An item in Airport Notes in the April 17 Fairfax Extra reported incorrectly that the new Daily Garage 1 at Dulles International Airport offers hourly and economy parking and valet service. The garage offers only daily parking. (Published 4/24/03)
News from and about area airports:
Dulles Opens 4,600-Space Garage
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority opened a second parking garage Tuesday at Dulles International Airport, directly across from the terminal's main entrance. The new Daily Garage 1 adds about 4,600 parking spaces, bringing the total to 25,000.
The garage features daily, hourly, economy and valet parking and has an automated space-counting system indicating how many spaces are available. Signs with that information are at the top of ramps at each level.
Traffic enters the first level from the main roadway entrance to Dulles. A second-level entrance is off Aviation Drive, which passes the Marriott hotel. The garage exit plaza is on the second level.
An elevator takes passengers to an enclosed, moving walkway, and a dedicated bus lane is in front of the garage.
US Airways Cuts
2 Boston Flights
US Airways has reduced the number of daily shuttle flights between Reagan National Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport from 14 to 12, citing reduced passenger traffic because of the war in Iraq. The airline said it plans to resume the two flights after May 3.
Young D.C. Artists Display Creations
More than 300 works of art by District public school students are on display at Reagan National Airport until May 31. The drawings, paintings, collages, prints, computer graphics, mixed media and three-dimensional constructions are part of the airports authority's architectural enhancement program and were done by students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from more than 100 schools. The display is on the lower level of terminals B and C. On display in Terminal A are works by students from Carl Sandburg Middle School in Fairfax County, with which the authority has a school-business partnership.
To Serve Ky., Ga.
Delta Connection carrier Comair has applied to operate nonstop flights from National to Lexington, Ky., and Savannah, Ga. Comair wants to fly daily round-trips to Lexington and twice daily round-trips to Savannah using Bombardier CRJ aircraft.
Carriers Combine Reservations
Passengers flying from National to Boston on the Delta Shuttle and connecting with Cape Air to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis or Provincetown, Mass., no longer have to make separate reservations. Both flights can be booked on either airline. The advance-purchase fare has been reduced.
United Machines Can Change Flights
United Airlines passengers can use EasyCheck-in self-service machines at airports, including Dulles and National, to get on standby lists or change flights to a new time on the same day. Passengers must have an electronic ticket allowing standbys and changes without additional fees.
Three Airlines Code-Sharing
A code-share agreement has been approved among Delta, Northwest and Continental for flights from Boston to National and Boston to New York's La Guardia Airport.
Wireless Internet Available at BWI
High-speed wireless Internet service is now available at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Through an alliance between WiSE Technology and HMS Host, which operates many food concessions at the airport, travelers with laptops will be able to surf the Web at CK's Lounge near Pier B, the Anheuser-Busch Beer Garden at Pier C and University Lounge at Pier D.
WiSE Technologies plans to extend the wireless capabilities to all five piers at BWI and to set up kiosks called WiSE Boxes at several other HMS Host operations to provide Internet access to travelers without computers.
-- Compiled by Daniele Seiss