Holiday Transport

I’ve made it to sunny (somewhat) Florida to spend the week with my parents, and I thought I’d let you know that at 5:30am on a Tuesday morning, DCA was relatively crowded…

I flew AirTran, which goes out of the “old” terminal, and they’ve taken the huge clunky luggage security machine out of the ticketing area to make more room – luggage screening has returned to the back rooms. This will really make a difference as this week progresses and the insanity begins, as space is at a premium in that area in the old terminal. Security moved quickly – there are three screening areas so that should help as well, and the agents seemed very on top of getting everyone through efficiently.

All in all I, though I vastly prefer leaving from the “new” terminal, if you have to leave from the old it seems they are really making an effort to minimize the glut. We’ll see. Good luck traveling everyone!!

4 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on December 21st, 2005 @ 7:09 pm

    How funny. I’m in Miami with my family right now.


  2. Jenn L (unregistered) on December 21st, 2005 @ 9:05 pm

    That is funny! Too bad we can’t meet up for a DC Metblogs/South Florida happy hour though – I’m on the gulf side in Venice. :)


  3. wayan (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 12:46 am

    Why not a MB/SF Happy Hour? I’m in Paris, which wins my “worst designed arport in the world award”, on the way to Vero Beach at this very moment.

    We’re all gonna be bored with the ‘rents in two days or less. What about a WPB meet-up?


  4. Don (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2005 @ 11:19 am

    I’m only around till early the 25th – there’s only so much SoFla I can take after having lived here so many years – and I’m well booked up. I’ll be with a bunch of people at the piano bar at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood on Friday the 23rd if anyone wants to come around, however.



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