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Old 08-13-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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Would never get to an airport 3 hours early, even if I wasn't pressed on time
The flight will be a hassle no matter when you arrive, but in a larger sense, why seek advice if you're not going to take it?
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:18 PM
 
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I think it is no problem.

I find either get there very early, or get there towards the latter part, to avoid the idiotic long line in between those times.

1.5 hours before flight is plenty of time.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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The airport road is rarely congested, so you should make it.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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The "airport road" from Bethesda typically includes the Beltway, which is frequently congested at 3:30 and beyond. One could take Dalecarlia Parkway over to Chain Bridge and then out 123, but the time savings there would be questionable.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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So you'd rather risk missing your flight than getting there 30 minutes earlier than you plan? Mmk then.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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so youre the guy who always arrives just as the doors are closing - just when I think I lucked out and got the seat next to me vacant
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Old 08-15-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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The "airport road" from Bethesda typically includes the Beltway, which is frequently congested at 3:30 and beyond. One could take Dalecarlia Parkway over to Chain Bridge and then out 123, but the time savings there would be questionable.
The airport road runs from the Beltway to the Airport. That part is usually not congested. I figured that it didn't need to be mentioned that from Bethesda to the airport road would definitely be congested. The only time savings is on the airport road once they get to it.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:13 AM
 
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So you'd rather risk missing your flight than getting there 30 minutes earlier than you plan? Mmk then.
"Stupidity is a self curing problem."

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Old 08-16-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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Just don't be one of those people who expects to be allowed to cut in the security line because "my flight is boarding right now!" I always have an urge to trip those bastards as they shimmy to the front of the line.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:34 AM
 
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Won't be parking so will be saving time there- in laws will be picking me up from work and dropping us off at the airport.

Would never get to an airport 3 hours early, even if I wasn't pressed on time
I guess you would have no problem unless there is a big accident on I495 or Dulles access road.

Not sure where in Bethesda you are located. Assuming it takes 20-30 minutes to reach Dulles access road, add another 15-20 minutes to reach airport.

I hope the airline allows you to do online check-in 24 hours before. If so, you can get seat assignment (if not already done) and enter how many check-in bags you have etc.


If I were you, I would start at 3pm just in case if the airline check-in counters are too busy (being Friday)....
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