Seattle and Yakutat airports and terminals
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Flights to Yakutat
While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.
When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.
If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.
Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.
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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