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|Destination Airport IATA Code||TPA|
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Finding low-cost flights from Alexandria isn't difficult with Orbitz.com's easy-to-navigate interface. Alexandria International Airport, or AEX, is the primary airport serving this region. While it is a small airport, travelers can still enjoy top-notch amenities. Several major airlines are available to choose from, including American Airlines, Delta, and Continental Airlines.
AEX has a large parking lot located behind the main terminal for customer convenience. There are additional parking areas on Clark Ave. and Frank Andrews Blvd., right next to the airport. All parking areas are easy to find and accessible.
A car rental service is located inside the airport near the main terminal. This allows travelers to have transportation waiting as soon as they arrive at the airport. Finding the perfect car rental can be done ahead of time using Orbitz.com. Cars can be rented while you book flights and hotels. Since Orbitz.com always offers the lowest prices possible, there's no need to wait for sales before planning a vacation.
AEX offers several onsite dining facilities. Bistro on the Bayou offers traditional Louisiana dining options, including seafood straight from the gulf. AEX Airport Food Services provides travelers catching flights from Alexandria a wide range of dining options in one convenient location. Breakfast is served daily with classic offerings like eggs, toast, and bacon. Lunch plates are also available.
Use Orbitz.com to book one of the many flights to Tampa International Airport, the major airport serving the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Most major domestic and international airlines fly in and out of the Tampa airport, which is located at 4100 George J Bean Parkway, roughly eight miles northwest of the downtown Tampa area.
There are several options for ground transportation from the Tampa airport. Pick up the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus (HART) near the red baggage claim area, or grab a taxi or share-a-ride van at the ground transportation quadrants located in each corner of the baggage claim area. Most cab companies charge a $2 fee plus $2.25 for each mile, with a minimum $15 charge for each trip. For the ultimate mobility during your stay, use Orbitz.com to add a rental car to your travel package.
Tampa has a relatively mild climate. Winter temperatures rarely drop below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and summer temperatures top out at around 90 degrees. Dress for summer, but bring a light jacket for those cool nights and a waterproof slicker for the inevitable afternoon storms.
To get the most out of your Tampa trip, attend a few of the city's outdoor festivals and celebrations. Each Saturday evening throughout the summer, you can attend Saturday Sunsets on the Trail at Treasure Island or the Holmes Beach Concerts in the Park series. The Fun 'N Sun festival and the annual Tampa-Hillsborough Storytelling Festival run through the spring, and Art in the Park and the Bridge Street Market are weekly events. Enjoy your Tampa vacation, and don't forget to use Orbtiz.com to book cheap flights to Tampa for your next trip.
There are no direct flights between Alexandria, LA (AEX-Alexandria Intl.) and Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), so your next best option is to go with an airline that offers just one stopover. Accumulate those air miles with Delta Air Lines, American Airlines or Virgin Atlantic.
The shortest flight from Alexandria, LA (AEX-Alexandria Intl.) to Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.) is around 3 hours and 1 minute. Order a wine from the drink cart, work on your travel itinerary or listen to that podcast — you'll have enough time on this medium-haul trip.
We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Tampa have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.
In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Tampa without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.
Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.
We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.
To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!
*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.