COERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
According to the AA website, @ BOS there is a regional terminal for American Eagle. Is this true? Also, is this terminal acesseble to passengers inside security for mainline flights(ex. gates 22-36)? Is it worth the walk@ 4:30 am to the regional terminal for spotting etc?
TUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1846 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2626 times:
Thank you for this post! My parents and I flew out of it on my way to JFK last summer. Basically, if you have a certain American Eagle flight you are directed to a "gate" in the B concourse when you check in (I forget which one we used) and from there you see a sign that says "SHUTTLE" or something that like. It directs you down a flight of stairs and you walk onto an awaiting bus on the tarmac. From there you are driven to behind where the cargo (FedEx etc...) planes park and there is a small terminal there. There are no jetways, but bridges of sorts to load you into the awaiting planes.
The inside of the terminal is kinda cramped, but there is a Hudson News and I think one other store (not sure). It's in OK shape, but it's really a hassle to use if you want my opinion. I don't look forward to ever flying out of that terminal again. There are great views of the ramp though.
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DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8943 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Don't know what the views are there from the terminal itself, but I'd say the best views would be just staking out a spot at the end of AA's pier and watching the field from there. I don't think you need a ticket to get on the Shuttle bus (I've heard of some of the FlyerTalkers who end up in Siberia, which is the Eagle gates in the main terminal, using the Shuttle bus to get to the Admiral's Club in the main concourse, using the satellite as a transfer point).
EMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
Well, Yes and No...there is no 'special' American Eagle only terminal at BOS. All American / American Eagle flights arrive and depart from Terminal B. The bus does drop you off at an enclosed boarding area though...
[Edited 2005-07-04 04:17:53]
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Apodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4349 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2540 times:
If I am correct, that terminal used to be the Amelia Earhardt General Aviation Terminal, which housed Signature Flight Support. Sometime around the time that American Eagle took over the assets of Business Express, they acquired this terminal, and general aviation traffic was moved to North Cargo.
I wouldn't go there to spot though. At best you can see the Bravo Hold Point, where planes often taxi by if they use 4R, and sometimes 9 departures are directed that way as well with very little waiting room on S taxiway. Best place to spot used to be the top of the Garage at B, which I believe massport has unfortunately cracked down on for really no great reason, but if your past security I would go to the end of the main pier, should be able to see quite a bit there, but glass may screw with the flash.