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Reagan National Airport

Terminal A

Airport Terminal
  • Margot B.
    "Your best bet is Einstein Brothers before security."(2 Tips)
    Bronwyn B.
    "coffee & bagel @ Einsteins before going thru security."(2 Tips)
    Winston "Stone" F.
    "Food options are limited, especially for breakfast."(2 Tips)
    Margaret F.
    "... security line being short!"(2 Tips)
57 Tips and reviews
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  • Joel W.
    Joel WhitakerMay 7, 2016
    Vastly improved since the renovation! Stylish decor and tasty, easy-order dining options.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jon M.
    Jon McCartyNovember 5, 2011
    Ppl bitch about this terminal, but it was built when America was falling in love w/air travel. Best views of air craft and the Potomac. Most romantic terminal I've ever been in.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerOctober 4, 2012
    Stay to the left at TSA. The line splits at the front and moves more efficiently than the right side.
  • Sean M.
    Sean Miller1 week ago
    Always love Terminal A, especially after the recent updates. Lots of new charging ports for your phone.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MagarikSeptember 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you do go through security, you can get a bagel or other breakfast at Jerry's and then sit at the Samuel Adams bar.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MusickSeptember 17, 2011
    Each laptop needs it's own bin and taken out of it's case. Each iPad also needs it's own bin so grab extra bins and remember shoes and belts off
  • Brian M.
    Brian McDonaldAugust 24, 2012
    Small and Sun Country does not open until two hours before the flight for check in. Keep that in mind if you arrive early with the plan of getting through check in and TSA early.
  • Jack B.
    Jack BrownNovember 4, 2010
    if you arrive three hours early for a flight, you are foolish. It is small, there are plenty of seats and security moves quickly. Arriving an hour before departure gives you plenty of time.
  • Eric S.
    Eric SleeDecember 11, 2010
    While there is NO Starbucks and very few places to eat, it is always easy to navigate and security is almost always a breeze to get through.
  • Katy B.
    Katy BurleySeptember 5, 2011
    Wow! Front door drop-off, no line at Frontier, a short walk and TSA line and to my Gate 7 in less than 15 minutes! Excellent.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MillardAugust 5, 2013
    This is a lame terminal. The other terminals have five guys, potbelly and Dunkin doughnuts. This one is really limited. Eat before you get there.
  • Geoff O.
    Geoff OpenshawDecember 13, 2012
    The low-cost carriers fly out of here and the terminal's condition and offerings reflect that.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RupertAugust 22, 2013
    There is a shortcut from Metro to terminal A if you go outside after you leave Metro
  • Brian W.
    Brian WellsDecember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    PULL FORWARD. The best unloading spots are NOT at the back.
  • Corrie D.
    Corrie DavidsonMarch 3, 2013
    I live this terminal, small, door to hate in 15 min. Limited food/drink options but enough if the basics to get the job done.
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrierMarch 12, 2011
    I love the look of this terminal. The 60's version if the future design is awesome.
  • Elaine P.
    Elaine PlybonJuly 4, 2014
    Take the walkway from lower level to rental cars instead of waiting for shuttle.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanJuly 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is far away. But you can pretend its the 1930s, part of the terminal was the original airport
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal A is the farthest place from anything ever. It's the Pluto of National Airport
  • Jean Newman G.
    Jean Newman GlockMay 18, 2013
    Small terminal but security lines can be long at peak times.
  • Santi P.
    Santi Palacios BacquéAugust 27, 2012
    Perfect terminal to get just in time for your flight!! Probbably the worst one to be stuck at for a couple of hours, there's nothing besides complimentary wifi
  • Chelsea F.
    Chelsea FrazierMarch 24, 2013
    The food services behind security on gates 1 through 9 is a little sparse get what you need before you go through security.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BenchimolApril 20, 2013
    World's worst internet access. Free option (which doesn't work), but even the paid Boingo doesn't work. Also, poor food choices (greasy spoons) and very limited seating. Stay away if possible!
  • Margot B.
    Prepare yourself for few and poor food options. Your best bet is Einstein Brothers before security.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WisemanMarch 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like walking really, really far, Terminal A is for you
  • Bronwyn B.
    Bronwyn BaileyMarch 1, 2012
    If headed out in the early a.m., grab coffee & bagel @ Einsteins before going thru security.
  • Nichole B.
    Nichole BowenMay 9, 2012
    Flying can be scary, but don't worry, once you land you are safe.
  • Jim G.
    Jim GwinnerDecember 14, 2012
    Jerry's Pizza is not bad, fast lines,
  • Laura
    LauraOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This terminal is getting a much-needed facelift!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferNovember 15, 2013
    Make sure you grab food before security, there is no real restaurant food near the gates! And only one bar.
  • Winston "Stone" F.
    If you fly out of Terminal A its best to eat beforehand. Food options are limited, especially for breakfast.
  • Margaret F.
    Margaret FJune 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Small terminal with very few food options, but don't count on the security line being short!
  • John T.
    John ThorntonNovember 11, 2011
    Just remember DC folks this is for Jet Blue. Don't wander around DCA looking for the terminal.
  • G M.
    G MoMay 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best terminal in national
  • G M.
    G MoJune 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best terminal at DCA
  • Jaime W.
    Jaime WojdowskiOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The shuttle to this terminal makes me want to die. Can't they build a tram like every other airport?? WHY CAN'T I GET HERE FASTER?!
  • William l.
    William la BlindDecember 29, 2012
    It's like the Siberia of DCA. Scrub airlines, scrub amenities.
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SandsOctober 25, 2010
    Small terminal, limited options, eat/shop before you sit here for 3 hours.
  • Steven D.
    Steven DeanNovember 1, 2010
    Old, small terminal means less walking. Be happy.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good news: Small terminal, limited walking/confusion. Bad news: Limited options/convenience
  • Tom C.
    Tom ChiarellaSeptember 30, 2011
    If u are SICK like this wheezing asshle then Stay HOME !!!!!
  • Birgit H.
    Birgit HartjeJuly 20, 2012
    Eat before you get here
  • Raihan M.
    Raihan MasroorFebruary 12, 2012
    Duty free shops are SMALL
  • Jesse
    JesseOctober 26, 2011
    Eat before entering because if your flight is delayed you'll be trapped with overpriced and very limited food options.
  • Yasmin R.
    Yasmin RahimiDecember 24, 2012
    3 degrees C - damn!
  • Kim C.
    Kim CrutsAugust 5, 2011
    At least there's a bar.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerOctober 4, 2012
    The worst. Few and cruddy places to eat, terrible layout, cramped TSA area.
  • Living Way N.
    Living Way NetworkJune 1, 2012
    It's Political--Ending 2 Party System.
  • Wayland K.
    Wayland KramerMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    No using cellphones once the cabin door is closed!
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah VOctober 14, 2010
    It's wrong. It's just wrong. If you're here, you're wrong. In the words of the Wizard of Oz, I'd turn back now if I were you.
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