DCA has grown on me quite a bit and is easily one of my favorite airports...It's very much a "niche" airport. You don't have to really treat it any different in terms of getting there early for security reasons--I've found that it is busiest really early in the morning when people line up before TSA
opens (like if you have a 6AM flight)...Other than that, it's pretty ordinary most of the time.
As for what to do, try getting a window seat on the left side of the plane on your flight in...That will give you a 50% chance of getting an AMAZING view of DC. On takeoff, try to get a window seat on the right.
|Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 3):|
some would have closed it out of security concerns
I don't really blame them. It amazes me how close you are--you can clearly see the White House, etc...
Indeed. If you go there on a Tuesday afternoon, you could see tons of Congressmen getting off their flights (though that will change soon now that they have 5-day workweeks).
Enjoy your trip!
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