A tragic incident occurred at Boston Logan International Airport on Monday evening, as an adult male was struck and killed by a coach bus. The victim has been identified as Vishwachand Kolla, 47, of Lexington, who was at the airport to pick up a friend.
The bus involved in the incident belonged to Dartmouth Coach, a transportation company based in Concord, New Hampshire, that provides services between New Hampshire, Boston, and New York City.
According to the Massachusetts State Police, Kolla was parked curbside at the Terminal B lower (arrivals) level when he was hit by the bus. Preliminary investigations suggest that he was standing on the driver’s side of his Acura SUV when the middle of the bus made contact with him, dragging him along the driver’s side of his vehicle.
Kolla suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the bus, a 54-year-old woman, declined medical treatment.
The crash investigation is ongoing and being conducted by Troop F of the Massachusetts State Police, the MSP Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section, the MSP Crime Scene Services Section, the MSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section, and the state police detective unit assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Dartmouth Coach expressed their condolences and stated that the company is cooperating with the authorities to gather further information.
NewsCenter 5’s Peter Eliopoulos reported that there were passengers onboard the bus at the time of the crash, and they were moved to a different bus. The incident also temporarily disrupted airport operations, with some arriving passengers redirected to a different baggage claim area.
This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of being vigilant while traveling, whether as a pedestrian or a driver. We urge all travelers to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines to prevent similar accidents from occurring.
Once again, we extend our sincere condolences to Kolla’s family and friends during this difficult time.
As a leading airport transportation service, Boston Airport Express wants to make sure that all our customers are aware of the latest travel regulations enforced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Recently, there have been reports about peanut butter being considered a liquid by the TSA, which means that it falls under the same category as other liquids, gels, and aerosols.
One passenger, Patrick Neve, shared his confusion on Twitter after TSA agents flagged him for trying to bring peanut butter through airport security.
In his tweet, Neve asked the agents to clarify which category peanut butter falls under, leading to the TSA confirmed that peanut butter is considered a liquid and reminding travelers that it needs to be 3.4 oz or less in carry-on luggage.
Another traveler shared a similar experience where they were forced to throw out their peanut butter at the TSA checkpoint, despite it being used up to make sandwiches.
This raised concerns about the inconsistency in the TSA’s rules, as the traveler pointed out that it would have been okay to bring the peanut butter if it had already been used up.
To clarify the regulations, the TSA’s website states that peanut butter of any size can be packed in a checked bag, but for a carry-on, it must be 3.4 oz or less.
Other items, such as salsa, sauces, hummus, creamy dips and spreads, and ice cream, are also considered liquids and have the same carry-on limitations as peanut butter.
At Boston Airport Express, we want our customers to have a stress-free and smooth travel experience. We advise all our customers to review the TSA’s rules and regulations before their trip and make sure that all their carry-on items meet the requirements.
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JFK airport has begun its attempt to become fully functional. Boston Airport Express gathers that on Saturday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that Terminal 1 at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport now has full power.
Once “essential electrical repairs” were finished overnight, “limited flight activity” began at the airport’s international terminal early on Saturday morning, according to the statement.
Other building systems are being looked at and brought back online, and all safety and security systems are fully working.
According to an earlier CNN report, the Terminal 1 power outage started on Thursday and lasted all day Friday.
A Port Authority statement from before said that 5% of all scheduled passenger flights at JFK leave from Terminal 1.
According to an announcement made on Saturday afternoon, of the 64 arrivals and departures that were originally planned for today at Terminal 1, 26 will happen there, 28 will happen at other JFK terminals or other airports, and 10 will be moved to another day.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a statement on Thursday that the outage was caused by a broken electrical panel at Terminal 1 that led to a “small, isolated fire” that was quickly put out.
The statement read, “The power loss is now impacting the terminal’s capacity to accept inbound and outgoing planes. “According to the Port Authority, the impacted planes were accommodated at other terminals.
According to FlightAware’s flight tracking website, an Air New Zealand flight scheduled to land at JFK at 5:40 p.m. ET on Thursday was returned to its starting airport.
According to the JFK website, several international planes that were supposed to land at JFK were instead sent to other East Coast airports like Washington Dulles International Airport, Boston’s Logan International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
Boston Airport Express wishes everyone a very happy Valentine’s Day. Tuesday will again be a busy day in Boston and we’re all prepared for it, but are you? Have a look at some of Boston’s most romantic restaurants that specialize in providing a valentine suitable experience just like we specialize in taking you there.
