Houston – Boston Round Trip on US Airways in June for $152 all-in

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Update: As expected, the fare didn’t last long.  Wish it would have hung around a tad longer, but not this time.  Best anyone is seeing now is in the $240ish range (which isn’t bad if you were planning on going to Boston anyway). 

Living in Houston (a United hub), we rarely see really great fares on Star Alliance partners.  Often if I see a tremendous deal on airfare on a Star Alliance carrier, it is often a deal on United out of Dallas or Austin.  Sometimes it is worth the drive for me, but often times it is not.  I personally care about the carrier and their alliance as I value airline elite status highly for myself (and therefore for my family via me).  I know that isn’t important to everyone, but everyone (should) love a great airfare deal so here is one for today out of good old Houston.  Update: I found availability on Hipmunk on all United operated flights bookable via US Airways (itenerary shown below), so you could fly all on United for this if you wanted.

Thanks to the Flight Deal for the details (their info posted below):

Fare Availability:


  • BOS – ORD (Chicago) – IAH (Houston) – ORD – BOS


  • 3,578 miles or 4.2 cents per mile

Here is a sample trip I priced out online via ITA.  For those new to ITA Matrix, note that it is very useful for searching for airfare, but you can’t actually book on that site.

Here is one I found via Hipmunk (which takes you directly to a bookable screen on US Airways).

I already have one very inexpensive flight to Boston for a night booked this fall (via Austin), but I would strongly consider booking this one if my June schedule wasn’t so packed already.  So, I think I will pass on this but wanted to share the info in case any fellow Houstonians are looking for an inexpensive way to get to Boston in the near future.  BTW, I did notice very limited days where this fare was available, so act quickly if you are interested!

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  1. Thanks for the heads up. I had a family trip for six to Boston, saves me a bunch. You’re right about no good fares out of Houston usually.

  2. Yeah seems that way. Cheapest I’m finding now is $241, grrrr. Damn wish I would have seen this earlier, lol.

  3. Oh no! Sad to hear it is already gone. I knew it would go fast, but hoped it would last a little longer than this. I get excited by good Houston deals since they are rather rare. I will say that $241 for that route isn’t terrible at all if it is there the days you want. I would bite at that price if it was somewhere I wanted to go already!

  4. Are you doing any mileage runs on this route? I was thinking of doing it. IAH-BOS-IAH-SAN-IAH-SAN-BOS. Gives about 9,000 EQM at cost of 5.5 CPM.

    • Vivek, dates didn’t work for me. I did book a “vacation run” via one of the $120ish fares via Austin from a few months ago. Will be my first trip to BOS so wanted to spend a night. 😉

  5. Do you drive all the way to Dallas for a deal? wow, that is a 4 hour drive, must be a heck of a deal. When I lived in Houston 20 years ago, we had tons of good deals on Southwest and Continental. Hmm, Ma Bell is coming back in the form of an airline.

    • jorge, rarely, yes. Sometimes it is that good. Usually it isn’t. More often I tack on another cheap flight or use Avios to get there.

  6. How do you find out about great fares like this? I live in Denver (United Hub) and I’d love to find deals like this to BOS. It would be great for positioning for an Aer Lingus to DUB.

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