A student stops a cab on his way home to the airport.
Thanksgiving is a mere two days away. Swayed by the holiday spirit, Flyby has compiled a list of options for making it to the airport in one piece, so you can get home for family, turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, etc.
The T: Cheap, reliable, and simple to navigate for the general populace. The T may be crowded, but it's functional, and a $2 fare will get you to the airport. According to the MBTA website, it's a 35 minute trip from Harvard to Logan. Just take the Red line from Harvard Square to South Station and catch the Silver Line to Logan. Not Bad.
The UC Shuttle: This Thanksgiving the UC is debuting a new program, a shuttle service from Harvard to Logan for the express purpose of getting you home to the turkey! Tickets are available on the UC's website for $6 each. Rides should take 30 to 45 minutes, and leave from Lowell House every other hour from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
TAXI!: They're here, they're there, they're everywhere. Call a cab or walk over to the taxi stand in front of the Cambridge Savings Bank. It might be a bit pricy (roughly $40), but you'll make it to the airport without having to worry about all those suitcases.
Walking: For the more adventurous among us, a hike to the holidays may be in order. According to Google Maps, it's only a 7.1 mile walk from Harvard to Logan Airport, and getting there should take a mere 2 hours and 21 minutes. Google Maps, however, provides a disclaimer along with it's directions: "Use caution—This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths." This might not be the best route for heavy packers or those afraid of sketchy streets, but hey, what a story to share around the Thanksgiving table.
Other ideas to play around with: friend with a car, horse drawn carriage, roller skates—the possibilities are endless. Whichever way you get to Logan, enjoy the break from dining hall food, seeing your high school friends, and some family time!