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Enjoy air travel at its luxurious best on flights from Boston to Goa with Qatar Airways, and experience just how comfortable long-haul travel can be. Modern, beautifully designed aircraft and exceptional attention to detail set the scene for a stylish and elegant in-flight ambience that you’ll just love. By the time you reach Goa, dining on delicious cuisine and enjoying award-winning products en route, you’ll feel ready to do business or explore this tropical paradise.
Goa is one of India’s most iconic destinations, with visitors coming from all around the world to enjoy its legendary sandy beaches, beautiful tropical scenery, rare wildlife and historic monuments. The traditional arts and crafts markets are great for souvenir hunting, while history buffs will enjoy wandering around the Old Portuguese mansions in the Latin Quarter. The Fontainhas neighbourhood here in the capital Panjim is a UNESCO Heritage Zone and constitutes a time-capsule of narrow, winding alleyways lined with quaint little shops and traditional cafés and bakeries.
Logan International Airport in Boston is the largest airport in New Hampshire and serves the north east of the United States, including the Boston metropolitan area.
It is both a U.S. and international transport hub, connecting to destinations across the United States and beyond. The emphasis is on the passenger experience, and customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways will find this to be a quietly efficient and welcoming airport, making it a pleasant place to start any journey.
Transportation and parking
Logan International Airport is well served by public transport, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority runs a metro service right into the heart of the airport.
Buses also run by the MBTA and the Silverline service run into the centre of Boston, with a journey time of between 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. The Boston Water Taxi runs to and from Logan Dock, and is a pleasant alternative to overland transport. Taxis are easily arranged by your hotel concierge and a limousine service can also be pre-booked.
At the airport
Customers flying from Boston with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal E, also known as the John A. Volpe International Terminal. Departures leave from the third level, while level 2 is for passport control.
Several lounges are available for customers, including First class and Business class executive lounge areas. As with all U.S. airports, security is incredibly tight, so allow extra time to check-in and clear security and customs checks.
Facilities and amenities
Logan International Airport has excellent facilities, and thanks to recent upgrades these are now regarded as some of the best in the U.S. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport, with good, stable connectivity.
Conference facilities are provided by the on-site hotels, and the Boston Convention Center is just 5km from the airport. Restaurants and cafés provide an excellent selection of food and beverage, including international cuisine, on-the-go snacks as well as drinks and fast food.
Shopping and retail is good, with Duty Free available and a selection of outlets selling fashion, jewellery and luxury goods. Other amenities include baby-changing facilities, a public art space and kids’ play areas in some terminals.
Beloved destination of travellers from the west since the 1960s, Goa is one of the most relaxing and laid-back locations in the world. Famous for its beaches and a tropical lifestyle, it’s a warm, welcoming place that is continuing to grow into an internationally important tourist spot.
A unique blend of Indian and Portuguese culture gives it an eclectic feel unlike any other part of India. The best time to book a flight to Goa with Qatar Airways is between November and February, when the climate is mild. For a truly relaxing holiday that allows you to unwind and leave the pressures of modern life behind you, Goa is the perfect destination.
Without doubt the main attraction in Goa are its beaches. Soft sand, warm water that’s perfect for snorkelling and diving and a beach culture that encourages a more laid-back lifestyle attract visitors from all over the world. But Goa has plenty of other attractions, including a plethora of art galleries and museums charting the colonial history of the region, its culture and both traditional and modern art.
Across Goa there are several Butterfly Conservatories (at Rajnagar, Pisgal, Priol and Ponda), which are an enchanting way to spend a day. If you time your visit for the end of January, head to the international music festival at Elliot Grounds, Baga Bridge for two days of top quality acts.
Originally, Goa was known for its spice plantations, and a great way of discovering more about this fascinating trade is to take a spice tour at the Dudhsagar Plantation in Karmane.
Flights to Goa with Qatar Airways land at Goa International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Goa please check the visa and passport requirements.