The cheapest times to fly from DCA to BGW are

  • March 26th to April 8th
  • July 16th to December 31st (except the weeks of November 19th and December 17th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DCA to BGW is early September. Prices can be as high as $3460 for Friday flights during early February, or as low as $1120 for Saturday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Baghdad

Flying from Washington, DC (DCA) to Baghdad (BGW) will usually cost between $1156 to $3069 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1179. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early February, with an average price of $2770. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1591 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1498 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DCA to BGW flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DCA to BGW route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DCA to BGW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DCA to BGW flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Washington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BGW, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into DCA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Baghdad, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Washington. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $422 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1592. Return trip prices are from the BGW to DCA flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DCA to BGW can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DCA to BGW

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DCA to BGW — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DCA > JFK > BGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1097
  • Average savings: $401 (26.77%)

See DCA to JFK flights

Hack #2: Beirut (DCA > BEY > BGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1122
  • Average savings: $376 (25.1%)

See DCA to BEY flights

Hack #3: Cairo (DCA > CAI > BGW)

  • Price for both tickets: $1128
  • Average savings: $370 (24.7%)

See DCA to CAI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DCA to BGW? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Emirates, Gulf Air, JetBlue, Lufthansa, MEA, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Al Muthana Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6195 miles or 9970 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DCA to BGW?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DCA to BGW flight is about 12 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Washington, DC and Baghdad?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 29 available flights from DCA to BGW.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DCA
Origination airport name Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
City Washington, DC
Country the United States
Latitude 38.9
Longitude -77

Return Airport

Destination code BGW
Destination airport name Al Muthana Airport
City Baghdad
Country Iraq
Latitude 33.3
Longitude 44.4


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