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Old 09-23-2010, 12:16 AM
 
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I asked in the Md forum but I should have asked in here. Would it be closer to fly into dca or bwi if I'm going to la plata?
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Old 09-23-2010, 03:00 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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IF DCA is Dulles then BWI would be better.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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DCA is National. It's closer to La Plata, but flights are more expensive. Your call.
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:57 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Dulles is IAD. DCA is Regan. From a distance perspective, DCA is closer. However, BWI can be less expensive to fly into than DCA.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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Thanks. I was hoping that somehow BWI would magically be closer because the tickets are way cheaper.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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BWI is better for several reasons. Easy in, easy out.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Novastan
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I think you would be better off going to BWI. As several posters noted, the tickets are usually cheaper. Plus you won't have to cross any of the Potomac bridges...which can get hectic at rush hour.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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BWI IS better across the board! You may drive a little further to get home, but it's an "easy" drive and tickets are cheaper. The airport itself is much easier to navigate. DCA is always under construction, crowded, unorganized and the traffic is hit or miss on whether or not it sucks horribly
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:21 AM
 
Location: National Harbor, MD
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If the tickets are THAT much cheaper with BWI, then I would fly with them. It will be a long commute but you only will go str8 down the Beltway (95/495) to Route 5 which shouldn't be too much trouble. DCA would be quite a bit closer, so you have to consider the mileage and gas between the two airports to La Plata and determine if the flight price difference really matters...
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: White Plains, Maryland
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As everyone has said.. Regan is closer, but BWI really isn't bad. I fly out of both and I live in white plains which is right next to La Plata. I choose whichever locations has a flight that best fits my time frame, and of course is less expensive.
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