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BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970  
User currently offlinejfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5172 times:

Has anyone seen this connector ground level between C and E?

A time warp straight out of the late 60s, early 70s. Walking through it I actually felt like I was in the movie Airplane:

Small tiles on the walls

Old ceiling clocks

Old signage

Retro Flooring

1970s rectangular loud speakers

Very cool...check it out

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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Thread starter):
Has anyone seen this connector ground level between C and E?

A time warp straight out of the late 60s, early 70s. Walking through it I actually felt like I was in the movie Airplane:

Small tiles on the walls

Old ceiling clocks

Old signage

Retro Flooring

1970s rectangular loud speakers

Very cool...check it out


Yeah, I posted about how old and dingy it is a few weeks ago. I will be there again on Sunday too.



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User currently onlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4921 times:

Agree! Love the vintage terminal. New airports all look the same to me!


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User currently onlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8188 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

Quoting jfklganyc (Thread starter):
Has anyone seen this connector ground level between C and E?

Yes. Whenever I fly out of E, if I have time I take a walk over to C because of the better restaurant options.

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 1):
Yeah, I posted about how old and dingy it is a few weeks ago. I will be there again on Sunday too.

Indeed. I think we had a discussion in the BOS thread not too long ago about the potential for this space. Massport has annouced that they are finally connecting terminals C and E airside.


User currently offlinecloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 807 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4371 times:

That hallway has always felt pretty sketchy to me. I don't think it is from the 70's, is it? Maybe late 80's. I don't remember it ever being anything other than a hallway to avoid having to walk outside between terminal C and D, especially when Alitalia's counter was in the D terminal.

Although, it sometimes was a great place to look at some of the aircraft parked there.A point of view you rarely got - from below the aircraft.



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User currently onlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4362 times:

That hallway has been there since... since the terminal was built!

Before E was built, D was the international terminal, and that hallway was there.

Starting in 1984, I went to Logan regularly. At the time, People Express and Empire were the jet carriers into the Terminal. New York Air, Continental, and Pan Am all had counters in E, but they used some of D's gate space (as it's all connected seamlessly airside).



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User currently offlinedeltacto From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 5):

Before E was built, D was the international terminal, and that hallway was there.

Starting in 1984, I went to Logan regularly. At the time, People Express and Empire were the jet carriers into the Terminal. New York Air, Continental, and Pan Am all had counters in E, but they used some of D's gate space (as it's all connected seamlessly airside).

After Terminal E opened in 1974 and before People Express started service to Boston, Air Canada and Air New England were there too ... along with Empire.

Does anyone remember how many gates were there when D was the International Terminal?


User currently offlineStratacruiser From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4042 times:

At the height of NW's operations in Boston in the late '80s they used several gates in the connector now known as terminal D, however I think they where labeled gates E1A-E at the time.

User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4008 times:

Can't be worse than Detroit. I flew through there last year, and in one of the connecting tunnels I had flashbacks to my college 'shroom munching days...




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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19370 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3911 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 8):
Can't be worse than Detroit. I flew through there last year, and in one of the connecting tunnels I had flashbacks to my college 'shroom munching days...

Which terminal? North has been open for a while now and Midfield (I refuse to use the eponym) is scarcely ten years old and is the epitome of a modern major international facility, complete with the cute train thingie.


User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 8):
Can't be worse than Detroit. I flew through there last year, and in one of the connecting tunnels I had flashbacks to my college 'shroom munching days...

There is a button you can press at either end of the tunnel that will temporarily disable the light show.


User currently onlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Here are a couple of old Terminal D photos!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mit-libraries/3404654220/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mit-libraries/3403826137/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mit-libraries/3403843949/in/photostream



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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

Quoting airbazar (Reply 3):
Yes. Whenever I fly out of E, if I have time I take a walk over to C because of the better restaurant options.

When you ride the Silver Line Bus in, they announce that there are 32 places to get food, or something like that. Terminal C has a lot more than the others landside, but it is nowhere near 32!

I will be in Terminal C today so I will post some pictures when I get back.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19370 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 11):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mit-libraries/3404654220/

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Oh, how easy and civilized it must have been. Even without IFE.


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9286 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 9):

They are talking about the tunnel at the Delta Terminal. It has a pretty cool light show going on.

but it does remind me of something that would be pretty trippy if one was on acid.



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User currently onlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8188 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 12):
When you ride the Silver Line Bus in, they announce that there are 32 places to get food, or something like that. Terminal C has a lot more than the others landside, but it is nowhere near 32!

There's a Jerry Remy's with view to the tarmac and that's all I need  


User currently offlinephatfarmlines From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1345 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3007 times:

Where exactly is the said ticket counter located in the old Terminal D? Was there a bag claim as well? I'd imagine there should be id it served the role of the old int'l terminal.

User currently onlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2993 times:

Quoting phatfarmlines (Reply 16):
Where exactly is the said ticket counter located in the old Terminal D? Was there a bag claim as well? I'd imagine there should be id it served the role of the old int'l terminal.

The ticket counters (in the 80's-90's at least) were adjacent to where the UA baggage claim is now. There was a separate small counter for People Express as well. Those two counters were separated by two small round baggage claims (one primarily for Empire, the other primarily for People Express).

Here are a couple of diagrams (from departedflights.com):

http://www.departedflights.com/BOS68.html

http://www.departedflights.com/BOS010184.html



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User currently offlinebcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 367 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

I spent an entire night in that hallway back in July of 2000. Was going BOS-CVG-GSP on DL, but the BOS-CVG leg was cancelled because of weather (low ceilings at BOS). It was the last BOS-CVG segment of the day, so they rebooked me BOS-DCA-ATL-GSP for the following morning. They kicked everyone out of the secured area and that's where I ended up sitting and dozing (with one eye open) when I wasn't endlessly walking around the terminals. Good times.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7509 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 11):
Here are a couple of old Terminal D photos!

My guess is those photos were taken circa 1955-1956; the newest car in one of the photos appears to be a '56 Ford. Love the old BOSTON-SUMNER TUNNEL-POINTS NORTH DPW sign.



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User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1861 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Quoting bcoz (Reply 18):
They kicked everyone out of the secured area and that's where I ended up sitting and dozing (with one eye open) when I wasn't endlessly walking around the terminals. Good times.

That brings back memories for me, too. I don't know if they had the 24 hours dunkin donuts back in 2000, but at least I had that for my endless wanderings between terminals.


User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Okay, so I finally got around to uploading the video, you can see the old part of Terminal C and the walkway to Terminal E here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54z8NIgbxt4&feature=youtu.be

I started at the top of the escalator next to the checkin, food court, and bookstores, which is a newer (looking?) area and moved down to the baggage claim and the hallway to Terminal E.



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