DC’s Dulles and Reagan airports have just opened new “pet relief areas” for your pooch’s pooping pleasure prior to plane-boarding.
The zones feature a fenced-in area, fake grass, and an artificial fire hydrant.
The areas were built to comply with federal regulations requiring service animal relief areas, but they can also be used by travelers bringing their pets with them.
Here is a map showing the relief areas at Reagan marked in crimson:
Outside Terminal A at two (2) locations near the main traffic circle
Outside Terminal B across from the entrance to the Metrorail station
Outside Terminal C across from the entrance to the Metrorail station.
And these are their locations at Dulles:
Pre-Security, Outdoor Locations
Outside of the Main Terminal on the east end of the Departures level. Go out the doors closest to the United Airlines ticket counter and turn right.
Outside of the Main Terminal on the west end of the Departures level near the walkway to Daily Garage 2. Go out the doors closest to the Delta ticket counter and turn left.
Outside of the Main Terminal on the east end of the baggage claim level. Follow signs near Baggage Claim #1 which say “Service Animal Relief Area.”
Post-Security, Indoor Locations
A and B-Gates: Between the concession area and Gate A-31. Please see a gate agent to obtain access.
C and D-Gates: Across from Gate D-1. Please see a gate agent to obtain access.
According to the press release, “The indoor locations also feature unique ventilation and flushing/drainage systems to maintain clean facilities.”
What do you think? Would this be good to have at more airports?