Washington, DC

Thanks to Shellie for sending Monday morning: “At DCA this morning at 8:15 AM – no flights on the boards out of the dreaded 35X gate

When we last spoke about 35x in November we learned:

“American Airlines continues to operate several flights a day using Gate 35X. Once the new concourse, which is currently under construction, opens next year, then flights will stop operating from Gate 35X.”

Washingtonian reported, via Airline Weekly:

“The Fort Worth, Texas-based Oneworld alliance carrier could begin flights from a new 14-gate concourse as early as April 20, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) President and CEO Jack Potter said at a board meeting Wednesday. The April opening — three months earlier than planned — is possible following an acceleration of construction work due to the decrease in air traffic during the pandemic.”

Here’s the latest official word from DCA on

“A new 14-gate concourse will replace busing operations from Gate 35X, increasing passenger comfort and convenience

Project Update Read More


Photo by The DC Pope

Last night around 6pm I started getting messages like this from the rural juror:

“Stuck at ATL. They just said that we might have to wait for 45 min or they might divert us from Reagan DCA to Dulles IAD”

DCA Flight Delays reported: “Due to OTHER/EQUIPMENT traffic mgmt prgrm causing ground stop for some arriving flights.”

Then The DC Pope sent us the crazy photo above and this even crazier video of his plane landing in the dark: Read More


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