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DEN Denver Airport – Free WIFI Throughout the Airport

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Kudos to DEN Denver International Airport for their free excellent WIFI which only requires you to view a 30 second video spot before access. Shame on BWI Baltimore for having advertised (and tried?) free WIFI but now offering only paid hotspots at 9.99 per day.

Let’s see – would I rather watch a 30 second spot or pay 9.99? Getting “paid” $10 per 30 secs is like getting paid $1200 per hour, so rather than be annoyed with the Zappos ad at DIA I’m happy to have watched it and thanks for paying me (relative to BWI’s system) $1200 per hour while I did.

Baltimore BWI to Dulles IAD and IAD to BWI by Ground Transportation

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Baltimore BWI and Dulles are both very popular east coast hubs, and in my experience you can often find good fares from the West Coast to BWI when other Airports are as much as twice the price. Although there is an inconvenience factor you can get back and forth between these two airports either with a dedicated taxi or shuttle at about $75-$95 or, if you are willing to be a little adventurous, try this which to me seems the best option all things considered and costs only about $15:

Take the Washington Flyer Coach to the West Falls Church Metro station.
Take the
Metrorail to the Greenbelt Metro station and board a BWI Express Metro bus.

OR you could take the Metrorail to Union Station board a northbound MARC Penn Line train to BWI.

This is from the Washington Area Airports page:

BWI Airport

The Airports Authority does not provide a dedicated shuttle between the airports.

Below are options between Dulles and Baltimore Washington International Airport.

  • Direct travel: Washington Flyer taxi (estimated fare $97.00 and 60-70 minutes travel time) or SuperShuttle shared ride van service (estimated fare $75.00 and 70-90 minutes travel time) are available between Dulles and BWI. The other options may require connecting to other modes of transportation to get to your final destination.
  • Other travel modes: You can also use Washington Flyer Taxi (estimated fare $30.00 and 15-20 minutes travel time) or SuperShuttle shared ride van service (estimated fare $20.00 and 20-30 minutes travel time) or Washington Flyer Coach (estimated fare $10.00 and 15-20 minutes travel time) for ground transportation to the West Falls Church Metro station. From there, you could take the Metrorail to the Greenbelt Metro station ($3-$5) then board a BWI Express Metro bus. You can also take the Metrorail to Union Station board a northbound MARC Penn Line train to BWI.

Baltimore City via public transportation

You use the Washington Flyer Coach (estimated fare $10.00 and 15-20 minutes travel time) for transportation from Dulles to the West Falls Church Metrorail station. From there, you could take the Metrorail to Union Station, where you can board a northbound MARC train to Baltimore.