If you’re looking for a relatively low-key but ultra-romantic spot to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Dear Annie, located in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The trendy, award-winning wine bar serves an incredible selection of natural wine as well as elegant, unexpected seafood and veggie dishes that rotate on a regular basis.
For Valentine’s Day, the hot spot is offering its “Lovers’ Delight” package, which will get you half a dozen fresh oysters as well as a half bottle of Laherte Frères grower Champagne. Stick with the oysters and Champagne if you’re just planning a little treat, or add onto the special for an entire Valentine’s Day dinner.
Apart from the menu, the vibey atmosphere here feels especially fitting for a romantic date. The dimly lit, tastefully decorated space is warm, open, and inviting, which is perfect for date night — whether you’re in your first month of dating or you’ve been together for years. And with its large communal table in the center of the room, it’s a great place for friend groups to celebrate as well.
Boston Chops, one of the city’s most celebrated steakhouses, closed down during the pandemic. But as of November 2022, the beloved restaurant is back, serving up big, juicy cuts of steak, and ready to host romantic Valentine’s Day celebrations.
On Tuesday, February 14, you can take advantage of the steakhouse’s three-course menu, which is offered at both locations in Downtown Boston as well as the South End. The $149-per-person dinner offers an appetizer, a steak or seafood dinner, and a dessert to top it all off.
Of course, you don’t actually have to celebrate on Valentine’s Day itself. Celebrate on an alternate day with appetizers like crab cakes and oxtail croquettes, entrees like pork chops and ahi tuna loin in addition to a variety of top-notch steaks, and side dishes like patatas bravas, grilled asparagus, and braised kale.
The dark-paneled dining room feels cozy and intimate, making it the perfect place to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year.
The Banks Fish House
Seafood lovers, we might have just found the best place for you to celebrate Valentine’s Day: The Banks Fish House, located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. From Friday, February 10, through Tuesday, February 14, the restaurant is featuring a special menu highlighting some of its finest a la carte seafood offerings — no need to commit to a fixed menu ahead of time.
Opt for the Ora King Tyee salmon crudo if you love raw fish, or order the tomahawk and lobster if you’re more of a surf-and-turf person. Don’t forget to ask about the Champagne and rosé specials if you’re considering splitting a bottle with your date.
You can also order from the regular menu, which boasts plenty of seafood-forward dishes you might just go back for. When we’re feeling indulgent, we like to start with oysters or caviar service, then make our way to entrees like smoked seafood ravioli, fish and chips, and cod. Don’t love seafood? You can also opt for landlubber offerings like the prime short rib burger and the Freebird half chicken.
Mariel, a restaurant inspired by pre-revolutionary Havana, is a Cuban restaurant that attracts a crowd throughout the year, and Valentine’s Day isn’t likely to be an exception.
The large, extravagant surroundings offer an undeniably romantic vibe, with huge murals and over-the-top chandeliers. It looks like it’s the kind of place you would go to indulge, so it’s a solid option if you’re really trying to go above and beyond for your Valentine’s Day date.
This place is known for its selection of rum, but it also has an excellent cocktail program that offers everything from a Cuban-inspired espresso martini-like drink to fruity flavored daiquiris that can make you forget about the cold Boston weather outside.
Don’t forget to check out the wine list if you want to split a bottle with your special someone. The food menu promises a variety of delicious snacks and small plate options as well as pizza and some larger entrees.
Troquet on South
Troquet on South, located in Boston’s Leather District, is perhaps best known for its extensive wine list, which boasts an incredible selection of fine wines, including enough Champagne to satisfy even the most ardent Valentine’s Day celebrators in the city.
The focus is on French red wines, but this spot has something for everyone. If you love wine, start by taking a close look at the list or asking owner and sommelier Chris Campbell for some help navigating the list.
But you don’t have to stop at the drinks — the French-inspired menu offers an array of exciting entrees and shareable dishes to make your Valentine’s Day feel as special as possible. Start with some oysters, tuna tartare, or salmon crudo, and then make your way to the main course offerings, like Rohan duck breast, truffle chicken breast, and rye-crusted scallops.
