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by potomac
Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Airport Crowds
Replies: 21
Views: 3132

RE: IAD Airport Crowds

a new C/D (and another permanent midfield terminal to the south) is still part of the plan, but construction is not to start for some time. the timetable shifted following 9/11. with the exception of the 5th runway, the graphic above shows major project completed or underway.

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by potomac
Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

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by potomac
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

right, right..this is all about "heavy" as a weight class, but where does it speak to requirements as part of an ATC callsign? i'm not criticizing - i'm genuinely curious as to what may be specifically stated about the callsign component.

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by potomac
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

sanity check.... 1. are we really still going back and forth on this thread over what types of 757s should get the 'heavy' callsign? i for one i have seen and heard on the radio 'heavier' aircraft that did not always use that designation when talking to ATC. until someone pastes in something officia...

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by potomac
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

looking at the satellite shot of <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> and specifically taxiway Z, i still can't fathom how this happened period, much less without further incident...the taxiway isn't even straight and perfectly parallel to 29 u...

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by potomac
Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Takes-off On Wrong Runway In Ksea
Replies: 70
Views: 21077

RE: Alaska Airlines Takes-off On Wrong Runway In Ksea

read the previous posts, folks! the runway has been redesignated as 16C-34C even though the new 16R-34L isnt completed yet. this is a common change at a certain stage of the new runway's construction.

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by potomac
Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

first off, if the plane got blown off of the runway centerline on short final or even just before touchdown, the ONLY option should be a go-around. second, 11-29 does have a ILS, but just for 11. the runway is used rarely enough as it is, with 29 being used for landing due to significant west winds....

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by potomac
Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

i dont think the pilots knowingly landed on the taxiway - if the pilots had the time to sidestep to line up with a taxiway bcs something was preventing landing on the runway, then they had time to initiate a go-around. for whatever reason, it seems that they thought they were lining up with and land...

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by potomac
Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

just fyi, 29 does not have any instrument approach. and there are no approach lights - just the REIL, PAPI, and runway edge and centerline lights.

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by potomac
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

let's take into account the source (not just the reliaable NY Post but the often aviation-ignorant media in general) when we read "skid marks." i'd interpret this less likely to be braking skid marks and more likely to be the skid marks you see all over the touchdown zone on a runway where the wheel...

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by potomac
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR
Replies: 215
Views: 35125

RE: CO 757 Landing Error At EWR

sheesh, i was looking at the taxi diagrams for EWR. zulu and whiskey aren't exactly perfectly clean parallel taxiways to 29...

[Edited 2006-10-31 17:33:08]

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by potomac
Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Approaches To DCA Today
Replies: 1
Views: 4164

RE: Strange Approaches To DCA Today

a couple of possibilities, mostly attributed to the south ops in poor weather... 1) approaches to rwy 15 (i saw a couple come in straight in without the normal curved path over the river) - this could explain the aircraft passing south of rosslyn 2) vor/dme rwy 19 approach (often used in south ops w...

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by potomac
Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD - The Capital Effect?
Replies: 75
Views: 6039

RE: IAD - The Capital Effect?

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by potomac
Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD - The Capital Effect?
Replies: 75
Views: 6039

RE: IAD - The Capital Effect?

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by potomac
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing
Replies: 28
Views: 6547

RE: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing

just to be clear though, it never actually landed at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>, and <acronym title="Camp Springs - Andrews AFB (Washington NAF) (ADW / NSF / KADW), USA - Maryland">ADW</acronym> was the destination, despite the route ...

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by potomac
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing
Replies: 28
Views: 6547

RE: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing

and if you look at in now, looks like it did something similiar in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> between <acronym title="Camp Springs - Andrews AFB (Washington NAF) (ADW / NSF / KADW), USA - Maryland">...

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by potomac
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing
Replies: 28
Views: 6547

RE: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing

nice work, chris. mystery solved. i buy the notion of some enroute testing of the system, particularly with a simulated approach into PHL.

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)
Replies: 78
Views: 12152

RE: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing
Replies: 28
Views: 6547

RE: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing

i dont think this is a questionof whether it is a charter or not, but what the heck it was doing flying that actual (not filed) routing, and those odd altitudes, etc,

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing
Replies: 28
Views: 6547

RE: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing

seems more like some sort of training and/or testing...

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)
Replies: 78
Views: 12152

RE: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)

so FCYTravis, are you saying that you will go back to USAirways guaranteed 31" pitch and presumably less convenient routings, and give up a chance to still get E+, just on principle alone? bear in mind that while this <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> decision says that full fare p...

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing
Replies: 28
Views: 6547

RE: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing

the filed flight plan was <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym>-<acronym title="Camp Springs - Andrews AFB (Washington NAF) (ADW / NSF / KADW), USA - Maryland">ADW</acronym> via PUT (Putnam VOR in <acronym title="Air Sofia (Bulgaria)">CT</acronym>), J42, and the...

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing
Replies: 28
Views: 6547

RE: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing

i noticed that, but i thought that flight aware only showed the most recent segment of a flight. so if it went <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="Camp...

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)
Replies: 78
Views: 12152

RE: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)

again, i'd be curious to see what percentage of full-fare pax are NOT <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> elite members, and how much revenue that group represents compared to UAs elites. this group - however large or small - certainly makes money for united, but i just don't see the...

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stapleton Airport Diagram(s)
Replies: 13
Views: 8467

RE: Stapleton Airport Diagram(s)

that is one heck of a runway configuration - i love it!

