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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

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  • The sunsets at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is a can't miss
  • Anthony
    "Beats IAD by far! Easy access to I395 and metro into the city."(78 Tips)
    Nekesha M.
    "Also you can see the Washington monument from here which is amazing!"(15 Tips)
    George P.
    "Great architecture and scenic views on take off and landing"(45 Tips)
    Antroine M.
    "Free wifi courtesy of AT&T!!! Love it!"(33 Tips)
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  • Mickey
    Mickey3 days ago
    Paint drying is probably faster than waiting for wheelchair access.
  • Sharlene C.
    Sharlene Curate4 days ago
    The curb side check in was deplorable, I normally tip curbside however all three attendants were rude!!!! Too busy watching each other to service customer.
  • Colin N.
    Colin Nelson5 days ago
    Scenic views flying in and out. Kind of crowded and old airport. Avoid in regards to traffic
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua Mann5 days ago
    This was the most confusing, nonsensical airport that I've flown from. Who's bright idea was it to crowd all the passengers on the plane on a much smaller shuttle? I'll never fly to/from there again
  • Jan C.
    Jan C6 days ago
    It's alright not much lounges to chill at!
  • Jared C.
    Jared Campbell2 weeks ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Easiest security lines in the DC region, but the baggage handlers are terrible.
  • Jalaal E.
    Jalaal Elasmar3 weeks ago
    Stop by Lebanese Taverna express in the Center Pier. The Shawarma is delicious.
  • Frank D.
    Frank Davis3 weeks ago
    Decent view.
  • Andrea D.
    Miami bitchesss!
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny CurryMarch 24
    Easy to get in and out, lots of restaurant/food choices and shops.
  • Doug W.
    Doug WMarch 1
    Fly here, Dulles sucks.
  • Beth J.
    Beth Jolly BakerFebruary 24
    Been here 25+ times
    Fly American!
  • Paul R.
    Paul RasmussenFebruary 20
    One of the better US airports. Especially good when contrasted with the dumpster fire that is Dulles.
    Upvoted Apr 18
  • Tania R.
    Tania RionFebruary 10
    Great food court full of different options for when you are stuck with a delayed flight
  • John K.
    John KassFebruary 7
    Been here 10+ times
    Come early and it is a very easy process.
    Upvoted Mar 8
  • Mark B.
    Mark BauerJanuary 30
    Been here 25+ times
    Crazy busy airport but easy to get an Uber at the arrivals lane, no special handling.
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GotkinJanuary 26
    Pretty airport, but it would be nice if there was a shuttle from terminal A to the other two terminals
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellJanuary 24
    Been here 5+ times
    As others have said, lots of experienced travelers going through here so security is usually really breezy
  • Greg B.
    Greg BrownJanuary 14
    Calm lighting, good food choices for small terminal
  • Steph S.
    Steph SchneiderDecember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Limited food options. Typically you need to make bus transfers from your flight for connections and sometimes just to get to the terminal. May need to schedule extra time.
  • James John (Jay) C.
    Easy travelin!
  • Wiley R.
    Wiley RobertsDecember 27, 2016
    Much easier to fly in/out of than Dulles, but the airport itself is kind of dumpy
  • Dmtr
    DmtrDecember 25, 2016
    The metro stops right outside. An hour in advance is fine for a 6am flight IMO
  • Juliana A.
    Juliana AlvesDecember 22, 2016
    Many options to eat something before you pass security!
  • Bob E.
    Bob EricksonDecember 21, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The lady who said this is an international airport is wrong. It is a domestic airport with no customs or immigration facilities. The only international flights are a few to Canada & the Caribbean.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FortDecember 13, 2016
    My cat's breath smells like cat food.
  • Charlie-Mike
    Charlie-MikeDecember 9, 2016
    I love DCA! Always so easy to get in and out of this airport ✈️
  • Manu V.
    Manu VethNovember 17, 2016
    They got planes here.
  • Allan C.
    Allan ClaridgeNovember 7, 2016
    As always arrive early but everything is good
  • Trae F.
    Trae FNovember 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy airport to travel in and out of.
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GoodnightOctober 25, 2016
    Generally cheaper to fly out of this airport than out of IAD. It's much smaller which makes getting to your gate fairly easy and the signage is clear and easy to follow. Can't ask for much else.
  • Cicely L.
    Cicely LOctober 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice and clean. Easy to find where you need to be.
  • Martha A.
    Martha AllenOctober 16, 2016
    Southwest terminal area much improved
  • A S.
