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Last Minute Summer Travel Tips

Posted On: 07/31/2019

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Planning a last-minute trip can be a bit stressful but it does not have to break the bank. Knowing what to do and what to expect can help you budget and plan your trip from start to finish! C & L Air Limo gives you a couple of helpful tips to help you survive this last-minute trip.

1. Locking in That Cheap Flight

Most airlines give mad discounts on flights on Sundays and Tuesdays for travel later that week. Make sure to check all dates and prioritize “cheaper days” to lock-in that low-price ticket!

2. Compare One-Way Tickets

Instead of booking a round-trip ticket, sometimes it’s more beneficial to purchase separate one-way flight tickets from two different carriers. Make sure to check which one is more convenient and cheaper for you!

3. Combo Deals

If you look at the big picture, getting a bundle package for your airfare, rental car, hotel, and extra-curricular activities can potentially reduce the total cost of your last-minute vacation.

4. Utilize Points or Miles

Getting a card with miles or points that you can transfer or buy travel packages with can be a lifesaver! Airlines usually open up award spaces for a day or two before travel dates when there are numerous of unsold seats.

5. Be Open to the Unexpected

When looking for cheap flights, make sure to use Google Flights’ Discover feature as it lets you plug in your preferred dates – even the current date – and get a list of destinations that have the best airfare specials.


5 Must-Have Items for Your Carry-On Bag

Posted On: 07/19/2019

Carry on Bag

Today, many airlines placed a restriction on how large a carry-on bag can be. The bag has to be 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches and before you board, you may be required to perform a check-in front of the stewardess to see if your bag is under the limit. As a result, whether we, consumers like it or not, have to pack light and it can be a difficult task. So, we have gathered a few of the most basic travel necessities.

In this article, we are not going to cover items like your passport, credit cards, and chargers for electronics because we are going to assume you would have those packed before you leave your home.

5 Must-Have Items for Your Carry-On Bag

    1. One of the first problems encountered by Americans traveling abroad is the sanity of food and water. Many countries outside of the United States have dirtier water than the United States and could not be drunk straight from the tap. When the water is consumed, diarrhea or vomit might happen because the immune system is not used to the foreign bacteria. That is why it is important to bring over the counter drugs that will save you from frequent trips to the bathroom and avoid the unpleasant journey.

    2. Another problem we may encounter on the plane is bacteria and germs on the plane. Planes can be a breeding group of illness-causing bacteria and they can exist on your food tray, your seat or your window. So, it is a good idea to keep a container of antibacterial wipes when a limited amount of water is available.

    3. Warm clothes are highly recommended no matter of where you are headed. It is because the temperature on the plane can be very cold. You should have a long sleeve clothing on hand for the airplane ride going to a tropical paradise.

    4. The recycled air on the plane may leave your skin very dehydrated so it is best to bring hydrating lotion and lip balm. One way to save space is using old contact cases to store a small amount of lotion.

    5. Headphones, earbuds, earphones, regardless of what kind of headphones you have, you must bring noise-canceling headphones. There could be a lot of noises on the plane, especially in long-distance flight. It can also reduce stress and adrenaline produced by low-frequency jet noise.

Traveling and experiencing new cultures is exciting and packing these 5 items will make your trip on the plane easier. Contact C&L Air Limo for airport transportation to and from Boston Logan & Manchester Airport. We are proud to serve Westford, Acton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Chelmsford, and more.


Benefits of Traveling Solo

Posted On: 06/25/2019

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People have always traveled as a group in the past, whether it was traveling in a tour or exploring exotic places with friends. Many people can’t imagine themselves traveling alone because of some of the following reasons: I don’t want to feel lonely. Who would take pictures of me? It’s dangerous. However, as technology like smartphones and websites like TripAdvisor become available to the public, more people are making their own itineraries and reluctant to join tours. By following other people’s guides or tweak it a bit to create your unique and memorable trip, the idea of traveling solo has become increasingly popular. There are many advantages to traveling solo that makes it increasingly popular.

