Boston Logan International (BOS) is the main airport for New England. It has four terminals and is a hub for Delta Airlines, Cape Air, and JetBlue. We review the best airport lounge if you are flying in First or Business Class or have a Priority Pass or relevant credit card.
Boston Logan International Airport serves as a primary gateway to Europe, with all of the major US air carriers offering flights from Boston to their primary and secondary hubs. It’s also a destination for major European airlines.
Boston Logan International Airport quite small for an international airport and is situated across Boston Harbor, just minutes from downtown. Airlines that fly from each terminal are outlined below. Airlines that fly from each terminal are outlined below.
- Delta Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- Boutique Air
- United Airlines
- Aer Lingus
- Alaska Airlines
- Cape Air
- Silver Airways
- TAP Air Portugal (International only)
- Air France
- American Airlines (International only)
- Azores Airlines (SATA)
- British Airways
- Cabo Verde Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Copa Airlines
- Delta Airlines (International only)
- El Al Israel Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- Hainan Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- JetBlue (International only)
- Korean Air
- LATAM Airlines
- Norwegian Air
- Qatar Airways
- Scandinavian Airlines
- Sun Country Airlines
- TAP Air Portugal (International only)
- Turkish Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
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Free Airport Lounge Access
If you have not paid for Business Class or First Class, you can access airport lounges for free if you have an unlimited Priority Pass or an Amex Platinum card. To get bonus referral points and advice on the Platinum American Express and other free lounge access credit cards, have a read of our best credit cards for luxury travel.
1. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, Terminal E
The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is located in Terminal E, Airside, near Gate 9. The Clubhouse opens roughly 3.5 hours before Virgin Atlantic departures.
You can access the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse if you are a passenger traveling in Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic. If you are a Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Gold member traveling on Virgin Atlantic, or if you are a Delta SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum, and Gold members traveling on Virgin Atlantic. This Clubhouse is not a Priority Pass lounge.
This Clubhouse has no natural light or windows. There’s a seating area and a dining area, and the look of the lounge is quite stylish with lots of bright colors. In fact, the design is so lovely that you don’t notice the lack of windows too much.
For drinks, there’s a big open fridge with cans of soda, wine, sparkling wine, beers, and juice that you can help yourself to. There are also pretzels, snack mix, and apples next to the (warm) red wine.
There’s a self-serve coffee machine and plenty of staff in the lounge who offer to get you drinks and make you cocktails if you prefer to be served. For food, there is a genuinely delicious and free a la carte menu, and dishes are prepared when you order (none of your heater-lamp preprepared disappointment here). The mains include Hawaiian tuna, a cheese platter, BBQ pork, Vegetarian Clubhouse plant burger, Vegetable Masala, and spaghetti.
I really like their apple crisp with vanilla ice cream dessert. The food is good enough to encourage you to fill up here rather than eat onboard. The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Boston doesn’t have showers or a spa but does have nice bathrooms and is, in every other way, one of the best lounges at Boston Logan airport (be it petite in size).
2. Delta Sky Club, Satellite Terminal, near gate A7
Delta offers two Sky Clubs in Terminal A. You can access Delta Sky Clubs if you:
- Buy a SkyClub membership, either with cash or miles
- Have a Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express when flying Delta same day (guests cost $29 USD each)
- Travel on a Delta One ticket, either on an international long-haul flight or on a premium transcon flights
- Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallions get SkyTeam Elite Plus status, which gives you lounge access when flying internationally on the same day, regardless of your class
The best Sky Club in terms of comfort, cleanliness, food, bottled water, soft drinks, and wine is probably the one in the satellite terminal, as it tends to be less crowded and has much more excellent views of the runway and Boston Harbor. Still, there is very little to choose between them, and if you want to sit at the bar, the lounge in the main terminal one has bar stools, while the satellite lounge has high tables in the bar area but no seats at the bar. Both have plenty of power outlets and excellent Wi-Fi.
The hot and cold buffet in the morning is pretty good in both lounges with hot scrambled eggs and sides like chives, tomato, and cheese to sprinkle onto your eggs. There are also juices, oatmeal, pastries, cheeses, cold cuts, and bread. Drinks include house alcohol (wine, beer, and spirits), coffee, tea, juices, and sodas. The staff in these lounges are very good. Used plates are cleared away quickly, and the staff are friendly. Food is also refreshed before it runs out. The bathrooms are clean in both lounges, and overall, the club seems very clean too.
3. Delta Sky Club, Terminal A near gate A7
The second best Delta Sky Club is located near gate A7, and it is situated in a stylish, recently refurbished room. The room has interesting lighting, nice-looking wooden and carpeted flooring, and magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows that look out towards the planes. There are plenty of power outlets in this lounge, great Wi-Fi, and a bar with bar stools where you can grab an alcoholic drink (either free house drinks or paid for premium drinks).
Expect an identical food and drink offering in this lounge as the lounge above.
4. American Airlines Admirals Club, Terminal B Near Gate B4
The American Airlines Admirals Club by gate B4 is big and features a variety of seating options, a bar, and a kid’s play area, as well as large windows looking out at the runways at Logan Airport. Also, there’s a business center in the lounge with a printer and showers.
You can access the American Airlines Admirals Clubs in Terminal B lounge if you are:
- Traveling on qualifying Oneworld long-haul international first and business class flight on the same day
- An American Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, and Platinum members traveling on a qualifying Oneworld international flight, regardless of the class of travel
- A Non-American AAdvantage Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire member traveling on any Oneworld flight (even domestic)
- A Concierge Key member traveling on any American flight
This newly renovated lounge American Airlines Admirals Club looks like any other modern Admiral’s Club, but the look is fairly stylish and brings it up to the style and quality of the United Club at Boston. There are loads of different seating choices and interesting lighting fixtures, plus the high ceilings make the room feel airy.
The buffet breakfast is excellent in this lounge. It includes cereal, pastries, oatmeal, bagels, fruit, yogurt, and an avocado toast station, as well as a build-your-own breakfast taco station. This breakfast is much better than most domestic U.S airline lounges. Later in the day, there are cheese cubes, soups, sometimes guacamole, and a bar that serves alcoholic drinks. There’s a coffee machine for hot beverages as well as cold juice and a soda machine for soft drinks.
In addition to the snacks is a menu to purchase more substantive food from, like salads and large sandwiches.
5. Lufthansa Business Lounge, Terminal E
The Lufthansa Business Lounge is located in Terminal E, Airside, across from Gate E11. Star Alliance Gold cardholders and Miles & More HON and Senator cardholders plus First and Business Class passengers on a Star Alliance flight can access this lounge.
This lounge is smart and modern, with lots of pine partitions and cool droplet light hanging down from the ceilings. There is a large buffet area with some lovely salads, including pasta salad and two other salad options along with veggies, some excellent cheeses, crisps, whole fruit, and delicious fresh sandwiches. For hot possibilities, there are two hot meat dishes and four hot vegetable dishes (carrots, potato, red cabbage, and one other). This is a lovely-looking lounge with great food.
6. United Club, Terminal B
The United Club, Terminal B, can be found on Level 3, near Gate 24. This lounge can be accessed by United Club members and those flying First or Business Class on United flights. This lounge offers a range of seating, including high-top tables and tools, cafe tables, and comfortable armchairs. There are great views of the planes from this club.
The food is identical to most United clubs with chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cheese cubes, bread rolls, greens and mixed veggies, tomato vegetable soup, and corn salsa. There are plenty of alcoholic drinks available too, which you can order from the bartender. Beers include Budweiser, Coors Light, Blue Moon, and Heinecken on tap, with Budweiser and Coors Light being free. Sodas and juices can also be ordered from the bartender. Water and coffee can be picked up from the buffet, where you’ll find Illy espresso machines with sachets of hot chocolate if you fancy something sweet.
There are some lovely lights over the bar that look like dandelions about to disperse their seeds, and behind the bar, massive windows are making this a lovely place to sit and relax.
7. Air France Lounge, Terminal E
The Air France Lounge is located in Terminal E, Airside, Gate 4. This is one of two Priority Pass lounges in Terminal E. The other Priority Pass lounge being The Club.
This is not a great Air France Lounge in terms of style and seating, but the food is good. It is a small room with badly designed tan armchairs which are very difficult to work or eat off. The better seats are those which are set around tables in fours and the high tables and chairs by the window.
Food-wise, there are two hot soups (New England clam chowder soup and minestrone soup), hot waffles at breakfast, and hot rice, and a beef dish throughout the rest of the day. The cold food buffet is extensive with whole fruit, fresh sandwiches, salad, and veggie bowls with lots of dips and dressings, cut fruit, bread, cheese, and pastries.
Alcoholic drinks include self-serve spirits and wine plus lots of cans of drinks in fridges and jugs of water and juice.
8. The Club, Terminal E
The Club and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse are the two lounges located on the second floor of Terminal E. The Club is a contract lounge for Hainan Airlines and Qatar Airways, as well as Priority Pass members. Apparently, this lounge sometimes restricts access to Priority Pass members between 4:00 – 10:00 pm as it can get busy.
This lounge has no windows or natural light, but it is nicely decorated. It feels like a restaurant in an airport rather than a lounge, and it has a separate workstation area with desks. There is also a fairly basic shower and toilet facility in this lounge.
The food is cold but delicious, particularly if you like sandwich wraps (they have turkey and hummus). There are also two soups (lentil and tomato) and a generous salad with lots of plates of salad items and veggies and lots of snacks like nuts and dried fruit, cookies, and brownies.
There is a self serve coffee machine and fridges full of canned sodas and fresh juices on tap. There is also plenty of free alcohol with wine, spirits, and beer.
9. The Lounge, Terminal C
This lounge is shared by Aer Lingus, TAP Air Portugal, and Emirates and is used by their Business Class passengers. Members of Priority Pass, Lounge Club, and Diners Club can also access this lounge.
There is a buffet, bar, and cafe-style seating with tables on the left side of the lounge. There is also a desk area with a computer and printer in the corner. On the other side is a larger seating area with armchairs, sofas, and a hot drinks station.
The back window wall offers big windows that overlook the planes. The buffet provides cold snacks and complimentary beverages, including cans of Coke, Canada Dry, Ocean Spray, Dole, and Tropicana juices. There are also premium wines, beer, and spirits plus non-alcoholic beverages along with newspapers and magazines.
Breakfast is served until 11:00 am and includes cereals, bagels, bread, small pastries, and fruit. Hot dishes include omelet and oatmeal with toppings. After breakfast, the area converts into an all-day setup with a salad bar, hot soup, sandwiches, and wraps followed by brownies and cookies. Vegetarians will be pleased to hear that there is a vegetarian sandwich and also lentil soup.
There is a self serve coffee machine and fridges with canned sodas. There is also plenty of free alcohol with wine, spirits, and beer.
All in all, the food on offer is very good for a Priority Pass lounge, although the look of the lounge isn’t particularly exciting and there are no shower facilities.
10. USO Lounge, Terminal C
Only members of the U.S. military on active duty and in the reserves can take advantage of the USO Lounge on the Arrivals level of Terminal B. There are food and drinks, but non-military citizens cannot use these lounges.
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