Reagan National Airport Arrivals (DCA)

The airport of DCA, or the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, handled almost nineteen million passengers in 2011, and just over eighteen million passengers in 2010. It is therefore regarded as one of the busiest airports in the United States of America, especially for local air traffic. It serves the nation’s capital city, Washington, DC, and is a focus city for the airline company US Airways. Passengers on Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport arrival flights will find all the facilities they require within the terminal buildings, and have access to a selection of options for ground transportation as well. Reaching the city is easy by bus, taxi or train.

The DCA airport is located approximately 3 miles, or 4.8km to the south of central Washington, DC, just across the Potomac River. It is the nearest airport to the city centre, but is not the only airport that is available. There is also the Washington Dulles International Airport nearby that handles the city’s international air traffic. Both airports are run by the same authority. The Reagan National Airport is particularly nearby to the areas of Aurora Heights and Long Branch Creek, and further to the south is Alexandria. The airport is in the state of Virginia, although central Washington falls under the District of Columbia. Areas within easy driving distance of the airport include Richmond, Chesapeake Bay (a popular tourist area), Charlottesville, Strasburg, Frederick, Hagerstown and Baltimore, and little further to the northeast are Wilmington and the city of Philadelphia.

Passengers can arrive at Ronald Reagan National Airport from several other US cities, as well as from a couple of cities in Canada that have airports with US border preclearance facilities. These flights are then not treated as international, but as domestic, as their passengers will have completed the necessary customs and border control procedures before leaving the country. These airports include Halifax, Montreal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto, and the airline companies that offer flights from these airports to DCA include Air Canada, Air Canada Express (operated by Jazz Air) and US Airways Express, operated by Air Wisconsin. Flights from Canada will arrive at either Terminal A or Terminal C.

Terminal A of the airport is the older of the passenger buildings. In fact, it is a building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as it has been in existence since 1941. It has been used all these years for passenger departures and arrivals, and was also expanded in 1955. The terminal now has nine gates, and is due for renovation, in order to restore its original architecture. The building is not planned to be replaced by a newer construction. The airport also had several other airline specific buildings in previous years, but they were replaced by today’s Terminal B and Terminal C, in 1997. These two terminals are modern, with a good selection of facilities, and thirty-five airline gates in total. They are also the location of the airport’s Metrorail station, that is found on the Concourse level.

Further popular airline companies at this airport include American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Virgin America. They fly in from US cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, Buffalo, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Detroit, Boston, New York City, Kansas City, Orlando, Denver, Cincinnati and many others. Keep in mind that most non-stop flights to this airport may only operate from destinations that are within 1,250 statute miles, in order to ensure that the majority of major air traffic flows into the larger Washington Dulles Airport. DCA is also very close to the city, and therefore must abide by various noise control regulations.

In the terminal buildings, arriving passengers will find automatic banking tellers, a full-service bank, foreign currency exchange options, several shops and restaurants and free Wi-Fi connections. In Terminal A there are also very elegant conference rooms for hire which are available individually for about forty people, or as one large room, for about eighty people. Public telephones, lost and found offices, luggage carts, information counters and various other services are available as well. All terminal buildings are accessible to disabled passengers, with elevators, pavement ramps, suitable restroom facilities and clear walkways. Guide-dogs are welcome, but all other pets should abide by the rules of the airport, which usually do not allow any animal to be out of a cage.

Passengers on arrival flights can choose to rent a car at the airport, and have their own, private transportation in the city and beyond. The car rental companies of the airport include Avis, Hertz, Budget, National, Alamo, Enterprise and Easycar, and they are located in Parking Garage A, on the first floor. This garage can easily be reached by free shuttle bus from any of the terminals. In a rented car is definitely a recommended way to travel the city of Washington, DC, as all roads are quite easily navigated. The city centre is even organised in a grid pattern with lettered and numbered roads.

Alternatively, arriving passengers could take the Metrorail services to the downtown area from Terminals B/C, which is the cheapest form of ground transport available, or they could organise a private shuttle service with companies such as SuperShuttle or Supreme Airport Shuttle. Taxis are available as well, from just outside of the arrival areas of the terminal buildings.

Live Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport arrival flights can be viewed online, from various websites, or for more information, the airport can be contacted at the telephone number: (703) 417-8000.

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Airline Flight No. Scheduled Actual Status
West Palm Beach (PBI) JetBlue Airways B62334 11:04 10:41 Landed
Dallas (DAL) Southwest Airlines WN4535 11:05 10:43 Landed
Norfolk (ORF) American Eagle AA5472 11:08 10:58 Landed
St Louis (STL) Southwest Airlines WN1701 11:10 10:55 Landed
Chicago (ORD) American Airlines AA2903 11:12 11:05 Landed
Dallas (DFW) American Airlines AA1253 11:15 11:11 Landed
Atlanta (ATL) Delta Air Lines DL380 (+2) 11:19 11:58 Landed
Houston (HOU) Southwest Airlines WN2922 11:20 11:03 Landed
New York (JFK) Delta Connection DL5750 (+5) 11:21 11:01 Landed
Detroit (DTW) Delta Air Lines DL2476 (+1) 11:25 11:21 Landed
Boston (BOS) JetBlue Airways B61655 11:35 11:15 Landed
Houston (IAH) United Airlines UA1863 (+1) 11:37 11:24 Landed
Detroit (DTW) American Eagle AA4505 11:40 11:08 Landed
Louisville (SDF) American Eagle AA5602 11:43 11:14 Landed
Raleigh (RDU) American Eagle AA5545 11:44 11:27 Landed
Pittsburgh (PIT) American Eagle AA5165 11:47 11:17 Landed
Wilmington (ILM) American Eagle AA4502 11:49 11:19 Landed
Philadelphia (PHL) American Eagle AA4541 11:50 11:26 Landed
Newark (EWR) United Express UA4435 11:58 11:22 Landed
Indianapolis (IND) American Eagle AA4320 11:59 11:29 Landed
Myrtle Beach (MYR) American Eagle AA5674 (+1) 11:59 11:38 Landed
Orlando (MCO) Southwest Airlines WN4447 12:00 11:56 Landed
Orlando (MCO) JetBlue Airways B62324 12:03 11:43 Landed
Dayton (DAY) American Eagle AA5108 (+1) 12:04 11:50 Landed
Denver (DEN) Frontier F9686 12:05 11:30 Landed
Fletcher (AVL) American Eagle AA5446 (+1) 12:11 Scheduled
Orlando (MCO) Delta Air Lines DL1003 12:13 11:48 Landed
Nantucket (ACK) JetBlue Airways B62493 12:20 11:51 Landed
Atlanta (ATL) Southwest Airlines WN4951 12:20 11:54 Landed
Ottawa (YOW) Air Canada Express AC8867 (+1) 12:20 12:00 Landed
Chicago (ORD) United Airlines UA307 (+1) 12:24 Scheduled
Chicago (MDW) Southwest Airlines WN1790 12:25 Scheduled
Dallas (DFW) American Airlines AA1177 (+1) 12:39 Scheduled
Boston (BOS) JetBlue Airways B61755 12:42 Scheduled
White Plains (HPN) American Eagle AA5282 12:43 Scheduled
Nashville (BNA) American Eagle AA4429 (+1) 12:47 Scheduled
Columbia (CAE) American Eagle AA5026 (+1) 12:47 Scheduled
Miami (MIA) American Airlines AA1254 (+1) 12:48 Scheduled
St Louis (STL) American Eagle AA5454 12:48 Scheduled
Tampa (TPA) Southwest Airlines WN1685 12:50 Scheduled
Atlanta (ATL) American Eagle AA5078 (+1) 12:55 Scheduled
West Palm Beach (PBI) American Airlines AA2349 (+1) 12:55 Scheduled
Charlotte (CLT) American Eagle AA5256 12:56 Scheduled
Charleston (CHS) American Airlines AA1466 12:58 Scheduled
Savannah (SAV) American Eagle AA5178 (+1) 12:58 Scheduled
Knoxville (TYS) American Eagle AA3972 (+1) 12:58 Scheduled
Hilton Head (HHH) American Eagle AA3891 12:59 Scheduled
Atlanta (ATL) Delta Air Lines DL737 (+1) 12:59 Scheduled
Greenville (GSP) American Eagle AA5228 (+1) 12:59 Scheduled
Nashville (BNA) Southwest Airlines WN3791 13:00 Scheduled
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) JetBlue Airways B61680 (+1) 13:00 Scheduled
Boston (BOS) Delta Connection DL5672 13:14 Scheduled
