Reagan Named Best US Airport


Photo courtesy Flickr user Scorpions and Centaurs

Two weeks ago I had to go on an impromptu business trip, but I was happy in knowing that I was able to book a flight out of Reagan National, my personal airport of choice when it comes to escaping The District.

I’m happy to hear I’m not the only one who thinks so.

Reagan National was recently recognized as the top airport in the Conde Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards. 1,700 business travelers were surveyed for the awards and asked to rate airports according to airport navigation and design to culinary options and amenities. Reagan scored a 52.7 out of 100 which was big enough to top Portland, Oregan airport for the top spot. The airport earned high marks in ease of access (which is why I love it compared to Dulles or BWI) and safety/security (I’d hope the airport closest to DC is safe and secure.)

To me it’s a no brainer, while Reagan isn’t as big as Heathrow, it’s been one of the most convenient airports to get to and fly in/out of. While I can’t always afford to use Reagan, if I had to choose a DC airport- Reagan wins.

4 Comments so far

  1. Frank (frankl) on November 1st, 2009 @ 10:53 am

    And just for those people who still hold a grudge, yes it is also known as “Washington National” airport-sans the name of our 40th president.

    Not that I care…just others do :)

  2. ajw93 on November 2nd, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    O Captain!
    My Captain!
    Stop calling it “Reagan”!

    (Yes, I am one of the people who cares about this.)

  3. Convince Me DC (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2009 @ 11:55 am

    I enthusiastically agree that Nat’l is one of the best in the US, and for sure the best in the metro area. It’s easy to reach and easy to navigate once inside the airport, it’s clean, and it has good eateries.

  4. Patrick (dmbosstone) on November 3rd, 2009 @ 11:44 am

    Sorry guys, I’ll call it National here on out.

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.