Finish your meal off with a cheese plate or a slice of date cake served with pistachio ice cream. If you choose to visit Troquet on Valentine’s Day or the Saturday before, you’ll be treated to a special three-course Valentine’s Day menu that highlights some of the best of the restaurant’s offerings.
Field & Vine
The beloved Field & Vine, which can be found in Union Square in Somerville, believes in sourcing from local and sustainable farmers. Its wine list captures that same spirit, with its focus on small producers making organic and biodynamic wines with little intervention in the cellar.
If you want to experience the best this restaurant has to offer, you can take advantage of its Valentine’s Day fixed menu, which offers both omnivore and vegetarian options. The meal is available for $105 per person, with the choice to add on the optional wine pairing for $55. From Nantucket Bay scallops to parsnip grits, this menu won’t disappoint.
You can also celebrate by taking advantage of the restaurant’s standard options on another day, but keep in mind that the specific dishes they’re serving are variable depending on what the local farmers and purveyors they’re working with have on hand at the time. The sample winter menu includes dishes like beef tartare, black bass crudo, roasted winter squash, and mushroom cavatelli.
Grill 23 & Bar
When you’re looking for the ultimate white tablecloth experience in Boston, look no further than Grill 23. This steakhouse offers all the pomp and circumstance of old-school fine dining, which makes it an ideal option for those who are looking for more of a formal Valentine’s Day experience. This is where you’ll find excellent iterations of standard steakhouse fare.
If you want to start off the night with a bang, start off with selections from the raw bar. We love the shellfish sampler, which will give you a taste of oysters, shrimp, lobster, salmon tartare, and more. Then, check out the a la carte options to build the meal of your dreams. From the A5 wagyu to the swordfish puttanesca, there’s no way you can go wrong.
Don’t forget to scour the incredibly long, detailed wine list as well. It’s curated by Brahm Callahan, one of only 149 Master Sommeliers in the U.S. Staff can help you pick out the perfect wine to celebrate the holiday.
For French food in an undeniably cool atmosphere, you have to make your way to Rochambeau, located in Back Bay. This restaurant is all about the details when it comes to the decor, so it’s also a great place to take Valentine’s Day pictures, whether you’re with your partner or going to dine as a group.
Take advantage of the holiday by opting for the restaurant’s four-course tasting menu, which includes dishes like burrata salad and spinach mascarpone ravioli. Hopefully, you won’t be too full of dessert to enjoy the profiteroles served with ice cream. You’ll pay $105 per person for this V-Day special.
This Italian-inspired new American restaurant, located in Cambridge, is among the Boston area’s buzziest natural wine hangouts, and with its elegant, well-lit dining room, it’s clearly a fantastic option for Valentine’s Day celebrations.
Pammy’s offers a fixed menu that allows you to select three plates of your choosing, which means you can mix and match the options that sound best to you.
The lumache, made with a gochujang bolognese, is among the restaurant’s most celebrated dishes, but if you can get your hands on it, the pork Milanese, the yellowfin tuna, and the mafaldine served with tripe are all mouth-watering options.
End your dining experience with some panna cotta or an affogato, and you’ll see why this is such a beloved restaurant. You’ll pay $72 per person for a three-course meal.
And wine lovers? You’re in luck. The natural wine list here offers an array of options ranging from funky to fruit-forward.
If you’re looking for one of the coziest places in Boston to celebrate Valentine’s Day (and want to make sure you’re getting some of the best food in town), you have to check out Celeste, located in Somerville’s Union Square. This Peruvian restaurant is tiny and offers an intimate dining experience that’s hard to beat.
The decor is understated and relaxed, allowing you to relax and focus on the fantastic food and drinks that will grace your table. Choose from the Peruvian classics you know and love, starting with the variety of ceviche. There are plenty of other seafood options to choose from as well, along with more meat-focused entrees.
And you’re not going to be disappointed with the drinks, either: From orange and natural wines to small-batch beers, there are countless options available. The cocktail program is also on point — the pisco sour is absolutely a must-try drink, but don’t write off the chica sour or the pisco martini, either.
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A few tips to keep in mind: If you can’t get a reservation for the 14th, consider planning your Valentine’s Day meal on a different day. That way, you’ll avoid the holiday crowds and still get to enjoy a delicious dinner with your loved one.
