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Oct 21, 15, 8:58 am
Replies: 545
Views: 85,351
Posted By RIC Hokie

Does anyone know of any other options/challenges...

Does anyone know of any other options/challenges at this late of a date in the year to get status? Quick background...I used to be a US Flyer (mostly gold but did get up to Chairman one year). Job...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Aug 24, 15, 8:14 am
Replies: 82
Views: 8,584
Posted By RIC Hokie

They are a bit different. The Clarendon area has...

They are a bit different. The Clarendon area has a higher concentration of the bars, restaurants and shops than the others (including Trader Joe's and Whole Foods). The metro map is quite...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jul 27, 15, 8:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,069
Posted By RIC Hokie

Super-touristy Things

Last year my wife's brother visited from Wyoming and brought his three boys. Since it was their first time to DC, we put together a list of Super Touristy things...kind of the highlights that most...
Jan 30, 15, 10:29 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,979
Posted By RIC Hokie

As a follow-up, I just completed my second ever...

As a follow-up, I just completed my second ever trip with Southwest. This was just a one-way, from MDW (my first time there) to DCA. I checked in about 24 hours ahead of time as before, and got A31...
Jan 30, 15, 10:17 am
Replies: 70
Views: 15,397
Posted By RIC Hokie

I flew MDW-DCA this past Tuesday evening. I only...

I flew MDW-DCA this past Tuesday evening. I only did a one-way because as ronbo83 pointed out, the Sunday flight must have been packed because it was more than twice the cost of the Tuesday flight...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jan 12, 15, 2:28 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,656
Posted By RIC Hokie

Without knowing the reasons you are requesting a...

Without knowing the reasons you are requesting a gate pass, it's kind of hard to specifically say why you would be denied a pass (although it does say to contact the airline well in advance). ...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jan 5, 15, 9:46 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,890
Posted By RIC Hokie

The Gateway Marriott does indeed have a tunnel...

The Gateway Marriott does indeed have a tunnel that goes underground which connects the hotel to the Crystal City underground, which is quite close to the actual Metro.

The Westin just "opened"...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Nov 4, 14, 2:52 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,483
Posted By RIC Hokie

I would agree with BearX220 on the extra 30...

I would agree with BearX220 on the extra 30 minutes. I drive that route frequently from Hagerstown and I know at that time of day it's potluck what you'll hit (I always try to be off the Beltway...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 9, 14, 8:37 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By RIC Hokie

If you want a good feel for the traffic, check...

If you want a good feel for the traffic, check Google Maps during the hours you'd be commuting. It's a pretty good indicator and should give you a good feel for what to expect.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 9, 14, 8:36 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By RIC Hokie

My wife does the reverse commute to Fairfax from...

My wife does the reverse commute to Fairfax from the Crystal City area 2-3 times a week (the rest she goes downtown on the Metro). Traffic isn't too bad in the morning. There will be a mile or so...
Sep 8, 14, 2:57 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,979
Posted By RIC Hokie

I also forgot to mention, thanks everyone for the...

I also forgot to mention, thanks everyone for the tips and advice!
Sep 8, 14, 2:57 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,979
Posted By RIC Hokie

Just got back home and I must say that overall, I...

Just got back home and I must say that overall, I was quite impressed with Southwest. With coming over from the "legacy" side, all you hear is "no seat assignments, cattle car boarding, etc". The...
Sep 5, 14, 8:34 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,979
Posted By RIC Hokie

Thanks for the tips! Just checked in right at...

Thanks for the tips! Just checked in right at 24hrs and got B-03. Since it's a Saturday morning I'm not sure how full the plane will be, if it is...hopefully it will be full or Orange & Maroon!
Sep 3, 14, 2:15 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,979
Posted By RIC Hokie

First Time on Southwest

Hey all, I feel like a bit of an idiot posting this, but I just wanted to check here for some advice/tips. This weekend, I will be taking my very first flights on Southwest. I was able to book the...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 3, 14, 1:46 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,189
Posted By RIC Hokie

There are plenty of "local" restaurants in...

There are plenty of "local" restaurants in Crystal City along 23rd St. (on the west side of Jeff Davis between Eads and Fern). It's easily walkable from where you are staying. Half of the stuff...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Aug 6, 14, 7:40 am
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By RIC Hokie

I always park at the 1st Marina Arena, the...

I always park at the 1st Marina Arena, the entrance is off of Howard just after Lombard St. Also, if you get there before they start the event parking you end up paying the hourly rate which is a...
Jul 1, 14, 11:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By RIC Hokie

Great! Thanks so much. It definitely had a much...

Great! Thanks so much. It definitely had a much "busier" tail, wish I had seen it sooner to get a better look. It's odd though, I've seen more of the special Alaska liveries in the last two weeks...
Jun 30, 14, 6:52 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By RIC Hokie

Help with a Tail Number

I'm looking for some help finding a tail number on an Alaska flight. Living in Crystal City by DCA, I see quite an array of planes and special liveries. I've been lucky to recently get pics of both...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jun 6, 14, 1:24 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,236
Posted By RIC Hokie

I'm sure others will have varying opinions on...

I'm sure others will have varying opinions on what to do while you are in town, but I thought I'd share a few ideas. My wife's brother is visiting this summer with his boys (first time to DC) so we...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jun 2, 14, 8:53 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,207
Posted By RIC Hokie

One thing to note, parking at the Zoo runs $22,...

One thing to note, parking at the Zoo runs $22, so keep that in mind. If the family likes escalators Rosslyn is the 2nd longest in the system and Woodley Park (Zoo) is the 3rd longest.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Apr 17, 14, 7:50 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,183
Posted By RIC Hokie

My wife drives Fairlakes area to Crystal City...

My wife drives Fairlakes area to Crystal City every evening to get home and it takes her about 45 minutes, so you can gauge that as timing once you are close to DC (I wouldn't expect any traffic west...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Mar 28, 13, 1:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 16,091
Posted By RIC Hokie

When I used to live in Richmond, I would take...

When I used to live in Richmond, I would take I-85 to US-1 to get to Raleigh. If you go that way, you have to I-95 through the city as the junction for I-295 is 5 miles south of that point.

As...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Mar 1, 13, 8:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By RIC Hokie

Breakfast Options near DCA

I have a breakfast planned next week with the president of one of the companies I consult with. He is flying out of DCA at 11:30am so wants to meet somewhere in the area. Does anyone have any...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Mar 1, 13, 8:13 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,744
Posted By RIC Hokie

I would definitely not rent a car, most of the...

I would definitely not rent a car, most of the most of the hotels in the Crystal City area charge around $15 a night to park. If you do not care about picking a specific hotel brand, I would say try...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By RIC Hokie

Without knowing your flight times, aren't you...

Without knowing your flight times, aren't you better off just booking the TPA-CLT-CAK connecting flight as a backup versus the CLT-CAK direct flight. A quick check shows flights starting at $134 for...
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