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Old Mar 15, 17, 7:57 pm
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YEG780
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
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Originally Posted by Beer Me! View Post
Really wish I found this thread before booking my DEN-BOS-YYZ trip today. This won't be one I repeat. Had an 8:30 pm departure to YYZ that was delayed until at least 10:30 pm.

I smartly (and unknowingly) stayed on the UA side of Term B and grabbed a bite & a beer at a Legal there. Literally everything started shutting down by 7:30 in the main part of the terminal and AC spooked me a bit by texting that we were nearing boarding at 8 pm, so I left the secure area to head to the B1-B3 gates.

There were zero people in line to re-clear security at the AC gates. The gate area resembled a holding pen you see when clearing security for Int'l flights from a 3rd world country-- further made worse because it was full of PAX for 4-5 seriously delayed flights. The AC text lied-- we are still delayed until 10:30 at a minimum.

Inside there are two small restrooms (1 M & 1 W) and a snack bar. The snack bar is basically a couple of water/soda coolers, a couple of coffee thermos pumps (no idea how old the coffee is in them), some bagged chips, and a nacho warmer. That's it. It is about 95 F in the room.

i confirmed w/ the AC desk that the plane won't depart earlier. I decided to leave the secure area for some sanity. They advised me a safe time to come back through security was 9:45, so that's what I'll do. TSA gave me a rash of crap for leaving, but they were likely pissed they had to work a bit more. The Ozone Bar is still open, so that's where I am hanging enjoying a beer or two and some snacks until then.

My advice- don't go to the penalty box until you absolutely have to for AC flights from BOS.
Thanks for the tip! Taking my first flight out of Logan this summer.

Last edited by YEG780; Mar 15, 17 at 8:01 pm Reason: Accidentally didn't type my reply
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