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How to Find Cheap Air Travel to/from Washington D.C.

Travelers to the Washington D.C. area have three large airports to choose from – and Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code IAD) is one of the busiest airports in the country. That can be a good thing if you are looking for the most choices for flights in and out of the area, and it can also be frustrating to navigate such a busy airport.

Dulles Airport is actually located not in the US capital but in nearby Dulles, Virginia, 26 miles from downtown Washington D.C. Dulles is a major hub for United Airlines and a focus city for JetBlue Airways, so be sure to check for ticket specials on those airlines. Other carriers which offer frequent services to and from Dulles include Ted and the regional airline Compass Airlines.

For a complete list of airlines serving Dulles, see this page. You can track both incoming and outgoing flights here. To help you get around the airport, here are some terminal maps. Your dining options are listed here, and your shopping options here – so you should have no trouble spending the last bits of your holiday money. And if all that eating and shopping leaves you stressed, you can treat yourself to a massage at the Massage Bar on Concourse B. Find out about your ground transportation options here and if you are driving to Dulles, here are the directions you will need. Dulles is one of the only airports still using the “mobile lounge” system to transport passengers to and from airplanes, though eventually there are plans to phase out use of these moving rooms. So if you want to get a ride in one, do it soon before they are history.

Washington D.C. is also served by Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).

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