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Washington Dulles International (IAD)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
 

Washington Dulles International is the primary international airport serving the Washington, DC area, although its location 26 miles from DC makes it less popular than the close-in Reagan National airport.  Dulles serves as a major connecting hub for United Airlines. Here’s what you need to know about Washington Dulles International Airport:

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Washington Dulles International Airport from www.flydulles.com

Getting Around: The main terminal building at IAD has only a few gates, serving Air Canada and Frontier.  All other airlines are served from two satellite terminals.  The farther satellite has concourses C and D and are used exclusively by United Airlines.  All other airlines (and some United Express) operate from the closer satellite concourses A and B.  The terminals are connected through an underground train in addition to an underground walkway.

Relaxing: Designed by architect Eero Saarinen (known for the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the TWA terminal at JFK airport), the main terminal at Dulles has been recognized for its gentle lines and curving roof, giving the feeling of flight.  Architecture fans will want to spend time in the main terminal, while aviation fans (with a long layover) may want to hop on a short shuttle ride to the nearby extension of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.  The free museum includes a large collection of famous aircraft including the Concorde and the Space Shuttle Enterprise

Dining: Locally renowned chef Geoff Tracy has the simply named Chef Geoff’s near gate C11. Try pairing the pecan crusted trout with bacon brussels sprouts with one of the selection of local beers on offer.  For something a little more casual, &pizza is taking the mid-Atlantic by storm and fans can enjoy the custom-made pizzas near gate B71.

Wi-Fi: Unlimited free wifi is available using networks FlyDulles. Customers are asked to provide an email address to access the wifi.

Official website:  https://www.flydulles.com/

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