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Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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    Shelita M.
    "One of the best for international flights in/out of DC."(107 Tips)
    ✨Misty W.
    "Capitol Ground in B concourse is a great spot for a quick breakfast!"(41 Tips)
    Chris A.
    "24 hour Starbucks in the baggage claim area."(4 Tips)
    Kim H.
    "Beautiful, clean, efficient airport."(15 Tips)
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  • Jacques M.
    Jacques MarneweckMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm sitting at Dulles at Gate A15. Would be nice to check in via the web when your phone has zero battery.
  • Mary R.
    Mary RobinsonMay 28, 2012
    One of my face airports.. Very pleasant experience.
  • Trevor A.
    Trevor ArnebergAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Long walks between terminals. Especially C and D
  • Juan R.
    Juan RiosOctober 7, 2011
    I remember riding on the weird people movers. The new trains are a vast improvement!
  • S K.
    S KDecember 27, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Horrible. Security lines are long & disorganized-even if you have Premier privileges-and once you finally get thru, you have to take a tram and then walk the length of a marathon to get to your gate.
  • Johnny A.
    Johnny AbedrabboJune 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a big fan of IAD! Takes forever to get to from DC and once here it takes forever more to get to the gate! DCA is the way to go!
  • Lee F.
    Lee FordFebruary 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Absolutely the worst airport in terms of assistance for the disabled. Planes load on the tarmac & even though your tickets say, days in advance, that there needs to be a ramp & not stairs, no ramp!
  • Scott C.
    Scott CasselSeptember 23, 2014
    The shuttles are kinda crazy! Heads up for the planes!
  • David B.
    David BernsteinFebruary 28, 2011
    Is it just me, or does the terminal building of IAD look similar to the terminal building of TPE to anyone else?
  • Lyall V.
    Lyall VanattaOctober 30, 2012
    Electronic boarding are very easy to use at Dullas Airport.
  • Ayse E.
    Ayse EsmenSeptember 4, 2014
    10 gun kala prova :)) coming soon...
  • Pat H.
    Pat HoganJune 7, 2012
    Aeromexico counter closes at 0600. If you arrive after, you are SOL.
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FoxDecember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The 10% employees discount at the restaurants.
  • Ginny H.
    Ginny HellemnSeptember 14, 2011
    Cosi deli in terminal A is fantastic!
  • Joe B.
    Joe Bartling (DullesCoach.com)May 27, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Did you know that you can use Uber and get on-demand car service from Dulles?
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliMay 20, 2017
    Public transport connections to the capital should be much better
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AkinAugust 19, 2013
    Cosi always a good bet
  • Jeremiah B.
    Jeremiah BlatzNovember 26, 2012
    Don't fly into a busy airport, our else you may end up here for a while.
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartOctober 9, 2014
    We're humveeing it to baggage claim
  • Jenn ☀.
    Jenn ☀October 5, 2013
    NOT the airport to fly through if you are a QUADRIPLEGIC. And yet again, we sit on an empty plan waiting to be deboarded. #theseguysneedtogettheirdisabilityshittogether #careless #itsbeen30minutes
  • Rodrigo S.
    Rodrigo SilvaMay 4, 2014
    United Hub :)
  • B F.heart icon on user image
    B FMay 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A 2013 report from CDC affirmed that the smoking rooms don't work. Smoke leaks out exposing staff an passengers to chronic low levels of secondhand smoke.
  • Io A.heart icon on user image
    Io As SoonJuly 18, 2017
    Not the better airport we used but in the Air France business lounge the time hoes better
  • Baebgurl J.heart icon on user image
    Baebgurl JonesSeptember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fastest airport I ever went through
  • Brian M.
    Brian MulloyJanuary 9, 2012
    Going from gate to gate u will do more elevation changes than a downhill skier.
  • Jase W.heart icon on user image
    Jase WMarch 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Dulles is far from DC - cabs are stupid expensive. Try the bus, Metro, and/or Washington Flyer. Way cheaper.
  • Vinayak H.heart icon on user image
    Vinayak HebbagilAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Worst thing is having to take a train to the gates AFTER you go through security... never seen anywhere. Even premier access security lines are long. A1 to A5 take forever to reach.. and 4 escalators
  • Patrick P.
    Patrick PhillipsAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Free WiFi. Been to worse airports in the US.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMarch 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Find an elusive Dunkin Donuts
  • Dari
    DariSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't fly out of Dulles on a Sunday evening. It's totally packed. Lines to wait in other lines.
  • Sanaz L.heart icon on user image
    Sanaz LimoueeOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you need a manicure check out 10 minute manicure near Gate D10....good option for delayed flights
  • Ben H.
    Ben HughesDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid the regional prop planes from here if at all possible. Always some sort of mechanical issue or incompetent employees.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CheungJune 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    There is a service animal relief area on the walkway between the C and D terminals.
  • Jeremiah B.
    Jeremiah BlatzNovember 25, 2012
    Opt out of the pornoscanners. They use the ones that emit ionizing radiation.
  • M H.
    M HanakOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Virtually impossible to gauge how long the security queue is here, can't tell if design is great or poor
  • Laura S.
    Laura SWJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Gate Z could be the most depressing place I've been in DC!
  • Jerry C.
    Jerry CrespoMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If leaving out of Terminal C keep in mind there aren't many places to eat.
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MercadoAugust 21, 2014
    Nice upgrade
  • Dane D.
    Dane DownerApril 19, 2010
    Cosi is a great little spot near Gate A4 for food and a ballgame before flight.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FaulJanuary 18, 2013
    Chipotle is still the quick fav for food.
  • Kate C.
    Kate CMay 16, 2012
    Cosi cafe has some deeelicious healthy options.
  • Joe B.
    Joe Bartling (DullesCoach.com)June 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    More and more IAD travelers are using the Uber Black Car service from Dulles Airport. Get the app at Uber.com
  • Greg M.heart icon on user image
    Greg MichaelJune 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Ben and Kerry's in Terminal A. Get the Liz Lemon
  • Hilary C.
    Hilary C.June 17, 2010
    Hungry? Try a Starbucks' blueberry, strawberry, yogurt and granola parfait for a tasty and portable snack. Deelish
  • Jen L.
    Jen LamptonJune 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Clearest bathroom is on the upper level, outside security, behind cinabun.
  • William D.heart icon on user image
    William DaroffDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Three cheers for pilots who let us check emails when we are waiting endlessly on the runway!
  • David B.
    David BuellFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Definitely use the security checkpoint downstairs by Door 4.
  • Aj S.heart icon on user image
    Aj SharawiSeptember 21, 2013
    having a last sip of my deli coffee thrre.
  • Sandy C.heart icon on user image
    Sandy C.December 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat before coming. Food options are sub par
  • Naif
    NaifJanuary 14, 2020
    Been here 10+ times
    Always my suitcases are late 🙂💔
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