Inauguration enthusiasm way down among the rich

If you can fly to DC in a private plane and park it (overnight or longer) you are rich – whether you own the plane outright or not.

Private plane parking at Dulles is expected to be down more than 50%.



“We expect about 300 private aircraft this inauguration,” says David Mould, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

“We have parking areas at Dulles Airport that will accommodate a number of aircraft, but when those begin to fill up, we will move them out onto the runway area that we have reserved for this purpose,” he says.

The western-most runway was set to close Thursday night. The airport’s three other runways will remain open.

The airport also closed a runway for Obama’s first inauguration. For that event, 700 private aircraft arrived, a record there.


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