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|$282||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 3h 20m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Porter Airlines ($161) and Air Canada ($180), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Porter Airlines ($285) and Delta ($388).
When flying out of Ottawa you will be using Ottawa, often referred to as Ottawa Airport. You will be landing at Boston Logan Intl, also known as Boston Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Pretty straight forward. Clean. Efficient."
Cons: "Significant delay of departure."
Cons: "Made us check our carry ons and there was plenty of space in the cabin overhead comoartments"
Pros: "The food and drinks were so lovely, it felt like I was in first class rather than the cheapest economy seat. Great entertainment selection and comfortable seat that let me sleep well."
Cons: "Proper communication"
Pros: "Nice plane, good service and pilots, great landing - no issues at all."
Cons: "Check in was terrible- long wait just for drop off of already checked in bags"
Pros: "Delta One product is among the best in domestic US."
Cons: "Let passengers know that Delta One has a special check in area."
Cons: "Wifi didn't work"
Pros: "Food, timeliness, comfort"
Cons: "Not sure"
Pros: "individual TVs"
Cons: "it would be great if you could not use all those one-use plastic cups. waste is a real issue in the US and the solution is using re-usable items like washable cups. Unboarding was a nightmare and it started to get really hot waiting to get off."
Cons: "The fact the the toilette was kitty cornered in the mid cabin bathroom is a joke on modern society."
Cons: "WiFi didn't work"
Pros: "Everythg was perfect"
Cons: "Have some headset so people can watch movies in the plane"
Pros: "Good seating, great food, good service."
Cons: "Not getting turned around after flying in the air for an hour, having to get on another plane, and then landing at 4am."
Pros: "Everyone was great!"
Pros: "Convenience. Smooth ride. On time. Great staff."
Pros: "Nicer plane"
Cons: "One stewardess almonds mowed me down with cart"
Cons: "Wheelchair shortage on arrival, although I had one reserved. Waited for a while then walked. Not ideal. Very long wait for bus to rental car center."
Pros: "Not comfortable and not helpful"
Cons: "Some rude staffs , not helpful"
Pros: "On time and helpful staff."
Cons: "Very cramped seating."
Cons: "We thought we were flying AirFrance as our emails came from them and were surprised to learn after waiting in the AirFrance baggage drop queue for 30 mins that we were in the wrong place."
Pros: "Everything was really great"
Cons: "I can’t no say anything bad"
Cons: "Really rough landing"
Cons: "Late boarding and take off with no explanation."
Cons: "I was flying from CDG to LGD and my bag was lost, yet the baggage claim system showed it arrived...... Thankful I packed some essentials in my carry on. The bigger issue will be dealing with my medical insurance company to get medications replaced that were in the checked bag."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Dripped on!!!!!!"
Pros: "On time, staff, and overall service"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Awesome customer service"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Me atendieron muy bien , tuve un excelente viaje"
Pros: "Zones are more delineated."
Cons: "People were obviously cutting in line and edging up before their zones were called."
Pros: "the trip going to cancun was an absolute nitemare.... the phone situation was less than acceptable... call back times horrific incorrect postings of new schedules.... late postings of new schedules...."
Cons: "the trip going to cancun was an absolute nitemare.... the phone situation was less than acceptable... call back times horrific incorrect postings of new schedules.... late postings of new schedules...."
Pros: "The TV selections"
Cons: "Change d for WiFi. Cheap"
Pros: "Efficient hop to Boston"
Pros: "Modern plane from ATL to BOS. On board games were a fun distraction."
Cons: "The tsa is worthless"
Pros: "Very professionals"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Pros: "Easy boarding. Due to bad weather they kept us well informed. One hour late but not their fault."
Cons: "A little chilly in the waiting are."
Cons: "Smooth and easy"
Cons: "Boarding in LA was. Mess"
Pros: "It was my husband's birthday and the stewardess (red dress, long brown hair) went out of her way to make him feel special by bringing champagne, cookies and even chocolate once we were getting off the plane. I was very touched."