Also, you don’t have to let your lack of a romantic partner ruin your Valentine’s Day plans. Go out for a group dinner with close friends as a way to celebrate the day.
How surprised are you that JetBlue has been ranked as the worst airline in America again this year? Perhaps many of you are, but at Boston Airport Express, we aren’t surprised at all. The airline has been struggling to keep its schedule and services in order since the summer outbreak of passengers.
Jet Blue is the largest airline at Boston Logan Airport, which also has had a very disappointing performance in The Wall Street Journal.
The journal uses seven factors to rank American airlines. The airlines are ranked based on seven factors: on-time arrivals, canceled flights, significant delays, two-hour tarmac delays, mishandled bags, being forced to move to a different flight, and complaints.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the average percentage of flights canceled by major U.S. carriers in 2022 was 2.6%, up from 1.8% in 2021 and 2019.
The Wall Street Journal stated, “JetBlue won the title no airline wants — worst performing U.S. carrier” because it “reported relatively dismal numbers in practically every category.”
JetBlue came in eighth for flights that arrived on time and weren’t canceled and ninth for flights that were two hours late or had extreme delays. Involuntary bumping was the airline’s best category, where it placed fourth.
A JetBlue representative said, “For more than 20 years, JetBlue has been delivering a unique experience that passengers appreciate, including free Wi-Fi, the most legroom in coach, seatback entertainment, pleasant crewmembers, and everyday cheap rates.” Because of this, passengers routinely rank JetBlue as one of the top airlines.
“The Wall Street Journal rankings don’t show how the crowded conditions we fly in affect JetBlue more than other airlines,” the JetBlue representative said.
Boston traffic is horrendous, as anyone who drives there would attest. Boston Airport Express has had its share of experiences too. The city becomes an unbreachable fortress during the holiday season, preventing any traffic in and out of Boston.
According to recent research, this city has some of the worst traffic in the world.
The transportation data company Inrix puts out an annual Global Traffic Scorecard. It says that Boston’s traffic is the second-worst in the United States and the fourth-worst in the world.
Matt Brooks remarked, “It’s not just Boston; it’s everywhere.” “It makes no difference which road you are on.” No matter what time of day it is, nothing matters. “All I do is wait in traffic.”
Every two to three weeks, wine salesperson Brooks makes the trip into the city.
Brooks stated, “I am in Boston working today, so I parked my car in a garage, and I am walking all over the city.” My umbrella is here. “Driving is pointless because it would take twice as long for me to go somewhere.”
According to the report, Boston drivers will have wasted nearly 134 hours of their lives in traffic in 2022. As more people return to the workplace, this is an increase of 56 hours from 2021, but it is still 10% less than pre-pandemic levels.
According to Inrix, “I-93 South from US-3 to MA-3 was the fourth most congested stretch in the whole United States, resulting in vehicles losing a total of 99 hours during the 4 p.m. rush hour.”
According to Inrix, drivers in the Boston area waste an average of $2,270 in gasoline and time due to traffic. Within a mile of downtown, vehicles may only travel at roughly 11 mph, down from 15 mph in 2019.
A Better City’s CEO, Rick Dimino, said, “In terms of the time lost by people in their cars, we lose millions of dollars every day.” “That significantly hurts our economy. “The report reveals Boston has the worst traffic, trailing only London, Chicago, and Paris.
We try to update our customers with current traffic situations so they can plan their rides well and reach their destinations on time. Do you wish to worry a little less about traffic? Call us at 617-499-1919 and make your reservations. We have been providing chauffeured rides from Boston for the last 20 years or more.
About 200 domestic flights from Logan Airport were delayed on Wednesday because the Federal Aviation Administration was down all over the country. Still, the organization reported that operations had resumed just before 9 a.m.
Due to issues with its Notice to Airmen System, the FAA made the public aware of the outage before 7 a.m. on Wednesday. At around 7 a.m., FlightAware’s flight tracking website listed 760 delays inside, into, or out of the United States.
According to MassPort, there were 20 delayed Logan flights as of 8:15 a.m., including ones to Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago-O’Hare, and Baltimore.
On the MassPort website, you may track the progress of your flights. Before 7 a.m., there were fewer than 10 delays. At nearly nine in the morning, the FAA tweeted that it had removed a ban on ground departures.