Rochester (ROC) American Eagle AA3997 (+1) 13:14 Scheduled
Huntsville (HSV) American Eagle AA5442 13:18 Scheduled
New York (LGA) Delta Connection DL5749 (+1) 13:18 Scheduled
New York (LGA) American Airlines AA1237 (+1) 13:20 Scheduled
Newark (EWR) United Express UA4431 13:22 Scheduled
New Orleans (MSY) Southwest Airlines WN4155 13:25 Scheduled
Syracuse (SYR) American Airlines AA933 13:26 Scheduled
Buffalo (BUF) American Eagle AA5093 13:35 Scheduled
Boston (BOS) JetBlue Airways B6755 (+1) 13:39 Scheduled
Birmingham (BHM) American Eagle AA5332 (+1) 13:48 Scheduled
Houston (IAH) United Airlines UA2311 (+1) 13:55 Scheduled
Windsor Locks (BDL) American Eagle AA5071 13:58 Scheduled
Memphis (MEM) American Eagle AA4440 13:58 Scheduled
Columbus (CMH) American Eagle AA4432 (+1) 13:58 Scheduled
Kentucky (CVG) American Eagle AA3651 (+1) 13:59 Scheduled
Albany (ALB) American Eagle AA5433 (+1) 13:59 Scheduled
Cleveland (CLE) American Eagle AA4782 13:59 Scheduled
Jacksonville (JAX) American Eagle AA5389 13:59 Scheduled
Orlando (MCO) American Airlines AA1787 13:59 Scheduled
Miami (MIA) Delta Air Lines DL2888 (+1) 13:59 Scheduled
Destin (VPS) American Eagle AA4510 (+2) 13:59 Scheduled
Providence (PVD) American Airlines AA2912 13:59 Scheduled
Sarasota (SRQ) American Airlines AA2584 (+1) 13:59 Scheduled
Tampa (TPA) American Airlines AA1863 (+1) 13:59 Scheduled
Valparaiso (VPS) American Eagle AA4510 (+2) 13:59 Scheduled
Pittsburgh (PIT) American Eagle AA4472 (+1) 13:59 Scheduled
Chicago (ORD) United Airlines UA1097 (+2) 14:03 Scheduled
Dallas (DAL) Southwest Airlines WN284 14:10 Scheduled
Minneapolis (MSP) Delta Air Lines DL2983 (+1) 14:11 Scheduled
Burlington (BTV) American Airlines AA996 14:14 Scheduled
Fort Myers (RSW) American Airlines AA2019 (+1) 14:14 Scheduled
Toronto (YYZ) American Eagle AA5665 14:19 Scheduled
Portland (PWM) American Airlines AA2408 (+1) 14:20 Scheduled
Pensacola (PNS) American Eagle AA5647 (+1) 14:21 Scheduled
Manchester (MHT) American Eagle AA5150 14:22 Scheduled
Newark (EWR) United Express UA4499 14:22 Scheduled
Dallas (DFW) American Airlines AA1244 (+2) 14:24 Scheduled
New Orleans (MSY) American Eagle AA5416 14:24 Scheduled
Raleigh (RDU) American Eagle AA4373 14:24 Scheduled
Boston (BOS) American Airlines AA2134 14:25 Scheduled
Kansas City (MCI) American Eagle AA4518 14:26 Scheduled
Chicago (ORD) American Airlines AA2813 (+1) 14:40 Scheduled
Boston (BOS) JetBlue Airways B61955 14:45 Scheduled
Houston (HOU) Southwest Airlines WN898 14:50 Scheduled
Nashville (BNA) Delta Connection DL5834 14:51 Scheduled
Key West (EYW) American Eagle AA4332 (+1) 14:54 Scheduled
Atlanta (ATL) Delta Air Lines DL360 (+3) 14:55 Scheduled
Chicago (MDW) Southwest Airlines WN3183 14:55 Scheduled
Miami (MIA) American Airlines AA1606 (+2) 14:55 Scheduled
Buffalo (BUF) American Eagle AA5327 14:57 Scheduled
Boston (BOS) Delta Air Lines DL2357 14:58 Scheduled
Charlotte (CLT) American Eagle AA5568 14:58 Scheduled
Columbus (CMH) Southwest Airlines WN4895 15:00 Scheduled
Omaha (OMA) Delta Connection DL5608 15:00 Scheduled

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