Logan International Airport Guide

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is a public International airport located in East Boston and partially in Winthrop, Massachusetts in the United States. The airport is commonly known as Logan International airport or Logan. The airport stands on land that covers 2,384 acres in space. The airport was opened in the year 1923 and has six runways and four passenger terminals. In terms of the economic development of the county, the airport plays a role in economic boost by providing employment to 16,000 people. 

This airport is the largest airport by basing on the passenger volume and cargo handling in both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New England. The airport in 2019 had passenger traffic of 42,522411 which was the high passenger traffic in its history. This airport is named after General Edward Lawrence Logan who was a 20th-Century war hero innate to Boston.

Logan International Airport is owned by Massachusetts Port Authority and serves Greater Boston. This airport is a hub for Cape Air and Delta Air Lines with a base city for JetBlue. The airport has flights to destinations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the North Atlantic region, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Logan International Airport was opened in 1923 on September 8th and was mainly used by the Massachusetts Air National Guard and the United States Army Air Corps. In the 1940s and 1950s, the airport underwent some significant expansion of the airport in land by 1,800 acres. This expansion was due to the rising demand for air travel. Later there was expansion of the terminals adding the present day Terminal B and C which were opened in the year 1949. The state renamed the airport in 1943 after Major General Edward Lawrence Logan who was a Spanish-American War officer from South Boston. The airport in 1952 became the first airport in the US to have an indirect rapid transit connection with the opening of the Airport Station on the Blue Line.

The airport became a transatlantic gateway after the Second World War and in the late 1940s it had begun operating a Boston-Shannon-London service operated by American Overseas Airlines. In the year 1970, there was the introduction of the Jumbo jet when Pan Am started daily Boeing 747 flight to London Heathrow. The first major runway expansion was the addition of Runway 14/32 which was opened in November 23rd, 2006 which had been proposed in 1973 but there was delays due to court orders.

Logan International Airport Codes

The codes for Logan International Airport are IATA: BOS, ICAO: KBOS, FAA LID: BOS

Logan International Airport Airlines and Destinations

Passengers.

AirlinesDestinations
Aer LingusDublin, Shannon
Air CanadaSeasonal: Calgary, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Air Canada ExpressHalifax, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Toronto–Pearson
Air FranceParis–Charles de Gaulle
Alaska AirlinesLos Angeles, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma
AlitaliaRome–Fiumicino
Allegiant AirAsheville, Destin/Fort Walton Beach, KnoxvilleSeasonal: Grand Rapids (begins March 5, 2021) Sarasota
American AirlinesAustin (begins January 10, 2021), Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, London–Heathrow (resumesMarch 27, 2021), Los Angeles, Miami, New York–JFK, NewYork–LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor,Washington–NationalSeasonal: Cancun, Grand Cayman, Jackson Hole (beginsDecember 19, 2020), Montego Bay, Nassau,Providenciales, Punta Cana
American EagleHarrisburg, Indianapolis, New York–JFK, New York– LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, Rochester (NY),Syracuse, Washington–NationalSeasonal: Wilmington (NC)
Azores AirlinesPonta Delgada, Terceira
Boutique AirMassena
British AirwaysLondon–Heathrow
Cabo Verde AirlinesPraia, Sal
Cape AirAugusta (ME), Bar Harbor, Hyannis, Lebanon, Martha’sVineyard, Nantucket, Portland (ME), Provincetown, Rockland, Rutland, Saranac Lake/Lake Placid
Cathay PacificHong Kong
Copa AirlinesPanama City
Delta Air LinesAmsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Bermuda, Cincinnati, Detroit,Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, London–Heathrow,Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK,New York–LaGuardia, Orlando, Paris–Charles de Gaulle,Raleigh/Durham, Salt Lake City, San Francisco,Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa, West Palm BeachSeasonal: Aruba, Cancun, Dublin, Edinburgh, Montego Bay,Nassau, Punta Cana, Rome–Fiumicino (begins May 27,2021), St. Thomas (resumes December 19, 2020)
Delta ConnectionBuffalo, Charleston (SC), Chicago–O’Hare, Cleveland,Columbus–Glenn, Indianapolis, Jacksonville (FL), Kansas City, Memphis (resumes January 4th, 2021), Milwaukee,Nashville, Newark, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia,Norfolk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond,Washington–NationalSeasonal: Cincinnati, Sarasota
Eastern AirlinesPort-au-Prince (begins December 18, 2020), SantoDomingo–Las Americas (begins December 17, 2020)
El AlTel Aviv
EmiratesDubai–International
Frontier AirlinesFort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Juan, Tampa Seasonal: Denver
Hainan AirlinesBeijing–Capital, Shanghai–Pudong
Hawaiian AirlinesHonolulu
IberiaMadrid
IcelandairReykjavík–Keflavik
Japan AirlinesTokyo–Narita
JetBlueAruba, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Barbados, Bermuda,Buffalo, Burbank, Cancun, Charleston (SC), Charlotte,Chicago–O’Hare, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver,Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Havana, Houston– Intercontinental, Jacksonville (FL), Las Vegas, Los Angeles,Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montego Bay, Nashville, Nassau,Newark, New Orleans, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor,Pittsburgh, Punta Cana, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond,Rochester (NY), Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco,San Jose (CA), San Juan, Santiago de los Caballeros, SantoDomingo–Las Americas, Savannah, Seattle/Tacoma,Syracuse, Tampa, Washington–National, West Palm BeachSeasonal: Bozeman, Grand Cayman, Hayden/SteamboatSprings, Liberia (CR), Martha’s Vineyard, Montrose (beginsDecember 19, 2020), Nantucket, Palm Springs, Port-au-Prince, Portland (OR), Providenciales, Puerto Plata,Sacramento, Sarasota, St. Lucia–Hewanorra, St. Maarten, St.Thomas
KLMAmsterdam
Korean AirSeoul–Incheon
LATAM BrasilSao Paulo–Guarulhos
LevelBarcelona
LufthansaFrankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air ShuttleLondon–Gatwick Seasonal: Madrid, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino
Porter AirlinesToronto–Billy Bishop
Qatar AirwaysDoha
Royal air MarocCasablanca
Scandinavian AirlinesCopenhagen
Silver AirlinesSeasonal: Bar Harbor
Southwest AirlinesBaltimore, Chicago–Midway, Columbus–Glenn, Denver, FortLauderdale, Houston–Hobby, Nashville, St. LouisSeasonal: Austin, Orlando
Spirit AirlinesAtlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, NewOrleans, Orlando, San JuanSeasonal: Baltimore, Chicago–O’Hare, Cleveland, Detroit,Fort Myers, Tampa, West Palm Beach
Sun County AirlinesSeasonal: Madison, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Swiss International Air LinesZurich
TAP Air PortugalLisbon, Ponta Delgada
Tradewind AviationWhite Plains
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul
United AirlinesChicago–O’Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, LosAngeles, Newark, San Francisco, Washington–DullesSeasonal: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa
United ExpressChicago–O’Hare, Newark, Washington–Dulles
Virgin AtlanticLondon–Heathrow
WestJetSeasonal: Calgary
WestJet EncoreToronto–Pearson

Cargo

In terms of cargo, the airport is a medium-sized airport. In 2012, the airport handled 684,875 tons of freight making it the 10th busiest airport in the United States in terms of cargo.

AirlinesDestinations
Atlas AirCincinnati
FedEx ExpressIndianapolis, Memphis, Newark
UPS AirlinesChicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Louisville, Philadelphia

Logan International Airport Accidents and Incidents

Accidents

A Colonial Air Transport Ford Trimotor bound for New York on June 5, 1930, went nose down after departure and crashed into the sea. The aircraft came to rest in seven feet of water. Out of the 13 passengers and two crew on board, only one passenger died in the crash.

