The flight time from Los Angeles to Boston is 5 hours, 25 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves LAX Los Angeles, CA 3 minutes early.
19 minutes taxiing out
4 hours, 58 minutes in the air
7 minutes taxiing in
Arrives BOS Boston, MA 9 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Virgin America

Reverse Journey

Boston to Los Angeles
6 hours, 22 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

5h 24m
5h 24m
5h 25m
Virgin America
5h 25m
5h 27m
5h 33m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?


Flights Per Week



2611 Miles

Flights By Month ?


Flights By Day of Week ?


Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Virgin America

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 Los Angeles 3 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 19 minutes
In the Air 298 minutes
Taxiing In 7 minutes
Arrives Boston 9 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 Los Angeles to Boston, American is 86% reliable, which means that American flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Delta 90% 10% 0%
Alaska 89% 11% 0%
United 87% 12% 1%
American 86% 12% 2%
Virgin America 83% 16% 1%
JetBlue 81% 18% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Los Angeles and Boston, 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
In the Air
Taxiing In
American 20 297 6 324
JetBlue 17 297 8 324
Delta 15 298 9 325
Virgin America 18 297 7 325
United 22 298 6 327
Alaska 22 300 8 333

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
6am 0.74
7am 1.2
8am 2.98
11am 0.88
12pm 0.36
1pm 1.31
2pm 0.29
3pm 1.08
4pm 0.4
9pm 1.25
10pm 1.78
11pm 1.52

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Boston 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 358
February 342
March 373
April 476
May 512
June 452
July 479
August 482
September 415
October 431
November 373
December 400

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Los Angeles to Boston 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 14.7
Tuesday 13.1
Wednesday 14
Thursday 14.9
Friday 14.8
Saturday 11.7
Sunday 14.8

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 33
JetBlue 24
Delta 15
Virgin America 12
United 11
Alaska 2

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
In the Air
Taxi In
6am 17 298 7 324
7am 19 297 7 325
8am 22 300 7 331
11am 19 298 9 329
12pm 20 302 7 329
1pm 17 297 6 322
2pm 17 300 6 324
3pm 18 295 6 322
4pm 17 296 5 320
9pm 17 295 8 321
10pm 18 296 6 322
11pm 20 298 7 326
* Delayed more than 10 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.