The encyclopedia said, “After a problem overnight with the Notice Airmen system, which gives safety information to flight crews, normal air traffic operations are slowly getting back to normal across the United States.”
Soon after the ground halt was dismissed, the flights started taking off, but the delays went on for the whole day. The passengers stuck at the airport also stated that the airport became too overcrowded, which made waiting in lines for security or ATMs very difficult.
Customers of Boston Airport Express should check the airport’s or MassPort’s website before their trip to see how their flights are going. You can always rely on our airport car services in Boston for all your transportation needs.
Thanks to Delta Air Lines, travel between Louisville and Boston will be simpler in the upcoming year. The addition of a daily nonstop service between Boston Logan International Airport and Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport by Delta was announced on Thursday.
With American announcing two daily flights this year as well, this becomes the third daily flight between Louisville and Boston. The launch day for the new flight is May 8, 2023.
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s executive director, Dan Mann, stated that the announcement from Delta was a terrific way to end the year. “We appreciate their support and investment in providing more options at SDF, which speaks very strongly of the health of our market and demand from local tourists.”
Due to Boston’s role as a hub, this new service strengthens Louisville residents’ connections to the Northeast while also opening up opportunities for international travel.
Additionally, Delta currently provides nonstop service from Louisville to five significant cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, and, as of recently, Boston.
Are you planning on visiting Louisville then? Or anywhere through Boston Logan Airport? Book tickets and pack your bags today and you can leave the rest to us, We take care of all your airport transportation needs with our comfortable and convenient Boston Car Services.
Boston Airport Express has continuously raised questions about the situation of staff at Logan Airport. There is a high shortage of staff at the Boston Logan Airport which the authorities have been unable to fill so far.
In support of better working conditions, thousands of employees at 15 American airports organized the action. “Airport workers like me and working people all across the economy are fed up,” said one of the rally organizers.
The demonstrations backed the “Good Jobs for Good Airports Act,” which Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced in June. The plan is for airport service workers to get a minimum hourly wage of $15, paid time off, holidays, good health care, and other benefits. It would be comparable to what is currently given to other federal contractors.
“Without us, nobody could visit their families over the holidays in safety. Although it makes me feel immensely proud to see passengers’ smiles, Montalvo said, “It comes at a huge cost when I can’t support my own family on poverty wages.”
Airport workers in Newark, O’Hare, and Logan went on strike to protest what they said were unfair working conditions at their direct employer, Swissport International AG.
The recent strike by airport car service workers is sure to have a big impact on car service transportation in and around airports. These workers provide a vital service, transporting passengers to and from the airport quickly and safely. This could make it harder for passengers to get to and from the airport in a timely manner, leading to delays and inconvenience.
Hitting the road for Thanksgiving? Here are the first-rate and worst instances to drive Happy thanksgiving to all by Boston Airport Express.
We warn you ahead that this thanksgiving Airports and highways are all anticipated to be crowded as the excursion tour continues to bounce back.
As with any other Thanksgiving fast strategy, you will be making plans to hit the road and go to a circle of relatives all through the approaching days.
If that is the case, you will all likely have numerous organizations on the street with you. Massachusetts transportation officials predict Bay state roadways could be much busier than in the last few years and perhaps even exceed pre-pandemic tiers.
According to Massachusetts highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, Thanksgiving road congestion is expected to be “very, very heavy” Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons as more people spread out their travel plans amid more flexible work schedules.
The worst day for the journey, even though it is predicted to be Sunday, while people head home from their holiday gatherings.
MassDOT these days launched an advisory showing predicted influences on primary roads in the Bay country. The good times to tour, in line with MassDOT, are earlier than 8 a.m. Wednesday or earlier than 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving itself.
It is now not simply the highways projected to see the heavy extent. Logan Airport is also expecting huge tour numbers this week.
The TSA has issued a warning for vacationers, saying they should count on long traces at Logan, specifically next Tuesday and Wednesday and the Sunday following Thanksgiving.
Nearly 64,000 tourists are predicted there during height days, which is about 20,000 more travelers according to day than at the same time in 2021.
Boston Airport Express will see a high rise in its road activities we urge everyone to make their booking in well advance. Make your fun time assured on thanksgiving with logan airport transfer.