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Poll: BOS - Best And Worst Terminals  
User currently offlineAlnessW From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 618 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3838 times:

Hello everyone!

Of the 5 terminals at Boston Logan International Airport, A, B1, B2, C, and E, I am curious as to which terminal people think is the best or worst. You can also talk about specific sections of terminals (e.g, United vs. JetBlue section of Terminal C), compare and contrast terminals, etc.

Thanks,
Wilson

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User currently offlinea340crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 276 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

Best- A

Worst- B (both sides) but I think B2 (AA, NK, VX side) is worse. is small and crowded. Especially the AA gate area, when their are delayed flights it gets packed.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3730 times:

Quoting a340crew (Reply 1):
Best- A

Worst- B (both sides) but I think B2 (AA, NK, VX side) is worse. is small and crowded. Especially the AA gate area, when their are delayed flights it gets packed.

Pretty much sums it up. The new-ish B part (where the USAir Shuttle goes from) is rather nice - nicer than the UA and FL piers in C.


User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3099 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3664 times:

Terminal C. It is classic architecture, and it doesn't look like the generic structures that all hoer world airports seem to ne following.

That said, I really miss the old Eastern Terminal!



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7087 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

I have only used E and B but both were pretty bad IMO. B is small and old but has some pretty good views of the runways.
E is not terrible but I was expecting a lot more then it is for BOS international terminal. It seems a bit outdated and just boring. I was also expecting it to be a bit busier but I was there from 9pm-1am guess I am just used to MIA and all the international red eyes.



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User currently offlinealnessw From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

Quoting a340crew (Reply 1):
Best- A

One improvement that I'd like to see happen to Terminal A sometime is either a shuttle bus or train that takes you between the main bldg and the satellite bldg. It's such a long walk...

Quoting a340crew (Reply 1):
Worst- B (both sides) but I think B2 (AA, NK, VX side) is worse. is small and crowded. Especially the AA gate area, when their are delayed flights it gets packed.

Of the 5 terminals, B2 is the only one I've never been in. I also don't think I've ever flown American before...

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 2):
The new-ish B part (where the USAir Shuttle goes from) is rather nice - nicer than the UA and FL piers in C.

Which gates are those? Terminal C isn't too bad. I remember the AC section of B1 is a joke. Only 3 gates, and overall very boring.

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 3):
Terminal C. It is classic architecture, and it doesn't look like the generic structures that all hoer world airports seem to ne following.

Absolutely. Do you think the UA or B6 side is better?


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

Quoting alnessw (Reply 5):

One improvement that I'd like to see happen to Terminal A sometime is either a shuttle bus or train that takes you between the main bldg and the satellite bldg. It's such a long walk...

It's 750 feet or so - it's a 3-4 minute walk. For the cost that it would take to put a tram in there to just go back and forth, it's not necessary at all, especially with the moving walkways being down there. All told, it's about 2000 feet of walking from the entrance of Terminal A to the farthest gate in the satellite - it's far for Boston, but compared to several other major cities' airports, it's average.

Quoting alnessw (Reply 5):
Which gates are those?

B15-B21. Primarily used by the Shuttle, though there are some mainline departures that go out of those gates as well.

Quoting alnessw (Reply 5):
I remember the AC section of B1 is a joke. Only 3 gates, and overall very boring.

Those gates actually work quite well for Air Canada - gives them their own quiet corner of the airport where they can set up their own operation, and they really don't need anything crazy over there. These gates used to be used by the Delta Shuttle before Terminal A reopened and they were the perfect Shuttle type gates - show up to the airport, clear security, get on the plane in one fell swoop.


User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2422 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3618 times:
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I have flown into E, out of A, and both in C.

I prefer C for: More concession choices before security.
Hate C for: Too long of wait for security ( due to B6 popularity) when I am flying out on Cape Air! Love long wait to fly out with 5 other pax lol.   Also, seems a bit cramped for the amount of pax using it.

I like A due to newness, amenities, and was where my AS flight got me out of BOS lol. Oh, and one hot server at rest/bar above escalators out to satellite.  

Flew into E on WN, so lack of anything in that area of termnal make it last choice.



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User currently offlinemaddog888 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):


:Quoting alnessw (Reply 5):
:I remember the AC section of B1 is a joke. Only 3 gates, and overall very boring.

Those gates actually work quite well for Air Canada - gives them their own quiet corner of the airport where they can set up their own operation, and they really don't need anything crazy over there. These gates used to be used by the Delta Shuttle before Terminal A reopened and they were the perfect Shuttle type gates - show up to the airport, clear security, get on the plane in one fell swoop.

They may work very well for Air Canada, but as a passenger you are stuck in that one little room unable to access the rest of the air side terminal with only a coffee stand for company. Not even a newspaper stand. I have only used it twice, each time for connecting back to LHR. First time I assumed it would be like any international flight and turned up 2 1/5 hours early. Wow, it was a good thing I had a couple of books with me. Second time was a couple of years later and you guessed it .....I did the same thing again getting there very early. I sure was kicking myself as soon as I walked through security and saw the room again!!!

J


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7507 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

Quoting mtnwest1979 (Reply 7):
Flew into E on WN, so lack of anything in that area of termnal make it last choice.

Time permitting and once one clears security; one can walk from the WN gates over to the concessions over at the other end of E, where the interantional flights are. I did that that last time I was at BOS while waiting for a WN flight to BWI.



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User currently offlinealnessw From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 6):
All told, it's about 2000 feet of walking from the entrance of Terminal A to the farthest gate in the satellite - it's far for Boston, but compared to several other major cities' airports, it's average.

That is true.

Quoting mtnwest1979 (Reply 7):
Too long of wait for security ( due to B6 popularity) when I am flying out on Cape Air! Love long wait to fly out with 5 other pax lol. Also, seems a bit cramped for the amount of pax using it.

But the B6/9K side also seems nicer than the UA side.

Quoting maddog888 (Reply 8):
They may work very well for Air Canada, but as a passenger you are stuck in that one little room unable to access the rest of the air side terminal with only a coffee stand for company. Not even a newspaper stand.

maddog888 has it exactly right.

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 9):
Time permitting and once one clears security; one can walk from the WN gates over to the concessions over at the other end of E, where the interantional flights are.

I didn't know the WN and international sides of Terminal E are connected post-security.


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