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|September||Best time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)|
|February||Most popular time to fly (14% more expensive on average)|
Average price round-trip
|C$ 616||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
|C$ 355||or less|
Good deal one-way
|C$ 191||or less|
|Flights to Halifax||1h 45m|
The cheapest ticket to Nova Scotia from Boston found in the last 72 hours was C$ 1,059 one-way, and C$ 379 round-trip. The most popular route is from Boston to Halifax, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was C$ 227.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "They canceled the flight"
Pros: "Crew on board are great."
Cons: "American keeps canceling and changing schedules. They cancelled flight section and took it out of my itinerary. Then took over 3 calls and 2 hours on hold to fix."
Pros: "Amazing Crew"
Cons: "The flight from Boston was extremely delayed,but miraculasly, the boarding to conecting FinnAir flight 6, took extra 10 minutes, which gave me a chance not to catch it. Though, me and the AA rep., had to cross-run about a mile up and down the escalators at terminal 8 , my baggage was left behind and did not make a transfer to FinnAir 6. At final destination I was asked to file a lost baggage claim. If not the initial flight from Logan, everything should go smoother."
Pros: "Bos to Rome via jfk. Both flights easy in all ways. Grrat first class seat one first flight and quite good bus class on second. New Flagship Lounge a real plus."
Pros: "Ease of boarding with the group numbers"
Pros: "Best landing I’ve experienced recently!"
Cons: "Too cold"
Pros: "No hassle of changing terminals in JFK, no bagagge claim, AA check-in-this time, was a "good luck"....Connection in Helsinki, very quik!"
Cons: "Finnair flight AY06 are old aircrafts. Every other in-seat monitor was out of order, flight attendants could not do much. That created mess for passengers, trying to move their seats to the ones with working monitors....."
Pros: "Professionalism and all time smile of the crew"
Cons: "That there is not TV in the plane"
Cons: "The plane was dirty, the window had a leak, the TV was too far away and the sound system to watch the movie was broken. When the plane is in that poor of a condition, it's time to replace it. F."
Pros: "The flight crew was professional, friendly and competent. They served the dinner as early in the flight as possible."
Cons: "This was a plane with central screens along the aisle, and the airline chose to broadcast a sci-fi action movie with almost constant flashing blue light, and violent action scenes. This was first of all a movie that many people, including me, would never choose to watch, but since it was on the aisle screens there was no getting away from it. It was also unsuitable for children, even without sound. But mainly, I object to the showing of any film in that situation - only aisle screens available, and on a night flight where most of the passengers are trying to sleep. I was awakened several times by the flashing lights. Other things: one of the bathrooms was not very clean, and the plane felt like the usual cattlecar, with just 3 seats on each side of the aisle, which is unusual and unpleasant for a transatlantic flight."
Pros: "Good service from crew members"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 2 hours"
Cons: "This is our honeymoon! Every single blessed thing you sent said British Airways, but it was really American. Ended up at wrong terminal. Staff uncaring, plane cramped, seat reservation not honored. The worst. You will be getting a letter on your deceptive practices and I am going to bury you on social media. Kevin Howard"
Pros: "The flight was very smooth and the crew was so friendly!"
Cons: "It was an older plane and it felt a bit cramped."
Cons: "No tv's for such a long flight. One tv on the ceiling every so often does not qualify for entertainment.. flight was delayed for 3 hours. Never American Airlines again"
Cons: "No wifi or any video"
Cons: "I was supposed to be there right now, but I'm still waiting in Chicago for my connecting flight to Dayton that was delayed."
Cons: "Jetway should not be backed up all the way to the counter. Stop calling so many groups for boarding without knowing that no one is actually getting onboard. Force subsequent groups to step aside until called."
Cons: "I purchased extra legroom but got less - front row.Between two very large elderly gentlemen. No overhead storage either. Miserable and long flight."
