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Boston Lockdown Effect On Logan Airport?  
User currently offlinedelta88 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 86 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4191 times:
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With The Whole City and Surrounding towns and cities in lockdown, how is this affecting logan airport? I know all Public Transportation is shut down today and there is an order not to drive and stay at home in boston. How is this affecting logan airport if so?


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User currently offlinehinckley From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

BOS is open. Some local airspace is closed probably due to police and FBI aircraft. Taxis are running. Subways and busses are not.

User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4288 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4136 times:
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Logan International sure isn't closed.

I guess it's just slowed down.


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User currently offlineRoberts975 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 943 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4044 times:
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But without public transportation, what are all the arriving passengers doing? For much of the day, there were no taxis allowed.

User currently offlinecsturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1478 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

Quoting Roberts975 (Reply 3):
But without public transportation, what are all the arriving passengers doing? For much of the day, there were no taxis allowed.

Making other arrangements? If the taxis were not running per request from the authorities, there is not much that they could do other than make other arrangements.



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User currently offlinejcarv From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

If the taxi ban was not lifted, then there would have been problems getting people out of airport for sure.

User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1660 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

The "T" is shut down, no taxi service, no private vehicles allowed on the streets. They might just as well close BOS til this is over. They passengers have nowhere to go. Of course, this will all be (fill in the blank) Airlines fault!


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User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 958 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 6):
The "T" is shut down, no taxi service, no private vehicles allowed on the streets. They might just as well close BOS til this is over. They passengers have nowhere to go. Of course, this will all be (fill in the blank) Airlines fault!

Are you serious?

I live in Cambridge (which is closer to Watertown than most of Boston...; and not far from the house of the man that has been killed tonight), and there were already taxis about midday. Private vehicles have never been banned on the streets (and I have seen private cars driving all the time - not many of them, probably like a Sunday - today with no issue). I just went out again for a walk and some fresh air and I have crossed more taxis with passengers than usual (I assume because this is pretty much the only public transportation available; in fact I saw a couple of them dropping passengers and they had luggage... most probably coming from BOS). And I have seen quite a few people jogging, cycling, walking their dogs or just taking some fresh air... btw the liquor shop and the 7-Eleven were packed  

I guess in Watertown things are not as nice as here, but seriously being in the "center" of the world attention today (and not trying to minimize the sad fact that a few people have been killed), I just realized how much media loves to dramatize everything (like Japanese journalists literally assaulting you on the street to ask you whether you feel safe or not...) showing that Boston metro area is a kind of war zone .

[Edited 2013-04-19 14:27:46]

User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

We are become a pathetic, scared, and manipulated society. Which means "They" are winning.

Go on with life. We have no guarantees of anything. The mayor should be ashamed of these actions.



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineiMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6296 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 8):

One of the best statements I have ever read in these forums.

  



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User currently offlinescarebus03 From Ireland, joined Apr 2005, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

I don't ever remember lockdowns in Belfast, London or Dublin. Must be a new buzzword..........


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User currently offlineskywaymanaz From United States of America, joined May 2012, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 6):
The "T" is shut down
Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 7):
Are you serious?

Unfortunately I think they had to do this given that you have bombing suspects desperate, on the run and tossing out bombs. An underground explosion on the T had to be a huge concern.

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 8):
We are become a pathetic, scared, and manipulated society. Which means "They" are winning.

Also true. I found it amusing that in a press conference the day of the bombing a reporter was quite rude addressing Gov. Patrick's comment that there would be random bag inspections on the T. Asked the Gov. flat out if the police would be putting their hands inside our underwear. You know I really really wish that truly was as outrageous question as it sounds but we've all grown accustomed to that rather unspeakable act as the new normal at the airport. Good to hear some push back alive and well. I for one find that routine practice unacceptable and do not wish to live in a police state. The extent to which Boston was shut down today does appear to be overkill though. There will probably be a big economic impact because of it.


User currently offlineEASTERN747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

Well they just got the kid....19 years old and loved his older to death......Dad in Russia, Mom stealing from Lord and Taylor and Uncle hasn't seen him from 2008.....Tonight on the news they are jumping for joy in Boston like we killed Hitler.....Granted the city should have been on alert...but lock down...No way.......We are Americans and have been through more....We are not rabbits who run and hide........In all honestly the older brother may have been turned in a visit to Russia....I don't know ....but this kid was apparently a good guy according to friends, as was his brother before before the Muslim stuff....anyway I feel sorry for him and know he is scared to death.....it's all wrong IMHO

User currently offlinegreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 8):

We are become a pathetic, scared, and manipulated society. Which means "They" are winning.

Go on with life. We have no guarantees of anything. The mayor should be ashamed of these actions.

It sounds as though the lockdown was not just for public safety, but to conserve police resources and allow them to focus on the manhunt, instead of being called out to car crashes, store thefts, etc.

I don't think they would have shut the city down if the suspect did not throw bombs on the roads and if his brother did not have a bomb vest on him....



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