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)
Replies: 78
Views: 12152

RE: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)

my guess is that this move is aimed at keeping UNITED elites happy, based on the fact that it's been harder for them to secure E+, and to generate a little more revenue from non-United elites who want E+ but dont automatically get it. i appreciate the fact that they are taking away a perk that full-...

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)
Replies: 78
Views: 12152

RE: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)

and i'd be interested to know how many pax who pay Y/B fares are NOT UA elite fliers to begin with...

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)
Replies: 78
Views: 12152

RE: No More E+ On UA (for *G/S And Full Fare Pax)

Will this really affect most of the pax who use and appreciate E+? Seems like United elites represent the bulk of those who get E+ and are the most appropriate and deserving to sit there anyway.

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by potomac
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing
Replies: 28
Views: 6547

AA 9655 - Odd City Pair And Routing

Commercial charters in and out of Andrews to carry media are pretty common, but I wasn't sure about this one - especially the route of flight. Any insights?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9655

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by potomac
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX Part 5
Replies: 148
Views: 14303

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX Part 5

ok, since the media interpretation of the facts may not be entirely clear or accurate, can someone verify responsibility for the following functions at the time of the accident: clearance: ground: (i presume the tower controller) local approach/departure: i figured in an earlier post that tower and ...

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by potomac
Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 67221

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

i would think that given the time of day and the size of the airport, you might have the tower handling ground control functions as well.

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by potomac
Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange Runway Usage At DCA
Replies: 22
Views: 12911

RE: Strange Runway Usage At DCA

4 and 15 are sometimes used by US 319s or 320s headed up to <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> or <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> to avoid the departure path to the <a...

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by potomac
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strange Runway Usage At DCA
Replies: 22
Views: 12911

RE: Strange Runway Usage At DCA

i can't remember the technical terms and acronyms, but basically this has to do with weight, takeoff distance, and minimums to clear obstacles beyond the runway during a single engine-out climb. you'll have a runway 19 departure during normal runway 1 conditions if an aircraft's weight and airport c...

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by potomac
Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Reaction To WN At IAD
Replies: 36
Views: 7441

RE: UAL Reaction To WN At IAD

WN will be using gates in the B concourse, where <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> is also located. The B concourse is undergoing an extension to the west but I don't believe that will be complete until late 2007/2008. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, <acronym t...

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by potomac
Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bar Harbour, Maine Can Anyone Help
Replies: 24
Views: 3947

RE: Bar Harbour, Maine Can Anyone Help

i agree - fly to bangor, rent a car, and drive down (cheaper fares and things will be easier on the island with a car anyway). or, you could fly into portland, rent a car, and take rt.1 up the coast to acadia. a great drive and plenty to see.

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by potomac
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Penetrates Washington...again
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

RE: Aircraft Penetrates Washington...again

thunderstorm or not, it baffles me that a GA pilot flying anywhere near the ADIZ would not be conscious of where he or she was at all times. it's not as if the restrictions and required actions aren't well publicized.

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by potomac
Tue May 23, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al 767 At IAD
Replies: 5
Views: 3247

RE: El Al 767 At IAD

a lot of the a/c that are normally parked at andrews get ferried over to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> during this yearly air show, including those in the 89th airlift wing (the 747s used for AF1, the 757s, etc.) these a/c also operate ...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

Jimbo - good point...interesting to see how some of the legacies (I think of <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> in particular) are pursuing both strategies - lowering fares to match the LCCs and establishing a comparable product (Ted), then also offering 'better service' offerings t...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American #2 - Diversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

RE: American #2 - Diversion?

yeah, looks like the replacement aircraft in DFW didn't work out so well. bummer!

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

well, service levels have gone down in many ways, though i dont think it plays that much into the differences in the average fares. i guess i'd rather see the airlines not just cut costs such as eliminating hot meals (despite the fact that we all complain both when we don't get them and then when we...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American #2 - Diversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2136

American #2 - Diversion?

Just playing around on flightaware and saw <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>#2 - normally <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JF...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

aerowesty, i think for your one example of the $78 - $248 increase, i could find a single example to counter it (take iad-lga for example, which was MORE expensive on one flight i took then as opposed to it now). the 1-example-speaks-for-all line of reasoning does not legitimize either side of the d...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

ok, we could select part of eachother's posts and raise countering arguments all day. so then is it fair to say that you feel that airfares have increased on average enough in the last 20-25 years, and that it wouldnt be prudent for the airlines to increase them - again, on average - even more to of...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

maybe southwest isn't the most appropriate airline to cite as an example though. and what would be an example of a fare that has - on average - increased substantially over 20 years? my point is that i think if airlines were willing to increase fares across the board, the flying public would and cou...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

right, right, right...i know i'm generalizing and dont have any hard stats to cite. but i think it's fair to say that, on average, airfares have not increased over the last 20-25 years anywhere close to the pace of inflation, and this has been to the detriment of most airlines. my opinion...the mark...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

well we werent talking about pre-deregulation. my point is that if you look at the difference between average airfares in the 80s vs. today, my guess is that you'd see an increase nowhere close to that for the difference in prices for other products or services. though the airlines' cost basis certa...

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by potomac
Wed Apr 12, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Airfare In The 1980s
Replies: 42
Views: 25177

RE: Average Airfare In The 1980s

right, the airfares back then arent too different from those today. and we wonder why it's so hard for airlines to make a profit.

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by potomac
Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BDL To Washington DC In 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 3696

RE: BDL To Washington DC In 1989

don't know for sure but good shot it was usair - maybe a 733.

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by potomac
Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU Update
Replies: 77
Views: 4766

RE: RDU Update

RDU certainly has it's design quirks, but I for one find it incredibly easy to get in and out of. I've been flying btwn <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> or <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">I...

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