Pros: "the flight was on time coming and going"
Pros: "personal entertainment systems and charging plugs"
Cons: "only pretzels and no headphones offered for the entertainment systems."
Pros: "On time, courteous ground and flight crew"
Cons: "Tight seating, refreshment service"
Pros: "All good - with every aspect of the trip."
Cons: "4 hours of no air conditioning in a middle seat..."
Pros: "Good crew, very pleasant and professional."
Cons: "The three and a half hour delay was not great, but since it was due to weather issues in Chicago, certainly not the airlines fault. However, the communication about the delay was terrible. There was nobody and the gate, so we were relying on automated notifications from the airline. They kept pushing it later by 30 - 45 minutes at a time. We could have gone to the airport much later but just didn't know that."
Pros: "Loved the people, very friendly and accommodating. I sat in first class and felt very comfortable."
Cons: "I think needing your own device for entertainment is awful then having to pay rental fees, even if you're in first class."
Pros: "Crew was nice including those helping with boarding."
Cons: "Difficult to recline chair. Limited snack options. Landing was a bit rough."
Pros: "The plane was not full"
Cons: "Booked Brittish Air, got American. Plane delayed, no wifi, TV screen could not be seen from seat. No control of TV. Plane seats old & uncomfortable. Paid a premium price for a sub par experience."
Pros: "Plane wasn't full"
Cons: "We booked on British Air, but got American Airlines. Something I didn't realize. I don't like Amercan Airlines! No internet, no tv. Only overhead tv too far away to see from my seat and no choices Old plane"
Pros: "No turbulence Efficient"
Pros: "The crew was very professional"
Cons: "That is a long flight and the seats could not recline at all. I also would have like a few more choices available from the menu. Asked for a blanket and was told that there are none on the flight."
Cons: "When I called AA on July 13 because there are no seats left for me to reserve for my ticketed flight home on July 22, they blamed it on you, Kayak, for not having me reserve them when I bought the tickets (tix purchased May 10 for a July 15/July 22 return flight). What is your process for ensuring your customers have reserved seats? I had booked seats for one leg of my flight at time of purchase but not any other legs ... doesn't make sense to me why I would not have done all at the same time unless I couldn't because it was too early? Please advise. BTW - I still don't have guaranteed seats for my flight from Phoenix to Boston on July 22. Any help you can provide is appreciated."
Cons: "the crew was terrible they seemed angry and were rude to people on the flight, very uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "I made it to NY somehow"
Cons: "Everything. I have 2 roller bags I carry on to every flight I have ever taken and they charged me $25 per bag to check because it was a "snug" fit into their dimension box. Also gave no snacks and only half can refreshments, no entertainment."
Pros: "The great atendance and on time bording"
Cons: "There is no More options of free food included with the ticket fly"
Pros: "Smooth flight & landing. Stewardess was very nice."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, no leg room. And I'm only 5"2", but could barely lean forward to reach carryon under seat--used my feet instead."
Pros: "The best part about my flight was the plane got me from point A to point B."
Cons: "This was my first time flying American in years and now I remember why. Very cramped flight with no leg room, my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me.. Because they charge for checking bags, everybody else had two carry ons and there was no room for my one single back pack in the overhead bin so I was forced to sit with it under the seat in front of me."
Cons: "Bathroom facilities not working during part of the flight."
Pros: "Got there in one piece"
Cons: "Left late. Ran out of food before all were served. Cabin staff were weary and more attentive to each other than the passengers. With us packed in like sardines,American maintains it's reputation as the Greyhound of the air. Next time Jet Blue."
Pros: "Friendly staff at the gate, also the crew as goodl"
Cons: "Don't need 2.5 hours delay to start my vacation. We finally checked in at our hotel at 01:00am....."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled due to weather and AA was very unhelpful finding accommodations, even finding our luggage."
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "Hardly any food options, don't accept cash for food or drinks, over all uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "had onboard in seat entertainment. Mostly TV shows but not bad."
Cons: "Center seat, group 3 boarding, poor seat spacing in coach."
