I'm a bit biased since I grew up in Southeastern Massachusetts, but BOS
is a great airport. They've had a lot of reconstruction in the past few years, and I think road access has improved. I know that the traffic is certainly better with the Ted Williams Tunnel now that they've gotten the kinks out, and the Sumner is even a bit better. Now that I've seen the access at JFK
, I appreciate the ease of BOS
much better. To locals who haven't seen much else, BOS
is a mess. However, once you've seen JFK
, which is a giant revolving highway of chaos, or even EWR
, another similar highway-like design, you'll appreciate the access at BOS
As for the runway layout, I like the two pairs of parallel runways (04-22L/R, 15-33L/R) and the additional east-west runway (09-27) because they can handle many simultaneous operations. The only problem is the high number of incursions - which is more a tower problem, but the runway structure certainly doesn't help.
is also a great airport for spotting. All of the major runways have some fantastic spotting locations off-airport. Check out my blog at 360.yahoo.com/flytweed for some information on that if you're interested.
does have some interesting stuff at times, but it is largely domestic activity. The new B6
190s are nice, which are frequent visitors now that B6
added the new shuttle service to JFK
. My major pet peeve about BOS
is that there are a ton of RJ
ops from US, DL
, and American Eagle. The American Eagle ERJ's drive me nuts because they're in and out every two minutes it seems.
Anyway, just my