    1. Learn More About Yourself

    Traveling solo is a completely different experience than traveling as a group. It is a unique opportunity to learn more about yourself by being exposed to a new environment with nobody else to influence you or hold your hand. It could be terrifying the first time traveling solo because it is hard to get out of your comfort zone, but once you adapt to the surrounding environment, you know you will learn something about yourself that you previously did not know before. Let me tell you a short story about myself when I was traveling solo in Vietnam a few years ago, I got lost in the bustling streets of Saigon when I was trying to walk back to my hotel from Ben Thanh Market. I know that although many people did not speak English, yet from my previous traveling experience, I know for sure that many people would know the name of my hotel. So, I immediately asked a local in her 20s, where my hotel is located. She said something to me in Vietnamese but she was pointing with her fingers also. Luckily with my hand gestures, I was also able to get her to walk with me to my hotel. This kind of experience could let you know more about yourself because it is a test of decision making, adaptability, and whether you will lose your head in occasions that you never experienced before.

    2. Make New Friends

    When we travel with our friends, we tend to stick to that group of people for the whole trip. That is great, but also it greatly diminishes the chance to talk to locals and other travelers from around the world to compare the cultures and lives of you and them. It also forces you to open yourself up to strangers and eliminate your shyness when talking to other people. There is a chance that the people you meet on your adventures could become long-lasting friends in your life.

    3. Freedom

    Let’s count how many times did you get into an argument with your travel buddies and how many times you have waited for someone to finish their 2-hour shower. Without a companion, you are ready to leave the hotel when you are ready, there is absolutely no wait for someone to finish up. You have the freedom to go wherever you desired and eat whatever you like to eat without worrying about other people’s feelings and budget.

Contact C & L Air Limo to start planning for your next trip to the Boston Logan and Manchester Airport. We offer airport shuttle service based on the “Share-A-Ride” policy to residents of Acton, Bedford, Lincoln, Littleton, and the Greater Westford area. Call us now at (978) 692-9303 to schedule your ride.


3 Places to Take Dad for Father’s Day

Posted On: 06/12/2019

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3 Places to Take Dad for Father’s Day

Dad has probably gotten every gift under the sea for Father’s Day. By this time, he’s likely gotten the coffee mug, the tie, the golf balls, the gift card to Home Depot, and other typical dad gifts. Why not mix things up this year? Take dad somewhere special this Father’s Day for a special celebration he will not soon forget. Depending on what dad loves, an event out for Father’s Day or coming up soon could be the best gift he’s not expecting, but the one that he wants most of all. Material gifts are good, but experiences together are great, so this Father’s Day, consider one of these three places to take Dad.

Live Sporting Event

Nothing beats a day watching live sports with dad. Whether he loves hockey, baseball, or even golf, watching an event live is way more fun and personable than watching on the TV at home. It gives you both a day full of a similar experience to bond over and is always sure to be exciting. Keep an eye on his favorite team and grab tickets as soon as seats go on sale!

Concert or Live Show

Dad might love music, or maybe even theater, but listening in the office is only so much fun. Especially after hearing the same albums over and over, dad might need a boost of energy and what brings that to him better than a concert or live show. If he’s more into musicals, head to the nearest big city and see what shows are in town. If he loves rock or pop bands, see if they are on tour. Even if the concert isn’t for a few months, getting tickets on Father’s Day will give him a huge amount of time to get excited.

A Favorite City or Sight-Seeing Spot

If you are near a big city, or maybe even living in a place near and dear to dad, take him to a spot he loves and spends some time there. Whether its the beach, or even just a park bench he likes to relax on, there are no limits to finding places that mean a lot to him. Taking him there would be a great way to spend time with him in a place he loves.

There’s no wrong way to do Father’s Day when you spend it with dad. Do something he loves and takes him to a special place this year!


Great Ways to Celebrate Your Graduation

Posted On: 05/17/2019

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Great Ways to Celebrate Your Graduation



After all those sleepless nights just get research papers and projects finished, you are finally done! This is what you have been waiting for and now it’s time to feel the bittersweet feeling. It may have been quite a long road, but the important thing is that it prepared you for what’s coming ahead, the real world. But before you head on to that next chapter, why not celebrate this milestone? Read more on how you can celebrate your graduation!

1. Grab a Drink!

Of course, alcohol would be involved in a celebration like this. Granted that you and your peers may have had alcohol during your long stay in college but there is a big difference between now and then. This time, you are drinking not because of stress but because of a wonderful milestone you and your peers have achieved.