Cons: "The guy next to me was kind of smelly but was very nice."
Pros: "The crew were nice"
Cons: "The wifi didn't work at all, the entertainment system wasn't working until they did a reboot during the flight"
Pros: "Pilot got us back safe through some bad turbulence, the flight was shaky from start to finish. They gave extra snacks, were attentive to any needs. Would definitely trust Delta pilots again. Also with this being a connecting flight, it was nice that the group of five I was in was given an entire row to ourselves."
Cons: "No tvs."
Pros: "Great stewardesses, good food"
Pros: "Nice lounge. Fast boarding & disembarkment"
Pros: "Crew was very professional"
Cons: "For a quick hop boston to toronto it was ideal"
Pros: "Friendly crew wick deplaning"
Cons: "$35 for a carryon is ridiculous. Do you really want your peer airline to be Spirit? Quote your all in price for fares."
Cons: "No space for carryon rollers."
Pros: "Really like the wine and chips included."
Cons: "No entertainment options, but not a big deal considering how short all their routes are."
Cons: "Heads up to US citizens coming in from Canada: customs took 45 minutes, on a week day morning when there were very few of us."
Pros: "The beverages that was served"
Cons: "No WiFi!"
Pros: "Terminal waiting area was excellent!"
Cons: "Plane was not particularly clean"
Pros: "Leg room is adequate Seating at the gate is comfortable"
Cons: "I was shocked that my ticket didn’t allow carry on bags and I ended up having to pay 115$ for 2 Carry on bags. The person on check in counter was unpleasant and uncooperative which didn’t help. Very unfortunate situation."
Pros: "First time in 10 flights in 3 months flying with Porter in time - what a miracle!"
Pros: "Everything was very good."
Pros: "I love the attention and the care they bring to every one. Thank you very much for connected me with my family"
Cons: "Justfly.com is awful and I wish kayak would stop sending customers to it. I will no longer use kayak because this is the second time my ticket has ended up being purchased through justfly."
Cons: "late and no apologies"
Pros: "Efficient, punctual, polite and reliable"
Cons: "30 minute delay. No notice"
Pros: "The service is very good. In flight snacks and drinks are complimentary."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Crew is very polite and helpful. The truffles are awesome!"
Cons: "Frequent delays"
Pros: "Crew is very polite and helpful. The truffles are awesome!"
Cons: "Frequent delays"
Pros: "Bishop airport in Toronto is great. Comfy, small, and super close to downtown - I walked to the airport!"
Pros: "The Porter Lounge is so nice"
Pros: "Great service. Efficient."
Cons: "the delays both from ottawa and to dc"
Cons: "there was a delay due to congestion in logan. they shouldn't have boarded us. we stayed in that tiny plane for an hour"
Pros: "The lounge. The shortbreads."
Cons: "The wait for departure. The arrival gate in halifax is a long walk to bags and rentall cars. 81 yr mom wirh me."
Pros: "See previous"
Cons: "Late plane"
Pros: "Great crew ... friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Nothing negative to say."
Pros: "Timeliness & Efficiency."
Cons: "Lack of intetests at the lounge."
Cons: "The delays"
Cons: "3 different delays. Sat on runway for over 3 hours in Toronto and then Newark. The one bathroom on the plane was full and started to overflow so we were sitting on runway for an hour and a half with no bathroom and could not get off."
Cons: "LONG WALK IN AIRPORT FOR CONNECTION"
Cons: "HATED having to take a bus from the plane to the terminal. I had to pee really bad and it took forever. I'm sure there was a reason but it wasn't clear to me, and I was super uncomfortable and unhappy. But I'm not blaming Porter Airlines for that either."
Pros: "Small airport. Easy to find everything. Ferry ride fun. Staff did not seem happy to be at work nor did they smile or acknowledge me. I asked 2 staff questions and was barked at: red line! And was told to get into a line that was non existent outside of security."
