Doninfc From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
757s are the largest aircraft that are allowed to be scheduled at DCA. Under certain circumstances larger planes are allowed to land there. For instance, about 3 years ago, a UA DC10 enroute from ORD-BWI was diverted to DCA due to weather at BWI and threat of fuel exhaustion.
Tallguy14 From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
I work for UA in the Operations Control Center, and we did indeed divert a DC-10 to DCA due to weather. I think it was 1998 or 1999. I remember it was a pretty big deal. We bussed the psgrs to BWI. The aircraft ferried out the next day with minimum fuel, no passengers and no freight.
Worldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3210 times:
I've flown the 757-200 into DCA from Charlotte on US Airways, so I know they've been scheduled in the past. Also, I've flown Northwest 757s out of DCA in past years. In addition, I've seen America West 757s docked at DCA jetways.
I'm told Northwest will return 757s to DCA later this Fall. The photos below reveal both US Airways and Northwest 757s previously on the ground at DCA. Meanwhile, the AA 757 with both the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial in the background (a difficult angle) is simply a beauty shot.
Contrails From United States of America, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1845 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2894 times:
At one time, prior to 9-11-01, the FAA allowed 767s into DCA, although nobody ever started scheduled service with them. I presume that 767s were prohibited into DCA after the airport re-opened in October 01.
Potomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2864 times:
contrails, i'm not 100% sure about the 767 thing. i could have sworn that i had seen notes in the airport info directory and various other sources going back quite a while ago that aircraft such as 767, A300, L1011, DC10 were prohibited from operation there. maybe not though....