2. Throw a Party

There is nothing like a good old fashion party to celebrate your graduation. Throwing a party doesn’t have to be extravagant. You can just chill with a few people over good food or throw a house party with a large group.

3. Get Some Rest

Sleepless nights, early morning, and afternoons without naps, we get it. You’re tired. That’s why taking a long breather may just be the perfect celebration you need! Book a hotel room or an Airbnb in a quiet place just for the weekend to recharge and prepare you for your next chapter!

4. Eat Some Great Food

There is nothing like eating good food on a good day. Whether you go to your favorite restaurant alone or cook some good food with some loved ones and celebrate! Use this as the perfect excuse to skip on your diet and just go all out.

5. Go on A Trip

Best way to celebrate this milestone of yours? Book a trip to another state or country! This is the perfect time to go around the globe as you don’t have any commitments or anything to do! Take advantage of this new found freedom of yours.


Top Summer Destinations in Massachusetts

Posted On: 05/01/2019

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Top Summer Destinations in Massachusetts



And just like that, summer is just around the corner! Have you decided on where to go for summer 2019 here in Massachusetts? Well, if you haven’t, let us help you out!

1. Cape Cod

One of Massachusetts’ most popular summer destinations, Cape Cod! If you are looking for beaches, seafood shacks, lighthouses, and quaint villages, this hook-shaped peninsula might be the right destination for you

2. Boston

The capital and the largest city in the state of Massachusetts, the city of Boston is a great summer destination! Take you and your family to the city and relive the history it played out during the American Revolution by going on a tour along the Freedom Trail while having a lobster roll.

3. Martha’s Vineyard

Get out of the city this summer and head to Martha’s Vineyard where you can visit lighthouses, beaches and be able to see traditional New England cottages.

Summer travel season is in full swing, which means the northeast is livelier than ever. People are flying in from all over the region to experience our beautiful summers, historical centers, golf courses, rivers, lakes, and everything else that makes Massachusetts a beautiful place to visit. Local residents are taking the opportunity to fly out to more exotic places full of sand and sun. Whether you're coming or going, we can help your summer travel plans go more smoothly. C&L Air Limo offers reserved shuttle service to and from Boston Logan and Manchester airports, led by veteran drivers who are committed to the pleasant riding experience. All of our vehicles are regularly inspected to ensure a smooth, uninterrupted, and punctual trip. However far you're going, you'll need to get to and from the airport. Let C&L take care of it for you. With years of experience and an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction, we'll gladly help make your travel plans go more smoothly.


Top Attractions in Boston

Posted On: 04/24/2019

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Top Attractions in Boston

As one of the oldest cities in America, Boston has a vibrant colonial history that has strong roots in the founding of America. From diverse neighborhoods to historical sites and cultural experiences, Boston has numerous attractions to excite you. Here are some top attractions to consider.

Freedom Trail

Freedom Trail serves up more than 200 years Boston’s history, which is showcased on roughly 2.5 miles of trail. The trail was dedicated in 1951 and features 16 historic sites of national significance that includes historic churches, notable museums, burial grounds, beautiful parks, meeting houses, and a ship. Historic markers retell the story of the American revolutionary war, among other historic events. A line of red bricks and footprints paths guide visitors along the trail Freedom Trail. Notable sites on the trail include Granary Burying Ground, the Old State House, King's Chapel Burying Ground Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Massacre Site and the Old South Meeting House, just to name a few. The trail’s starting point is at Boston Common and make its way through Boston's North End and finishes in Charlestown.

Beacon Hill

Regarded as Boston’s most famous historic neighborhood, Beacon Hill is a most picturesque area situated in the heart of the city. It is the said hill upon which the gold-domed Massachusetts State House can be found. The steep streets of Beacon Hill are lined with Federal-style, Greek Revival styles, and Victorian brick row homes. Lighting the street ways are antique lanterns. Beacon Hill’s historic city beauty encompasses brick and cobblestone pavements, historic style homes and “old money.”

Boston's Theater District

Boston's Theatre District is located downtown and is lined with more than a dozen exquisitely-restored historic theaters, originally built in the grand architectural style performance halls of the early 1900s. On Warrenton Street, the Charles Playhouse is home to Shear Madness, the country’s longest-running non-musical play. Some of the other popular theaters include the Colonial, Shubert, Opera, Emerson Cutler Majestic, Wilbur, and Orpheum. Boston's Theater District also boasts nightclubs, like the Royale Nightclub and Bijou.

