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Which DC Airport Will Give Your Fitbit the Best Workout?

Our unscientific tally of the Fitbit steps you’ll notch going to your plane.
Which DC Airport Will Give Your Fitbit the Best Workout?
Photo by Flickr user Michelle Robinson.

At each airport, we picked the closest flight to Atlanta (a major hub and the country’s busiest airport).

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Graphics by Manyun Zou

From Metro to Southwest in Terminal A, Gate 8

Steps: 1,287

Distance: 0.5 mile

Time it took us: 20 minutes

From curbside passenger drop-off to Delta in Terminal B, Gate 21

Steps: 550

Distance: 0.2 mile

Time it took us: 7 minutes

Baltimore-Washington International Airport

From curbside passenger drop-off to Southwest in Terminal B, Gate 6

Steps: 392

Distance: 0.1 mile

Time it took us: 10 minutes

Washington Dulles International Airport

From curbside passenger drop-off to Southwest in Terminal B, Gate 64

Steps: 742

Distance: 0.3 mile

Time it took us: 16 minutes

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This article appears in the November 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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Zack Bu is an editorial fellow. He graduated from Columbia Journalism School with a concentration in data journalism. He writes and codes and is passionate about combing the two. He’s written for Quartz and Realtor.com.