I too have my problems with BOS
(and most things Massachusetts, but that's another story). Yes, the new international terminal is very nice. Yes, the new Delta hub will be great. Yes, the new US Airways terminal is good. However, there is more to an airport than facilities. First off, it still is a pain to get in there. Driving in from the North Shore, it seems like the roads change every month. It's always a good idea to cut across three lanes of traffic so you can get to your desired terminal location... Also, there are still delays there. Ever fly during the winter with the nice Northwesterly gusts (on top of typical New England weather)? I hope you enjoy your ground delay of 30 minutes to an hour.
Boston does need a new airport. While you can't beat the fact that its 3 miles from downtown, it is a pain to get to, and the runway set-up isn't the best. Remember pre-9/11? It will be back like that in a decade, and we will have a long line of delays. What BOS
needs is more runways (if only they could expand the commuter 15/33 (not the long one) across the bay) to help accomadate the traffic. In the meantime, I'll go to BOS
more than MHT
(my other option), but as DL
/NW/CO grow at MHT
, I will be more keen to fly into there than BOS
, as traffic time is about the same, but MHT
is much more customer-friendly.