Dan Santry photographed some of the planes that landed at Logan today that don't normally get near us, including a Pakistan International Airlines 777 and a LOT 787 (as well as a KLM 747).
Melissa Desingco looked out the terminal window at Logan to see a Southwest plane getting way too into the personal space of a JetBlue plane that was scheduled to be headed to Chicago this morning.
The state Department of Public Health today released a study of people living around Logan Airport:
Among children, study results identified some respiratory effects indicative of undiagnosed asthma (i.e., probable asthma); children in the high exposure area were estimated to have three to four times the likelihood of this respiratory outcome compared with children in the low exposure area.
Among adult... Read more
Andrew Zimmern, yes, the weird-food guy, reports he was pretty freaked out shortly before 11 a.m. when he looked out the window of the Delta terminal and saw a plane spewing flames and smoke out on the tarmac.
Am I alone seeing a plane on fire on Tarmac at Logan in Boston? Lots of lights and responding vehicles and a blackened hull spewing... Read more
Dan Sentry watched a ceremony this afternoon at Logan's gate C19, from which United flight 175 took off on 9/11.
The flag was taken down so that United workers can continue to fly it at terminal B. A new flag will continue to fly above the jetway as JetBlue moves into the terminal.
Boston Metro reports Massport is starting a shuttle between Logan, Copley Square and the Hynes Convention Center. The shuttle, partly in reaction to the closing of the Government Center T stop, will be free to people with an MBTA pass, $5 for everybody else.
Commercial jets arriving at Logan don't usually get greeted by three helicopters and a smaller plane flying a banner, but Logan allowed an exception for the first Emirates Airline flight into Boston this afternoon.
That's the airline that redecorated the inside of Red Line trains in red.
After the plane landed and dried off and taxied a bit more, the pilot whipped out a... Read more
Mark Garfinkel posts a series of photos from Deer Island of the president's plane arriving in Boston yesterday.
JetBlue reports it's sharply cutting back service at Logan - and the three New York airports - until 10 a.m. tomorrow in the hopes of giving flight crews time to rest and ground crews times to service planes:
At that time, weâ€™ll gradually ramp up again â€“ we intend to be 100% operational by 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
The airline says it was... Read more
Massport officials at Logan Airport have just announced that the airport will be closed to planes beginning at 8 PM tonight (2-Jan) and lasting until noon tomorrow (3-Jan) due to the blizzard conditions expected overnight.
Multiple airlines are already waiving flight change fees in order to allow customers to fly today instead of tomorrow. People are being asked to contact their airlines directly to determine... Read more
Italian in Boston posted this photo of some of the first flakes at Logan Airport at 12:19 a.m.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports on an incident tonight:
The preliminary information is that an employee on the tarmac suffered fatal injuries after being hit by a truck as it was traveling in reverse in the area of a plane, and it does not suggest that he was struck by a plane. At this stage, the fatality appears to be accidental and so... Read more
The Friends of Meridian Street reports cab drivers continue to act like the bypass built for them to avoid local streets continues to go largely unused:
It's 4am and still a steady stream of empty Logan Airport taxis using Meridian Street and East Boston public streets to Chelsea instead of the multi-million dollar Coughlin Bypass Road built with taxpayers money specifically to keep commercial... Read more
Seems nobody's happy with the current cab situation in Boston, not riders, not drivers and owners and not large institutions that employ the sort of people who would be likely to need a cab.
The mayor's office today released a lengthy report on the state of cabs in Boston that features a number of findings and recommendations. Among them:
- Consider a nighttime surcharge to attract ... Read more
Terminal C was partially evacuated by State Police due to a suspicious package. A robot was brought in to check it out.
Passengers were told to head to Terminal E for transportation out of the airport. Around 8:50, Michael Ratty, just off a flight, reported:
Logan Airport is a NIGHTMARE right now. Mass confusion outside Terminals C and E.... Read more
A group of East Boston clamdiggers yesterday sued Massport and a company that gases up jet planes for a fuel spill they say ruined some of the most productive clam beds in Boston Harbor - and possibly jeopardized the future of the clamming in the entire state.
The Boston Clamdiggers Association says that until the Oct. 7, 2010 spill, clam beds on flats next... Read more
Jess recounts going through a security line at Logan the other day: After 12 years of heightened awareness of shoe bombs, she started taking her shoes off, only to have a TSA worker yell at her because TSA no longer checks for explosive shoes. OK, but then when she started putting her shoes back on, he yelled at her again.... Read more
Updated, 7:15 p.m.
Massport and Boston firefighters battled a two-alarm pump fire that broke out around 5 p.m. in the "fuel farm" used to gas up jets. Although it was brought under control around 5:30 p.m., Boston Fire only declared an all out around 7 p.m.
Fueling system temporarily suspended due to fire. Flights impacted. Please check with airlines for flight... Read more