The Boston Business Journal reports state legislators reached accord late last night on a bill that would not bar ride-hailing services from the two locations but would add a 20-cent fee to every ride for a new state office to oversee the services and ensure riders go through background checks. Lawmakers rejected a bid by taxi operators to make ride-hailing drivers also get fingerprinted.
Dan Santry watched an Air France A380 - the world's largest passenger plane - roll across the tarmac at Logan Airport this afternoon after it was diverted here due to bad weather in New York. They remain an unusual sight in Boston because Terminal E is still being fitted with the two-level jetways needed to quickly unload the two-level planes.
Here's how, although, yes, the author is that guy who brings his bike on the Blue Line at rush hour.
WBZ reports on Boston Elite Transportation.
WCVB reports on the return of flight 147 early this morning.
Every so often, Massport sets things on fire at Logan Airport so firefighters can practice putting them out. As John Gage shows us, today was one of those days.
State Police report a nearly full garbage truck tipped over shortly after 5 a.m. on a Logan Airport service road, sending the driver to the hospital with minor injuries and shutting the road as crews worked to right the truck and clean up the mess.
The tipping happened between Terminal E and the Gulf station, State Police report.
Does anyone know how much will cost a taxi or other option to Boston Logan International Airport from Courtyard Marriott Tremont?
Tamas K-L watched the inaugural arrival of a Qatar Airways jet at Logan Airport today, where it joins Emirates Airlines in offering daily service to the Persian Gulf.
The Boston Business Journal reports JetBlue has filed for permission to start direct flights to Cuba this September.
State Police report protesters demanding a $15 minimum wage at Logan Airport were allowed to protest and listen to a few speeches, then, when told to disperse, six refused and were arrested.
Those arrested on a trespassing charge: Michael G. Gallagher, 67, of Boston, Marvin A. Martin, 61, of Dorchester, Mary D. Lombos, 41, of Roxbury, Jacqueline Wesley, 51, of Roxbury, Yusuf Farah, 57, of Cambridge and Roxana L. Rivera, 46, of Warwick, RI.
Kosta wishes he were a roving UHub photographer, but this morning he's an immobile UHub photographer at Logan. He filed this photo of a de-icing crew around 10 a.m. from the plane he's been sitting in since 5 a.m.
Dan Santry reports a ground crew at Logan gave a retiring JetBlue pilot making his last run out of Boston yesterday a water-cannon salute.
A correspondent seeks suggestions:
We are going to be going out of town for several days, flying out of Boston VERY early on Christmas day. I would love to know whether there is any likelihood that remote parking spaces might be available. And, assuming it is not, what transportation company is most likely to reliably get us to the airport by 5:30 in the morning - at an expense that does not approach the cost of air travel to Chicago.
FAA officials spent 3 1/2 hours listening to residents and elected officials rip into the way planes now fly over a host of communities, at a Milton meeting on Thursday that they agreed to attend only after US Rep. Stephen Lynch threatened to cut the agency's budget for community outreach by $25 million.
The meeting brought out several hundred people from Belmont to Hull, to complain that a new GPS-based flight-path system may be great for airline profits and schedules, but means unlucky residents are now subjected to endless waves of planes, often starting at 5 a.m., for days on end, because of the way it slots planes into very narrow air corridors. Residents also said planes are flying lower than they used to, further contributing to the noise. Read more.
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State Police report a drunken woman, not an ISIS Death Squad Killer, tried opening an exit door on an incoming British Airways jet this afternoon, leading the plane crew to strap her down until the plane could land and she could be taken away to face a little Massachusetts justice in a courtroom at East Boston Municipal Court tomorrow morning. Read more.