On October 4, 1960, Eastern Air Lines Flight 375, crashed into the sea while attempting to depart from Logan Airport. From the accident, 62 lives were lost and 10 people survived.

On November 15, 1961, A Vickers Viscount N6592C of Northeast Airlines was written off when it collided with a Douglas DC-6 N8228H of National Airlines after arrival at Logan International Airport. The DC-6 had started to take-off without in receiving clearance to take off.

On the 10th of March, 1964, a Slick Airways DC-4 crashed 2.1 km southwest of Logan while on final approach after losing control due to accumulation of ice on its horizontal stabilizer causing the plane to pitch down and all three occupants on board died.

On July 31, 1973, Delta Air Lines Flight 723, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9, crashed into the seawall. The accident took the lives of all 83 passengers and 6 crew members on board. One of the passengers initially survived the accident but later died in a hospital.

On November 3, 1973, Pan Am Flight 160, a Boeing 707-321C cargo aircraft, crashed on approach to Boston-Logan caused by smoke in the cockpit affecting the sight of the pilots causing them to lose control. All three crewmembers died in the accident.

 On December 17, 1973, Iberia Airlines Flight 933 from Madrid Barajas International Airport collided with the ALS system 500 feet short of the runway inception, seriously damaging the front landing gear and causing it to breakdown and collapse. The 168 onboard survived the crash but the aircraft was written off.

 On January 23, 1982, World Airways Flight 30 flying from Newark to Boston made a non-precision instrument approach to runway 15R and landed 850 meters past the displaced threshold on an icy runway. The crew realized the aircraft won’t stop on the remaining runway and steered it off the side of the runway to avoid the approach light pier, and slid into the shallow water of Boston Harbor. The nose section separated as the aircraft came to rest 76 meters past the runway end. From the accident, two passengers who were a father and son were never found and are presumed to have been swept out to sea

Incidents

On the 2nd of October, 1954, a Massachusetts Air National GuardF94 Starfire encountered an engine failure and crashed near Logan Airport. First Lieutenant James O. Conway who was flying the plane sacrificed his life by veering the plane into a bank on Bayswater Street in East Boston.

 On July 2, 1976, an unoccupied Eastern Airlines Electra parked at Boston Logan Airport was destroyed by a bomb embedded in the landing gear compartment and there were no casualties from the incident.

 On the 11th of September, 2001, two flights American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, which had been hijacked on September 11th, 2001 attacks and flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, in due course led to their destruction, made their way back to the airport departed from the Airport. Up to this date American flags are flown over gates B32 and C19 in respect to the two planes.

 On the 9th of June, 2005, a US Airways Flight and an Aer Lingus Flight by a whisker avoided collision when they were cleared for takeoff nearly at the same time on intersecting runways by two different controllers. The crew of the US Airways flight spotted the oncoming Aer Lingus jet and avoided a collision by keeping their own aircraft on the runway past their normal rotation point, allowing the Aer Lingus flight to pass over them. Both flights lifted off safely and continued to their destinations without further incident.

 On January 7, 2013, ground crew workers noticed smoke coming out from the battery compartment in a parked Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the gate. This fire was caused by overcharged lithium-ion batteries, eventually leading to the grounding of the worldwide Boeing 787 fleet and subsequent redesign of the battery systems.

Logan International Airport Address and Phone Number

The official website for Logan International Airport is https://www.massport.com/logan-airport/ and the customer service phone number is +1 800-235-6426. The official address for the airport is Boston, MA 02128, United States.

Logan International Airport Arrivals and Departures

If you want to check real time arrivals and departures in Logan International Airport you can do so by clicking here. The link can also help you get tracking of flights and time schedules.

Logan International Airport Flight Delays and Cancellations

There are cases and scenarios that may cause delays of flights or if need be, cancellations of the flights. Most cases are weather conditions that are unfavorable for flights, attacks or accidents. You are always advised to reach at the airport early to check the status of your flight with your airline or make a call before the time of your flight. You can also check online the status of your flight here.

Logan International Airport Jobs and Careers

The Logan International Airport has employed 160,000 people to work at the airport and help them develop their career. If you wish to secure a job vacancy at the airport you can always click here and check the available slots and the requirements to secure the job.

Logan International Airport Webcam

You can view live flight arrivals and departure and listen to live traffic radio by streaming live using the airport’s webcam online by clicking here

Logan International Airport Weather 

You can check the real time weather and see if your flight is affected or may be affected by clicking here

Boston Logan International Airport Facilities

Lost and Found

The lost and found department is managed by Massachusetts Ports Authority (MPA), except the one found at The TSA checkpoints, airline boarding areas or Customs and Border protection. Given that you have lost an item (s), you can report by calling 617-568-7514. You can retrieve the found items between Terminal C and E, next to Badge office. The operation hours are 7:00 am to 11:30pm, though they are subject to change due to COVID-19 mitigation methods

Baggage Claim

There are no luggage storage facilities in the airport. But you can enjoy it from an outside service provider called Package Express, located in the south end. You can use the silver rapid transport to South Station. 

Customer Service

Public Service Information and desks are put near Baggage claim on the arrival level of every terminal. 

Car Rental

There are car rental service providing companies. They are located here. One can rent out any car, including luxury ones to suite his/her preferences, but they come at a cost. The average price is $43. 

Duty Free Shopping

There are a variety of duty free shops around the airport. They are available in all terminals, and are ideal for the last minute items. 

Food

 There are several hotels, coffee shops, eateries and restaurants within and outside Boston Logan International Airport where one can grab some food. Holton Boston Logan Airport is connected to Terminal A and E thru climate control sky bridge. You can use the free shuttle facility in the airport to access this hotel. You can also make a courtesy call to car rental agencies to get a car to the hotel if you can’t access the hotel. Hotels outside the airport also offer similar services. They include Hyatt Regency, Embassy Suites and Courtyard by Marriott. For more of these, you can find them here

Money Exchange

There are various ATMs offering this service, called Travelex. Opening hours vary, but they do lie around 7:30 am – 9:00 pm. These ATMs are all over the airport. 

Smoking Area

Smoking in the terminal, and any place in presence of many people is prohibited by the law. Anyone found guilty of this offense shall be charged in the court of law, and will be penalized $25

Wi-Fi

There is also free Wi-Fi in the terminals and lobby areas. Their corresponding Wi-Fi is identified as ‘LoganWiFi’. What you have to do is:

1. Turn on your Wi-Fi on your gadget and select LoganWiFi network and a splash screen will appear.

2. Select connect and stay connected to your friends and family and enjoy the network.

Boston Logan International Airport Terminals

Boston Logan International Airport has 4 passenger terminals, lettered as A, B, C & E. it also has 102 gates. All international flights apart from flights from destinations with U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance touch down using Terminal E for customs screening since the other terminals do not have customs screening facilities. 

Terminal A

This terminal replaced a pre-existing building that was there from pre 1970’s which once occupied that spot. It was opened for passenger use in March 16, 2005. This terminal is largely divided into the main terminal and a satellite terminal. Both are connected by a pedestrian tunnel from underground. The new Terminal A (redesigned) was advanced under an exclusive facility lease between Massachusetts Port Authority and Delta. Later into September 14, 2005, Delta filed a petition that they were bankrupt, and consequently had to reduce the number of gates it had leased. Terminal A has 2 Delta Clubs, one located the 3rd floor of the satellite building, and the other one opened at the place of the earlier Continental Presidents Club inside the main terminal building.

 In December 2018, there was an announcement made by Delta, that there would be an extension of routes to take place in 2019. This resulted to the displacement of the Southwest to Terminal B, and Delta regaining all of Terminal A. 

Terminal B

This terminal was opened in 1974, but started major operations in 1979 when US Airways widened their operations. Major expansions were designed and done by HNTB. Since then, there were numerous small developments including expansion of the passenger lobby that were undertaken between 1995 and 2000. 

