The flight time from Boston to Philadelphia is 1 hour, 31 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BOS Boston, MA 4 minutes early.
20 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 3 minutes in the air
6 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHL Philadelphia, PA 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
79%
JetBlue
75%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Reverse Journey

Philadelphia to Boston
1 hour, 19 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

JetBlue
1h 27m
American
1h 33m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

99

Distance

280 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun051015

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
65
JetBlue
34

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 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 20 minutes
In the Air 63 minutes
Taxiing In 6 minutes
Arrives Philadelphia 5 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 Philadelphia, JetBlue is 75% reliable, which means that JetBlue flights are on time 75% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 79% 19% 2%
JetBlue 75% 22% 3%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Boston and Philadelphia, 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)
JetBlue 17 62 6 87
American 21 63 6 93

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 0.38
6am 1.38
7am 1.23
8am 1.45
9am 0.2
10am 0.53
11am 0.73
12pm 1.09
1pm 0.17
2pm 0.69
3pm 1.25
4pm 1.2
5pm 1.34
6pm 1.26
7pm 0.65
8pm 0.21
9pm 0.28
10pm 0.13

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Philadelphia 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 367
February 366
March 380
April 473
May 467
June 434
July 441
August 465
September 466
October 476
November 443
December 390

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Boston to Philadelphia 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 15.1
Tuesday 14.9
Wednesday 14.8
Thursday 15.3
Friday 15
Saturday 10.8
Sunday 13.4

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
American 65
JetBlue 34

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 63 6 85
6am 19 63 6 90
7am 21 62 7 92
8am 20 64 6 91
9am 23 60 5 89
10am 17 61 6 85
11am 16 61 6 85
12pm 17 62 7 87
1pm 16 65 8 91
2pm 18 63 7 90
3pm 25 67 6 101
4pm 19 61 8 92
5pm 24 65 7 100
6pm 24 62 6 94
7pm 23 58 7 92
8pm 16 60 7 85
9pm 15 61 5 82
10pm 15 57 7 81
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.