The flight time from Boston to Atlanta is 2 hours, 46 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA 1 minute early.
17 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 18 minutes in the air
8 minutes taxiing in
Arrives ATL Atlanta, GA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Delta
88%
Southwest
83%
JetBlue
78%
Spirit
78%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Atlanta to Boston
2 hours, 24 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Delta
2h 45m
JetBlue
2h 45m
Southwest
2h 47m
Spirit
2h 51m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM1h2h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

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Flights Per Week

131

Distance

946 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

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Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Delta
74
JetBlue
32
Southwest
19
Spirit
6

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Boston 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 17 minutes
In the Air 138 minutes
Taxiing In 8 minutes
Arrives Atlanta 7 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 10 minutes. For example, from Boston to Atlanta, JetBlue is 78% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 78% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 88% 11% 1%
Southwest 83% 14% 3%
JetBlue 78% 20% 2%
Spirit 78% 15% 7%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and Atlanta, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Delta 18 138 8 165
JetBlue 16 138 8 165
Southwest 18 139 8 167
Spirit 15 140 11 171

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
5am 0.37
6am 2.39
7am 0.94
8am 1.17
9am 1.71
10am 0.28
11am 1.02
12pm 1.2
1pm 2.26
2pm 1.26
3pm 0.26
4pm 1.95
5pm 1.23
6pm 1.16
7pm 0.66
8pm 0.45
9pm 0.35

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Atlanta that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 508
February 503
March 549
April 595
May 611
June 577
July 585
August 599
September 543
October 597
November 582
December 561

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Atlanta that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 20.2
Tuesday 19
Wednesday 19.2
Thursday 20.2
Friday 19.9
Saturday 13.9
Sunday 18.7

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Delta 74
JetBlue 32
Southwest 19
Spirit 6

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5am 16 138 8 163
6am 20 139 8 168
7am 20 137 8 168
8am 17 136 7 162
9am 16 137 7 161
10am 15 139 7 162
11am 16 139 7 163
12pm 16 138 8 163
1pm 16 138 8 164
2pm 16 140 8 167
3pm 17 139 9 166
4pm 18 140 8 168
5pm 21 140 9 172
6pm 20 138 8 170
7pm 20 135 8 167
8pm 16 136 6 161
9pm 15 133 6 156
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.