What time does security open at DCA?

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  1. TheBeerHunter
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    I posted in the airports thread but thought I might get more response here. Anyone know what time security opens at DCA? Our flight is at 6AM on Eagle. I have recollections of interminable lines at security here in the past...

    Any help?
     
  2. Jett Rink
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    I don't have a definitive answer to your question, but iFly.com suggests 5am, with an historical average of up to 22 min. waiting time, depending upon the pier/concourse.

    According to AA, the ticket counters open at 4.

    So...
     
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    Thanks. Still not sure what time it opened but it was in full swing at about 4:45AM. Club opened a few minutes early, they have donuts here!!
     
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    In my experience, 5:00. At that time the line is typically quite long to the point of looking like it will be a problem even for a 6:00 flight, but it moves quickly.

    Indeed, just a couple of hours ago, I dropped a friend for the 6:00 to DFW. He was in F, and had expedited security, but I was confident that he would make the flight, and the initial swarm of people at security would be processed.
     
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