Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) guide

If you’re flying out of New England, chances are you’re flying from Boston’s Logan International Airport.

An aerial view of Boston. Image credit: HaizhanZheng/iStock
An aerial view of Boston. Image credit: HaizhanZheng/iStock

Officially, the airport’s name is General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (named after a WWI war hero from Boston) — but everyone calls it Logan Airport, Boston Airport, or even BOS Airport, after its IATA code. With four terminals, Boston Airport is a hub for Delta Airlines, Cape Air, and JetBlue.

Having an airport map in hand can help you navigate this busy airport, as can this helpful airport guide.

Airlines flying out of Boston Logan Airport

Knowing which terminal your plane is departing from can help save time when you’re trying to catch a flight. Take a look at how the airlines are arrayed at Logan.

Terminal A

  • Delta Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • WestJet

Terminal B

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Boutique Air
  • Spirit
  • United Airlines

Terminal C

  • Aer Lingus
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Cape Air
  • JetBlue
  • Silver Airways
  • TAP Air Portugal (International departures only)

Terminal E

  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • American Airlines (International arrivals only)
  • Azores Airlines (SATA)
  • British Airways
  • Cabo Verde Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Airlines (International arrivals only)
  • El Al Israel Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Hainan Airlines
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Iberia
  • Icelandair
  • Japan Airlines
  • JetBlue (International arrivals only)
  • KLM
  • Korean Air
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Level
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian Air
  • Porter
  • Qatar Airways
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • TAP Air Portugal (International arrivals only)
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic

Boston Airport lounges – where to escape

All the major U.S. airlines and several international airlines offer private lounges for their premium customers at Logan International Airport. See what lounge opportunities are available to you in your terminal.

Terminal A

Delta Sky Clubs

Delta offers two Sky Clubs in Terminal A. Both are available to first-class and business-class passengers with same-day tickets on Delta, as well as to American Express Platinum cardholders flying any class on Delta. Both clubs offer comfortable seating, plenty of power outlets, and a hot and cold buffet. Delta has announced plans to add shower facilities in 2020. While the Sky Clubs offer full-service bars, expect to pay an upcharge for premium liquor.

Terminal B

American Airlines Admirals Club

Members of the Admirals Club have access to this lounge, as do premium international passengers on American Airlines and its oneworld partners. You can also buy a day pass to the club if you’re holding same-day American Airlines tickets. This newly renovated lounge is spacious with great views of the tarmac, and hot and cold food stations are located throughout the lounge. A dedicated children’s room offers computers with games, a TV, and a crafting table. A business center is available if you need to print some documents. Take advantage of the ample shower facilities to freshen up before your flight.

Enjoy views to the tarmac while you wait for your flight. Image credit: monkeybusinessimages/iStock
Enjoy views to the tarmac while you wait for your flight. Image credit: monkeybusinessimages/iStock

United Club

This Terminal B lounge can be accessed by United Club members and those flying first-class or business-class on United flights. Day passes are also available when space is available. This lounge offers plenty of seating and a limited buffet depending on the time of day. Views of the tarmac are terrific from this club.

Terminal C

The Lounge

This lounge is shared by Aer Lingus, TAP Air Portugal, and Emirates for use by their premium-class passengers. It’s also accessible to members of Priority Pass, Lounge Club, and Diners Club, while all other passengers may purchase a day pass. A full-service bar is available at this lounge, as is a buffet featuring cold salads, snacks, and soups. The seating includes lounge chairs with ottomans.

USO Lounge

Active duty members and reservists in the U.S. military, along with their families, can take advantage of this convenient lounge. The lounge provides snacks and drinks, as well as a refrigerator and microwave to let families take care of special dietary needs and preferences. Relax in front of the TV, or watch a DVD. Emergency phone cards and personal care kits are available when needed.

Boston Airport hotels – overnight luxury at the airport

Logan Airport has two hotels on airport property to let you grab some sleep or connect with colleagues before you board your next flight.

Hilton Boston Logan Airport

With a climate-controlled walkway connecting you to Logan Airport and panoramic views overlooking Boston Harbor, the Hilton Boston Logan Airport is ideally located, whether you have business in the city or are just on a layover. 

An indoor pool and fitness center give you the chance to get a workout in before your flight, and a 24/7 bell desk and personal concierge provide the help you need no matter when your plane lands. Three dining establishments keep you well-fed (along with round-the-clock room service), and tech-equipped boardrooms are available for meetings. All guest rooms are soundproofed so you can ignore the airport.

Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor

This harborside hotel boasts expansive views of the harbor and city and is right at the edge of Logan Airport. Guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency enjoy complete soundproofing and free Wi-Fi, and a 24/7 business center can help you with any last-minute meeting preparation. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available if you need to freshen up your wardrobe, and a fitness center and jogging trail along the harbor will help you feel like yourself after a long flight.

Get some work done or relax at one of the nearby hotels between flights. Image credit: damircudic/iStock
Get some work done or relax at one of the nearby hotels between flights. Image credit: damircudic/iStock

Logan Airport shops – duty-free treasures and necessities for your flight

Each of Boston Airport’s terminals offers a wide range of practical shops to help you pick up last-minute essentials for your flight as well as mementos of your stay in Boston. You’ll find most duty-free shopping in Terminal E, since that’s where most international flights originate.

