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Old Sep 10, 10, 3:19 pm   #1
 
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Drop off at DCA for Alaska?

I've never driven to DCA before, and my friend is flying in this weekend.

For picking her up, I gather DCA has a cell phone lot, so that's fine. She leaves Sunday afternoon (5:30pm), and that's where I'm wondering what to plan for.

How much lead time should I give for her to make it through security and all? She doesn't have status with Alaska (that I know of). Are there any tips for dropping off passengers at DCA?

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Old Sep 10, 10, 10:06 pm   #2
 
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I've never driven to DCA before, and my friend is flying in this weekend.

For picking her up, I gather DCA has a cell phone lot, so that's fine. She leaves Sunday afternoon (5:30pm), and that's where I'm wondering what to plan for.

How much lead time should I give for her to make it through security and all? She doesn't have status with Alaska (that I know of). Are there any tips for dropping off passengers at DCA?

Thanks!
I'd leave about 90 mins for check-in and security at that time on a Sunday given your friend has no status. As for drop-off, I would say don't linger in the car or at the kerbside with your friend unless you want attention from the airport police who are very pro-active/aggressive about moving you along!
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Old Sep 11, 10, 8:38 am   #3
 
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I'd leave about 90 mins for check-in and security at that time on a Sunday given your friend has no status. As for drop-off, I would say don't linger in the car or at the kerbside with your friend unless you want attention from the airport police who are very pro-active/aggressive about moving you along!
i remember the old DCA, no police, terrible drop off area. took 30 min just to approach the area. would drive through the tunnel underneath to drop people off.
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