WHEN IT OPENED IN NOVEMBER 1962, Washington's Dulles International Airport was on the leading edge of airport design and theory, the first built specifically to handle jet aircraft and the first with separate buildings to handle people and airplanes. Passengers were processed in the main terminal, then walked to vehicles (called mobile lounges) that served as both hold rooms and transporters to airliners parked at a long service building parallel to the terminal. Unfortunately for the ...

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