Logan Airport

By - 1/19/10 - 4:20 pm

Massport has announced today that they are offering free Wifi for the next two years! Since Thanksgiving, WiFi access has been free at Logan and other airports around the country due to a sponsorship deal with Google to provide the access for free that only required you to click past a splash page announcing Google's sponsorship.

The two months showed a sixfold increase in usage at Logan according to Massport and they wanted to follow up on that by continuing the program with other sponsorship.

By - 1/8/10 - 11:48 am

De-icing fluid getting into airplane air-conditioning systems not the only problem at Logan, the Herald reports.

By - 1/8/10 - 11:02 am

Channel 5 reports on the 10:30 a.m. incident involving a Delta plane. The Boston Fire Department sent a truck to Runway 33L, but it quickly left the scene. Boston Police tweet "an unknown fluid" in the plane's ventilation system caused fumes in the plane.

By - 12/23/09 - 10:14 am

I ask because the MBTA is reporting a dead train at Airport.

By - 12/23/09 - 10:08 am

Robert Buderi tweets around 9:50 a.m. from his plane to Dallas/Ft. Worth:

wow. Our flight AA 1133 just rtrnd to logan after takeoff. Made emergency landing. Something went very wrong. Emerg vehicles here.

Channel 4 tweets Logan says the plane had a rudder problem and so turned back.

By - 11/23/09 - 6:35 pm

OK, savvy travelers know there's free wireless at Logan for the holidays.

Ben Ostrander reports, though, that when you connect to loganwifi, you're given a choice: Free wireless or the traditional $10 wireless.

Anybody know if the paid WiFi is better somehow (better throughput?)? Or is it just for the sort of person you'd expect to see on a Chance card in Monopoly, using a $10 bill to light a cigar?

By - 11/17/09 - 8:28 am

John Murray of Glasgow is scheduled for arraignment in East Boston District Court this morning on charges of "interfering with the flight crew" on a flight from Philadelphia to London overnight. The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says he refused to stop blocking the aisle on the US Airways flight and became belligerent and disruptive enough to force the flight crew to land the plane at Logan to get him off.

Innocent, etc.

By - 11/10/09 - 7:48 am

Looky here - Google is sponsoring free wireless at Logan and a bunch of other airports now through Jan. 15.

Via Steve Garfield, who has been banging the free-WiFi-at-Logan drum for longer than anybody.

By - 11/9/09 - 11:57 pm

UPDATE: TSA responds.

Hokay: FORCV.com has updated its story on the Cape Verdeans blocked from taking stuff on a flight to their homeland. It wasn't Tylenol and Vitamin C that TSA blocked them from taking onboard, but "large quantities of mosquito repellent spray cans and alcohol-based hand sanitizer bottles in suitcases." And the reason TSA agents stopped people from bringing all these cans and bottles with them is because "TSA checkpoint personnel were alarmed by the large amount of those flammable products in several suitcases since they fall under the category of dangerous goods."

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
Memorial

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
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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.

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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
Yuck

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.