Terminal A

Make sure you’re ready for your flight with all the reading material you need, which you can pick up at BookLink or several NewsLink locations in the terminal. If you’re looking for a last-minute luggage upgrade, Tumi can help you out — especially if you need an additional carry-on to carry all the liquor, fragrances, and cosmetics you pick up at the duty-free shop. Boston-themed apparel to commemorate your trip is available at New England Collections.

Terminal B

Pick up those cables you forgot or choose some new gadgets at Tech on the Go, or grab an ever-useful portable charger at a Fuel Rod station. Should you need to update your toiletries kit, you’ll find a wide range of beauty supplies at Fifth & Sunset and Zoom – Benefit Cosmetics, as well as the basics at any of several Hudson stores. Ink by Hudson has the reading material you need, and you can take home Boston-themed toys, clothing, and other souvenirs from Boston America and Boston Tops. A small duty-free shop is also available in Terminal B.

Terminal C

If you need to find just the right gifts before you head home, Terminal C stands ready to help with several choice shops, including two Duty-Free Shops, GoGo Gifts, Travel + Leisure, Black Dog, and New England Collectibles — or stop at Natalie’s Candy Jar to satisfy the sweet tooth in your family. Need a few tech items to make your travels easier? Head to Best Buy Express, InMotion Entertainment, or the iStore Boutique.

Terminal E

As Terminal E hosts the greatest number of international carriers, it’s no surprise to learn that it’s also home to many Duty-Free shops. Quite a few focus on fragrances, cosmetics, and beauty products, including the Chanel, Clinique, MAC, Dior, and Kiehl’s shops, and you’ll also find high-end fashion and accessories at the Hugo Boss, Montblanc, and Michael Kors shops. Pick up the electronics you need for your journey at the AT&T shop or InMotion Entertainment, and grab the travel necessities you need at Hudson or Travel + Leisure.

Logan Airport restaurants – New England specialities and tasty bites

Whether you want a sit-down meal, a cocktail to take the edge off traveling, or a grab-and-go meal to take with you, Logan offers a wide variety of dining options in each terminal.

Terminal A

When you need more than coffee out of a styrofoam cup, check out these options:

  • Currito: Curate your own burrito here to get just the flavor combination you want.
  • Vino Volo: When a glass of wine is what you need to pass the time pleasantly, you’ll be happy with the selection here. (You’ll also find a Vino Volo in Terminals B and E.)
  • Harpoon Tap Room: You say beer is more your thing? Then head here to choose from 10 locally brewed craft options — as well as pub grub favorites like chowder or fish and chips.
  • Boston Bruins Bar: Stop here to catch the hockey game and take advantage of the full bar.
  • Legal Test Kitchen: You’ll find iterations of Boston’s Legal Sea Foods all over the airport, but this table-service restaurant is the most interesting, with some innovative takes on the standard Legal menu. (Don’t worry, the favorites are here, too.)

Terminal B

Terminal B has three sections, and the important thing to remember here is that if you’re leaving from gates B1, B2, or B3, you go through a different security line, and you’d better eat before security. Check out these favorites:

  • Kelly’s Roast Beef: Locals rave not only about the roast beef sandwiches at this quick-serve joint, but also the lobster rolls.
  • Legal Sea Foods: Yes, they’re here in terminal B — In fact, there are even two of them, at gates B8 and B26. (Let’s face it, there’s a Legal Sea Foods in every terminal.)
  • Berkshire Farms Market: Yes, it’s a grab-and-go, but it’s one with some rather delicious local options — including the pastries from South End Buttery.
  • Lucca: If you’ve been to the restaurants in Back Bay or North End, you’ll understand why this Italian sit-down restaurant is so popular.
  • Stephanie’s: Another transplant from the city to the airport, this sophisticated comfort food spot has a full bar.

Terminal C

You’ll find lots of places to grab a cup of coffee in Terminal C, but you can do better at these spots:

  • Wahlburger: This popular Boston chain is more than a burger joint. You can enjoy table service and a full bar here.
  • Sam Adams Brewhouse: The most recent limited edition Sam Adams beer releases show up here for your enjoyment, as well as some tasty pub grub.
  • Boston Beer Works: If you want to sample some other beers, you’ll find a rotating selection here (plus wine).
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Sure, it’s a quick-serve chain sandwich shop, but its toasted sandwiches are more than satisfying (good to know during those wee hours when it’s one of the few restaurants open).
  • Shojo: Chinese cuisine meets American burgers at this spot transplanted from Boston’s Chinatown. A great choice whether you prefer the soba noodles or Shojonator burger.

Terminal E

Yes, another Vino Volo and another Legal Sea Foods. But there’s more…

  • Dine Boston: Notable local chefs step in T these spots (there’s a quick-serve café as well as a sit-down restaurant) to create seasonal menus. And because it’s before security, you can dine here with the people you’re saying good-bye to.
  • Durgin-Park: Now that this Boston favorite has closed in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace in town, this is the only place to get its amazing sandwiches.
  • Stephanie’s: Yes, there’s an outpost in Terminal E, too. Make sure to try the customizable Bloody Mary.
  • Vineyard Grille: One of the few full-service bars in Terminal E, with a full menu of seafood and burgers.

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