Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Photos: Arrival At Dulles

 If you've ever flown to Washington D.C., chances are good that you landed at Dulles and not Ronald Reagan airport. After my first flight, I was thankful to see the runway.
Unlike our flight at GSP airport, we just walked to the ground when we got off the plane.  
Our luggage was on racks. We had "carry-on" luggage but on a small plane, you can't fit any of the ones with wheels under the seats or on the top... bummer.  
 Dulles is a pretty big airport with many halls and restaurants.  
 It took us quite some time to figure out how to get out of there. You really have to take this mini underground metro that goes around the airport. 
But eventually we made it outside to wait on our Uber. This was my mother's first time using an Uber/Lyft, so she learned how convenient it really is. They really have made taxis obsolete, though a good chunk of Gen X and Baby Boomers cling on to the taxi system over paranoid fears. Once the majority of the Baby Boomers die out in a few decades, I'm pretty sure taxi companies will virtually all close up shop. Unless Congress or state governments step up in the name of...."capitalism".   

9 comments:

  1. Taxi's are still a big booming business here in Vegas. The couple of times that I've had to go somewhere recently, I took a taxi. I've seen too many youtube videos of douchebag Uber drivers acting like jerks and the maintenance guy at my apartment complex is also an Uber driver at night and he boasts about how he will pull over and end the ride for the smallest of reasons. I'll stick with the Taxi's for now.

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  2. I had to go into London a few months back and once there stuck to using the London Taxi Cabs ... they were great.

    Nice to see your photo's Adam, that sky does look so blue!

    All the best Jan

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  3. The photos are great, Adam. Glad to hear you (all) had a nice trip. It's been a long time since I rode in a Taxi, and never had an Uber ride. Glad you found what works best for you.

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  4. It's great how you take your mom on vaca. I still haven't used uber although I have the app on my phone, at least.

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  5. GSP may be called by US Air Adminsistration as an International Airport but that just ain't so.
    Here are the destinations and they are all DOMESTIC and not even to the Pacific Coast line:

    JAllegiant Air: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando/Sanford, Punta Gorda (FL), St. Petersburg/Clearwater [15]
    American Airlines: Dallas/Fort Worth [16]
    American Eagle: Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Washington–National [16]
    Delta Air Lines: Atlanta
    Seasonal: Detroit [17]
    Delta Connection: Atlanta, Detroit, New York–La Guardia [17]
    Southwest Airlines: Atlanta [18]
    United Express: Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, Washington–Dulles

    You appear from the photo to have flown United Express and the plane appears to be a CRJ700.

    From GSP if you were flying anywhere overseas or to Canada or Mexico you would transfer at either Charlotte (NC) or Atlanta (Ga.)

    You should try LAX airport........you need a map to get around there.
    I can assure you that GSP has certainly been upgraded and improved since my in and outs in the 1980's. My unexpected second stay in Greenville was an experience I would not like to inflict on anyone.
    Probably I'd make an exception for Turnip Top!! ha ha.

    Looking forward to your Washington, DC report.
    Colin

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  6. Nice tour inside the airport itself.
    I would still used a Taxi if I had to :)

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  7. I can't remember the last time I took a taxi. I much prefer Uber. Never had a bad experience with them, though I have been ripped off by taxi drivers.

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  8. It would be so funny if taxis go extinct then a few years later Uber become like taxis.

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  9. Uber is certainly very popular.

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