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[May. 24th, 2006|08:32 pm]
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My flight itinerary for the America trip in July.

13 July - London-Charlotte, depart 10.30, arrive 14.20
Charlotte-DC, depart 15.45, arrive 16.59

17 July - Baltimore-Las Vegas, depart 07.00, arrive 08.45

19 July - Las Vegas-San Diego, depart 11.25, arrive 12.36

24 July - San Diego-Philadelphia, depart 06.40, arrive 14.50
Philadelphia-London, depart 20.45, arrive 09.00

So. Questions.

Jen and Jess, is that an okay time for you, or should I amuse myself for a few hours until it's more convenient?

Twiller, I think I won't have to leave your house at too horrible a time to get to the airport. Midnight or 1am would be more than safe, for check-in and stuff.

Any folks in DC, how close is Baltimore-Washington International to the city?

And finally, I will be stuck on layover in Philadelphia for about six hours. Anyone live there and care to come keep me company?
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 08:15 pm
BWI is... oh, it varies hugely depending on traffic. I would say between 45min-1hr, usually, though.
Date:May 24th, 2006 - 08:22 pm
Baltimore/BWI is about 90 minutes from DC proper by car, and -about- the same by commuter train. The commuter train doesn't run on weekends as far as I remember - but I can check on that. BWI isn't technically in Baltimore proper, but even so it's not far at all.

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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 08:56 pm

We'll make it work. It's early for us, yes, but it's cool. We're planning stuff to do as we speak...

*bounces* Can't wait!!!
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 08:59 pm
Huzzah! I shall put in my Flex form and take the day off. And get us tickets. Yippee!!!!
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 09:03 pm
So, you're in DC the 13th to the 17th... *makes plans* Been too long since I was on a plane any way. :)
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 09:24 pm
At 4.59pm, you're going to be best off taking public transit from BWI. While, when there's no traffic, it's only about a 30-40 minute drive, in rush hour, it can take anywhere from an hour to two and a half. (and I only wish I was kidding)

The easiest way is to hop on the courtesy shuttle over to the MARC station and get a ticket for the MARC train (I believe it's $6 -- I put that information over in the millicons community) which will take you directly to Union Station, where you can catch the metro. Ping me if you have any more questions. :D
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 09:28 pm
I meant on the flight to Vegas. :) I'm getting into a different DC airport.
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 09:34 pm
:-p Well, fine then. XD

The problem you're going to run into on the flight out is that public transit doesn't start until 5am, so you'll likely have to take a cab. The hotel website says that the flat fee for a cab to BWI is $60. It's not actually all that long a ride before rush hour (which starts around 5.30 or 6); probably leave 45 minutes, I'd say, an hour if you're the nervous sort. :)
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 10:03 pm
Or take the last possible public transport the night before and take a teddy bear and pajamas along.

Airport terminal sleepover!
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 10:14 pm
There are a variety of shuttles (such as SuperShuttle) you can take to the airport as well, depending on where you are gonna be going from. Also, there's a bus (B-30 if my memory serves me) that goes straight to the airport from the last stop on the green line, Greenbelt. No clue when the first one is though.
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Date:May 24th, 2006 - 11:32 pm
its about an hour drive but if you hit rush hour which starts around 4pm then its liable to take much longer. So I'd reccommend taking the marc train if your coming in during the week to union station which'll let you out at union station or if you come in during the weekend there's amtrak but you could drive then because its the weekend.
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Date:May 25th, 2006 - 10:30 pm
:O I am going to be taking off from the Charlotte airport like 20 minutes before you arrive there. *grumbles*

Oh well. I will see you in DC, at least. :D