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How much time to allow for check in at Reagan Airport

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How much time to allow for check in at Reagan Airport

Hi there - we'll be staying at the Americana in Crystal City when we visit Washington DC in late September. We're then flying from Reagan Airport to Boston with US Airways. How far in advance of the flight should we aim to get to the airport? We'll have bags to pay for at check in. We also want to make use of the hotel shuttle so will need to factor in enough time for the drive; apparently the shuttle runs every 30mins on the hour and half hour.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: How much time to allow for check in at Reagan Airport

It would made a difference re: time of day and day of the week. But you should be fine leaving the hotel 2 hours before your flight. It only takes 7-8 minutes to get from your hotel to the airport.

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2. Re: How much time to allow for check in at Reagan Airport

Thanks - the flight departs 12.30pm on a Thursday

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3. Re: How much time to allow for check in at Reagan Airport

We stayed at Americana a couple weeks ago and took the shuttle at about 2PM on a Tuesday. It takes just a few minutes to get to Dulles. Check in was fast, too. You definitely do not need 2 hours. .

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4. Re: How much time to allow for check in at Reagan Airport

It takes a few minutes from the Americana to REAGAN NATIONAL. It will take a lot longer to get to DULLES. With traffic, it could easily be an hour out to Dulles, but probably more like 40-50 minutes.

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5. Re: How much time to allow for check in at Reagan Airport

Sorry, that was a big error. I meant it only took a few minutes to get to Reagan. Dulles is much further away.

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6. Re: How much time to allow for check in at Reagan Airport

"Thanks - the flight departs 12.30pm on a Thursday"

I would get the shuttle at 10:30. You're probably ok with the 11:00 shuttle, too. just depends on your comfort level with cutting things closer. I like getting to the airport early enough so I'm covered if something unexpected causes a delay somewhere along the process.

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