After I sent the FAA's data to him, he emailed back to say they changed their story to say it is due to "weather."
So, let's go on a search for this weather. Is it on the AccuWeather regional radar?
No, no weather at D.C. or Atlanta and nothing directly in between. So, the weather isn't here.
Of course, radar does not depict low clouds and fog. Let's look at the satellite photo:
Sunny skies in D.C. and cumulus clouds over ATL (circles). No weather on the satellite photo.
Our weather quest reveals no weather affecting a flight from DCA to ATL. Could this be an example of The Airline Lie?
I'll let you decide.