Cons: "I asked if I was supposed to leave my luggage in the rack that was just outside of the plane because I saw that's what everyone was doing. I was told it was my choice but that if it didn't fit in the overhead I would have to come back out and put it on the rack. I was very dismayed when I got off the plane to see that I had to wait in the hallway for quite a while until my luggage appeared. It was a real traffic jam of people. I really wish I had put my luggage in the overhead. Also, minutes before boarding we were told to go and verify our passports. It was quite a rush to run to the other end of the room, wait in line and then get to the boarding gate. I barely made it back in time even though I had been waiting there for nearly an hour ."
Cons: "Coming back through customs as an American citizen and a member of the United States Military, treated like another scumbag coming back to the US"
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Pros: "My layover in Toronto was less than 15 minutes because there was a delay in landing due to a minor reason. However, as soon as I arrived Washington, my baggage was the first thing I saw at the baggage claim- inspire of the very short time to transfer the luggage."
Cons: "The toilet"
Cons: "Trip was cancelled within one hour of boarding"
Cons: "lack of inflight wifi"
Pros: "Love the ease of flying into Billy Bishop, the staff, the complimentary snacks at the airport lounge. All great!"
Pros: "Flights were on time, free wine and treats and very quiet efficient planes."
Cons: "Everything was great. There was a slight delay in Toronto and no announcement was made. That could be easily fixed."
Pros: "I am a passenger that needs assistance. The care I got was amazing and made my journey very pleasantl."
Cons: "Your pricing now is almost not distinguishable from AC's"
Cons: "40 minute delayed boarding. No big deal though"
Pros: "It was good not to much waiting time"
Pros: "Free lounge, free drinks including wine, snacks, on time courteous and professional"
Cons: "Screaming baby and I couldn't wear my noise cancelling headphones"
Pros: "Very convenient and very good service"
Pros: "It's a direct flight."
Cons: "Everything - the plane was last updated in 1989 (you can still see where the cathode ray screens were bolted to the central overhead bins), the entertainment is laughable, several didn't work - passengers were given choice of putting up with that or getting off flight. A flight to endure, not enjoy"
Pros: "The seat was fine for economy"
Cons: "You should offer free wifi! Air Canada should lead the way and be above the rest!"
Cons: "Held on the plane for 3 hours while waiting to de-ice"
Pros: "Great staff!"
Pros: "Plane was nice, clean, good entertainment options, departed almost on time, arrived on time."
Cons: "Boarding process - seat upgrades should come with boarding zone upgrades. Paying extra for a seat and then boarding in last zone makes no sense to me."
Cons: "No snacks unless you are willing to pay more than 10 dollars lol"
Pros: "short pleasant experience"
Cons: "baggage check is always complicated .they make a big deal over small items"
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "The plane was confortable and the drive also"
Cons: "The waiting time at the Toronto airport was exagerated"
Pros: "On time and pleasant staff"
Pros: "Breakfast was excellent"
Cons: "TV screen were too dark"
Pros: "Got to Newark fast luggage was off plane very quickly"
Cons: "Older plane no body at gate to drive jetway gaving us sit out on tarmac"
Pros: "MIGHT give me a refund, and not WILL give me a refund"
Cons: "Service personnel at Air Canada were very helpful and re-booked me several times and when none of those flights left, they said they would refer me to refund department."
Pros: "Was confusing because united and air Canada were involved so had to triple check what airline and terminal we'd arrive in back in states."
Cons: "Hot day small hot plane for awhile"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Immigration was painfully slow and why getting checked again when just coming from another plane? wait time for luggage far too long seems an airport issue same movies"
Cons: "For some reason we were forced to check our luggage (standard curry-ons) however it would completely fit to ovehead bins. Also waiting area were completely cut-off from Duty-Free shops - as soon as you passed security - no access to shopping area."
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "It took two air hostesses two hours to service the entire cabin. There is a training issue. I would not fly air canada again."