Tea Party Ships & Museum

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is an exciting spot with interactive displays, costumed actors and high tech that provides an immersive experience that brings realness to the time and events that preceded the American Revolutionary War. Visitors can enjoy a guided 1-hour tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and can get the opportunity to explore, participate and learn about historic events and people.

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts was opened to the public in 1876, and boast numerous galleries, featuring thousands of beautiful works of art ranging from the ancient world to contemporary art. It is also known for its impressionist paintings, early American Art and its special exhibitions and innovative and interactive educational programs. It’s simply one of the most comprehensive art museums in the country.

There are many wonderful treasures in Boston to see, explore and experience. These attractions offer a taste of the Boston that so many love. Whether you are traveling to or from Boston, our airport shuttle service is here to help you! C & L Air Limo offers a door to door shuttle service for most towns in Massachusetts to and from Logan airport. Call us now or head on over to our website to make a reservation!


Spring Time in Boston

Posted On: 04/01/2019

Things To Do In Boston During Spring people walking on the crosswalk

Guess what is finally here? Spring has returned to the Bay state and everyone is celebrating! Locals and tourists alike are welcoming the sunny weather and the blooming flowers with open arms. Curious what Boston has to offer during this season? Read more about them below!

1. Outdoor Season is Back!

Everyone dreaded the outdoors for the past couple of months and we could blame winter for that. But now that Spring is here, why not go and relax at the Boston Common or the Boston Public Garden. Invite your friends and loved ones for a picnic!

2. Fenway Park is the Place to Be!

Boston is a sports city and the blooming flowers is a sign that baseball season has started! As the weather warms up, you would definitely want to see a Red Sox game with your buddies. Can’t afford a ticket to Fenway Park? Worry not because most of the bars in the city would show the game live!

3. Eat and Be Merry

One of the best things Boston has to offer is the seemingly unlimited food options. From seafood to typical bar food, to the Italian food, Boston has it all! Locals and tourists alike should try to go to Faneuil Hall to get the full Boston experience.

4. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

One of the perks of living here in Boston is that you are near a lot of different bodies of water. Charles River offers exciting boating activities once the weather starts to warm up. Gather your friends and go kayaking or canoeing along the Charles!

5. Museum Dates

As a city that offers a lot of culture and heritage, Boston hosts a number of museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts. When in the city, make sure that you allow some time for these museums as one day would not be enough!

If you are visiting or just coming back from vacation, we can help you get from the airport to your destination! C & L Air Limo offers a safe and highly affordable airport shuttle service that can get you to and from the Boston Logan airport. Call us now and make a reservation!


Surviving a Long-Haul Flight

Posted On: 04/01/2019

Surviving a Long-Haul Flight Being stuck in traffic for hours that seem like forever is a pain. But being in a long-haul flight is an entirely different realm of pain. People spend nearly an entire day being stuck in the air, cruising for hours, and their body is mostly confused on what time of the day it is. Most of us may love traveling (because who doesn’t?), but long-haul flights are just impossible to love. Want some tips on how to survive this hateful endeavor? Read more below!

1. Comfortable outfit

The “fashion over comfort” rule is exempted in a long-haul flight. Toss the skinny jeans and tight-fitting shirts in your luggage and slide into those jogger pants and loose fittings shirts. You would want to get into the most comfortable outfit for your 15+ hours of travel time as you will be seated in a tight seat with very limited space unless you are one of the lucky ones in the first class.

2. Travel Essentials

As much as we love children, hearing them scream and cry for 15+ hours straight is just a different kind of torture. Invest in a good pair of earplugs that won’t come off as you nod off to dreamland. Speaking of nodding off, why not take that next step and invest to a memory foam neck pillow to make sure you will be somewhat comfortable in that long-haul flight.

3. Limit Personal Items

Hate to break it to you but a plane has very limited space. You want to make that space as efficiently as possible which means try not to bring big carry-ons. Granted that you can put them in the bin, some personal items sometimes are not small enough for the bins and you know where they go? That’s right, that space meant for your legs.

4. Love your Neighbor

We’re all stuck in this long-haul flight together. So, might as well be good friends with your neighbor, right? Be patient with them as they would need to excuse themselves to use the lavatories or get something from the personal items.

