— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) July 27, 2018
They were both on American Airlines regional flights. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the son of the President, or if you have an unlimited scope and the full resources of the federal government at your disposal to investigate that President. Everyone is brought down to size at Gate 35X. Truly, it is the most humbling aviation experience in the country.
I’ve written before that the previous administration could have closed the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and just moved terrorism suspects to this gate.
35X is a waiting area before you head down an escalator to one of several bus gates.
This is generally considered to be the worst gate in America, and the airport is replacing it with an entire concourse. Here’s a haiku about Washington National’s gate 35X though I would remove the second ‘very’ from the second line in order to give it seven syllables.
I’m so bored that I wrote a haiku about National Airport.
It’s my first poem in 42 years, so please, be kind:
I hate it so very much
Crowded. Awful. Sad.
— Steven Bennett (@steven_bennett2) January 8, 2018
American’s Shuttle Bus to Gate 35X at Washington National Airport