Cons: "The flight landed about 30 minutes early. We spent one hour on the tarmac waiting for a gate, resulting in us being late .. compromising many with tight connections."
Pros: "30 minutes early in Dallas,"
Cons: "Cabin where I sat was way too warm"
Cons: "Changed equipment and my aisle seat went to middle seat with no advance notice"
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Wish there had been any kind of entertainment available or if there was it would have been better advertised"
Cons: "5 hours delayed because captin was late."
Cons: "3 hour delay on Christmas day"
Pros: "To like food, service."
Cons: "At Check in, the guy give me the seat number is too big:("
Pros: "Most parts of the flight were normal - nothing exceptional or problematic"
Pros: "Service was amazing. Flight was intime and they helped me with my luggages to be transferd directly to the last country eventhough they are two seperate booking"
Pros: "We didn't crash"
Cons: "Terrible service by the Air Canada stewardess. She was surly and unprofessional. Just flat out rude."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Service on the flight is always good and the transfer in Toronto was seamless."
Cons: "The departure area in Boston is dreadful. no room and no amenities. Straight out of the 60's."
Pros: "Personnel were friendly aircraft was clean"
Pros: "Very smooth easy flight there were no delays!"
Cons: "Our entertainment system was broken."
Pros: "Wish the longer portion of our flight was as pleasant as the short leg to Toronto."
Cons: "Flight was 1 hour late departing."
Pros: "Space between seats in economy class"
Pros: "Comfortable flight and attentive crew."
Cons: "Other than delays and gate changes, flight was fine."
Pros: "Everything was fantastic. Great flight crew. Great stuff."
Cons: "My tv didn't work"
Pros: "Logan checking with own security checkpoint Boston to Toronto tv great Staff professional"
Pros: "Clean plane, attentive efficient staff, easy boarding."
Cons: "Flight staff forgot to pass out customs forms upon landing in Toronto - caused some confusion at customs entry."
Cons: "My flight was delayed all the way up until 11:40pm."
Cons: "The plane was on the edge of departure when I rushed aboard. The server waiting at boarding had a patronizing attitude. As if to say, "Why are you late?""
Pros: "The fast boaring"
Cons: "The 3hr delay. Not many announcements. No one at the gate/desk. Had to be in a crowded gate area with no choice."
Pros: "The fact that I could charge my i phone..."
Cons: "The lax attitude to service and customer satisfaction there was a problem with the entertainment system, took over an hour to get attention... But no positive resolution..."
Pros: "Good movie selection"
Cons: "Poor organization and late takeoff"
Cons: "fitst leg was late. no communication about the connection. was not not clear whether we're going to make the connection - too much stress"
Pros: "i didn't like anything about this flight"
Cons: "The flight was over an hour delayed and everything else since boarding was a mess. It was hard for the fly hostess to keep her calm and we knew she was stressed, as much as many passengers who lost their connection or who had really tied ones. I noticed also that it wasn't the only flight delayed so I am not sure if this is usual with Air Canada."
Pros: "Food and comfort were okay."
Cons: "My first plane sat on the Tarmac for 45 min, thus I missed my flight to"
Pros: "Seating in two's very good."
Cons: "Both going and return had to wait an extra hour."
Cons: "seats to close together very uncomfortable"
Cons: "The waiting room in Boston was awful and behind security, hot, small crowded. Delayed"
Pros: "Excellent crew and comfortable cabin."
Cons: "I have no criticisms to offer."
Pros: "Flight was uneventful--just what I like!"
Cons: "There was nothing that I can think of.."
Cons: "Delayed by 45 minutes, but there were no official announcements or information from Air Canada until boarding started. As usual, Air Canada does not seem to respect it's clients enough to bother informing of information regarding their flights."
Pros: "No delays nice flight"
Cons: "I was very unhappy at check in area, long queue to check in then at the baggage area I was told by a staff member to put the baggage onto the scales then lift it onto the conveyer belt I am a 74 year old senior and I had great difficulty doing this and I was very annoyed as the staff member watched me struggle but did not offer to help. A kind passanger assisted me. This was even more annoying as I had to pay $25:00 + tax for my case."
Pros: "The crew at the gate and onboard were exceptional! At the gate they made sure I could get on this flight even though the computer auto booked me for 2 days later."
Cons: "My bags didn't make it on the flight because of a close connection. Then I was rebooked on a flight 2 days later. This is unacceptable. I was expected to stay in Toronto for two days."
Cons: "crew are polite but cold and strict. it was a night flight and they were very noisy when serving the food."
Pros: "Bos->Toronto Good Air Canada at Boston Logan airport has there own gate area with only 3 gates. This reduces the security line for faster security check. However this also causes problems with PreCheck. See below."
Cons: "Bad There is only one line for security at Air Canada Boston Logan because of the small volume at this check point. Because of this, PreCheck passages need to hold onto there bording pass as they go through security. The first security person who checks ID and boarding pass only told my wife not to take off her shoes. He did not tell her to hold on to her boarding pass, so she put it into the bin for x-ray stuff. So later security personnel then told her to take off her shoes and gave her a body scan because her boarding pass was already in the x-ray machine. I always hold on to my boarding pass thru security but had to take my computer out of my carry-on."
Pros: "Flight and in flight service"
Cons: "Bit chaotic in the departure area and at the gate"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "great hotel paid for by Air Canada"
Cons: "5 hours late - missed connecting flight"
Pros: "I liked the entertainment selection. It had starwars, that was a big plus."
Cons: "The seating accommodations were terrible l. No leg room, and no room beteween passengers. I Could not relax for a 12hr flight. Im debating of booking a new flight altogether home. WHyde do all converges have to be spring ruxe ("
Pros: "Everything at the airport and while flying went great!"
Cons: "When my flight got cancelled, the staff on the phone was not helpful. Also the email notification on the cancelled flight was poorly explained. I wish the Air Canada explained the situation more fully in the email. If they had, I wouldn't have worried as much as I did about my international traveling."
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Air canada just didn't even show up, I had to take a different plane to Japan which made me late for my last flight so I had to stay in a hotel and wait til the morning to catch a new plane. So ya, not impressed."
Pros: "Short flight, as expected on smaller older plane"
Pros: "getting to my connecting flight on time"
Cons: "There was nothing to hate"
Cons: "Food was not that good"
Pros: "Everyone from the gate assistants to the flight crew were very professional and polite."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by half hour, but that was because of the weather, I guess."
Cons: "the trip started out with the rude padding down at the gate. When I inquired about the continued delay of the boarding time, I was told coldly and with great impatience that there was nothing to worry about, they would get me to the next flight in Toronto. Then the plane arrived over two hours late in Toronto, missing my connecting flight to Shanghai by 10 minutes, over ten of the passengers on my plane were trying to make the same flight to Shanghai, but that flight never waited, taking off on time. So we were rerouted to Beijing, then to Shanghai on a much later flight. Once again, that caused me to miss my last leg of the trip to Xiamen from Shanghai. I overnighted in Shanghai, and did not arrive in xiamen until 48 hours later. The whole time, I could not get in touch with any AC personnel, and was completely left to my own device. No one picked up the hotel expenditure, or compensated for my last leg of the trip. It would be hard to imagine what one would do if he/she could not speak the language while in China The luggage was another horror story. It lingered in Toronto for a couple of extra days before getting on a flight to Shanghai, taking a total of a week to get to Xiamen, where I had to skip part of my event in order to pick it up in person at the airport. In my decades of international flights around the world on numerous airlines, this one has to be the worst. The absence of my luggage completely ruined the highlight events of my trip. Air Canada people was completely absent throughout the ordeal, completely absent once I arrived in China, as their representatives are so scarce in these cities, leaving you at the mercy of their STAR alliance Chinese partners who don't have any direct responsibilities to clean up AC's acts. It's a horror all and all. I have all the boarding tickets to prove this nightmare, and am still recovering from it, literally, physically."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Forced to check in carry on, 1 hour to get it at bagage claim."
Cons: "Flight was super delayed scheduled to leave at 6:30 left at almost 9. Small updates with not much information. Entertainment system not functioning. Had to get a tow to the gate after landing??"
Pros: "I like that the flight got me to where I needed to go."
Cons: "Lack of legroom and $8 to watch TV seems ridiculous. JetBlue has free TV and better legroom. Probably won't fly United again."
Pros: "Simple boarding process, fantastic friendly staff and smooth ride!"
Pros: "Entertainment free and plenty of choices"
Cons: "Not even any free snacks, seats do not recline much at all"
Pros: "Gate attendant very helpful in Boston. Flights went well."
Cons: "The gate layout very confusing and too crowded w/so many close together in semi Circle fashion. Hard for people to line up or even see where they should be."
Cons: "I arrived at the airport only to find out that they had instituted a no carry on policy for basic economy and that I'd have to check my bag. They acknowledged that they had not informed me of this but that I'd still have to pay. The flight was delayed and the crew was extremely rude through out the flight, to top it off the in flight entertainment and wifi didn't work and the seat was incredibly uncomfortable"
Pros: "awesome, caring staff"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Cons: "Flight was delay for more than 45 minutes"
Cons: "Only sent a code for bad wifi on one of two trips. I wish united airlines would step up their game. At least I didn't get dragged off."
Cons: "United sucks soooooo bad"
Cons: "I was there on time but was told my travel information was not on found even though I had the email confirmation and I lost all the money I paid."
Pros: "I loved being in economy plus! The meal was a wonderful surprise and after my tv screen was reset, I enjoyed 2 movies. Nice staff and service."
Cons: "Having to go to the back of the plane for the bathroom."
Cons: "Delays, very bad customer service"
Pros: "My flight was cancelled for bad weather. It was the ONLY FLIGHT going to or from Chicago cancelled. Typical United. Never flying United again."
Pros: "I liked that the air time was short and smooth (bos to sf)."
Cons: "We waited in security line for an hour. The plane was delayed for an hour for cleaning purposes. There was a plane at our gate when we landed. Ill avoid United for future flight purchases."
Pros: "Not much. Staff were reasonably pleasant. Boarding process is horrible."
Cons: "United is still flying ancient 757s. Broken tray tables, lights no working in the lavatory. Treating people like cattle with the 1,2,3,4 lanes is unpleasant and demeaning. Everything is getting cheaper and cheaper."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "I've never had a good experience w in flight entertainment on united. Compared to other airlines it is simply a big step behind"
Pros: "The concern of the flight attendant when she accidentally kicked my foot in an aircast. It was my fault because I had my foot in the aisle trying to stretch out a bit."
Cons: "The inability to access the entertainment through the app. I received the message that it was temporarily unavailable. I was disappointed as I wanted to watch a movie."
Pros: "New plane, great service."
Cons: "The hot meal was gross, but that's too be expected these days. It was nice to even get one, honestly. In flight wifi didn't work but the crew was great about helping us get in touch with customer service about it."
Pros: "at security line the man was friendly and directed me to correct personnel when flight delayed so i could fly standby and not miss my ride at other end. then when i returned to go through security he helped get me in correct line so i could clear in tine all the while friendly and cheerful."
Cons: "Inspire of making it clear all through booking, check-in and seat assignment, I was assigned a seat in an emergency exit. I told crew before I boarded that I could not open the emergency exit at assigned seat, due to an injury. I had to board almost last waiting for them to find someone who would take that seat. Then they put me in a non-reclining seat. I was given the wrong free beverage and the crew never came back. So I had nothing to drink on a 4+ hour long flight."
