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Jun 6, 2005 12:23 PM

travelling with lobsters

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I'm not sure if this is the right board to ask this, but I want to bring lobsters on an airplane to Chicago this week. I am looking for restaurants/fish markets in the Brookline/Newton area that can pack them in coolers for airplanes. Thanks!

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  1. Not sure of the expense, but you can get them packed live at the legal seafoods in terminals B & C. But this doesn't really answer your question.

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    1. re: Willie

      James Hook on Atlantic Avenue will pack your lobsters for travel. Then you can take a cab from in front of the hotel, about $14 w/ tip. Or,hop the new Silver Line bus. It is behind Hook about a 4 city block walk (don't know the fare). Or walk to the Aquarium T stop (blue line), about 5 city blocks, and take to the airport. The T provides a free shuttle to the terminals OR take the water shuttle in back of the Boston Harbor Hotel ($10 one way)and again you have to shuttle to the terminals via the T shuttle.

      We took 23 lobsters to Cleveland a couple of years ago, packed by James Hook, and they were fresh until the next evening when we cooked them.

      Enjoy! Mid-westerners don't often have the opportunity to enjoy fresh lobster. Everything they get is frozen. Your friends/family will love you!

      1. re: kate@50

        Great suggestion, but there's a better way! ;)

        Call Hook, tell them what you want, and pay for it by credit card..Take a cab to the airport, get them to stop at Hook's (or the start of the Moakley bridge, and you run over) pick up your travel-ready carton,and onto the airport...