sleeping in BOS

Old Aug 30, 17, 10:23 pm
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sleeping in BOS

i have a flight that LANDS in BOS at 105am on 24 dec.

i cannot get picked up by my sister until 7am 24 dec.

accdg to sleepinginairports.com, i cannot sleep airside. i must exit and sleep near baggage claim.

is this true?

fyi, can't afford a motel!
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Old Aug 31, 17, 7:07 am
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You will have to leave the airside area. You could try to rest near baggage claim or in areas near check-in.

There's a hostel on Stuart Street in Boston, but I'm not sure how you'd get there that late as the subways would be shut down.
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Old Aug 31, 17, 2:47 pm
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Not great. What airline are you arriving on?
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Old Aug 31, 17, 6:30 pm
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Not great. What airline are you arriving on?
Since he has to leave the airside area would it matter what airline he's flying?
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Old Aug 31, 17, 7:01 pm
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True but some terminals have better nooks and crannies than others. I wouldn't want to wander across all of them at 1:30 am.
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Old Aug 31, 17, 8:59 pm
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True but some terminals have better nooks and crannies than others. I wouldn't want to wander across all of them at 1:30 am.
thanks for responses!

i arrive on delta. any nook and cranny recommendations?
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Old Aug 31, 17, 9:16 pm
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You will have to leave the airside area.
Can OP just go to a corner of an adjacent gate and crash there? Or does security diligently walk thru after 1am and evict people?
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Old Aug 31, 17, 10:34 pm
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Can OP just go to a corner of an adjacent gate and crash there? Or does security diligently walk thru after 1am and evict people?
yeah...that's my question!
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Old Sep 1, 17, 8:53 am
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I don't know the answer to the security sweep question.

In Terminal A landside departures level, there are some corners near the escalators/bathroom/bakery cafe on the left if your'e facing security. Arrivals level is darker and cosier but also more likely to be cold and loud.
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Old Sep 3, 17, 3:58 pm
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FYI, the automated "Attention please, TSA regulations limit carryon baggage..." announcements play all night in every terminal in both the area before security and after security. They are loud.
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Old Sep 3, 17, 10:31 pm
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FYI, the automated "Attention please, TSA regulations limit carryon baggage..." announcements play all night in every terminal in both the area before security and after security. They are loud.
packing list : earplugs!

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Old Sep 7, 17, 6:11 am
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Can OP just go to a corner of an adjacent gate and crash there? Or does security diligently walk thru after 1am and evict people?
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yeah...that's my question!
I don't have personal experience, but I'm fairly certain that Boston is one of those airports where they do evict everyone. (Can't remember the exact thread, but I think it was in this forum that someone mentioned being kicked landside for a few hours before being able to clear security again at 4am.)
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Old Sep 7, 17, 8:49 am
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sounds like i'm in for a miserable experience!! ha

thanks for your help
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Old Sep 7, 17, 9:25 am
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Yes, they do evict everyone from airside for a security sweep. They may or may not let you stay landside in the baggage claim area. I heard that they might actually lock all of the doors while the security sweep is occurring
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Old Sep 11, 17, 1:54 pm
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You say your sister can't pick you up until 7 AM. Where are you going?
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