The 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): The Place of Remembrance is a large glass cube at BOS. Inside are two glass panels etched with the names of every person aboard American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175. Those were the two planes that departed Logan Airport for Los Angeles but were hijacked by terrorists who flew them into the World Trade Towers in New York.
Happy Friday – Here are some travel tidbits about free museum admissions, deals on hotels in NYC, changes for Eurail ticketing and the closing of an iconic Boston restaurant.
This week, any Bank of America, U.S. Trust and Merrill Lynch credit or debit cardholders can gain free admission to more than 200 museums around the country as part of the Museums on US! program. List of participating museums is here.
Deals on hotels in New York City
Looking for a hotel in New York City? Hotel Week NYC 2019 runs from January 4 -14. Prices are at a fixed rate of $100 or $200 per night – a great discount off the standard room rates that can run $500 a nigt at this time of year.
Eurail is starting off the New Year with news about a “new and improved” Eurail program that includes access to Great Britian, Macedonia and Lithuania, expandiing the overal country count from 28 to 31. Travel on the Eurostar is now also included in some ticket packages.
And Durgin Park, a landmark restaurant that’s been at Boston’s Faneuil Hall since 1827, is closing on January 12, WBZ reports.
HMSHost has a co-branded branch of Durgin Park in Terminal E at Boston Logan International Airport .
While the airport Durgin Park remains open for now, a representative from HMSHost says they will be converting that location in the second half of 2020 to a quick-serve Mediterranean-style restaurant called Saloniki Greek.
I don’t get to fly to or from Boston Logan International Airport that often. But I’m always pleased when I do.
If just for the lobsters, which can be purchased as toys or as meals for now or later.
I don’t get to fly Delta Comfort – the airline’s premium economy seats – all that often either, but I’m glad when my Delta status snags me one of those seats.
And on my Delta flight from Boston to Detroit this week, I found this note sticking out of the seat back pocket.
I made note of the cleaning crew’s work – and the airline’s gesture – and kept my note as a souvenir. But my seatmates didn’t. They left them behind – on the floor – for the next crew to cleaning crew to deal with..
If you happen to be at Boston Logan International Airport today – or any day – go visit the 9/11 Memorial site, which is a 2.5 park with stone walls and trees and large glass sculpture next to the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel.
Inside the sculpture are two glass panels etched with the names of the passengers and crew of American Airlines flight 11 and United Airlines flight 175, which left Boston that day bound for Los Angeles.
The Logan Airport website has a short, moving video of the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial park in 2008.
JetBlue, already the largest airline at Boston Logan International Airport, is ramping up service there a bit more with the announcement of new service to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport beginning on March 30, 2017.
This will be JetBlue’s 63rd nonstop destination from Boston –(the most destinations of any airline at Boston Logan, the carrier notes) – and with it comes an introductory one-way fare of $47 – starting today.
In addition to Boston-Atlanta flights, JetBlue will be adding service between Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, New York JFK, and Orlando.
Wait – there’s more:
In addition to the flights between Boston and Atlanta, JetBlue also today announced some added flights out of Boston, including a fourth daily roundtrip Mint flight between Boston and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), starting July 15, 2017, and year-round service between Boston and Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport (MBJ), which currently operates as seasonal service.
JetBlue is also expanding its seasonal service between Boston and St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport (STT) to year-round service.