5. Plan ahead!

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Buy your tickets in advance so you’ll have time to prepare for other things such as, your ride to and from the airport, or preparing your luggage, or maybe do some extra work before you leave. Additional time may always come in handy! C&L Air Limo in Massachusetts offers a shuttle ride to and from the airport at an affordable price! Our drivers are all highly-trained and with the necessary certifications. Book now and experience service like no other!


Tips for Packing More Efficiently

Posted On: 01/22/2019

While traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, the process of packing for a trip can sometimes be extremely stressful. Many people, even those who travel on a regular basis, simply don’t know the most effective ways to pack a suitcase. Whether you’re about to embark on a quick weekend trip or a month-long journey, there are some key packing tips you should be aware of. Below, you’ll see some helpful hints that will allow you to start packing your suitcase more efficiently every time you go somewhere.

Follow the weather forecast closely.

One problem people have when packing is that they take too much because they haven’t kept close tabs on the weather forecast in their destination city. You will probably find that your suitcase is much lighter if you check the weather daily for at least a week leading up to your departure date. This will allow you to take clothing that is appropriate for the temperatures the region has been experiencing, no matter what time of year it is. If you do have to take bulky clothes because you’re headed somewhere cold, try to layer as much as you reasonably can to wear on the plane and save space in your luggage.

Roll your clothes instead of folding them.

Rolling shirts, pants, dresses, and other garments is the single best way to pack them in a suitcase. Not only does this method eliminate wrinkles in many cases, but it makes space for more clothing than folding does. It does bear noting, however, that in order to keep your things wrinkle-free, you’ll need to make sure they are made of natural fibers, such as cotton and wool. If anything does become wrinkled while rolled in your luggage, simply iron it when you get to your destination. If no iron is available, turn on hot water in the shower and leave the garment in the bathroom to be steamed.

Pack undergarments and socks into your shoes.

This tip is one that just may be a gamechanger for you when you travel. Instead of letting your socks and undergarments float around your suitcase aimlessly, roll them tightly and put them inside of your shoes. Then, place the shoes on the bottom of the suitcase so their soles don’t soil any of your clothing. This is a tried-and-true tactic that will keep things organized and clean throughout your next trip.

Leave space for souvenirs.

If you know you’re going to be purchasing souvenirs during your upcoming vacation, account for them as best you can while you are initially packing. Don’t pack your suitcase all the way to the brim so you can make sure you have space for your treasures when you’re coming home. Otherwise, you could find yourself having to buy a new bag during your trip and paying to check it, which is something nobody wants to deal with! Proper preparation is the key to efficient packing. No matter how many or how big your luggage is, we are here to help you out! We know how stressful it is lugging your suitcase around, especially after a long flight. C&L Air Limo has been around for years and with our talented drivers, we can make your travel life easier! Hopefully, these simple tips will help you have better packing experiences not only for trips you already have planned but well into the future. Traveling becomes much more enjoyable when you no longer have to dread the packing process! Remember, there’s a whole world out there waiting for you.


4 Hidden Gems of Wisconsin

Posted On: 09/25/2018

A truly unappreciated Midwestern state of the union, Wisconsin sits in the Midwest with indulgent cheese and warm, welcoming locals. While it may not seem like someone’s dream vacation spot, there are in fact many beautiful and exciting places to visit and see all over Wisconsin.

1) Peshtigo River, Athelstane
You probably don’t even know that Wisconsin had river rafting! Known as one of the longest continuous stretches of whitewater in the Midwest, the Peshtigo River offers a heart-pounding trip down intense Class III, IV, and V whitewater rapids. Rafting not your thing? Enjoy beautiful granite rock formations and spectacular scenery by the tree-lined shores of the river.

2) Cave of the Mounds, Blue Mounds
Cave of the Mounds was accidentally discovered on August 4, 1939 when workers, who were removing limestone from a quarry on the Brigham Farm, blasted into the Cave. The blast tore the face off the quarry and revealed a great underground cavern. This huge, natural system is a hidden wonderland – stalactites hang dramatically from the ceiling, and wild, colorful rock formations appear at every turn. Guided tours are now available year-round and are particularly fun during Wisconsin’s intense winters; the inside of the cave is a steady 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

3) House on the Rock, Spring Green
“One of the strangest places I’ve ever been” is how one visitor described the House of the Rock. One of Wisconsin’s most unusual hidden gems, the House is bizarre structure built on a huge sandstone base that was once a private residence. Now housing original owner’s many collections, can tour the property to see them all, including a 200-foot sea animal and the world’s largest carousel. Don’t miss the glass-enclosed Infinity Room that extends out high above the forest.

4) Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Bayfield
Hidden away at the northernmost point of Wisconsin, the Apostle Islands are a result of the glaciers that once covered North America. Known for its collection of historic lighthouses, sandstone sea caves, a few old-growth remnant forests, and natural animal habitats, feel free to rent a kayak and hop on an Apostle Islands Cruises ferry from Bayfield. During the summer, enjoy swimming in Lake Superior and paddling along the forested shores; in the winter, hike around the spectacular ice caves.

When you’re planning your next vacation, don’t count the beautiful state of Wisconsin out. And if you need a shuttle to Logan or Manchester airport, contact C&L Air Limo today!


Montana’s Hidden Gems: 4 Favorites

Posted On: 09/24/2018

Tourism to Montana has been up in recent years, with over 12 million people now visiting the state annually. There’s a reason so many people are drawn to Montana, or maybe it’s fairer to say, reasons—whether it’s the national parks, the beautiful landscapes, the fly-fishing adventures or the ski slopes, there’s something for everyone all year round.

Planning a trip to Montana? Here’s a few hidden gems you might want to tick off your list.

1) Makoshika State Park
While this isn’t one of the most well-known of state parks, it’s Montana's largest, and is incredibly picturesque thanks to the unique sandstone formations. Named for the Sioux “Land of Bad Spirits,” this park offers visitors the opportunity to walk a real dinosaur trail. See the fossilized remains of triceratops, T-rex, and more.

2) The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas
While Montana may not seem like a hot spot for Tibetan spiritualism, the Garden, located in Arlee, MT, is renowned for its elegant white buddha statues and tranquil layout. With guided tours available during the warmer months, the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is a place anyone can come to find their inner peace.

3) The Ringing Rocks
Before there was the iPod, there was rock gongs. Located East of Butte, the Ringing Rocks create musical sounds when tapped or hit with a mallet. According to scientists, the ringing noise is a result of both the rocks’ composition and their location next to the Boulder Batholith—remove the rocks and they no longer “sing.” You’ll need to wear hiking shoes to access this one-of-a-kind geological formation.

4) Castle Town Ghost Town
Once home to Calamity Jane, Castle Town was a thriving mining community in the late 1800s. If old Western Movies have always had a special place in your heart, this might be the place to visit. Abandoned since the 1930s, it’s still possible to walk through what remains of the town and see the old meat market, post office and more. Who knows—maybe you’ll even see some ghosts. Since Castle Town is located on private land, keep in mind—you’ll need to ask permission first.

Despite its size, Montana is home to just under a million people, making it the perfect locale for getting away from all the noise and crowding that comes along with everyday life. If you need transportation to Logan or Manchester airport to finally have your Montana vacation, call C&L Air Limo today.


A Short History of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Posted On: 08/30/2018

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1927
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approve spending $15,000 to begin development of a Manchester airport. The newly formed Manchester Board of Aviation and Recreation approves construction of an airport on an 84-acre tract of land near Pine Island Pond. Ground is broken four days later and within a month two 1,800-foot runways are cleared.

1933
The first passenger terminal opens. Amelia Earhart touches down in the Queen City during a Boston to Montreal flight.

1940
The Roosevelt Administration approves a $286,000 airport expansion project. The U.S. War Department announces Manchester has been selected as an Army Air Corps Base.

1961
New $850,000 passenger terminal opens at Manchester Airport. Terminal named after Roscoe A. Ammon, a successful businessman and airport booster who died of cancer less than two weeks before the new terminal is opened.

1978
Grenier Field/Manchester Municipal Airport officially renamed Manchester Airport. 1992
“Phase I” of the redevelopment of Manchester Airport begins, with projects including a new passenger terminal, taxiways, roadways and parking.

