Dulles Airport celebrates 50th anniversary

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...5f926a-33f2-11e2-9cfa-e41bac906cc9_story.html

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    It was a cold, drizzly day in November 1962 when President John F. Kennedy led the opening of Dulles International Airport.

    An Air Force pipe band played a graceful program of four songs. The president hailed a new age in air travel. Dulles was billed as an airport for the jet age at a time when most fliers traveled by prop and turboprop planes.

    This month, that band was back together again — part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the airport. At least four of the men who performed on that overcast day five decades ago played again at a gala dinner and later for passengers and visitors to Dulles. They were a bit slower and a bit grayer but still sharp.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local...5f926a-33f2-11e2-9cfa-e41bac906cc9_story.html
     
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    After 50 years, time to put it out of its misery?
     
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    Yes, but they were giving out 50th anniversary luggage tags.
     
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    Yes please. Dulles should not be celebrated or glorified in any form. Many aspects of IAD were bad ideas fifty years ago and still are as the airport ages.
     
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    I thought that it had its Eery beauty, especially in its original state.

    And the mobile lounges were kind of cool, when they were really
    mobile lounges.
     
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    I did not know about these things!

    Pretty cool!

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