We gave that area back in 1847

My old Florida credit union sent me a notice in the mail last week saying they’d entered into a partnership with other credit unions to allow me to walk into cooperating CUs and get service, which I thought was pretty cool even if I primarily use USAA these days. So I pulled the PDF from the website and was looking through the VA and DC options and I found this.

Maybe it seems too much like a “Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb?” joke to them, but just because it’s named “Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport” and has a code of DCA doesn’t locate it in Washington DC, guys…

Update: Steve points out in the comments that the Metro Washington Airport Authority has a DC address, and that’s true. Their own FAQ addresses this issue and comments that it relates to the Fed being the operating agency until 1987 and their keeping the mailing address for consistency sake and to make it clear what area it services.

However it also explicitly states “Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located in Virginia. Federal law and Virginia Code both state the Airport is “situated within the Commonwealth of Virginia” (see 59 Stat. 552 (1945); 1950 Va. Code Sec 7.1-10 (1983)).”

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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