Terminal B was split into the northern and southern buildings until 2014, a parking garage being the rift between the two. Gates at the northern building were divided into two groups while those of the southern building were divided into three groups. The air transport service providers operating Terminal B are Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, American, Boutique Air, Southwest, Spirit, and United. Only two air transport service providers operate the lounges at Terminal B, and they are United and American. 

Terminal C

This terminal was the first to be opened at Boston Logan International Airport, and was opened in 1967 and underwent renovations in 1987, 2002 and 2005. Among the new introductions with these renovations is the post-security connection between Terminal C and Terminal E opened in summer 2016. This facilitated movement in between the two terminals, which was part of Massport’s plan. This terminal serves as the operation base for JetBlue, Aer Lingus and Cape Air. It also acts as the departure zone for Sun Country, with TAP Air Portugal only. 

The three gates at the north end of Terminal C that were formerly for Terminal D were renumbered and re-organized to be part of Terminal E in February 2006. There was a construction of an airside connector between Terminals E and C. 

Terminal E

This terminal is named after the former Governor of Massachusetts and U.S. Secretary of Transportation, John A. Volpe International Terminal. This terminal houses majority of international arrivals for Boston Logan International Airport hence it serves as an international terminal. This is in exclusion of flights from areas with U.S. border preclearance. In exclusion of Aer Lingus, Air Canada, TAP Air Portugal, and WestJet, most non-U.S. carriers depart from Terminal E. this terminal’s construction was completed in 1974, and underwent a modernization project in 1997 to improve the passenger handling facilities. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and DMJM Aviation designed the International Gateway Project and added 410,000 ft2 (38,000 m2) to the terminal in 2003, and the entire project was completed in 2008. 

This terminal has 12 gates and are assigned on operational basis. This means that no airline can claim ownership of any of these gates at this terminal. All the ticket counters and gates are shared among the carriers. Terminal E has several lounges like Virgin Atlantic’s Clubhouse and British Airways’ First Lounge. The ground level for this terminal is used for arrivals and customs, also via U.S. Customs and Border Protection the second for passport control via U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the third level of Terminal E is used for departures. The Federal Inspection Station in Terminal E has the capacity to hold 2,000 passengers per hour. 

What to do near Boston Logan International Airport

Eat

While on a layover at the airport, you can hope into a dining scene and no one would blame you for that. There is quite a diverse option of restaurants in and around the airport, to ensure that each and every traveler who uses the facilities are satisfied to the fullest. For some local cuisine, then hotels like Legal Sea Food, Harpoon Tap Room and Durgin Park are your best stop. For a more Bostonian cuisine, then make a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts as an alternative. 

Lounge

Unlike other airports, the lounges at Boston Logan International Airport are only limited to Business or First Class travelers, though many around the airport are accessible to travelers, no matter the service class or airline. They are better options to rest after long flights because they tend to be quieter and peaceful than the main terminals. You can purchase a single-visit pass online or join their membership programs. They can be found here

Shopping

During a layover and have extra money and time, you can hop in to the shops in the terminals since they are all interconnected. You could also enjoy duty-free shopping in some of the shops. 

Spa

For all you manicure, chiropody sessions, massages and hairdo, head over to Terminal C which has classic salons and spas that will take care of your needs. 

Sightseeing

Only 3 miles away from Boston, the town has very appealing places one could go to enjoy the sight of the area. Such an activity is usually fun to engage if you have a lot of time at your hands for disposal as you will be required to go through the security check on your way back to the airport. 

The public transport system connects the airport to downtown, and they are The Blue Line Subway and Silver Line Bus. They will connect you to the city in less than 30 minutes. 

One could visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Freedom Hall, North End, Boston Duck Tour and Fenway for sports lovers.  

Internet connectivity

There is free Wi-Fi around the airport. This ensures you remain connected to your family and friends during your visit to the Boston Logan International Airport. If you do not have a Wi-Fi enabled device and wish to use the internet, you could use this facility at a fee at cyber cafes. 

Sleep

If sleep is put in consideration, one has several options. This is in exception of the terminals because they are generally col because of the tiled floor. They also have bright lights and not-so-many seating options. The benches and seats do have armrests. If you have an extra cot, you could use the floor. If you want to camp overnight, then the security areas are usually closed for the nights. So if you are in you will be asked to move out and re-check in the following morning. The airport usually offers cots during snow-related weather days or on mass cancelations. 

For a more peaceful approaches towards sleep, you can get them from the lounges which many of them are accessible through sky bridge at Terminals A & E

Hotels near Boston Logan International Airport

Hotel nameGuest ratings with reviewersBookings and reservationsAvg. price/night
Hampton Inn8.4 with 1200+ reviewsThe hotel is located at Revere 2.7 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$92 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Hilton Boston Logan Airport8.2 with 2000+ reviewsThe hotel is located at 1 Hotel Dr. 1.5 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$73 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Hyatt Regency8.8 with1600+ reviewsThe hotel is located at 101 Haborside Dr. 2.5 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$99 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Double Tree8.2 with 800+ reviewsThe hotel is located at Chelsea, MA.  3.4 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$97 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Logan International Airport8.2 with 1200+ reviewsThe hotel is located at 225 William F McClellan Highway, 2.3 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$69 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Holiday Inn-Chelsea8.8 with 300+ reviewsThe hotel is located at Chelsea, MA, 1.9 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$60 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Embassy Suites8.4 with 1600+ reviewsThe hotel is located at 207 Porter Street, 1.9 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$89 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
TownePlace Suites8.8 with 700+ reviewsThe hotel is located at Chelsea MA, 2.3 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$119 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
The Westin Boston Waterfront8.8 with 3000+ reviewsThe hotel is located at 425 Summer St, 4.1 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$99 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Residence Inn9.0 with 500+ reviewsThe hotel is located at 425 Summer St, 4.1 km from the airport. You can make your bookings and reservations here$114 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive

Boston Logan International Airport Ground Transportation

In 2007, Boston Logan International Airport was recognized as the Easiest Airport to Get To by aviation.com because of the diversity on ground transportation present at the airport, including cars, taxis, the MBTA Blue and Silver lines, regional bus services, shared ride vans, ferries, limousines and an in-house airport operator (Massport) intercity bus common carrier, a service offered by few U.S. airports. 

Location

Boston Logan International Airport is located only 2.5 miles northeast of Back Bay, a short distance with respect to other airport’s similarly sized and metropolitan area’s served. In between terminals, Blue Line and Car Rental Center, there are free shuttle offering commuter services to the passengers and the workers. 

Central parking garage

The central parking garage is served by Ride Shares and are known to use mass-messaging of their customer base to galvanize political pressure and act on a pressure group towards Logan management at MassPort concerning various policies that can impact those providers.

Bus Rapid Transit

MBTA’s Silver Line bus rapid transit service branch called SL1 links all Boston Logan International Airport terminals with South Station which is a major transportation hub in the downtown Boston financial district. Blue Line connects with the Orange Line at State which serves both North station and Back Bay station, the two other main rail transportation centers for Boston. At the Government Center station, there are also transfers to Green Line which runs to North Station. Chelsea is connected to Airport Station by SL3 branch. There were plans underway to construct a people mover or rapid transit line to replace the airport shuttle. 

Car rental

A car rental worth $310 million, 11,000 m2 was opened on September 24, 2013, uniting all car rental companies under one roof. This new facility has a parking space with a holding capacity of 3,200 cars across 4 levels. Access to this new facility was enabled through the unification of a 28-fuel efficient-hybrid buses operated by Massport. There are other facilities like various chauffeur-driven cars and limousine for hire offerings. 

Lounges at Boston Logan International Airport

The Lounge

Location

Terminal C (Inside security), After security, Concourse Level across Gate 19.

