Logan Airport

By - 11/7/09 - 10:34 pm

UPDATE: FORCV.com has updated its story and so are we: It was large quantities of pressurized cans, not Tylenol.

FORCV.com, which covers the Cape Verdean community in Boston, reports TSA agents today blocked Cape Verdeans from boarding a plane to their homeland with large quantities of a variety of medical items to help victims of a dengue-fever epidemic there:

... TSA officials, unaware of the breakout of dengue Epidemic in Cape Verde this week, delayed the flight and did an extensive search of the luggage. By the end of the process, passengers were allowed to take only small amount of medical supplies. ...

Dengue, also known as breakbone fever because of the intense pain it causes, is spread by mosquitoes. On Thursday, the Cape Verdean government declared a national emergency because of the outbreak.

In addition to the painkillers and vitamins, Cape Verdeans also tried boarding a TACV flight with rubbing alcohol, mosquito repellents and hand sanitizers, FORCV.com reports.

By - 10/29/09 - 8:07 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on a preliminary ruling by the FAA that proposed 40- and 59-story towers on what is now the aquarium parking garage are way too tall too close to Logan. Developer Don Chiofaro basically said "meh" and that the ruling just means closer scrutiny of the project.

By - 9/11/09 - 7:59 am

Richard Beaubien spent time this summer at the 9/11 memorial at Logan Airport (he has more photos here).

Earlier: The flag at Gate 32.

Copyright Richard Beaubien. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 9/9/09 - 5:27 pm

Any number of times, DSG's gotten on a flight at Gate 32, but ever since 9/11, it's felt different, because that's the gate boarded by passengers of American Airlines Flight 11, flown into the World Trade Center:

... The next time you're in that end of Terminal B, walk to the right side past Starbucks. Look out the window near Gate 32. The flag's there, paying tribute to everyone who was killed on a gorgeous late summer morning. If you're like me, you might say a small prayer in memory of all who went to an airport or to work that day, and never returned home.

By - 9/3/09 - 9:23 am

State Rep. Lori Ehrlich of Marblehead is proposing adding Kennedy's name to the airport, the Globe reports, in a story that also answers the question: Just who was Logan, anyway?

By - 9/2/09 - 12:07 pm

The MBTA reports a disabled Blue Line train at Airport inbound.

By - 8/29/09 - 10:45 pm

I was not the only crazy person walking around Castle Island today, although I was the only one not in a jacket (but at least I had the sense not to venture onto the fishing pier, onto which the occasional wave crashed). I watched boats jumping into waves and a fair number of seagulls and terns divebombing the choppy water (fish down there?). The planes heading to Logan swayed as the pilots fought the wind - and as their wings trailed streamers of mist.

By - 7/29/09 - 12:30 pm

Here's your chance: The airport has a Twitter account and whoever's behind the curtain is answering questions.

Hmm, I didn't go all the way back on the feed, but it doesn't look like anybody's asked yet why they don't offer free WiFi.

By - 6/30/09 - 10:56 pm

Massport arrivals list at 11 p.m. Yellow means delays of up to 45 minutes; red means even longer delays.

Lots of canceled, diverted and delayed flights at Logan Airport tonight thanks to fog and, apparently, some sort of problem with the system used to guide planes into the airport.

Spencer McEwen tweets he has now been stuck sitting at T.F. Green on a Logan-bound Virgin plane longer than if the airline had simply put everybody on buses and driven them to Logan - and then driven them back to Green for the hell of it and then back to Boston. They've already had to pump out the plane's waste systems so passengers can relieve themselves again as they wait for "the Logan approach system" to get fixed.

UPDATE, 11:09 p.m.: McEwen reports the flight crew is now rationing what little food they have: Children and the elderly get first dibs.

UPDATE, 12:04 a.m: McEwen tweets on arrival in Boston:

Touchdown in Boston. Everybody cheered and clapped.

Steve Garfield tweets he was late getting in from LaGuardia due to the fog.

By - 6/22/09 - 8:08 am

Hey, remember the new runway that was supposed to reduce delays at Logan and not increase the number of jets flying over East Boston? Yeah, Massport got it wrong.

By - 6/19/09 - 11:32 am

At around 6:30 AM on Thursday, air traffic controllers gave clearance for US Air Flight 27 (an Airbus 320) to take-off on runway 15R. Meanwhile, at the crossing with Taxiway M, a Ford Explorer driven by a construction worker did not call to the tower to request permission to cross and caused an extremely dangerous near miss at Logan. The plane's wing came within inches of the vehicle as it ultimately departed safely. The driver is suspended pending investigation.

By - 6/9/09 - 7:32 am

Weather-related shutdown of flights on the Northeast Corridor has stacked up planes at Logan. My 6:50 am to BWI has been delayed to 8am. Expect similar delays for NYC and Washington area flights.

Currently stuck on the tarmac at Logan. First mentioned this about an hour ago on twitter.

By - 6/7/09 - 8:15 am

After dropping off old electronics stuff at the Bayside yesterday, the kidlet and I headed over to Castle Island for some lunch and to watch the harbor go by. We wandered around the fort and, whoa, the main gate was open and they were giving free tours (free tours on weekends through August). The history was interesting, the views from the top of the fort are wonderful and they've got all these cannons, several pointed at Logan. Most of them are plastic replicas - the War Department melted down the real ones during World War II for the metal - so Logan has nothing to worry about, which is good, since the larger cannons could shoot a ball three miles (or from the fort to Deer Island).

Our tour guide shows off the cannon bore:

By - 6/2/09 - 2:01 pm

Josh Stevens ranks various airports on their ground transportation and declares Logan "most bewildering" because of the Silver Line:

If a camel is a horse designed by committee, then Boston's Silver Line BRT (with scant emphasis on the "R") is a transit line designed by a committee of camels. In the course of a 20-minute trip to South Station, the Silver Line seems to pass through every stage of man and a few states of matter to boot. ...

Via Robert David Sullivan, who wonders if Stevens would have appreciated the Silver Line more if he'd also tried either a cab or the shuttle bus/Blue Line.

By - 5/31/09 - 8:48 am
By - 5/6/09 - 9:22 pm

Jimbo points us to this photo by George Cumming of what might be the dead Logan coyote - who seemed to be lactating a week ago, which means there are now some orphan coyote babies in Belle Isle Marsh.

By - 5/6/09 - 3:24 pm

Logan Airport had to briefly shut two runways today as crews tried to corral a particularly wily coyote, the Globe reports.