I live in the DMV and my preferred airline is Delta but Delta has very few non stop flights coming out of the DMV (includes DCA, IAD, BWI). Would you change airlines or be ok with connecting flights?

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United has a hub in Dulles and pretty much everything is direct. Personally I find my time and sanity more valuable than status

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Plus you double your chances of delays in flights. No thanks

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Connecting flights, you’ll get more segments

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With 4 segments a week, you could get status really quickly, and then match to another airline with direct flights

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I'd either go with United (IAD) or American (DCA) which have more direct flights out of the DMV area

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^AA has directs to LA from IAD, and a lot easier to get upgrades than on United

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Always go for nonstops. My bed/couch > the most fancy lounge and first class seats there are

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I value my time more than the comfort of an airline. I’d choose whichever option that best aligns with what I value. (In this case, I’d choose the airline that gives me back the most time: non-stop flights)

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Switch to UA. You’ll get better timings and miles that aren’t trash.

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Yes

Switch to AA. Depends on where you live in the DMV though. When I was in Alexandria, DCA was a US Air shop and it only made sense to be aligned with them

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Switch to AA and fly out of dca

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I prefer AA and love flying in/out of DCA for a few reasons - 1. DCA >>> IAD but take a pick based on where you live in the DMV area 2. AA is cheaper than United 3. The DCA - LGA shuttle is very convenient 4. Can fly direct pretty much everywhere on AA except the west coast (and I don’t travel there) 5. some really horrible experiences flying United

Mostly don’t call it the DMV haha

everyone calls it the DMV bro

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Get those segments!!!

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