Amenities

  • Wifi
  • Flight monitors
  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Printers
  • TVs

Operation hours

Operates from 5:00am to 10:00pm daily. Currently, the lounge is closed due to COVID-19 

American Airlines Admirals Club

Location

1 Habrborside Dr Terminal B, Gate 84 Boston, MA 02128

Amenities

  • Moderate noise
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Upscale, casual
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Free parking

Operation hours

Operates from 5:00am to 10:00pm daily This may change due to COVID-19 mitigation measures.

British Airways Terraces Lounge

Location

1 Habrborside Dr Terminal E, Gate 84 Boston, MA 02128

Amenities

  • Good for Groups
  • Moderate noise
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors

Operation hours

Operates from 4:00am to 10:00pm daily This may change due to COVID-19 mitigation measures.

Virgin Atlantic

Location

122 Habrborside Terminal E, E Boston 02128

Amenities

  • TVs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazines

Operation hours

6:00am to 11:00pm daily. This may change due to coronavirus mitigation measures.

Air France Lounge

Location

152 Habrborside Dr Terminal E, Gate E-4 Boston, MA 02128-2909

Amenities

  • Good for Groups
  • Moderate noise
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors

Operation hours

6:00am to 11:00pm daily. This may change due to coronavirus mitigation measures.

United Club

Location

It is located along Airport Road Terminal B, Gate B-24, Boston MA 02128

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Lounges
  • Bar and Restaurant 
  • Free parking
  • Conference hall

Operation hours

United Club operates from 5:00am to 11:00pm daily. This may change due to coronavirus mitigation measures. 

Boston Logan International Airport Parking

If you are waiting for an arriving passengers, then the parking lot is a great place. Boston Logan International Airport also has quite a variety of convenient parking options like short-term, extended stay, premium guaranteed parking or economy rate. The central Parking garage is accessible by foot using moving sidewalks from all terminals. There are also parking spots available in Terminal B and E, with the Economy Parking with free shuttle services. 

The rates start at $29 a day for Economy Parking and $38 a day for regular parking. Through the Gold Parking Express program, one could enjoy exclusive parking privileges, even if the parking was full.

There are also charging spots for EV, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. These facilities are available on first come first serve basis. There are 26 spots for charging the vehicles. Same parking rates apply. 

Boston Logan International Airport Statistics

Top destinations

Busiest domestic routes from BOS (September 2019 – August 2020)

RankAirportPassengersAirlines served
1Chicago–O’Hare, Illinois534,000American, JetBlue, Spirit, United
2Atlanta, Georgia507,000Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit
3Orlando, Florida428,000Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit
4Washington–National, D.C.427,000American, Delta, JetBlue
5Los Angeles, California387,000Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, United
6San Francisco, California371,000Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, United
7Philadelphia, Pennsylvania358,000American, Delta, JetBlue
8Charlotte, North Carolina354,000American, JetBlue
9Fort Lauderdale, Florida320,000Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, United
10New York–LaGuardia, New York317,000American, Delta, JetBlue
Busiest international routes to and from BOS (2018)
RankCityPassengersCarriers
1London–Heathrow, United Kingdom849,443British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic
2Toronto–Pearson, Canada467,692Air Canada, WestJet
3Paris–Charles de Gaulle, France405,882Air France, Delta Air Lines, Norwegian Air Shuttle
4Dublin, Ireland402,523Aer Lingus, Delta Air Lines
5Reykjavík–Keflavik, Iceland326,767Icelandair
6Amsterdam, Netherlands270,930Delta Air Lines, KLM
7Frankfurt, Germany266,470Lufthansa
8Dubai–International, United Arab Emirates225,613Emirates
9Toronto–Billy Bishop, Canada208,763Porter Airlines
10London-Gatwick, United Kingdom208,156Norwegian Air Shuttle

Airline market share

Busiest airlines serving BOS (August 2019 – July 2020)

RankCarrierPassengersShare
1JetBlue Airways7,206,00033.26%
2American Airlines3,940,00018.19%
3Delta Air Lines3,357,00015.50%
4United Airlines2,261,00010.44%
5Southwest Airlines1,541,0007.12%
Other*3,358,00015.50%

Annual traffic

PassengersChange from previous yearAircraft operationsTotal cargo
(freight, express, & mail)
(lbs.)
199826,526,708N/A507,449803,841,263
199927,052,0782.0%494,816824,167,499
200027,726,8332.5%487,996852,347,154
200124,474,93011.7%463,125744,797,296
200222,696,1417.3%392,079789,610,008
200322,791,1690.4%373,304744,838,287
200426,142,51614.7%405,258759,274,990
200527,087,9053.6%409,066741,517,308
200627,725,4432.4%406,119679,068,089
200728,102,4551.4%399,537632,449,775
200826,102,6517.1%371,604587,772,302
200925,512,0862.3%345,306517,557,182
201027,428,9627.5%352,643546,379,403
201128,907,9385.4%368,987529,212,783
201229,325,6171.4%354,869525,392,642
201330,318,6313.4%361,339538,192,790
201431,634,4454.7%363,797585,459,955
201533,449,5805.7%372,930575,781,601
201636,288,0428.5%391,222616,933,699
201738,412,4195.9%401,371679,407,977
201840,941,9256.6%424,024704,200,557
201942,522,4113.9%427,176688,939,147

Destinations from Boston Logan International Airport

DestinationHow to get to
SalemTake a flight to Eugene, at a cost of $130-$600. The flight will be 8 hrs. 22 minutes. Upon arrival, take a taxi to Eugene Amtrak Station. It will be a 13-minute ride and a cost of $40-$50. From there, take a subway train to Albany Amtrak station, a 39-minute ride that will cost you $24-$35. Take a bus to Salem. It will cost you $12-$18. The total journey will cost you $206-$667 and a total travel time of 11h 44mins.
South stationSouth station is 10 km away. A bus ride to South station will cost you $2-$10 and a total travel time of 13 minutes.
Manchester NHTake a direct bus from Boston Logan International Airport Terminal C, to Manchester, NH (94.4 km away). It is a 2 hour ride and will cost you $14-$23. 
LAXTake a flight to Los Angeles. The flight time is 6 hours and 10 minutes, and a total cost of $60-$190. 
Providence Take a direct Peter Pan Bus to Convention Center, Providence RI. It is a 1 hr. 35 min ride and will cost you $15-$22. The journey is 80 km. 
Dartmouth collegeTake a bus to Hanover. It is a 2 hr. 50 min. It will cost you $30-$40. Walk for 4 mins. to Dartmouth college. It’s approximately 362 meters. 
WorcesterFrom Terminal C, take a bus to South Station. It is a 19-minute ride. Take another bus from Boston South buses to Worcester. It will be a 1hr. ride and will cost you $11-$21. Total travel time $13-$34 and a travel time of 2 hours 19 minutes.
JFKTake a subway train from the airport to State, a 5-minute ride. This will cost you $3. Walk for 5 minutes to downtown crossing and book another Red Line train JFK UMass. It’s a 9 minutes ride. Total travel time is around 23 minutes and a total cost of $6. 

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Always Avoid Airport Exchange Rates

When traveling, one of the most important things to consider is exchanging your currency for the local currency. While many people think that the airport is the best place to do this, it’s actually not a good idea. In this blog, I’ll explain why you should never go for the airport exchange rate and some possible options instead.

What is forex exchange?

Forex exchange is simply the act of exchanging one currency for another. This can be done for a variety of reasons, but most often it is done in order to buy goods or services in a foreign country. When you engage in forex exchange, you are essentially betting that the currency you are buying will increase in value relative to the currency you are selling.

When I travel from the US to Canada, I won’t be able to use the US currency and will need to exchange my USD with some CAD. The same goes if I’m traveling from Europe to Asia – I’ll need to find a place to exchange my Euros for Yen or my British Pounds for Singapore Dollars.

Airport exchange rate

The problem comes with the rate of exchanging one currency for another. This rate is always in flux and is never known until the actual transaction takes place. The further away the two currencies are from each other – in terms of their countries of origin – the greater the chance that the rate will have changed by the time you attempt to exchange your currency.

