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Increase In Traffic To IAD For Obama Inauguration?  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

With over 5 million people expected to attend the inauguration of Barack Obama, are any airlines increasing flights to Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Washington National Airport (DCA) the week of January 20th.?
Will United Airlines put their 747s on their Chicago ORD-IAD routes as well as from their other hub cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver?


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User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5087 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Regardless of whether there's bigger equipment, that airport will be a c!u$+erf@*k... just imagine trying to get a taxi or get on the Washington Flyer.  crowded  crazy 

I'm just thankful I'll be out of town, even though I'm a huge Obama supporter, especially since I live a block from Penn Ave.



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User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

WN is adding 26 additional flights into BWI and IAD. Not sure how many for each airport though.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4042 times:



Quoting PITops (Reply 2):
WN is adding 26 additional flights into BWI and IAD. Not sure how many for each airport though.

Here you go:

http://www.blogsouthwest.com/news/sw...ghts-for-presidential-inauguration


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4041 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 3):
Quoting PITops (Reply 2):
WN is adding 26 additional flights into BWI and IAD. Not sure how many for each airport though.

Here you go:

http://www.blogsouthwest.com/news/sw...ghts-for-presidential-inauguration

WOW!
That could be enough to pull our economy out of recession!  Silly

Just kidding.  Smile



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User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Lots of airlines are adding seats to the Washington, D.C. area for the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States. Consider US Airways’ contribution. The carrier, which in an earlier incarnation was once based in D.C., is laying on more flights to all three Beltway airports: Reagan Washington National (DCA), Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International (BWI).

Cumulatively, look for 27 extra flights between January 17 and 18. After the inaugural, on January 20 and 21, there will be an additional 16 flights to take folks back home.

More Inaugural Lift to D.C. from US Airways



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User currently offlineCastropRauxel From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

I just heard KE changing ICN-IAD to daily - you don't suppose they think Obama will attract more passengers to the region, do they...?  Wink

User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Well DL is sending the 767 to DCA. That's a nice upgrade. I think they will be doing a lot more flights into the DC area.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3630 times:



Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 7):
Well DL is sending the 767 to DCA. That's a nice upgrade.

What does Delta normally send to DCA?
With such a huge demand for flights to IAD/DCA, they should put some 777s on those routes that week.

I am sure we can expect many IAD area spotters submitting unusual visitors to the database.



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User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Jetblue is adding more service for it. We got the heads up a few weeks ago.


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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

we (co) are adding additional flights/larger flights to both BWI/DCA


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User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3315 times:



Quoting NWA757boy (Reply 7):
Well DL is sending the 767 to DCA.

I didn't realize DCA could handle a 767!

Quoting CastropRauxel (Reply 6):
I just heard KE changing ICN-IAD to daily - you don't suppose they think Obama will attract more passengers to the region, do they...?

Although probably impossible to measure, I wonder what kind of positive impact Obama will have on traffic between ORD and IAD...good for UA that is "fo sho"!


User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3291 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):
With such a huge demand for flights to IAD/DCA, they should put some 777s on those routes that week

I believe the 767 is the largest plane the FAA will allow into DCA, except in an emergency. I'd love to see on on final, though. That would be a real treat.

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 10):
we (co) are adding additional flights/larger flights to both BWI/DCA

Any chance you'll be sending any 757-300's into DCA? I'd love to see one.



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User currently offlineMymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3202 times:



Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
With over 5 million people expected to attend the inauguration of Barack Obama,

Huh? 5 Million? Exactly where do you believe 5 million people will fit?

I've heard closer to a million based on all the media thus far.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3134 times:



Quoting Mymiles2go (Reply 13):
Huh? 5 Million? Exactly where do you believe 5 million people will fit?

Your guess is good as mine?


http://www.suntimes.com/news/politic...uration-barack-obama112008.article



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3010 times:



Quoting Contrails (Reply 12):
believe the 767 is the largest plane the FAA will allow into DCA, except in an emergency. I'd love to see on on final, though. That would be a real treat.

There is another thread on here about DL putting one in there in the future.(a 763)



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User currently offlineJetBlueAUS From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1145 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

JetBlue has increased flights into IAD, and also they added ORD-IAD also for the week or so of the inauguration.


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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5213 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2978 times:



Quoting Mymiles2go (Reply 13):
Huh? 5 Million? Exactly where do you believe 5 million people will fit?

Maybe I should rent out a couple bedrooms.  Smile



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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

People are renting out houses/apartments/rooms for inauguration week.

BWI will require a PPR for any non-military charters from January 16 to 25.



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User currently offlineRafflesKing From Singapore, joined Mar 2007, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

I'm the idiot trying to see Obama's speech, and then take the 5:30 US Airways Shuttle back to BOS  Smile

I might just walk to DCA!


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2794 times:



Quoting RafflesKing (Reply 19):
I'm the idiot trying to see Obama's speech, and then take the 5:30 US Airways Shuttle back to BOS

Good luck with that. All the airports are going to be a mess after it's over.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2730 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 17):
Maybe I should rent out a couple bedrooms.

Put an ad on Craigslist. Many people are doing that. It's a good way to make some extra ca$h during these bad economic times.

Quoting RafflesKing (Reply 19):
I'm the idiot trying to see Obama's speech, and then take the 5:30 US Airways Shuttle back to BOS

Take lots of pictures and write up a trip report about it.
I wish I had the extra money for a trip to Washington D.C. for this historic event.



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User currently offlineVctony From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

I thought I'd be able to go to it. However, I couldn't find a hotel room at a decent price ANYWHERE.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2701 times:



Quoting Vctony (Reply 22):
I thought I'd be able to go to it. However, I couldn't find a hotel room at a decent price ANYWHERE.

Flirt with some IAD based United flight attendants and maybe one might put you up.
LOL!  Silly



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7383 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2523 times:



Quoting Superfly (Reply 23):
Quoting Vctony (Reply 22):
I thought I'd be able to go to it. However, I couldn't find a hotel room at a decent price ANYWHERE.

Flirt with some IAD based United flight attendants and maybe one might put you up.
LOL! Silly

Out of boredom,i looked. Found a Best Western for $600 ! Minimum 4 nites. DC is gonna be a mess. Prices for everything are gonna be jacked.



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25 DeltaL1011man : 757/737/M90/M88/CR9/CR7/CR2/CR1/E70 why? I have a hard time thinking a 777 would make more running ATL-IAD over ATL-NRT. The 763s are non-ER. Woul be
26 MasseyBrown : I'd rather give them out. Besides, Craig's listings are being used for Nigerian-based scams, according to local reports.
27 KGAIflyer : Some of my neighbors are going out-of-town for the week and are renting their houses out. One neighbor has a five bedroom and den house and is asking
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