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cdoobiest Jul 1, 14 10:02 am

AC Gates at Boston Logan Questions
 
Flying J out of Boston Logan July 4 with family. I saw United has new terminal. Anyone know if AC gates are still in the old terminal B. Also, I presume since we are J, we have access to new United lounge?

Finally, I have 1.5 hr layover in Toronto before heading onto Vancouver. Any tips on how to get to customs quickly with family of 4 (2 young ones). Thanks

loosegoose Jul 1, 14 10:27 am


Originally Posted by cdoobiest (Post 23125362)
Flying J out of Boston Logan July 4 with family. I saw United has new terminal. Anyone know if AC gates are still in the old terminal B. Also, I presume since we are J, we have access to new United lounge?

Finally, I have 1.5 hr layover in Toronto before heading onto Vancouver. Any tips on how to get to customs quickly with family of 4 (2 young ones). Thanks

UA terminal is totally separate from AC gates and require two trips through security to use UA lounge.

If you can ask for a cart pickup (and I'm not sure they do that ahead of time) at the gate they will take you to the customs area for transit pax. 1.5 hours is plenty for transiting through immigration, even with kids.

Shareholder Jul 1, 14 1:09 pm

Has UA taken over the wing that US used to operate from? Last time I flew UA ex-BOS it was from a horrible seat of gates with a miserable RCC. If they have moved the old US club was very nice and terminal facilities not bad. Unfortunately the AC gates are isolated from that part of the terminal so as noted, requires a second pass through security...likely without TSA PreCheck.

mabramovich Jul 1, 14 1:49 pm


Originally Posted by Shareholder (Post 23126346)
Has UA taken over the wing that US used to operate from? Last time I flew UA ex-BOS it was from a horrible seat of gates with a miserable RCC. If they have moved the old US club was very nice and terminal facilities not bad. Unfortunately the AC gates are isolated from that part of the terminal so as noted, requires a second pass through security...likely without TSA PreCheck.

Hmm -- all about expectations. I thought the old "RCC" in Terminal C was pretty nice and it wasn't a terrible terminal at all...the B6 gates were nicer but compared to like PHL it was absolutely fine.

cdoobiest Jul 1, 14 2:39 pm

I also have US Air Club Lounge Passes. Is this still around so I don't have to reenter security for United?

mabramovich Jul 1, 14 2:40 pm


Originally Posted by cdoobiest (Post 23126962)
I also have US Air Club Lounge Passes. Is this still around so I don't have to reenter security for United?

Lounge is still around and indeed you do not need to reenter security -- US, AA, and UA are all connected post-security now at Logan.

Diabeetus Jul 1, 14 3:54 pm


Originally Posted by cdoobiest (Post 23125362)
Flying J out of Boston Logan July 4 with family. I saw United has new terminal. Anyone know if AC gates are still in the old terminal B. Also, I presume since we are J, we have access to new United lounge?

AC is still in it's own segregated area in old Terminal B.

The new terminal B is very nice, and just opened at the end of May. Power outlets at at every single seat, chair, and table. It is a separate security check to get into the united side, and the line up for security can be quite long, if it is during the 6am-9am time block. Luckily, the security queue to get into the AC side is always short.

The United Club is very nicely appointed, with family room, tons of chairs, tables, and bar stools. The view is nice too, as there is lots of windows and it is on the upper floor.

The food/drink is standard United fare: cheese, carrots, cookies, bud light, and Pepperidge Farms cookies.. do you remember Pepperidge Farms?

Diabeetus Jul 1, 14 3:56 pm

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cdoobiest Jul 1, 14 5:02 pm


Originally Posted by Diabeetus (Post 23127340)
AC is still in it's own segregated area in old Terminal B.

The new terminal B is very nice, and just opened at the end of May. Power outlets at at every single seat, chair, and table. It is a separate security check to get into the united side, and the line up for security can be quite long, if it is during the 6am-9am time block. Luckily, the security queue to get into the AC side is always short.

The United Club is very nicely appointed, with family room, tons of chairs, tables, and bar stools. The view is nice too, as there is lots of windows and it is on the upper floor.

The food/drink is standard United fare: cheese, carrots, cookies, bud light, and Pepperidge Farms cookies.. do you remember Pepperidge Farms?

Thanks, for all of the info. We are leaving July 4 at 6:30 AM flight so I think lines will be short. I remember United club had continental breakfast in AM. May try to head over there if security lines short.

Steadfast Jul 1, 14 8:47 pm

I flew AC from Logan to YYZ this week. If you go to the "new" area you will need to go through security again to get to AC in the old area. There is one coffee shop past security in the AC area, and it is very small. The security line into AC area was very short.

Diabeetus Jul 1, 14 8:51 pm


Originally Posted by Steadfast (Post 23128522)
I flew AC from Logan to YYZ this week. If you go to the "new" area you will need to go through security again to get to AC in the old area. There is one coffee shop past security in the AC area, and it is very small. The security line into AC area was very short.

And the coffee shop in the AC area is terrible.

TheBOSman Jul 1, 14 9:00 pm


Originally Posted by cdoobiest (Post 23127696)
Thanks, for all of the info. We are leaving July 4 at 6:30 AM flight so I think lines will be short. I remember United club had continental breakfast in AM. May try to head over there if security lines short.


Originally Posted by Steadfast (Post 23128522)
I flew AC from Logan to YYZ this week. If you go to the "new" area you will need to go through security again to get to AC in the old area. There is one coffee shop past security in the AC area, and it is very small. The security line into AC area was very short.

I walk by the AC security line quite frequently, never seen it more than half a dozen deep. The new UA club is nice, but I haven't seen anything in a UA club that would make me want to go through security an extra time purely for it.

Clipper801 Jul 2, 14 7:42 am


Originally Posted by cdoobiest (Post 23125362)
Finally, I have 1.5 hr layover in Toronto before heading onto Vancouver. Any tips on how to get to customs quickly with family of 4 (2 young ones). Thanks

Here are the instructions:

http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelin...yyz_us_ca.html

There are dedicated CBSA queues for connecting passengers.

If you will be flying on AC in J to YVR or *G, you will be able to use the Maple Leaf Lounge. Use the elevator to the left after security.

GJS - yow Jul 2, 14 7:30 pm

I flew back from Boston at the beginning of June. The check-in agents told me that AC has an "arrangement" with US Airways to use their lounge, which is very close to security. While it means two trips through security, it was worthwhile, and the walk from the US Airways lounge to the AC security line was less than 5 minutes (including taking the down escalator to the baggage claim area and the up escalator back to the departures level).

The AC security line only took a couple of minutes, and as noted above, led to a small waiting area that was overcrowded, with a very basic coffee shop/food counter and no room to move.

I was very pleased with the recommendation to use the US Airways lounge - the staff there did not question the AC boarding card, and the lounge was spacious (not very busy at 16:00 on a Friday afternoon).

gesmith10 Jul 3, 14 4:01 am

The AC area at Logan has the shortest and easiest security lines i've experienced anywhere in the world. That makes up for any other shortcomings!


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