The Turkish Airlines lounge at Washington-Dulles is one of the newest lounges at IAD. It’s very nicely appointed but a lot of people have access. Take a look inside.
For those unaware, CLEAR was a program that pre-dated TSA PreCheck and allowed for a “skip the line pass”. You still needed to go through traditional security screening, but you were pushed to the front of the line. It started 2005-ish and perished about 4 years later. It was purchased out of bankruptcy and restarted, though with significantly less airports than before. I was lucky enough to purchase a renewal for my wife and I just a month or so before they declared bankruptcy. The company that bought their assets out […]
Virgin America launched a one-day fare sale that’s only valid until midnight today. I checked a few fares from my home city of Washington-Dulles. I was able to confirm $146 one-way fares to LAX and $156 one-way to San Francisco. Looks like most of the fares run from the beginning of November through the end of February next year. So, if you’re looking to get a head start on re-qualification, here’s a good start.
A couple months ago a “coming soon” sign popped up at my home airport, Washington Dulles. In the B concourse, they would be adding a new Starbucks Evenings location. In true Starbucks fashion, they placed this location directly across from the only Starbucks in the long A/B terminal. At the outset, it looks like a normal Starbucks. There are a few more pre-made sandwich choices in this location as compared to a normal Starbucks. There’s also a daily special board. When I breezed by last week they were offering […]
According to this piece in the USA Today, TSA is testing a machine that automatically authenticates most forms of identification. They’re testing it at Washington Dulles (IAD), my home airport, so I may get to try it soon. I don’t really view this as a huge enhancement by the TSA that will speed up my experience. I’m sure it will help weed out a few fraudulent documents, but I don’t really view that as speeding up the process. What I do find impressive here is a demonstration, if only an […]