Cons: "The delay in my flight and that nothing was done to compensate that my entire schedule had to be redone to meet the needs of late air crafts, not enough fule and cargo doors not being able to shut."
Pros: "Free movies on the plane, because of errors."
Cons: "4 hour delays both ways. We missed our connection flight due to delays on the way home. That connection was the last flight out of that airport home. We ended up having to sleep in the airport overnight, because United wouldn't pay to put us in a hotel even though the delay was because of a mechanical error on the plane. Our 5 hour flight turned into a big ordeal."
Pros: "We boarded very quickly. Take off and landing were immediate. I wasn't interrupted as I slept."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Ordinarily, a little over an hour isn't bad, but we ended up landing at 1:30 in the morning, local time. I called United expressing concern about the arrival time when I was first notified of the delay and all I was told was "I'm sorry for the inconvenience." I learned later that there was an earlier flight I could have tried to get on."
Cons: "Took 3 days to get home got stuck in a hotel pregant stuck between airport and planes for 2 days makes me never want to fly again horrible experience"
Pros: "The courteous agent at the gate"
Cons: "Not being able to get a flight over 20 hours later!"
Pros: "I liked that it was a direct flight"
Cons: "Small plane, entertainment was very poor- no television and poor wifi connection. Not much of a selection with the food"
Cons: "Everything was ok."
Pros: "I liked that we were 15 minutes early. I also liked that the stewardess gave me a bag of chips to compensate me."
Cons: "I didn't like that someone took my bag of expensive Airport snacks and threw them away while I was asleep. Who reaches under people's legs!"
Cons: "Rude crew, departed three hours late, and not permitted to bring carry-on luggage. Awful."
Cons: "They had flight delay issues and WE got pushed onto a next day flight but WE had to pay for our hotel when it was their planes delayed!"
Pros: "Boarding was easy, staff were okay."
Cons: "No entertainment, ran out of orange juice, cold and uncomfortable, old aircraft."
Pros: "Took off late but landed on time"
Cons: "Packed in like sardines. Hot on board."
Cons: "Our plane was constantly moved around prior to boarding and it was 2 hours late."
Pros: "I didn't not make to my flight on time because I didn't know I need yo check in a day ahead but luckily there was another flight leaving over an hour and a staff was able change the flight for me without charging a fee. that was very nice. My seat was on three roll seats and there was another person was same roll and we share other seat and strength our legs."
Cons: "In flight movies did not work."
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Kinda bumpy"
Pros: "Smooth and early."
Cons: "1. Comfort: the headrest on these seats is so uncomfortable! It just props your head forward and causes a lot of neck strain. For most short haul flights, this is not a big deal, but it really makes for an unpleasant journey on the cross-country flights. Also, the four-seat middle section is so poorly designed. There is no way to store personal items under seats without invading the space of your neighbor because the metal frame supporting the row of seats doesn't match with the seats themselves. 2. Entertainment: United could not support continuous streaming of movies/TV shows for every passenger. My movie paused and froze so frequently that I gave up on finishing it and then felt like I had wasted my time. The speed and reliability reminded me of trying to watch movies on a dialup connection. It would be so much better to just have the TV screens built into the seats. All in all, United got a bad batch of planes and should try to take this into consideration when working with Boeing/Airbus on the next order."
Pros: "I originally self checked in for my delayed flight from Boston to Newark, but forgot to add TSA pre check. I went to ask an agent if she could add it, which she very kindly did. She also offered and put me on an earlier flight, which made my day! Thank you!"
Pros: "How they captain kept us informed and updated frequently. About flight, weather, turbulence. Overall great flight, smooth, free entertainment."
Cons: "I thought the crew was rude and unattentive."
Cons: "The last 5 times I have flown united I have either been cancelled or delayed to the point that I miss my connecting flight aND get to the destination. 24 hours later I will NEVER book a united flight again"
Pros: "Willing to drive to Charlottesville. Difficulty finding one way rental"
Pros: "No complaints whatsoever."
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