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BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:42 am

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:28 am

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:50 am

Agree! Love the vintage terminal. New airports all look the same to me!
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:44 pm

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:49 pm

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:43 pm

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?
 
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:13 am

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.
 
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:34 am

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:02 am

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.
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:16 am

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.
 
 
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:23 am

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:10 am

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.
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:49 am

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:34 pm

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!

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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:09 pm

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.
 
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:17 pm

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:17 pm

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.
 
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:32 pm

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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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:21 pm

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.
 
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RE: BOS: Terminal C To E Time Warp: 1970

Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:39 am

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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