Reagan National Airport in Washington DC, is more like a bus station then an airport. Lots of small shuttle planes come and go, serving many of the business travelers making day trips to New England, New York, and parts of the Midwest and South.

Despite the high volume of business travelers, the airport is still decidedly old school with passengers taking shuttle buses to and from their plane and between terminals.

The upside? I get to take pictures like this and pretend it is still 1965. The downside? I get rained on, and have to walk up and down flights of stairs with my suitcase.

I was also surprised that the internet connectivity was some of the worst I have experienced recently. While small airports like Indy and Syracuse offer free WiFi, with strong signals, our nation’s capital offers visitors a chance to pay for intermittent service.  Time to join the 21st Century.