Transiting from E to B at BOS

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  1. pittguy81

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    I am arriving from DUB on Aer Lingus connecting to a US Airways Flight departing out of B. I will go through preclearance in Dublin, but having never transited at BOS will my 1hr and 20 minute connection time be adequate? It looks like a 10 minute walk from E to B, but I assume I will have to clear security again? Wasn’t sure if I was missing something?
     
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    I am not aware of any behind-security link or bus.

    While you can walk (via terminal C), Logan recommends using the inter-terminal shuttle. That recommendation seems sound to me, keeping in mind that US is on the far side of the B concourse.

    80 minutes sounds tight, but international arrivals are never quite on time. I would figure you're at the mercy of the winds aloft and not work myself up over the connection - it will likely be either very easy or very missed.
     
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    I assume the busses are reliable? I trust my legs vs. a bus anyday, but am willing to give it a try. I am connecting from biz to first so I should be one of the first off my DUB-BOS flight and assume B has prefered security lane(s)
     
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    No personal experience, though I think they're reasonable - I see them circling all the time when I'm waiting for other ground transport. If you use the bus, I think route 11 is the one that circles only the terminals, omitting the subway and rental car center stops.
     
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    Looping back on this topic. I have exactly the same gap for an upcoming flight involving the same two terminals. I have Global Entry and will likely be one of the first off the plane. Any feedback on the chances of making it?
     
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    Likely IMO. I think the walk across to A (through the parking garage) and then over to B is maybe a tiny bit shorter but either way it is only about a half mile so 10-15 minutes. As long as you're not worried about checked bag cutoff times or missing the check-in window I'd bet it is fine.
     
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    No checked bad and I should be able to check-in ahead of time. Thx!
     
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    Which B - PMAA or PMUS? In any case I'd go with
    the airport bus, but others seem to advise against it.

    Otherwise, if the former, I'd walk through C to B (i.e.,
    in the opposite direction to the flow of auto traffic).
    If the latter, through the garage as WA suggests.
     
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    My reasons for skipping the bus are:
    • I like walking to get blood moving again between flights, especially if coming off an international arrival
    • To go the half mile is probably 10-15 minutes for most able-bodied folks. Unless there is no wait time for the bus it would be hard to beat that with stops, driving the loop, etc.
     

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