    A SOctober 13, 2016
    No line at security!
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyOctober 13, 2016
    Interesting design of the airport.
  • Eliza W.
    Eliza WeeksOctober 13, 2016
    The express food lines! Order anything you want and then pay for it at a self-service kiosk! It's a cool idea.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MacOctober 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Southwest terminal is short distance from curb to the gates!
  • Cara
    CaraOctober 11, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    National is typically a pleasure to fly in/out of. TSA is efficient & your fellow travelers typically are seasoned travelers, so there's less BS. Needs more Pre✔️lanes since everyone in DC has it.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FoyOctober 6, 2016
    Yeah, it's a fine airport, but if you need a tip to select an airport, you need to adjust your priorities...
  • Gavin H.
    Gavin HarperOctober 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Architecture is really cool in the ticketing area.
  • Ken W.
    Ken WelshOctober 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I hate this airport. It is poorly designed (notably Terminal C), always (extremely) crowded, and flights are almost always delayed.
  • Aakeynn S.
    Aakeynn SnillocSeptember 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The Hummus at Lebanese Taverna is amazing
  • Riding B.
    Riding BeanSeptember 23, 2016
    Gets pretty busy at times but does not have the space to move people around efficiently.
  • Maham A.
    Maham A.September 21, 2016
    Staff is much politer than Dulles
  • Nadine P.
    Nadine PasterczykSeptember 16, 2016
    There is literally security every where.
  • Bumble B.
    Bumble BeeSeptember 6, 2016
    HPN🙄🙄-via DC...
  • Brian R.
    Brian RaySeptember 3, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    At least is has a subway to DC
  • Erin R.
    Erin RathSeptember 1, 2016
    Security is quick, which is nice. Unfortunately, the Delta terminal has a very limited selection of coffee – as in, Starbucks or Starbucks.
  • Zach H.
    Zach HedrickAugust 30, 2016
    Absolutely wonderful airport! Beautiful terminal with plenty of places to eat/shop. I'd arrive two hours early if possible!
  • Britani R.
    Britani RaeAugust 19, 2016
    Custom burger is delicious!
  • Becki W.
    Becki WAugust 18, 2016
    Be nice to the security people. They can make life hell for you if you don't.
  • Heather W.
    Heather WilliamsAugust 11, 2016
    If you have a connecting flight or want any of the staff to be helpful, don't fly to it through this airport. #nightmare
  • Rick R.
    Rick RoudebushAugust 2, 2016
    First flight on #jetBlue
  • Zac N.
    Zac NAugust 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    It's close to the museum's
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerJuly 30, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Easily my favorite airport - very quick and effective and with all the upgrades it'll soon be a restaurant hub@
  • J L.
    J LJuly 30, 2016
    Great food options but whatta zoo!
  • Patty J.
    Patty JoJuly 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this airport!! It is easy in and out. The TSA lines are never too long. I just wish I could get international flights in and out of here.
  • Grace T.
    Grace TaoJune 14, 2016
    Always ask for directions when connecting flight. The gates are confusing & you need to take shuttle buses btw gates.
  • Harry L.
    Harry LópezJune 13, 2016
    Had to wait for 2 hours for the baggage! Maybe it was the airline but they're not so fast
  • Chickie M.
    Chickie M.June 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Metro accessible.
  • dubstep n.
    dubstep nationMay 31, 2016
    FREE FUCKING WIFI FTW
  • Al Shaima A.
    Al Shaima Al MadaniApril 27, 2016
    Small, clean airport with quick services (dunkin donuts is inside)
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydApril 22, 2016
    Any airport that lets you take your beer in a go cup is alright by me.
    Upvoted Apr 7
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonApril 11, 2016
    JetBlue ticketing and check in was easy and fast. Also the overall security was not long and crowded
  • Melody T.
    Melody TaylorApril 10, 2016
    This airport is so easy to depart from. It is easy access and small. Love it!
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonApril 7, 2016
    This is a pretty decent sized international airport. Appreciate the fact that the Metro train station comes right in the terminal, thereby making travel to the city very convenient
  • Paul F.
    Paul FortMarch 17, 2016
    Impress fellow passengers and gate agents by communicating boarding pass details through interpretive dance
  • Chris K.
    Chris KendallFebruary 19, 2016
    Stunning architecture in the main hall, can get busy but is still usually quite a calm experience, bags claim can be slow, some folks don't like you to call it Reagan.. like ex air traffic controllers
  • Lucy A.
    Lucy AmarilloJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Easy parking, you can take the metro directly to the airport, lots of clean bathrooms, easy to get on 395.