Additionally, even if the exchange rate is favorable at the time of your transaction, it may not stay that way. Currency rates are always changing and what might have been a good deal a few minutes ago could be a terrible deal now.

Airport forex bureaus are also notorious for giving rates that are up to 20% worse than the standard market exchange rate and in addition, they charge a $5 to $15 service fee which is very high.

So, if you’re looking to get the best possible rate on your currency exchange, the airport is not the place to do it. There are much better options available to you.

Airport exchange rate euro:

The best place to exchange Euro at an airport for any local currency is by using a local ATM. The rate you’ll receive will be very close to the standard market rate and, in addition, there will be no service fee.

Another option is to use a foreign currency exchange service such as XE.com or Travelex. With these services, you can order your foreign currency online and have it delivered to your home or office. The rates you’ll receive will be very competitive and there is usually no service fee.

So, next time you’re planning a trip overseas, remember that the airport is not the best place to exchange your currency.

Airport exchange rate vs bank:

The airport exchange rate is always going to be worse than the bank rate. The reason for this is because the airport needs to make a profit on the currency exchange and they do this by giving you a worse rate than what they could get if they were to exchange the currency themselves.

Additionally, banks typically have much more experience with foreign currency exchange than the average airport currency exchange booth and as a result, they are able to offer more competitive rates.

Cntraveler.com claims that you can expect airport banks to give you 7 to 15% worse rates compared to what you can get in the market. This Forbes article claims that some banks such as TD Bank and Bank of America exchange foreign currency without charging a fee.

Alternatives to airport forex bureaus

If you’re looking for a better option than the airport forex bureau, there are a few different places you can go.

Use your bank at home:

Your home bank – If you have a bank account, your home bank is usually the best place to exchange currency. They will give you a fair rate and won’t charge any service fees. The only downside is that you might need to order the foreign currency in advance, which can take a few days.

– If you have a bank account, your home bank is usually the best place to exchange currency. They will give you a fair rate and won’t charge any service fees. The only downside is that you might need to order the foreign currency in advance, which can take a few days. An online exchange

Get out of the airport and find competitive exchange rates:

– There are a number of online currency exchanges that can give you a good rate on your currency exchange. The downside is that you will need to pay a small service fee, but it will still be much lower than what you would pay at the airport.

Use your credit or debit card

– If you have a credit or debit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees, you can use it to withdraw cash from an ATM in the foreign country. This is usually the best way to get local currency, as the exchange rate will be very close to the market rate. Just be sure to check with your bank before you travel to make sure they don’t charge any fees.

As you can see, there are much better options available to you than the airport forex bureau. So, next time you’re planning a trip, be sure to avoid the airport exchange rate and use one of these alternatives instead.

FAQs

Q: are exchange rates better at the airport?

A: No, the airport exchange rate is always going to be worse than the bank rate. The reason for this is because the airport needs to make a profit on the currency exchange and they do this by giving you a worse rate than what they could get if they were to exchange the currency themselves.

Q: What’s the best way to exchange currency?

A: The best way to exchange currency is to use your bank at home or an online currency exchange. These options will give you a much better rate than what you would get at the airport.

Q: Should I use my credit card to get cash from an ATM in a foreign country?

A: Yes, this is usually the best way to get local currency. The exchange rate will be very close to the market rate and you won’t have to pay any service fees. Just be sure to check with your bank before you travel to make sure they don’t charge any foreign transaction fees.

Minute Suites CLT Guide(Atrium, Locations, Cost, Priority Pass..)

Unlike in DFW and in Atlanta, Minute Suites is way more generous when it comes to places to sleep at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. This article is part of our guides on sleep options at different airports and how you can be smart about it to save money and get more Zzzzz…..

About Minute suites CLT;

After the launch of the first Minute Suites in Atlanta Airport in 2009, Minute Suites also launched in CLT not long after. My research indicates that the earliest they launched in CLT was in 2012 but happy to get feedback or comment that that’s not true. Four of CLT’s Minute Suites can accommodate up to 4 travelers. These packages include First in Flight, Caroline, Panther, and Queen City Suites. For solo fliers, the smaller Uptown or Speedway Suites are more appropriate.

Minute suites CLT Reviews:

As of August 2022, CLT’s MInute Suite reviews have an average of 4.6/5, representing about 92% approval rating. On birdeye.com, I read about very inspiring reviews of customers getting help from things ranging from being ‘very comfortable’ to how the staff went ‘out of their way’ to accommodate a customer. Compliments are also given to how clean the space is and how it offers ‘all the amenities one could want.’

Minute Suites CLT Cost:

Similar to DFW, the cost for a one-hour stay at CLT is $48 + tax. If you want to add additional time in 15-minute increments, it will cost you $12 for every 15 mins over the next 2 hours. After the two hours, the rate comes down to $9.50 for every 15 mins from the 3rd to the 5th hour.

If you arrive in Charlotte International Airport before dusk and still have a connecting flight the next morning, you can opt to purchase an extended stay for $175 which allows you to sleep for up to 8 hours.

The snapshot below shows the pricing in detail including the $30 for shower.

Snapshot of Minute Suites Pricing at CLT Airport: Credit; minutesuites.com
Snapshot of Minute Suites Pricing at CLT Airport: Credit; minutesuites.com

As you can see, there is a lot to unpack when it comes to the cost of Minute Suites. However, if you are strategic about it and take advantage of their long-term stay option, you can save a significant amount of money.

If you are a Priority Cardholder, you will access Minute Suites for a full hour at no cost to you. For every additional hour, you will have to pay a discounted rate of $34/hour.

Extended Stay Option:

As I’ve briefly mentioned, one way to save on the cost of Minute Suites is to take advantage of their extended stay option. For $175, you can have access to the suite for up to 8 hours which is a steal if you compare it to the hourly rate.

To make the most of this option, I recommend that you arrive at the airport early so that you can check in, drop off your luggage, and relax in the suite before your flight. This way, you can maximize your time and get a good night’s rest before your flight.

If you have an early morning flight, I also recommend that you take advantage of the extended stay option so that you can use the shower facilities and freshen up before your flight. The $175 divided by 8 comes to about $22 which is still cheaper than the hourly rate.

Minute Suites CLT Priority Pass:

If you are a Priority cardholder, you get 1 hour of free suite time which can be used for work, rest, or play. If you want to add additional time, you can do so at the hourly rate which will cost you a discounted rate of $34 per hour compared to a normal rate of about $50.

It is, however, important to note that the discounted fees you pay for your sleeping pod do not include the cost to use the shower facilities. Regular, non-Priority-pass customers pay $30 for a 30-mins shower session but Priority Cardholders get a $10 discount and only have to pay $20.

One thing I like about the Minute Suites here in Charlotte and in other locations is that each bed is equipped with a comfy daybed that sleeps two and comes with pillows, clean blankets, a workstation, a sound masking system to help neutralize noise, and an addedNap26 audio program to help deliver a refreshing powernap.

For non-priority cardholders, it costs $48 for the first 1 hour and $12.00 for every additional 15 mins over the next two hours. After the additional 2 hours, the incremental 15-minutes comes down to $9.5 over the next two hours.

If you arrive late in the evening and have a long layover, you can opt for an extended 8-hour stay starting from 9 Pm for a rate of $175. Note that the fee for the shower is not included and will cost you $30 as shown in the breakdown below;

Below is an image of Priority Pass reception at CLT that can be helpful if you have any questions;

Minute Suites, Charlotte NC Douglas Intl, USA
Image of Minute Suites entrance at Charlotte.Credit: Priority Pass CLT Page

To access Minute Suites with your Priority Pass, you will need to go to the customer service desk and they will give you a voucher to use at the Minute Suites.

