Travel Log: Heading East out of Logan

August 16, 2011
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We flew Delta out of Boston on our way to France recently. We take our summer vacations on the French Riviera which remains exotic in every way despite the huge throngs who come here to vacation from all over the world. The Delta operation beginning in Logan and ending in Nice was as smooth...

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Eagles Can Fly

August 16, 2011
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American Airlines has announced it will be reconfiguring the financials of its regional airline American Eagle and spinning it off for a reported $1.2 billion or one years revenues. The airline giant said it would likely take at least three months to achieve its aims. American Eagle will become a separate company of its...

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Logan Safety Fair Set for Sept. 14

August 16, 2011
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Once again, the American Eagle Hangar will be the site of the annual Logan Safety Fair which is geared toward overall safety at the airport.  The Safety Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. The 2011 Safety Fair is sponsored by the Airport Safety Alliance Committee, Jet Blue...

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Freadman Named Deputy Director of Aviation Security Operations

August 16, 2011
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Michele Freadman has been appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Aviation Security Operations, according to Massport’s interim CEO and Executive Director, David Mackey. Reporting directly to Todd Smith, Logan’s Director of Operations, Michele Freadman, will be responsible for directing the operations of the Massport Badging Office, Aviation Officers, Dispatchers and Violation functions....

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Duverné Named Director of Emergency Management

August 16, 2011
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Acting, Massport CEO and Executive Director, David Mackey, has named Herby Duverné to assume the new role of Director of Emergency Management for Massport, reporting to the Director of Corporate Security. In his new role, Duverne will direct the development implementation management and administration of the Authority’s Emergency Management Planning Programs. He will oversee...

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Terminal B Upper Level Roadway Work Winding Down

August 16, 2011
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This month, Logan Airport is undergoing a major roadway improvement, pavement and repair project on the upper arrival area of Terminal B. The project will take three weeks to complete and will shutdown the roadway access on both the US Airways and American sides of the departure level. The work began on August 3rd,...

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Jet Blue’s Blue Pass Rage of the Industry

August 2, 2011
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Jet Blue has announced a new flat rate ticket available from August 22 to November 22 that allows passengers to take an unlimited number of flights from Logan International Airport to any JetBlue city for $1999.00. JetBlue flies to 55 cities from Logan – so the sky is the virtual limit for this spectacular...

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Travel Log: Looking at the Future

August 2, 2011
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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, believed to be the most advanced passenger aircraft ever built, was greeted with a water salute after landing in New Delhi following a nine hour flight from Japan recently. The aircraft was flown by a woman, test pilot Heather Ross. She flew the plane across the United States, to Iceland...

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Terminal B Upper Level Departure Roadway Closed Aug. 3-24: Last Major Roadway Closure of $55 Million Rehabilitation of Garage and Roadway System

August 2, 2011
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The upper level departure roadway at Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal B will be closed Wednesday August 3 at 2 a.m. until Tuesday August 24 so workers can mill and pave the upper level departure roadway and allow time for the new concrete surface to properly cure. Last summer, Massport installed 240 new support...

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Logan Establishes a New June Record for Passengers

August 2, 2011
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Boston Logan International Airport passenger numbers have increased over the past twelve consecutive months, actually establishing a new June record in 2011. During June 2011, 2,694,633 passengers passed through Logan compared to 2,588,310 in June 2007, setting the new record. In 2007, the yearly passenger number was set at 28.1 million, a Logan mark...

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Logan Safety Fair Set for Wednesday, Sept. 14

August 2, 2011
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Once again, the American Eagle Hangar will be the site of the annual Logan Safety Fair which is geared toward overall safety at the airport. The Safety Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. The 2011 Safety Fair is sponsored by the Airport Safety Alliance Committee, Jet Blue...

