This is an excellent blog! I also loved going to Logan in the 1970s, seeing everything that this article describes and others! I recall TWA using the 747-SP, with 'Spirit of Boston' painted on the nose. I remember seeing my first Aer Lingus 747 at Logan and being shocked at the sight (it was always 707s, I thought). I remember the short-lived Braniff 747s ('Big Pumpkin') rotating through Logan serving various European cities like Brussels, Rome, Frankfurt, Paris. I remember United using 747s between Boston and San Francisco during the summer months. And, like you, I remember that 16th floor observation deck!
Now, 'my' airport is Manchester and I'm very proud of it. Southwest saw great potential in Manchester as a way to 'capture' the Boston market before it had the opportunity to actually fly there.
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