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Book round-trip flights to Boston starting at $98

Nov. 17, 2022
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The Paul Revere Monument in the historic North End neighborhood of Boston.
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From its charming cobblestone streets to its many museums and universities, Boston is one of the most storied cities in the U.S. What makes visiting Boston even better, though, is that round-trip flights to the city are starting at $98.

Multiple airlines are offering cheap flights to Boston from many cities across the country. Travel dates are from November through February, some of Boston’s chillier months. However, if you plan to go closer to the holidays, you can experience the winter markets and go ice skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond.

The low prices will likely only last for the next two to three days, so we recommend booking your flights soon.

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Deal basics

Airlines: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue and United Airlines.
Routes: Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington and other cities offer discounted routes to Boston.
How to book: Determine availability through Google Flights, then book directly with the airline of your choice.
Travel dates: Generally from November to February, excluding holidays.
Book by: Within the next two to three days.

Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights for spotting this deal. The site’s Premium membership offers discounts of up to 90% and costs $49 per year. The membership also includes a 14-day free trial. The Elite membership also offers premium, business-class and first-class deals.

Sample flights

Many of the routes featured in this deal are primarily from the South and the West Coast, but there is some availability in some Midwestern cities like Chicago, Cleveland and Cincinnati. In particular, Cleveland and Cincinnati both have flights to Boston at $98 — some of the lowest prices featured in this bundle of flights.

Here are some highlights:

  • JetBlue: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), starting at $98.
  • United: Dulles International Airport (IAD) to BOS, starting at $98.
  • American, JetBlue and United: O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to BOS, starting at $118.
  • JetBlue: Nashville International Airport (BNA) to BOS, starting at $123.
  • JetBlue: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to BOS, starting at $138.
  • JetBlue: Orlando International Airport (MCO) to BOS, starting at $158.
  • United: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to BOS, starting at $198.

We suggest searching through Google Flights to find your ideal dates, and then booking directly on the airline’s website since airlines are more reliable if your flight experiences a delay, cancellation or booking change.

For a Jan. 10 flight from Baltimore, Google Flights shows that a $98 JetBlue flight departing at 10:17 a.m. is the lowest possible fare. Delta also offers a slightly more expensive flight to Boston from Baltimore at $118.

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As for returning flights, JetBlue shows three flights for $98 from Boston.

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A round-trip flight from Baltimore to Boston for under $100 is ranked as low, according to Google Flights. The lowest possible fares to Boston typically range from $190 to $375.

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The fares featured in this bargain offer only apply to basic economy. For JetBlue, Blue Basic does not allow passengers to bring a carry-on or make changes to their flights for free.

Even though basic economy is restrictive, it can be a good option for short flights — Baltimore to Boston and vice versa is an approximately 90-minute flight.

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Since Blue Basic does not include checked baggage, you can pay an additional $30 to check your luggage one-way ($60 in total for a round-trip flight).

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Seat selection prices range from $4 to $39, with the more expensive seats providing more legroom. The cheapest seats are the middle ones located toward the back of the aircraft.

Maximize your purchase

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Bottom line

From museums to parks, Boston has so much to do that you likely won’t get bored, and you can visit one of the country's most historic cities at a significant discount.

Even though the travel dates in this deal fall during some of Boston’s coldest months, hotels are generally more affordable. Also, if you’re visiting the city closer to Christmas, you can see it lit up in holiday decorations.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

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  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
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  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023