Minute Suites CLT Locations:

As of August 2022, the Minute Suites at CLT has two locations where you can book and get your nap or sleep. Important to note that they are currently on limited hours for a temporary period. They are open from 6am to 10pm – essentially not doing the night shifts.

Minute Suites CLT Atrium:

On the Airside, in the Atrium, near the entrance of Concourse B and C – near the Food Court is where the customer service desk is located. It is open 24 hours and has the following amenities;

  • Flight Monitors
  • TVs
  • Private Rooms include one day bed that can accommodate up to 2 people.
  • Non-Smoking
  • 18+ Cardholder
  • Wi-Fi
  • Showers

To get the exact location of the CLT Atrium Minute Suites, use this pin.

  • Phone No: +1 (980) 299-1542

Read more reviews of CLT Suites here.

Minute Suites at CLT Near the Plaza

A few yards from the Atrium Minutes Suites location is the second location of sleep pods installed by Minute Suites. This second location is near the Plaza, right after security on Level 2. Below is an image of its entrance;

  • Call: +1 (980) 219-7145

Sleep Pods/Minute Suites Alternatives at Charlotte Airport:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport – They provide a free shuttle from CLT airport and is about 3 miles from the CLT airport. You can get rooms from as low as $106 but you can check today’s rates on tripadvisor here.
  • Holiday Inn Charlotte-Airport Conf Center – For about $30 extra, you can also get some rooms to sleep for about $145 at Holiday Inn CLT Airport Conference Center which is about 3 miles away from the airport. You can check today’s rates here.

FAQs

Q: Are 50 minutes enough layover in charlotte?

A: This really depends on your flight and how you feel about making connections. If you have a domestic flight, you may be able to get away with even a 30-minute layover. However, if you have an international flight or are connecting to a different terminal, I would recommend giving yourself more time. \

According to Sansporter, you need a minimum layover of 45 minutes when connecting from a domestic flight to an international one in Charlotte. The only reason it takes longer than a domestic to domestic connection is that (according on FAA rules), you must be aboard an international flight some minutes prior to departure.

UKWildCats, a contributor at TripAdvisor Forum explained that time such as 35 minutes before your connection would barely be enough time to get to your gate IF it arrives in time. He also emphasized that Charlotte airport is a good size, not massive but each concourse is very long.

Q: What’s the minimum layover time charlotte?

A: It is advisable to set aside a whole 1.5 hours to account for any delays that may occur. According to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s website, they recommend a minimum of 1 to 1.5 hours for domestic connections and 2 hours for international connections. However, if you are familiar with the airport and know that your gates are close to each other, you may be able to get away with less time.

Q: What is the best way to get to charlotte airport?

A: The best way to get to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is by taking the light rail, which is operated by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). The LYNX Blue Line runs every 20 minutes and takes approximately 38 minutes to get from Charlotte center city to the airport. The fare is $2.20 for a one-way trip.

Alternatively, you can take a taxi or an Uber/Lyft which will take you directly to the airport. The fare will depend on your starting point but expect to pay around $30-$40 for a one-way trip.

If you are driving to the airport, there are several parking options available. The Hourly Deck is the closest to the terminal and costs $2 per hour. The Daily Lot is a little further away but costs $10 per day. Lastly, there is the Economy Lot which is the farthest away but also the cheapest at $7 per day.

Q: Is charlotte airport easy to navigate?

A: Yes, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is relatively easy to navigate. It is a hub for American Airlines so if you are flying with them, there is a good chance you will have a layover here. The airport has four concourses (A, B, C, D) and the main terminal building in the center.

Concourse A is used for domestic flights while Concourses B, C, and D are used for international flights. If you are flying domestically, you will likely arrive at Concourse A and depart from Concourse D. If you are flying internationally, you will likely arrive and depart from the same concourse.

The main terminal building houses the ticketing counters, security checkpoints, and baggage claim. It is also where you will find some food options and shops. After passing through security, there are plenty of restaurants and stores located in each concourse.

To help you get around, there are plenty of signs and airport staff that can assist you. If you need help, look for the purple jackets which indicate airport ambassadors. You can also download the CLT Airport app which has a map of the airport and can help you find your way.

In summary, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is easy to navigate and has plenty of amenities for passengers. If you have a layover here, you should have no trouble finding your way around.

Q: Is there a hotel inside CLT airport?

A: No, there are no hotels inside the airport. However, there are several hotels located near the airport and Minute Suites inside the Terminals. The closest hotel is the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport which is just 0.3 miles away from the airport.

Other nearby hotels include the Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte Airport, and the Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte Airport. These hotels are all located within 1-2 miles of the airport and offer free shuttle service to and from the airport.

If you have a long layover or an early morning flight, you may want to consider staying at one of these hotels. They are all conveniently located and will make your travel experience much more enjoyable.

Beijing Daxing International Airport Guide

Beijing Daxing International Airport has only one terminal. Surprisingly, it is the 2nd largest Single-Structure Airport Terminal in the World! The terminal was officially opened on September 30th, The much anticipated grand inaugural of the airport revealed an exceptional terminal building, the 2nd largest in the world after the New Istanbul Airport’s Terminal. Later in the future, a 2nd terminal (South Terminal) is intended to be built as the annual airport passenger traffic is predictable to take an upward trajectory to more than 100 million in the long run. 

The Starfish-shape of Beijing Daxing International Airport as it is often called because of its shape covers an area of 1,000,000 m2 and has a large concourse and also has 5 “tentacles”, resembling a giant “octopus”. It also has a golden roof with scattered windows that allows the whole area to be illuminated by natural light.

The whole idea behind the design of the Terminal is to segregate the arrivals from the departures. As a consequence, there are two levels serving the arriving flights (domestic and international), and two more, handling the departure airport duties. This means that a single terminal building is able to take care of the needs of a large number of travelers, making the airport’s services even more operational and cost-effective.

The travelers have the opportunity to sail across through the central area where all the shops and the provided facilities are located and then, head to their departure gate, situated in one of the corridors. Amazingly, despite the huge size of the airport, the walking distance between the core center and each gate does not exceed 600 meters away. Travelers can shop and wander around care-free, knowing that their gate is only 8 minutes away at most.

Daxing airport spearheads the use of double-decked departure and arrival levels and is also fortified with the latest-technology amenities like facial recognition equipment and baggage-tracking systems. Beijing Daxing International Airport is also extremely environmentally friendly as their use of low-carbon policies, solar panels, and systems collecting the rainwater in order to use it later, are only some examples of the general viewpoints that enthuse the airport’s operation. Moreover, the whole design of Daxing airport is glimmered with Chinese tradition and culture.

Typical Chinese touches will be combined with futuristic elements while five outdoor traditional Chinese gardens adorn the five corridors. The airport shape, after all, can easily be compared to a giant phoenix, a very distinctive Chinese symbol. Finally, below the terminal, an enormous transportation hub is located containing the airport’s train and subway stations. In the anticipatable future, a City Terminal will be constructed at Lize Financial Business Area. Once finished, the passengers using the terminal in question will have the possibility to directly check in there and hand in their luggage which will be directed straight to the airport.

What to do near Beijing Daxing International Airport

Shopping

They say that shopping is therapeutic. If you are willing to give your credit card some exercise, then you can consider visiting the numerous shops and stores within the terminal. Surprisingly, they are pocket friendly. This means your excitement will be kept high. 

Eat

There are also quite a number of eateries in the airport. Whether you are craving for Chinese food or international cuisines, then the airport got you covered. There are also hot and cold beverages served upon order. The better part is that these eateries are not far away. 

Yoga

Whether you are a professional yogi or just wish to experiment, or just curious about yoga, there are rooms designated for these purpose. There are also instructors who will take you through the process. 

Wi-Fi

Beijing Daxing International Airport being at the heart of technological developments, the airport is equipped with a fast 5G Wi-Fi that will see you surf at supersonic speeds. For the gaming lovers and video streamers, buffering is a thing of the past. This also enables you to remain connected to the rest of the world. You can also find charging spots to charge your devices. 

