Selected fares from San Jose to Yakutat
|SJC||YAK||Tue, Jun 16 - Sun, Jun 21||$665|
San Jose and Yakutat airports and terminals
Airports in San Jose CA, US
San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Distance from City Center: 1.6 miles
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Flights to Yakutat
San Jose, CA, Airport Information
San Jose, CA, is home to nearly one million people, a large city population that's serviced by its own international airport, providing regular flights from San Jose to international and domestic destinations. The Norman Y. Mineta Memorial San Jose International Airport is only two miles from the downtown area at the intersections of U.S. Route 101, Interstate 880 and State Route 87. The primary airlines operating from the airport are Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Reservations for you airline ticket on these or other airlines serving the airport can be made through Orbitz.com.
Parking at the Airport
Parking at Mineta San Jose International Airport is available at three hourly and three daily lots, one of which offers economy service. The hourly lots are interspersed around the terminal area for easy access, costing $2 for 30 minutes and $30 per day flat rates. The daily lots offer parking deals with discounted parking fees of $22 a day for the regular daily lots and $15 for the economy lot, which is further away from the terminals. Disabled parking is available in front of both terminals for a $2 rate for 30 minutes and $15 for a daily charge.
Transportation From the Airport
Several methods of travel are available for passengers to make their way from anywhere in the city to the airport. Several hotels in the area offer courtesy shuttle transportation for patrons. Public bus transportation is available from the Valley Transportation Authority, and metered taxi service is also available from anywhere in the area, with the downtown-to-airport fare costing approximately $15 to $18.
Breakfast Before Departing
A quick meal can be eaten at the airport before departure in one of the many restaurants available in the concourse. Only ticketed passengers are allowed in the area containing the restaurants. Coffee and pastries are served at the Euro Café near the baggage claim area, while Starbucks can provide sandwiches as well, to get you quickly to the available flights from San Jose. If you have a bit more time to stop off on the way to the airport, try a sit-down breakfast at Café San Jose on Meridian Ave. or at Bill's Cafe on Willow St.
A Few Things about Flying to Yakutat, Alaska
Two small flights a day come to Yakutat, Alaska, from Alaska Airlines. It is the only major airline to operate regularly out of the Yakutat Airport. The reason is that cheap flights to Yakutat must hold less than 30 passengers. The only exceptions are emergency landings. The airport is a very small hub that can't accommodate regular large-carrier traffic. Located three miles southeast of the town Yakutat, the airport is remote. Don't be surprised if you see a moose or another wild animal on the empty runways between flights.
Getting from the Airport
The remote area around Yakutat Airport does not support a public transit service or a steady ground taxi service, but rental vehicles are available. They are four-wheel drive models that can handle the rough Alaskan terrain. Leo's Vehicles, Economy Auto Leasing and Situk Leasing are the three places to rent a vehicle. You must reserve the vehicle prior to the trip, and Orbitz.com can help you make these arrangements.
The Weather in Yakutat
Alaska is the northernmost state in the United States. That means cool weather for anyone arriving at the Yakutat Airport. Expect temperatures as high as 60°F in the summer and as low as 17°F in the winter. Pack for snow, as the Yakutat area receives the largest amount of snow in Alaska; the area averages about 219 inches per year.
Things to Do in Yakutat
The outdoor life is the biggest attraction to the Yakutat area. Surfers flock to the beach to surf the warm Pacific waters that can produce some big waves. If surfing isn't your idea of a vacation activity, you can hike out to the Hubbard Glacier. This rapidly advancing ice body is the longest tidewater glacier. The area around it provides great pictures at the best bargain for the area-free. Book your cheap flights to Yakutat on Orbitz.com to ensure that your vacation begins and ends on a good note.
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