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Castles and the Sky

July 19, 2011
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Castles and the Sky

Just a stone’s throw from Logan Airport this past weekend was the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival – drawing more than 300,000 people and providing some pretty nice views for planes descending into the airport from the north. One of the festival’s major sponsors was JetBlue Airlines – which promoted the festival for...

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Travel Log: Looking at the Future

July 19, 2011
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The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, believed to be the most advanced passenger aircraft ever built, was greeted with a water salute after landing in New Delhi following a nine hour flight from Japan recently. The aircraft was flown by a woman, test pilot Heather Ross. She flew the plane across the United States, to Iceland...

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Terminal B Upper Level Roadway Work Ready to Start

July 19, 2011
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This coming August 2011, Logan Airport will undertake a major roadway improvement, pavement and repair project on the upper arrival area of Terminal B. The project will take three weeks to complete and will shutdown the roadway access on both the US Airways and American sides of the departure level. The work will begin...

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Babies can’t Fly First Class on Malaysia Airlines Airbus

July 8, 2011
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Malaysia Airlines is remaining consistent in its belief that babies should not be allowed to disturb its customers in its first class sections. And if you think this is a new policy, forget it. Malaysia Airlines banned babies some time ago from its first class cabins on its Boeing 747-400 jets. The extension of...

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New Police Headquarters Better for Area Neighborhoods

July 8, 2011
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The State Police Troop F assigned to Logan International Airport has a new home on the North Service Road a short distance from Neptune Road in East Boston and across from Logan’s MBTA station. The move has brought the State Police closer to the neighborhood and thus adding another level of security  and support...

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Travel Log: Travel Thoughts

July 8, 2011
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It finally feels like summer – and at airports around the world, travel is in full bloom. My summer vacation will be coming up in August. My family will travel by air – Delta – to France. We will fly from Boston to Charles DeGaulle in Paris and then on to Nice. For those...

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It is all about Common Sense

July 8, 2011
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The search by security officials of a 95 year old woman’s adult diaper at an airport security checkpoint in Florida recently has once again caused a storm of controversy among those who believe that not everyone boarding an airplane needs to be checked. As odd as it may seem to those who are cavalier...

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The Cup Comes Home

June 22, 2011
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The Cup Comes Home

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara hoists the Stanley Cup over his head as he emerges from the team plane last Thursday morning at Boston Logan Airport.

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JetBlue Continues its Growth as Logan’s Largest Carrier

June 22, 2011
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Pardon our growth! JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), Boston’s go-to airline for serving today’s travelers’ needs, is at it again with the announcement of two new nonstop destinations – Portland, Ore. and Santiago, D.R. Seasonal service to Portland International Airport which began May 26, 2011 and on Friday, June 17 JetBlue began the only nonstop...

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Travel Log: Dependence on Technology

June 22, 2011
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A computer crash at United Airlines grounding flights recently across the nation and to Europe magnifies the growing dependence of airlines on high tech communications. It highlights as well the relative fragility of tried and true computer systems. It also showed that not very much needs to take place to disrupt air travel throughout...

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Japan Airlines a Welcome Service to Logan Airport

June 22, 2011
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It was an exciting and historic moment for Massport, the State and all of New England when Japan Airlines (JAL) officially announced it will launch non-stop international service between Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport starting April 22, 2012. Boston will be the first destination to use the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner,...

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Airport Community Supports 182nd Infantry Battalion

June 22, 2011
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Hundreds of soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard 182 Infantry Battalion recently arrived at Logan Airport on leave and departed for military duty overseas. Through Massport’s well recognized Military Family Assistance Program, many family members and friends were able to access security, meet the soldiers on the arrivals and to say good bye on...

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Positive Moves in a Negative Economy

June 22, 2011
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-By Joshua Resnek Massport’s business plan for the coming year makes no concessions to the worldwide recession. In fact, total revenues for the fiscal year that begins July 1, will be $567.4 million. That’s a $33.6 million or 6.3 increase over last year’s budget, according to Massport officials who recently released the Fiscal Year...

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