1994
A new 158,000 square foot passenger terminal opens at Manchester Airport. Modern facility offers many airport amenities, including: seven jet gates and five regional gates; three baggage carrousels; a choice of restaurants; an international newsstand; and ample, inexpensive short and long-term parking near the terminal.

1997
“Phase II” of the redevelopment of Manchester Airport begins, with projects including runway and taxiway improvements, passenger terminal addition, parking garage and new airport entrance road. Manchester Airport surpasses one million passengers for the first time.

1999
A 75,000 square foot terminal addition opens, including three new jet gates, five regional gates and ninety feet of ticket counter space. Manchester Airport surpasses two million passengers for the first time.

2000
Manchester Airport surpasses three million passengers for the first time.

2005
Manchester Airport surpasses almost 4.4 million passengers and sets new annual passenger activity record.

2006
Manchester Airport is officially renamed Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.


A Short History of Boston’s Logan Airport

Posted On: 08/29/2018

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Jeffrey Field
Logan Airport was originally known as Jeffrey Field, a small 189-acre tidal flat airfield with a 1,500 ft. cinder runway, and was used primarily by the Massachusetts Air Guard and the Army Air Corps. It opened on Sept. 8, 1923.

Colonial Air
Colonial Air, the predecessor of American Airlines, begins the first regularly scheduled commercial passenger flights between Boston and New York in 1927. Ownership of Boston Airport is transferred from the U.S. Army to the Massachusetts Legislature in 1928.

Boston Harbor Reclaimed
In 1929, the City of Boston takes control of the airport with a 20-year lease from the state, adding an administration building, lengthening runways, and paving access roads. Two hundred acres of land was reclaimed from Boston Harbor. In 1934, the airfield was expanded from 189 acres to 400 acres. Airside land area is expanded by 1,800 acres from the further filling of Boston Harbor. Additional runways, apron areas and three new hangars are built to provide operational support.

Logan Airport
On June 12, 1943, Boston Airport becomes General Edward Lawrence Logan Airport. In 1949, the horseshoe-shaped Boutwell Terminal Building was completed. Today, Terminals B and C are on the terminal's original footprint. Loop Access In 1952, loop access roadway system is completed to support the new terminal. The first non-stop transcontinental service begins between Boston and Los Angeles. By 1980, 15.1m passengers fly in and out of Logan each year. Additional expansion in the 1980s includes the Logan Office Center, Southside cargo facilities, a new Hyatt Hotel and the Amelia Earhart General Aviation Terminal. Soundproofing work is completed in East Boston schools and thousands of East Boston homes.

Terminal A
Terminal A opened in 2005 and become Logan’s fourth main terminal: joining Terminal B, which opened in 1974; Terminal C, which opened in 1967; and Terminal E, which opened in 1974.


Eating Well While Traveling

Posted On: 07/30/2018

Being away from home, staying in unfamiliar places, and not being familiar with where to get nutritious meals can wreak havoc on your diet. Here are a few tips to help you make healthy decisions while traveling:

At the Airport
Most larger airports have a vast array of eating options to choose from, but they’re notoriously overpriced. If you’re watching your budget along with your waistline, eat before getting to the airport. While it might be appealing to snack or indulge while you’re waiting for your flight, have a game plan of when you plan to eat and stick with it.

Bring food with you in your carry-on, along with an empty water bottle that you can fill up after you get past security. Nuts and dried fruit are good snacking choices, as well as hummus and cut veggies, sandwiches, chips or leftovers in collapsible containers.

If you have dietary restrictions like being vegan or gluten-free, you will most likely be able to find a few options, even at smaller airports. Try baked potatoes from fast food joints like Wendy’s, or a veggie-only wrap at a sandwich shop. Most restaurants will accommodate your allergies and dietary preferences if you ask.

During Your Flight
If hunger hits at 30,000 feet and you forgot to pack your own snacks or to eat beforehand, you can either stick it out or go for airline food. Some airlines have elevated their food quality, but it won’t come cheap. For insight, check out Love Exploring’s list of best airline food.

At the Hotel
Pick up some easy-to-prepare food at a nearby grocery store or market, if possible. Even if you stock up on just breakfast and snack items, you’ll eat better and save money.

Ask for a microwave and refrigerator be delivered if your room doesn’t have them. The hotel may charge you extra, but it’s well worth it if you can prepare and store your food from the grocery store or leftovers from eating out.


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