Airport Guide: Boston Logan Airport
Boston Logan Airport is the 18th biggest airport in the United States and popular for its location close to the city center of Boston. Approaches on the airport are renowned for being very spectacular. Passengers have a wide range of different destinations from Boston and may also enjoy a wide range of different facilities including airport lounges, shops and restaurants.
With six runways and four terminals, Boston Logan Airport is the biggest airport in Massachusetts. Terminal A is only used by Delta Airlines after its merger with Continental Airlines. Terminal B is used by American Airlines and US Airways, but also serves a few Air Canada and Virgin America flights.
Terminal C is the main terminal of United Airlines and JetBlue Airways. Apart from Emirates which departs from Terminal C, all international airlines found a home at Terminal E which is widely known as the International Terminal.
Most important airlines at Boston Logan Airport:
- JetBlue Airways (several domestic and international destinations)
- American Airlines and US Airways (several domestic and international destinations)
- Delta Airlines (several domestic and international destinations)
- United Airlines (several domestic and international destinations)
Shopping and eating at Boston Logan Airport
Boston Logan Airport is not as big as other airports in the USA, but it is a little shopping paradise nevertheless. Depending on the airline you are flying with, you got a choice of several different shops including Swatch, Hugo Boss, L’Occitane and several other shops focusing on electronics, press, beauty and fashion.
The most exclusive shopping experience is offered in Terminal E. When it comes to dining, there is a wide range in all four terminals. Sbarro, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts got shops in all terminals, but other well-known brands are also present in one or more terminals at Boston Logan Airport. Next to fast food shops, there are also some restaurants at the airport.
Sleeping at Boston Logan Airport
Boston Logan Airport has no dedicated sleeping facilities inside the airport. However, with the Hilton Boston Logan Airport, the Embassy Suites at Logan Airport, Hyatt Boston Harbor and Courtyard Boston Logan Airport, there are four dedicated airport hotels close to Boston Airport.
All of these hotels got three or four stars and offer a decent experience judging from Tripadivsor ratings. However, you may choose another hotel in Boston as well as the city center is quite close. Especially hotels in the Boston North End are located very conveniently. Hotels in the city center may be a good choice for an overnight stay as well, but may be a little pricier.
Lounges at Boston Logan Airport
With its four terminals, Boston Logan Airport also offers a wide range of different lounges. Passengers flying Business or First Class or holding a frequent flier membership with a Star Alliance carrier may access either the Lufthansa Business Lounge, the Lufthansa Senator Lounge (both at Terminal E) or the United Club (Terminal B).
For similar oneworld passengers, there is access to the American Airlines Admirals Club (Terminal B), the British Airways First Class and Terraces Lounges as well as the Graf Lounge (all at Terminal E). SkyTeam passengers may either access the Delta Sky Club (Terminal A) or the Air France Lounge (Terminal E). The latter is also the only lounge Priority Pass holders got access to.
All lounges at Boston Logan Airport:
- Star Alliance: Lufthansa Senator and Business Lounges (Terminal E), United Club (Terminal B)
- Oneworld: AA Admirals Club (Terminal B), British Airways First Class and Terraces Lounges (Terminal E), Graf Lounge (Terminal E; Iberia passengers only)
- SkyTeam: Delta Sky Club (Terminal A), Air France Lounge (Terminal E)
- Priority Pass Holders: Air France Lounge (Terminal E)
- Other: Jet Blue, Emirates (Terminal C)
Transportation at Boston Logan Airport
Public transportation at Boston Logan Airport is organized by the airport operator Massport in cooperation with the MBTA. Massport’s Airport Shuttle connects all terminals with the stop “Airport” of the Blue Line (Subway) which serves the city center as well as the recently opened rental car center.
Moreover, the MBTA Silver Line (Express Bus) connects the airport with South Station. Massport’s Logan Express additionally serves Boston Back Bay, Braintree, Framingham, Peabody and Woburn. Moreover, rides to the city center are possible with taxis which are way more expensive as well as ferries and water taxis (not operating in winter).
Options to use public transportation at Boston Logan Airport:
- Massport Logan Express: Back Bay, Braintree, Framingham, Peabody, Woburn
- MBTA: City Center (Blue Lines), South Station (Silver Line), Downtown, Hingham, Hill (all Ferry Services)