Relax in the open

Stay inside the airport, but be outdoors at the same time; visit one of the five traditional gardens at the end of each of the five corridors and enjoy your leisure time.

Sleep

Beijing Daxing International Airport being a very busy airport, if you want to sleep, then remember to carry along some earplugs, eye masks and a cot. This is to minimize the disturbances from noises and light. You can grab some sleep from the waiting area. Just be sure to look for armless seats to make sure that you are equally comfortable. You can sleep here for free. 

For a more peaceful option, then consider sleeping at the hotels and lounges

Wildlife

Seeing the wildlife present at Daxing airport will be quite fun if you have quite a long layover. You can visit Beijing Wildlife Park to perceive a unique experience by visiting the place. With over 200 animal species – from golden monkeys to tigers and bears -, cage-free areas and even a safari tour during which you can actually feed the animals, guarantee that you will have the time of your life. Beijing Wildlife Park is 14 km away from the airport and is accessible by taxi, which is a 30 minutes ride. 

Beijing Daxing International Airport Runways 

Currently, Daxing Airport contains only 4 runways and 79 airport stands. The 4 runways’ size is remarkable while the airport stands are suitable both for one twin-aisle and two single-aisle planes. In future, the airport will have 7 landing strips in total and will be able to serve a whopping 620,000 flights per year.

Hotels near Beijing Daxing International Airport

Hotel nameGuest ratings with reviewersLocation, bookings and reservationsAvg. price/night
Hilton Beijing Capital Airport8.6 with 900+ reviewsIt is located 12.2km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$100 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Ramada7.0 with 400+ reviewsIt is located 8km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$54 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Airport Yuanhang International Hotel Beijing7.0 with 70+ reviewsIt is located 9.5km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$78 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Sino Swiss Hotel8.4 with 500+ reviewsIt is located 3.3km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$80 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Days Hotel Beijing8.0 with 1200+ reviewsIt is located 2.4km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$54 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Ibis Hotel7.7 with 1200+ reviewsIt is located 2.5km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$43 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Konggang Express Hotel6.4 with 90+ reviewsIt is located 15.8km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$48 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Sky House Business Hotel5.9 with 500+ reviewsIt is located 13.2km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$37 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Jinjiang Inn7.4 with 90+  reviewsIt is located 13.2km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$27 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive
Taishideng International Hotel7.4 with 300+ reviewsIt is located 8.2km from Beijing Daxing International Airport. You can do a booking or reservation here$36 USD per night, bed and breakfast inclusive

Beijing Daxing International Airport Ground Transportation

Beijing Daxing International Airport is connected to the Beijing city by various transit means, and a ground transportation centre was built underneath the terminal building for this purpose. The two underground railway stations (for Beijing–Xiong’an intercity railway and Intercity Railway Connector) and three metro stations (Daxing Airport Express, Line 20 (Line R4) and another planned metro line) were constructed underneath the terminal building. Only one of the metro lines (Daxing Airport Express) and one of the railway lines (Beijing–Xiong’an intercity railway) are currently in operation. The airport is also served by a highway system including Beijing Daxing Airport Expressway and Beijing Daxing Airport North Line Expressway connecting the airport and Beijing city. 

Rail transport

A high-speed railway service, the Beijing–Xiong’an intercity railway starts from Beijing West railway station and it will link the urban area of Beijing, Bazhou, Daxing District of Beijing, and Xiong’an to the new airport. The section between the airports to Beijing will operate at speeds of 250 km/h (160 mph) and the division between Beijing Daxing International Airport and Xiong’an will operate at speeds of 350 km/h (220 mph). The airport-to-Beijing section started operation on September 26, 2019, while the airport-to-Xiong’an section is expected to start in the late 2020. Beijing West railway station to the new airport, through this rail system, is only a 28-minute ride. 

Another intercity railway, the Intercity Railway Connector, will connect, Yizhuang, Langfang, Beijing Sub-administrative Center in Tongzhou District and Beijing Capital International Airport to Daxing Airport. The first phase of the intercity railway connector (Daxing Airport to Langfang East railway station) is still under construction and is expected to be completed by December 2022. The speeds will clock 200 km/h.

The Tianjin–Daxing Airport intercity railway, will link Tianjin West railway station to Beijing Daxing Airport. Construction will be completed in 2022. The speed is expected to clock 250 km/h.

Subway

The Daxing Airport Express of the Beijing Subway links the airport to the urban area of Beijing, too started operating in September 26, 2019. The line connects Caoqiao station on Line 10 to the airport. To begin with, only the Caoqiao-to-airport section was operational, with a northern extension to Lize Business District planned to commence construction in 2020 and finish later in 2022. A southern extension of the line, also known as Line R1 of Xiong’an Rail Transit (or Xiong’an to Daxing Airport Express), from Daxing Airport to Baoding East railway station is under preparation. Construction for the test section is under preparation.

In the long term planning of the Beijing Subway, Line 20 (Line R4) of the Beijing Subway is planned to end at the new airport.

Lounges near Beijing Daxing International Airport

China South Lounge

Location

Level 2, Domestic Departure Hall, T2, behind security checkpoint

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

4:40 am to the last night flight every day

China East First Class Lounge

Location

Level 2, Domestic Departure Hall, T2, behind security checkpoint

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

4:40 am to the last night flight every day

China Eastern VIP Lounge

Location

Main Terminal, Airside, International Departures, 3rd floor

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

Open 24 hours

BCS Lounge

Location

Level 2, Domestic Departure Hall, T2, behind security checkpoint

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

4:40 am to the last night flight every day

Airport VIP Lounge

Location

Level 2, Domestic Departure Hall, T2, behind security checkpoint

Amenities

  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newspapers and magazine
  • TVs
  • Flight monitors
  • Free parking

Operation hours

4:40 am to the last night flight every day

Beijing Daxing International Airport Parking

The parking spots at the airport, both including the buildings at the northern side, southern side and at the terminal area has up to 9,000 spots. Of these figure, 4,800 parking spots are found outside the terminal area, while the remaining 4,200 are located parking buildings (Building P1 and P2).

There is are Information Desks which are located on the 2nd floor of each parking building (Buildings P1 and P2), of which they are open 24 hours, every day. You can report here if you face any problem in your encounter at the parking. 

The parking rates vary from large vehicles (more than 19 seats) to small vehicles (less than 19 seats). For small vehicles, the parking rates are as follows: parking for the first 15 minutes is free, between 30 minutes and 1 hour, you will incur a cost of 6 RMB (€0.7/$ 0.8), after every hour, your parking spot attracts an extra payment of 5 RMB (€0.6/ $0.7) per every 30 minutes. Long term parking options are also available for 80 RMB (€10/ $11) per 24 hours. For large vehicles, the parking rates are as follows: parking for the first 15 minutes is free, between 30 minutes and 1 hour, you will incur a cost of 5 RMB (€0.6/$ 0.7), after every hour, your parking spot attracts an extra payment of 10 RMB (€1.2/ $1.4) per every 30 minutes. Long term parking options are also available for 160 RMB (€20/ $22.5) per 24 hours.

China being a hub for technology, there are automated parking services offered at the airport. AVG automatic parking robots are currently available only at P2 parking building. These parking robots will assist you out. All you have to do is to basically head to one of the four particular transfer stations leave your car there, key in your information in order to get a Quick Response (QR) code and…that is all you have to do. The state-of-the-art parking technology will automatically identify the vehicle’s size and park it where it fits. The moment your car is parked; you will receive a text message with a QR code. Using that QR code, you will equally, automatically get your car back when you are leaving the airport. The whole process will take nothing more than 2 minutes. Furthermore, you can also choose the exact pick-up time and the robots will deliver your vehicle right on time.

