photo by Diane Krauthamer
From the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton (Thursday):
“Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus (QSC), celebrated with her colleagues after the House passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill this morning and defeated a provision filed by Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) that would have increased aircraft noise and congestion by adding seven round-trip flights to Reagan National Airport (DCA) per day. In total, five amendments from QSC members passed, strengthening the provisions increasing community collaboration on noise mitigation.
In addition, three of Norton’s provisions were included in the bill passed by the House: Read More
photo by angela n.
From the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton (Tuesday):
“After her amendments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill were excluded by the Rules Committee late last night and an amendment filed by Rep. Burgess Owens (R-UT) to increase the number of flights to Reagan National Airport was advanced, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), co-chair of the Quiet Skies Caucus, said she is disappointed but unsurprised that the Republican-controlled House chose to prioritize the temporary comfort of members of Congress over passenger safety and equality for D.C. Read More
Meanwhile at DCA earlier this morning (around 6:30am) Will sends from the north gate security line.
photo by Nick Carton
The last couple of weekends, I’ve noticed the loop around Reagan National Airport become a parking lot and a nightmare for anyone arriving or departing. The traffic is so bad that cars can’t even leave the airport after picking someone up from arrivals.
This seems ironic since the whole arrivals area was just redesigned. Is this a tragic design flaw or is there another event that is clogging up the airport traffic?”
Nick wrote: “Friday evening mess at DCA. Complete gridlock. No Ubers available. Cab line 200+ people deep. Going the metro route!”
DCA reported last week: Read More
Concourse E (Gates 46-59) courtesy P.F. Chang’s
From an email:
“MarketPlace Development, Master ConcessionAir, and P.F. Chang’s® announce the opening of the popular Asian eatery at Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Concourse E (Gates 46-59). This airport location joins the six existing P.F. Chang’s locations in the Washington metropolitan area. Read More
The man, courtesy Capital One
From an email:
“Capital One is once again breaking the mold for airport experiences with the introduction of Capital One Landing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s Terminal 2 (DCA).
Capital One Landing is an alternative to the traditional lounge experience focused on bringing elevated dining to the heart of the terminal. Our exclusive partner, the award-winning José Andrés Group, will design this new culinary-focused concept’s food and beverage menu, focusing on authentic, Spanish-style tapas. Read More
Has anyone else noticed a particular shortage of Ubers at DCA recently? The last few times I’ve tried to get a car over the past month, the app searched for 5-10 minutes and then cancelled. This has happened at peak and non peak airport times. Don’t have the same issue with Lyfts and have just tried the taxi line too, but wondering if anyone else has experienced the same and/or knows what’s going on.”
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photo by Duluoz Me
I had a question that I thoughts your readers might know. Have the flights paths for DCA recently changed? I have lived in DC a long time and in my current house in SW for 6 years, and a few months ago I staring noticing that several times a day commercial fights were taking offing and heading right over my house, most in a Northeast direction. Read More
Sam wrote: “DCA is a nightmare. Took 2 hours and 15 minutes to deplane. People are miserable. Bags everywhere.”
alexandra wrote: “Nothing like a two hour plus taxi line at DCA at 1AM.” Read More
Ashley sends around noon: “TSA line out the front door right now at DCA.”