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Reagan National Airport: July 4 Airport Travel Advisory

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) would be suspended between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. ET on July 4 due to fireworks and fly-overs of military aircraft.

Washington Reagan National Airport issued this statement:

Flight delays are expected due to local FAA airspace restrictions

Delays are expected in the skies and along roadways around Reagan National on July 4 as large crowds gather in downtown Washington, D.C., to celebrate America’s birthday.

We are advising travelers to factor this into their airport arrival plans – especially for late afternoon and evening flights:

  • Check flight status directly with your airline. Some flights will be delayed at various times due to fireworks, fly-overs and other event-related activities downtown.
  • Expect roadway congestion near the airport due to heavy pedestrian activity and event-related roadway closures.
  • Consider using Metrorail instead of driving to the airport. The airport station offers normal train service to/from points north in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Free shuttles will continue operating from the closed Metro stations in Alexandria.

Photo: Dulles Airport.


Video: The best of the Paris Air Show 2019

New video from Sam Chui:

A full detail review of the Paris Air Show 2019. Join me for all the Paris Air Show highlights and the flying displays in this video. Watch Airbus A330-900, Airbus A350-1000, Boeing 787-9, Beriev-200, Embraer E195-E2, Embraer KC-390, Turkish Helicopter ATAK and many more in their finest flying action.

There are many new aircraft cabin tour visit in the show including Silver Airways ATR72-600, Air Tahiti Nui B787-9, Thai Air Asia X A330neo, La Compagnie A321neo, Mitsubishi SpaceJet M100 mockup, Dassault Falcon 6X mock up. The tour were given with industry expert commentaries.

CNN: The Middle East has become a nightmare for airlines

From CNN:

“Escalating tensions between the United States and Iran are making it even tougher for airlines to fly over the Middle East, a heavily trafficked region where huge chunks of airspace are already off limits because of political rivalries or war.”

Read the full story.

Bloomberg: A summer from hell is coming to U.S. Airports

From Bloomberg:

“The grounding of the 737 MAX after two air disasters and the potential loss of TSA staff to the Mexico border means cancelled flights and long lines.”

Read the full article.

ATL is the busiest airport in the United States and the world.

The FAA has interactive maps on flight delays:

Video from ACI: