I was in line for a flight to ISP from RDU stopping at BWI. A woman next to me asks her friend "how come it's called Baltimore Washington Airport? I thought Baltimore was in Maryland". True Story.
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I have been commuting weekly from RDU to the NY area for nine months. Usually came home via ISP on the direct flight through Baltimore (1467). I was at ISP the night it got fogged in. As my LIRR train pulled in to Ronkonkoma Station I couldn't see the cars at the far end of the parking lot. They told me at the station not to bother to go to the airport. I didn't really want to fly in that pea soup but now I have read Captain's Stark's excellent account of what goes on in the cockpit I have no regrets. Even with all the new landing technology it sounded pretty tense in the cockpit. Great piece of writing. By the way, there is an Amtrak station in BWI airport. Why did the passengers want to go to Dulles?
I would trek out to ISP instead of taking flights from the city airports because SW was more fun to fly, ISP was empty in teh evenings and the flights were always on time (unlike a certain blue airline flying out of Kennedy).
Yesterday (2/13) was my last day commuting to NY. I decided to fly SW out of Philadelphia. Well you know the rest. I ended up driving home. But I still like SW.
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