Here are some other widebody flights I recall at Boston:
>>Iberia had DC-10s to Spain (including one that crash-landed at Logan)
and United both used 747s on occasion; AA
>>Olympic had VERY occasional 747s
>>TAP had A310s to the Azores
came within a month of launching MD
-11s nonstop to Narita, going as far as running big newspaper advertisements and posting flight numbers & times.
>>Swissair would sometimes take their 747-300 and train crews by doing touch-and-goes at Pease, in the span of time from when the jet arrived from Switzerland and when it was needed back at Logan for the overnight flight back to ZUR.
Also of note: Delta's DC-9 crash at Logan (which killed all aboard) was a flight from Burlington, VT
to Logan on a foggy July day in 1973. Interestingly, this DC-9 SHOULD have stopped in Manchester on its way down to Boston but didn't because either it was full out of BTV
or it was badly delayed. Delta also flew 757s between Portland and Boston, sometimes more than 2x each day out of the 6x daily mainline flights the carrier once had between the two stations. That was in the mid 1980s and pretty much represented Portland's high-water mark at a time when all MHT
could muster was a couple of United flights to Chicago. Now look.