There is also a reserved parking for people with mobility disabilities so that they can also enjoy a perfect, hassle-free parking experience. You can reserve a parking spot by dialling the following phone number: 010-81688331. Even though you don’t manage to arrive on time, your reserved parking space will be available for additional half an hour. This amenity operates around the clock at the Parking Information Counters. Furthermore, there is wheelchair support as well as escort services are at your disposal. You must simply make the relevant appointment. 

There are also car covers that are also offered if you are going to park for a few extra days. All you have to do is to make a reservation and the cover will be delivered to you as soon as you arrive. You can make the reservation through the following number: 010-81688331. Just remember to hand it over upon your departure. 

There are also car wash services available to ensure that your car remains in perfect condition. 

Currently there are 52 charging spots for EV cars. The parking management and the relevant authorities have a plan to increase these spots to 600, and also creating a specific area for electric taxis’ charging needs.

Beijing Daxing International Airport Statistics

Below is the passenger data and development for Beijing Daxing International Airport for the years 2019:

Passenger statistics at Beijing Daxing International Airport

YearTotal
passenger
Passenger
% change
20193,138,000

2019 statistics correspond to the last 4 months of 2019 since the opening of the airport.

Destinations from Beijing Daxing International Airport

DestinationHow to get
City centre (Beijing)Take a direct bus from the airport to Beijing South Station, which is 48.6 km away. The travel time will be 1hr 15 mins and a cost of $7 USD. 
PEK (Beijing Capital Airport)A drive from PKX to PEK is a 56 minutes’ drive and it is 79.8 km away. Fuel cost will accumulate to $7 to $11 USD.  
TianjinA direct bus from Daxing airport to Tianjin will cost you $12 USD. It is 112.4 km away, and a travel time of 2 hrs 30 mins 
WangfujingA direct bus from Daxing airport to Wangfujing will cost you $7 USD. It is 52.3 km away, and a travel time of 1 hr 43 mins

Beijing Daxing International Airport Logo and maps

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Beijing Daxing International Airport Images

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Minute Suites DFW Terminal A & D Cost & Priority Pass

Flying through Dallas and wondering if you’ll be able to get some spot to sleep or just nap?

Like Atlanta Airport, DFW has partnered with the Atlanta-based Minute Suites to operate sleep pods that you can use to nap, relax or even shower at DFW’s Terminals A and D. Out of the 5 DFW Terminals – A, B, C, D, and E, only 2 Terminal A and D have the nap pods.

What are Minute Suites?

They are private suites that offer private sleep solutions that come with a comfortable chair, desk, television, and outlets to recharge your devices. When you want to catch some Zzzs, you can rent the suites and use their daybed for a period of at least 2 hours or if your flight layover is long, you can book an extended stay for up to 8 hours! That’s a whole night’s sleep!

On its website, Minutes Suites explains that its sleep pods were designed by Dr. Sara Mednick, a co-author of the “Take a Nap! Change Your Life” book. Dr. Mednick is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and has done extensive research on the best way to deliver sleep and relaxation in airports.

It launched at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2009 and has since expanded to 9 airports in the US.

Minute Suites DFW Terminal A:

The Minutes Suites at DFW Terminal A is near Gate A38, right after security and is open 24 hours a day. It’s on Level 1 at the Departures or Check-in Level.

  • Phone: 972-973-7373
Picture of Minute Suites Entrance at DFW Terminal A near Gate A38 Credit: Dfwairport.com
Picture of Minute Suites Entrance at DFW Terminal D near Gate D23 Credit: Dfwairport.com

Amenities

  • Private suites with daybeds,
  • Office workstations,
  • Fax and scanning machine,
  • Printer and other amenities for napping,
  • Relaxing, rejuvenating or working
  • No Showers at Minute Suites pods at TErminal A – Showers are at Terminal D below
Picture of Minute Suites pods or sleep stations at DFW Credit: Uponarriving.com
Picture of Minute Suites beds/pods/sleep stations at DFW Credit: Uponarriving.com

Minute Suites DFW Terminal D:

The Minutes Suites at DFW Terminal D is near Gate D23, right after security and is open 24 hours daily. It’s on Level 2 at the Departures or Check-in Level.

  • Phone: 972-973-4235
Picture of Minute Suites Entrance at DFW Terminal D near Gate D23 Credit: Dfwairport.com
Picture of Minute Suites Entrance at DFW Terminal D near Gate D23 Credit: Dfwairport.com

Amenities:

  • Private suites with daybeds,
  • Office workstations,
  • Fax and scanning machine,
  • Printer and other amenities for napping,
  • Relaxing, rejuvenating or working
  • Has showers – You’ll need to pay $20 extra for the showers

You can also get the shower facilities for $30 for a period of 30 mins.

How much do DFW Minute Suites cost?

It cost a minimum of $48 – which is an hour’s worth of sleep and every additional 15 mins for another 2 hours will cost you $12 each.

After those additional 2 hours, you’ll pay $9.95 for every 15-mins increase for another 2 hours.

If you arrive at Dallas Forthworth Airport at night and have an overnight layover, you can book an extended 8-hour stay for $175.

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Photo showing Minute Suites Dallas Airport pricing

More details on the pricing details are here

Remember, you are responsible for other charges if you choose to order any of the items in the menu below;

Photo of Minutes Suites snacks and drinks menu at DFW with prices
Photo of Minutes Suites snacks menu at DFW.Credit: Uponarriving.com

Check out their cool workstations;

Photo of Minutes Suites workstation at DFW.
Photo of Minutes Suites workstation at DFW. Credit: Uponarriving.com

DFW Minute Suites Priority Pass:

If you have a Priority Pass membership, you can use your membership to access Minute Suites on Terminal A near Gate A38 at Dallas FW Airport. As a Priority Pass cardholder, you’ll get 1-hour free access but you’ll need to pay a discounted rate of $34 for each additional hour you want to sleep.

The nap unit has a sophisticated noise-canceling system that cancels out external distractions. It also includes a comfortable daybed sofa (sleeps two), pillows, fresh blankets, a workstation, and a sound masking system that helps to counteract noise. Nap26 audio program is used to help you achieve a restful power nap.

Note that up to 3 people can use access the lounge for free if the Priority Pass Cardholder is present. Unlike the normal rate for showering at DFW, Priority Pass holders get a $10 discount to use Minute Suites showers for a period of 30 mins and cost $20.

You can get more details on the Priority Pass website here.

DFW Minute Suites Reviews:

11% (20 out of 183) gave the DFW suites/pods a 3 star out of 5 and 14%(25 out of 183) gave the napping spots 4 stars out of 5 and about 70%(127 out of 183) gave Minute Suites at DFW a rating of 5/5. It is clear that they’re doing something right that their customers like.

I got the review data from birdeye.com which has a combination of their own reviews and those on Google customer reviews. Below is a snapshot of the customer reviews which, for the most part, are overwhelmingly positive.

You can read the reviews here.

Below is a snapshot of the reviews;

Snapshot showing aggregate reviews of DFW Minute Suites
Snapshot showing aggregate reviews of DFW Minute Suites

Pros:

  1. Straightforward pricing
  2. Their shower facilities which cost $30, come with generous towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and a toilet
  3. Found ways to reduce background noise, unlike GoSleep or Restwork at JFK which struggle with controlling the surrounding noise making it hard for any flier to sleep.
  4. Their daybed sleeps two
  5. Priority Pass cardholders get a discount
  6. For priority pass holders, they get a huge discount.

Cons:

  1. Shower facilities costs are not included in the cost of booking the sleeping space
  2. Minute Suites located at Terminal A of DFW do not have shower facilities.

FAQs

Q: Can you sleep at DFW Airport?

A: Yes! There are many ways to sleep at DFW Airport. Aside from in-terminal sleep pods provided by Minute Suites, there are three other hotels at DFW – Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, and Hyatt Place. Read more about DFW hotels here.