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US Airways Connection: PHL Or DCA?  
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 23
Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4861 times:

Hi all,

I want to fly BOS <-> DAY and I have the option to connect either via PHL or DCA (on US). Any preferences? I've connected through PHL in the past (I don't mind the airport / terminals, I do mind the weather that causes havoc at the airport though). I'm considering DCA given that US has the frequent BOS <-> DCA shuttle which will give me a few more options if I miss a connection. Do you think it would be an improvement over PHL?

Thanks,

Tony

[Edited 2009-10-28 14:53:37]


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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4522 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

Me personally.. I've been to PHL and didn't like it so I'd have to give DCA a chance. Have you been through both airports? If not then I'd go with the one you haven't tried yet. It has been many years since I've been to PHL so maybe it has improved.


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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8868 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

DCA - much nicer airport than the dump than PHL and airport is set up a bit easier than PHL.

While the USX gate at DCA is pretty bad, it's still better than PHL.


User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4838 times:



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 2):
While the USX gate at DCA is pretty bad, it's still better than PHL.

Yes, and it is literally one gate. PHL has a whole express concourse. Complete with a bus ride over there from any mainline flight.

Pick the lesser of two evils.


User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7006 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4836 times:

DCA is a much nicer airport. DCA is the nicest airport in the country IMO. Connecting will be very easy, food options are good. Great views of the airport. Also on your flight into DCA sit on the left side of the plane incase you get one of the best approaches in the world the runway 19 Visual approach and sit on the right side for departure. DCA will be a better choice IMO.


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User currently offlineUSFlyer MSP From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2026 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4830 times:



Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
I'm considering DCA given that US has the frequent BOS <-> DCA shuttle which will give me a few more options if I miss a connection.

PHL-BOS is hourly as well. That said, I prefer DCA.


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