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Travel Nightmares: Vertically challenged people movers

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re: Travel Nightmares: Vertically challenged people movers
RDentonSr   10/15/2011 2:35:09 AM
The Dulles "people movers" were used from the start-up of Dulles in the early 60's. In high school when it was first opened we would sometimes go to Dulles for a dinner date at the airport restaurant. We'd check the schedule board to see when the next flight was scheduled and watch the plane depart later. I remember one evening going there and only three flights were scheduled to leave that night between 7 and 10 PM. The airport was really quiet back then. You could park virtually right outside the doors to walk in. Since National & Dulles were both operated by the FAA, they placed a 500 mile limit on flights to or from National airport to force the longer flights to use Dulles so as to drive traffic to Dulles.

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re: Travel Nightmares: Vertically challenged people movers
BrianBailey   10/11/2011 6:10:32 PM
The People Movers or Plane Mates or Mobile Lounges have operated at Dulles for decades. I tried looking for information about when they were first introduced but could not find that information. They are gradually phasing them out as the trains, moving walkways and other systems take over.

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re: Travel Nightmares: Vertically challenged people movers
garydpdx   10/11/2011 4:09:17 PM
These 'people movers' seem familiar, I wonder if they were bought used from Transport Canada when Mirabel Airport was closed for passenger airlines?

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