Pros: "Long slow lines. Insufficient signage for US Global Entry. Too few and slow US Customs. Largest plane ever flown to Florida from Northeast."
Pros: "Clearing immigration in Vancouver is very convenient"
Cons: "Food choices are limited and expensive."
Pros: "Their staff is extremely friendly and helpful, but they can only do what is within corporate rules to help you. Their corporate policies are NOT GOOD!"
Cons: "Flying Air Canada is horrible! They nickel & dime you to the point of tears. They charged me $15 per leg to make advanced seat assignments ($60 total) then changed my flights and put me in middle seats on two legs without asking me - I didn't find out until I was ready to board and they called my name to come to the gate desk! They also charge $33+ US to check one bag. If you go over the 50 lb weight limit they charge $100. By the time you add it all up, I could have flown on Delta through the US for less. Trying to get my seat selection fees reimbursed was very difficult; At the airport, they told me to go online and ask for a refund; Online, I couldn't find the way to get to the refund link; Called Customer service again, who gave me an 800# to call for a refund; the person on the 800 # told me I had to request it online but walked me through it to find the refund link; I filled in the online request and was told by automatic reply that Air Canada would investigate it and get back to me within 3-4 weeks. Ugh! No more Air Canada for me!"
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "Small planes but still in seat screens. Good seat room."
Cons: "Pearson is awful. One of the slowest airports in the world."
Pros: "Buult-in entertainment system, good selection of programs to watch, ok customer service."
Cons: "Two and a half hour delay on an 1:20 flight. I fly with Air Canada often, and delays are constant, especially on the evening flights. WestJet, which services the same route, doesdoesn't have this problem."
Pros: "Took off a bit late (40mins.) and we were anxious to get home! Other than that, no complaints!"
Pros: "long delay with no explanation, surly staff, poor communication"
Cons: "Not so bad..."
Cons: "My seat partner had a dog with her. I like dogs but it was more of a irritant and distraction, didn't seem that nice for the dog either. What happened to the pretzel/nut snacks?"
Cons: "I did not take it."
Pros: "Airlines keep the cabin too cold. On the domestic of the travel leg blankets were for additional pay which is crazy - I understand about meals, but blankets are required only because the conditions offered by the airline are uncomfortable. One luggage was lost, but that is now almost part of travel."
Cons: "Received my luggage after one day"
Cons: "Absolute joke of an airline with zero customer service. I would never travel with them again and would recommend anyone else not too."
Cons: "Squeezed in like sardines. Nickled and dimed at every turn."
Pros: "They our sits for a better one because of my 6 year old son."
Cons: "Very slow service"
Pros: "It left ontime and got me to where I needed to be."
Cons: "Pretzels are gross and dry. Jet Blue has much better snack choices. Overheard bins were really small on this small aircraft."
Pros: "Movies!! Newer plane too."
Pros: "For a small aircraft like that, it was really comfortable."
Cons: "No cookie."
Pros: "Staff mice"
Cons: "Delayed , causing delays and missed apt at destination"
Cons: "The woman at ticket counter was rude and not helpful"
Pros: "It was a pleasant experience , the whole travel"
Pros: "I enjoy flying and being in the air at high altitude in any air line. Away from everyone else and with a new family who are flying with me."
Cons: "The charge per bag is ridiculous. It should be included as part of fare paid. Understood another bag charge as a separate fee."
Cons: "No variety in menu for a long time (business class)"
Pros: "Had extra legroom but paid for it"
Pros: "Direct service is nice! Clearing customs in Ottawa makes life easier."
Cons: "Buttery pretzels in both directions that are way too buttery. Crew is never overly happy to be there."
Pros: "Once, on board everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Not being made aware of the real departure time ahead of time."
Cons: "The screen at my seat did not function properly."
Cons: "Bigger seats"
Pros: "Wheel chair service"
Cons: "A/C outlets and bathroom sink did not work"
Cons: "Better snacks"
Cons: "Significant delay-no weather issues, didn't make sense."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "That I got home."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "It was quick and on time."
