Wednesday 14 May 2008
It's time to leave the beautiful city of Washington and return to the United Kingdom. I'll be flying through the major international airport, which is named after the Secretary of State under Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles. (not his younger brother Allen Dulles - who was director of the CIA at the same time - a talented pair of brothers!).
The airport is actually in Virginia, about 25 miles from the centre of Washington. The site was selected in 1958, as National Airport was insufficient for the amount of traffic (despite itself only opening in 1941). President Kennedy opened and dedicated the airport in 1962.
The airports website is http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles