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Boston airport layover questions
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I am planning a trip to Europe this spring for a couple of weeks around Easter time. There is a good price coming up for a flight over but I am concerned about the layover time (or rather the lack thereof) for the stop over at the Boston airport.
From what I can find for the cheapest price ( and orbitz) of just over $800 I usually find the layover is between 1 1/2 hours to 2 1/2 hours. I am wondering if this is enough time or not?
I am coming from/to Canada so this is just a another stopover.
departing March 18 and return April 6th
The price is great as I usually can’t find anything under a $1000 for flights to europe from where I live. I am just concerned that the layover time in Boston may not be long enough for me to switch flights, what with customs and security checks and all that. I am more concerned with the return home flight than I am about the flight going over.
So…. should I book it? or keep looking?

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I’ve never connected through Boston (that I recall) but I’d probably still go for it if the airline tickets the connection all together on one itinerary (ie, one PNR/record locator). If they do, and you don’t have enough time to make connection, they’ll put you on the next available seat to your destination, even with a partner airline. So, as long as you don’t have a wedding or interview the next day, I think you’re o.k. with the connect time that the airline books you for.

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Check where you are supposed to clear US immigration: in New Brunswick or in Boston. If you won’t have to clear immigration in Boston 1.5 hour should be more then enough. Otherwise, you may need to hurry a little bit.