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The Future of Dulles Airport [and Metro line]

The Future of Dulles Airport [and Metro line]

Old Nov 21, 22, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by DCA writer View Post
The one time I have had to get from DCA to IAD in recent years involved a canceled flight at DCA ensuring I would miss a connection at EWR to an international flight; a terrific United Club agent solved the problem by rebooking me out of IAD, with the connection moving to FRA.
I almost had to do one last year. I as traveling for work. My flight got delayed so Id miss a connection. AA coukdnt rebook me. I had to call my work Travel agent to-be rebooked on a different airline. In the rebooking process flying out of IADand BWI was explored. I ended up on a United to denver out of DCA and connect thru there.
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Old Nov 22, 22, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
PS, I recall the Washington Metro waiving fares if there was a delay over 10 minutes in the past, please correct me if I'm wrong, according to my research, they quietly ended this application.
This was the "Rush Hour Promise." The short version was that if your trip took 15--then later 10--minutes longer than it should have (according to some table that WMATA developed, though I don't know what the actual numbers are) during rush hour, your fare would be refunded.

Originally Posted by djp98374 View Post
therr was never delay credit due to traffic. The credits would occur if there was a mechanical or track issue
I don't think this is accurate. I once entered a station, then waited for a group of friends at the platform. They took... some time arriving, such that by the time we arrived at our destination, I had exceeded the threshold for the travel time between the 2 stations. My fare was refunded, even though there were no mechanical or other issues.
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Old Dec 16, 22, 10:23 am
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I took silver to Dulles this morning.

i live south of DCA.

it took me 45 minutes on silver from Rosslyn to Dulles.

exit one side of metro station.
walk a corridor with 3 moveable walkways.
thrn a fork in the path. There are airline signs on the wall denoting which side to go
I’m flying United
you follow the signage thrn you enter the main terminal at bottom levrl
up the incline and across the np baggage claim hallway is the up escalators for the check bag airline stations and security.

IIRC this was door 6 on united side. Door 4 was where you had yo get the SILVER line bus from.my guess is door 2 on the other side of the main for the other entry/ exit to metro.

the point you entered at 6 from metro was on the side of the exit do to the outside. Likely the other side is similar.
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Old Dec 20, 22, 11:06 am
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Yes it is Doors 2 and 6 to get to the Silver line from the ground/baggage level. They align with the escalators to the ticketing level.
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Old Dec 29, 22, 3:56 am
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Before you reach the first of three moving sidewalks going from the terminal to the station, you'll see this metal model of IAD's main terminal, the Metro track, that garage and a few other buildings. (The only time I've seen that few cars in the hourly lot was at the start of the pandemic.) Once again, the walk didn't take more than four or so minutes.

Prior to the plans used to place the Metrorail station where it is today, plans call for the Metrorail station to be in subway in front of the terminal. The entrance into the Metrorail station would have been to the right of the bronze relief map pictured above. The arched vault of the station would have crossed through this part of the passageway allowing a view of roughly 160' of the west end of the station platform below to the left.
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