  • Lucy A.
    Lucy AmarilloJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Terminal C has a TSA PRE CHECK SIGN up on the ground floor. Opens at 8:30. You need proof of citizenship ( passport)
  • Nita S.
    Nita SmileyfaceJanuary 17, 2016
    Just waiting not that crowded today.
  • Rob P.
    Rob PegoraroJanuary 13, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The cell-phone lot is always maxed out. If you're coming from the north on the GW Parkway, wait at the Roaches Run parking lot instead. It's got more spaces and much better planespotting.
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle PepperJanuary 3, 2016
    great free wi-fi, lots of charging stations, and plenty of iPads to use
  • jeyo
    jeyoDecember 26, 2015
    Clean, efficient, and friendly :) get here at least an hour before your flight to give yourself enough time!
  • Chris E.
    Chris EricksonDecember 22, 2015
    Worst TSA agents, ever. And that is a high bar to raise. Today, heard one of the agents at the American Airlines screening checkpoint tell a traveler to "Stop being an Asshole."
  • samyuktha
    samyukthaNovember 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab food outside terminal A if your gate is 1-5 as the food choices are pretty bad here
  • Jan S.
    Jan SurpriseNovember 25, 2015
    Don't have to worry about no-shows at the checking counter. Everyone on board at Reagan!
  • Shelly S.
    Shelly SpearingNovember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    There is no place to stash bags in the case that you want to leave the airport during a long layover.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GenisOctober 6, 2015
    If you're flying Southwest out of gates 1-9 get some food before security. There is only one convenience store & one restaurant after security at the gates.
  • Smokey @.
    Smokey @dcnavySeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Take the metro and get a smart trip card
  • Smokey @.
    Smokey @dcnavySeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Did you remember to pack your phone charger
  • Michele V.
    Michele Van GorpSeptember 28, 2015
    At American Taproom at Terminal C, drink the beer, don't eat the food. Yuck!
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  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CAugust 25, 2015
    This airport isn't on my top 10 airports in the country. At least it's close to the city.
  • David Paul A.
    David Paul AppellAugust 12, 2015
    Screw Ronald Reagan- to me it will always be National Airport.
  • Brandon F.
    Brandon F.August 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    They put these out front when you're waiting to be picked up because the government wants to send you a reminder of how much you're getting screwed
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsJuly 30, 2015
    Be mindful of long security lines, make sure you give yourself enough time.
  • Brian T.
    Brian T.July 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The shoe shine in terminal c does a bang up job
  • Mitchell
    MitchellJuly 18, 2015
    Picking up my bro. Greatly dislike this task at all airports , but I guess this ones not that bad.
  • Ron B.
    Ron BrumbaughJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here early unless you have Pre Check! US Air is always Crazy!!!! ;)
  • Robyn
    RobynJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Unless you're a preferred flier don't think being a minimalist will get you through the security line any quicker.
  • Robyn
    RobynJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    There is a Dunks by Gate 40. The line is extremely long, get there early.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SuttleJuly 9, 2015
    Kind of a rinky dink airport. Shuffling between buses, gates split between floors, random food options. I'll stick with IAD.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SheehyJuly 6, 2015
    Consider using the Metro to get from the airport to your hotel - it's super easy and cheaper than a cab in most cases.
  • P G.
    P GJune 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Easy yellow.
  • P G.
    P GJune 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    National is quick for yellow line.
  • David R.
    David RuaneJune 23, 2015
    Gates C35-45 security doesn’t open until 4:30 😒
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CJune 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    When it is slammed going through gates 23-34, you might not want to go in the priority line because they funnel one of the other lines into 1 tsa employee. Takes fucking forever.
  • SAAD
    SAADJune 15, 2015
    Off to #BRAZIL 🔰 woot woot
  • Jase P.
    Jase PJune 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    It's connected to the Metro and close in to the city. Highly preferred over IAD.
  • Cidomar B.
    Pequeno e eficiente.
  • Joao P.
    Joao PereiraOctober 11, 2016
    Cheio , confuso e pequeno
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CostaOctober 3, 2016
    Bem sinalizado e com fácil acesso ao sistema público de transporte
  • Артём Ж.
    Артём ЖуковSeptember 5, 2016
    Удобно добираться. Аэропорт небольшой.
  • Ana L.
    Ana LuizaAugust 29, 2015
    aeroporto charmoso e fácil de chegar e sair, mas tem a equipe mais rigorosa dos eua, venha preparado.
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