Cons: "6h delay is rough because of plane shuffling"
Pros: "Short duration"
Cons: "Horrible seating, small, cramped, ergonomically impossible"
Cons: "The seating and chance to keep my luggage"
Cons: "Still have not left."
Cons: "No leg rooom"
Pros: "Desk personnel were helpful."
Cons: "Desk personnel were helpful. Experience of boarding was confusing. Layover was very unpleasant. A six hour period, not much help in getting to a counter to change. It would’ve been good to have some direction and advice, even though the boarding area"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Too cold"
Cons: "United delays."
Cons: "The staff does not respect or bother if it is full filght"
Pros: "That seats next to me were empty so I was able to sleep comfortably."
Cons: "That my ears don't work well, so it's hard to hear the movies."
Cons: "Baggage was lost."
Cons: "Because of missed connection I had to go from Dulles to Reagan airport"
Pros: "Boarding process did not take long"
Cons: "Rough landing"
Pros: "It was great arriving 20 min early, but no wifi!"
Pros: "Safe fligjt"
Cons: "Seats are too small. And I'm used to flying jet blue where everything is free. Including top movies."
Pros: "United doesn't care about you or any of their customers. Charged me extra fees for luggage then lost my stuff and tell me to write your home office. No thanks but I will let people know how little you care and how poorly you treat your customers. Sorry I flew United!"
Pros: "Fast trip"
Cons: "Too small the sitting position and seats"
Cons: "No legroom. Sat TV cut out constantly"
Pros: "Food vouchers were nice. $20 did not cover lunch and dinner for that day. So it coupd have been more like $40."
Pros: "It was on time and a little early"
Cons: "I had to pay to watch any movies which I didn't and service was aloof."
Cons: "Coffee was not available, couldn't get the machine to work. I thought the stewardess could of at least offered and extra bag of snacks."
Pros: "Very rough conditions into BOS, pittsfield did great job."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Too tight. $8 sends a little high for the amount of commercials one has to suffer though on the tv"
Pros: "I was wirried about making the connection. Enddd up with an hour which was ample."
Pros: "Overall the service was great. I don't like being charged for having minimal luggage charges. The seats seemed worn and very limited space. The same amount for Econmy plus"
Cons: ". I don't like being charged for having minimal luggage charges. The seats seemed worn and very limited space. The same amount for Econmy plus"
Pros: "Loved the announcement guy, professional w/ a sense of humor he was funny"
Pros: "Enough time to walk from gate to gate."
Cons: "Had to pay for wifi while waiting."
Cons: "We were told there wasn't anymore space for carry ons so I had to check my bag. I got on the plane and there was plenty of space for bags. There needs to be better more efficient communication about baggage space."
Pros: "Departed on time, arrived 1/2 an hour earlier than anticipated."
Pros: "Good pilot landed nicely in rough weather"
Cons: "Last minute Gate change and delays."
Pros: "On time. Good temperature control."
Cons: "Extremely cramped. Need More bathrooms.food options not clear."
Pros: "Lovely, comfortable"
Pros: "Well organized"
Cons: "No free wifi :("
Pros: "Roomier comfortable seating."
Cons: "Paying for luggage and food"
Pros: "At least there was room to sprawl out and rest."
Cons: "We boarded our plane and during preflight check on the runway the captain learned there was mechanical error (in the right engine fuel something). The issue could not be solved and we had to change planes. On the second plane, the captain shared with travelers that "and two loose wires were found, so it's good we caught that and changed planes". What the heck? Shouldn't basic functions be checked before a plane is boarded? What was supposed to be a 1030 red eye, turned out to be a 1 AM bloodshot eye."
Pros: "Direct tv"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food quality"
Cons: "The lack of breakfast options. Lack of room."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The boarding process Boarding should start from the rear rows to the front irrespective of what group shows on your ticket.some ended up with no storage space as they are in group 4 or 5"
Airlines flying from Ottawa to Boston have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
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