Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Gas stations near Dulles Airport

If you're returning a rental car to Dulles Airport "near" Washington DC, don't do what I did and go hunting for gas stations at random exits off 267 or whatever. There is a gas station at the airport -- take the access road in the usual way, and head toward the car rental return area. The gas station will be conveniently on your right. I don't think you can possibly miss it.

By the way, google maps does not seem to know what a gas station is in downtown DC either, so that is something else you should not copy from me. They said there was one at a 7-11 at Rhode Island and 14th NW. There's a 7-11 there all right, but no gasoline.

Anyway, as a result of my spectacular mismanagement of gasoline, I didn't get to IAD in time to check my baggage "safely" -- I got a squeal out of the machine and it told me my bag was late. Hand-carried it onto the plane and had to toss a 7-oz toothpaste tube. Well, it was more than half-used anyway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice about the gas station at Dulles near the "rental car return" area! You're right about how easy it is to find it-- and the gas price was reasonable-- probably not higher than other stations located near the airport.