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Address
1 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA, 02128
Phone
(617) 428-2800
IATA Code
BOS

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The "B" Student of Airports

Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston doesn't have a lot of flair, but it has enough to keep you occupied during layovers. The information below will give you a quick synopsis of what you can expect at Boston Airport.

All the Good Things About Boston Airport

Logan Airport can be summed up by two words: convenient and easy. For a big city airport, it certainly has a small town feel to it. The airport has an easily-navigable floor plan with helpful signage. While you're here, you'll notice that the surroundings are not very elegant, but the overall atmosphere is fairly relaxing. You'll also have free access to the airport's Wi-Fi throughout the airport.  

Logan Airport is very family friendly with play areas for kids and rocking chairs (located throughout the terminals) to help child travelers relax. 

What Can Make Boston Airport a Disappointing Experience

Like in many other airports, electronic outlets are readily available here. The problem is that they are quite quirky and a good portion of them are not functional at all. Because of this, you'll have to hunt down one of the charging stations with really high counters resembling Fenway Park's Green Monster. If you're tall then it won't be a problem. However, most travelers will end up having to try their luck with the outlets built into the seating at certain gates.  

The quality of service you are likely to receive from the staff at BOS is mediocre at best. The staff isn't rude but is not very helpful either. The good news is that you don’t need much help because it's easy to figure things out for yourself at BOS.  

Boston Airport is also still undergoing some remodeling. You can expect to encounter areas that are not accessible due to construction and the usual dust and noise associated with men at work. This can hamper the otherwise relaxing nature of BOS. Nonetheless, this facelift is expected to improve the traveler experience at Logan. 

Ways to Keep Yourself Entertained

There is a USO lounge in Terminal C for military members and veterans. It offers ample seating and a few different options for entertainment. You can kick back in the lounge area and watch TV or pop in a DVD. They also have an Xbox for those that wish to partake in a little gaming. The kitchen portion of the lounge contains microwaves and a refrigerator for cooking or reheating food. You can also use the lounge’s computer to surf the Internet. 

As previously mentioned, kids can be entertained at one of the three “kidports” found in the terminals. Terminal A’s kidport is located next to Gate 16. Terminal B has one at Gate B29. Terminal C’s is in the area of Gate 25. Those found in Terminals A and C were actually created by the well-known toy maker Playtime. Each area features mini airplanes that kids can climb on, and specially designed carpet and walls that make the area appear to be a runway. Parents will also be able to relax carefree in the kidport seating area which has its own TV. 

Where to Get a Taste of Boston

Since you’re in the port city of Boston, you might as well check out some New England seafood at Legal Sea Food. Legal’s version of clam chowder is absolutely amazing. You can even get a cup to go if you want to take it on the plane. Try pairing the chowder with something fried (like calamari) to round out the taste. The fresh crab salad is also a great mixture of crisp seafood and fresh veggies. Those in the know often go for the secret menu item: the fried clam sandwich. 

Bonfire is a Boston favorite and provides plenty of options for meat eaters. Here, you'll be able to treat yourself to a juicy steak plate with all the fixings. If you don't have the appetite for a full steak, try the Kobe Beef Hotdog for a change. Latin-inspired food, such as Bonfire's own adaptation of tacos, is also a great option from the menu. If this sounds good to you, head to Terminal B around Gate 36 to find Bonfire. 

Travelers who enjoy a good beer while spending time at the airport should visit Harpoon Tap Room. This airport pub has several local brews on tap. It also serves some decent bar food if you end up getting hungry. You'll find this spot in Terminal A near Gate 22. 

Another Tidbit About Logan Airport

If you're at the international terminal looking to take advantage of the duty-free shop, be prepared to encounter a rather slim selection of goods. You might want to skip it altogether because the small selection doesn't really make it worth the visit.

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