New Parking Information, PLEASE READ!!

Hello Wonderful Honor Flight Volunteers-
Please read the following information regarding changes in the parking policy for all volunteers/greeters. 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, all Honor Flight volunteers must park in GARAGE 1  instead of the hourly terminal parking lot.   Parking in Garage 1 provides cover from the elements, and has a much lower volume at the cashier lanes, which provides for smoother exits for both volunteers and airport customers alike.  While this may seem like an inconvenience, the airport authorities have been very generous to our organization by offering free parking ever since we began greeting flights at Dulles.  Our parking location may have changed but, we will still enjoy the benefit of not having to pay any fees to do so.  All current airport volunteers (i.e. USO and Traveler’s Aid Volunteers) will also be making this change.
There are 2 entrances to GARAGE 1:
From the Service Rd/Aviation Dr:   -Stay in left lane, past the Marriott to traffic light.  Turn left at the light for the entrance to Garage 1.  From this entry, you will enter the garage on Level 2.  Once in the garage, drive toward the signs that read Terminal.  If you park near the Terminal signage you will be close to either the elevator or stairs as you will need to go down to Level 1 to get the Shuttle bus.  There is no signage directing you to the Shuttle bus until you get to the elevator.
From the main entrance off of the Toll Rd and Route 28:     –  Continue on road to the Terminal staying in the extreme right hand lane, the road curves to the right to Garage 1.  From this entry, you will enter the garage on Level 1, the same level as the Shuttle bus shelters/stops.  Remember the Shuttle bus stop number.

When entering Garage 1, pull a ticket from the machine.  Bring it into the terminal to be validated with the stamp by the designated Honor Flight lead.  Print and sign the ticket on the non magnetic side.  DO NOT trade tickets if you are arriving in a group.  Every driver must present the same ticket they received upon entering the garage when they exit the garage.  This procedure has not changed.  Your validated ticket allows exit from Garage 1 ONLY.  VALIDATED TICKETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE TOLL PAZA IN THE HOURLY LOT.  If you choose to park in the Hourly Lot, you will be charged the standard hourly rate.
The Garage 1 shuttle buses run every 5 minutes.  Once on the bus, passengers are transported and dropped off at Terminal Door #2. This is the door closest to the escalators that will take you upstairs to where the majority of our greetings take place.
When leaving the main terminal after an Honor Flight arrival or departure concludes, walk down the Door #2 ramp and out the door.  Board the bus marked GARAGE 1.
Exit Garage 1 through the cashier lane.
As always, we appreciate all of our volunteers and the precious time they dedicate to our deserving veterans.  Thank you for your patience and understanding through the implementation of this change.

2 thoughts on “New Parking Information, PLEASE READ!!

  1. Make sure to allow extra time when planning to use Garage 1. I found that an extra 15 minutes covers waiting for the bus and driving to the other route stops before getting to the terminal.


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