Sunday, October 29, 2017

Airport Terminals

The last Silver Line reviews! It's time to head up to the airport and see what kinds of "stations" the SL1 has to offer.

A bus leaving Terminal A.
Station: Terminal A
Ridership: The stop gets 484 riders per weekday.
Nearby and Noteworthy: "This is Terminal A, serving: Delta Airlines, Delta Shuttle, Southwest, and WestJet, with the exception of international arrivals which arrive at Terminal E. Ticket counters and gates are located on the second level."
Final Verdict: 5/10
This is basically what you'd expect from an SL1 airport stop: there are a few benches, a few maps, and a rather inaccurate countdown clock. Since it's on the lower arrivals level, every sound from every car and bus is magnified, and it can get rather noisy here. Thus: meh.

Terminal B, Stop 1.
Terminal B, Stop 2. Very different, eh?
Stations: Terminal B Stop 1 and Terminal B Stop 2
Ridership: Stop 1 gets 367 riders per weekday, while Stop 2 gets 246.
Nearby and Noteworthy: "This is Terminal B Stop 1, serving: Air Canada, Air Canada Express, American Airlines Gates B4 to B14, American Shuttle Gates B15 to B19, and PenAir, with the exception of international arrivals which arrive at Terminal E. Ticket counters and gates are located on the second level."
"This is Terminal B Stop 2, serving: American Airlines Gates B30 to B36, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express, with the exception of international arrivals which arrive at Terminal E. Ticket counters and gates are located on the second level."
Final Verdict: 6/10
These two stops are basically the same, so I'm doing them in one. Terminal B has the same amenities as Terminal A, except these stops have at least a little bit of outside space and foliage, with a nice long bench. It's not much, but it does bump the terminal up a point.

Terminal C's island platform.
Station: Terminal C
Ridership: This stop gets the highest ridership at the airport, with 687 people per weekday.
Nearby and Noteworthy: "This is Terminal C, serving: Aer Lingus (all arrivals and departures), Alaska Airlines, Cape Air, JetBlue, Sun Country, TAP Portugal, and Virgin America, with the exception of international arrivals which arrive at Terminal E. Ticket counters and gates are located on the second level."
Final Verdict: 2/10
This one sucks. I hate how it's located in the middle of a traffic island, so you have to cross a few lanes of vehicles to actually get here. There's only one bench, and it's right next to a pole with paint chipping away and a broken payphone haphazardly attached to it. This is the worst stop at Logan, especially considering it gets the highest ridership!

And finally, here's Terminal E!
Station: Terminal E
Ridership: Strangely, Terminal E gets the exact same amount of people per weekday as Terminal A: 484.
Nearby and Noteworthy: "This is Terminal E, serving: Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, Avianca, Azores Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Copa Airlines, El Al Airlines, Emirates Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Porter Airlines, Qatar Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and WOW Air. The following carriers are international arrivals only in Terminal E: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, and TAP Portugal. Ticket counters and gates are located on the second level. This is the last stop at Logan Airport."
Final Verdict: 6/10
I guess I'll give this the same score as Terminal B, since it offers basically the same amenities: maps, a countdown clock, an outdoor area with some foliage, and some benches to sit at out there. And with that, all the Silver Line stops are done! I wonder what review is coming up next...

4 comments:

  1. Terminal B Stop 1 has no Countdown Clock, meanwhile Stop 2 has a clock.

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    1. From what I saw, Stop 1's clock was there, but it was just broken.

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    2. Oh Cool!!!
      It wasn't in the picture, so that's why I commented.

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  2. For Term. C, they have no choice, because it is on the left and the SL1 buses have no left hand doors. What SHOULD they do?

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