can choose to fly with either American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines or JetBlue Airways.

6. Honolulu (HNL) – Kahului (OGG)

If we leave the mainland, we find another popular route between the two Hawaiian airports Honolulu (HNL) and Kahului (OGG). If you want to fly this route you can choose between Hawaiian Airlines or Southwest Airlines. The trip itself takes about 45 minutes.

7. Denver (DEN) – Las Vegas (LAS)

Las Vegas is a popular destination, both among domestic and international flyers. The trip between Denver (DEN) and Las Vegas (LAS) lasts about one hour and 45 minutes. The airlines that operate this route are Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Airlines.

8. Atlanta (ATL) – Orlando (MCO)

Are you headed from Atlanta to Orlando, or the other way around? Then you are not the only one! This popular route takes a little less than 1.5 hours. If you want to fly between these two cities you can choose between four different airlines – Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

**This list is a compilation of eight of the most popular routes in the US, made by the editorial staff of Directflights.com. The list is presented in no particular order.