Killeen, TX, sits in the heart of the Central Texas region, bordered by one of the largest military bases in the world. The city, as well as the base, receives airport services from the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport located just a little over five miles from the city's center. Flights from Killeen are provided at the airport by American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express, with reservations possible through Orbitz.com.
Parking is available at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport for both short-term and long-term use. Short-term parking for up to 30 minutes is free in either lot, while times of 31 minutes to an hour are charged at a rate of $1.00 in both lots. Additional charges of $1 an hour apply after that, with a daily maximum of $10 in the short-term lot and $8 in the long-term lot. Daily rates continue at the lot daily maximum, with the weekly maximums of $60 for the short-term lot and $48 for the long-term lot. The short-term lot is located across the street from the airport terminal, and the long-term lot is adjacent on the opposite side.
Transport to the airport is available through the various taxi companies operating in the city. Taxis are metered, with the fare to the airport dependent on the pickup point. Shuttle service is available by reservation through ANS Shuttle Service.
Stopping off on the way to the airport for a meal is a good way to begin your journey. The Texas Roadhouse in Killeen provides tasty and filling meals for lunch and dinner. For something a bit more exotic than steaks, Koreana offers authentic Korean food at affordable prices. Deals on flights from Killeen are available through reservations made at Orbitz.com online.
The South Korean city of Seoul is served by three airports. The largest airport in the city is Incheon International Airport, Seoul's international hub, where those looking for cheap flights to Seoul will likely arrive. Incheon replaced Gimpo International as the major international hub for South Korea in 2001 and was listed as the best airport in the world by Airports Council International between 2005 and 2012. The airport is serviced by most major international airlines including British Airways, Delta Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada. Secondary airports serving the city include Gimpo International, the city's domestic hub, and Seoul Airbase, where the Republic of Korea Air Force's 15th Composite Wing is stationed. Visitors from Japan, Taiwan and China often fly into Gimpo. Incheon International is about 32 miles west of the city center, located at 2172-1 Woonseo-Dong, Joong-Gu in Incheon City.
Transporting from Inchon to Seoul can be done quickly by using the Incheon International Airport Railroad airport express. The train leaves the airport every 30 minutes, arriving in Seoul in about 43 minutes at a cost of $3.30. Taxi service from the airport is also available, including international taxis that provide drivers who speak English, Japanese and Chinese. The taxi takes about 60 minutes to make the journey, with rates for standard taxi service beginning at $38.50 and international taxis charging a flat fare depending on your destination zone. You can also find private buses at the airport for larger groups. These take about 70 minutes to travel to the city center and cost about $9 per person.
Seoul has four distinct seasons, with extreme differences between summer and winter temperatures. During summer months, temperatures can rise as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can drop as low as 7 degrees. During the summer season, Seoul can be hit by monsoons or typhoons. Dress as warmly as possible during winter months, as cold snaps tend to come in three-day intervals. During the summer, light clothing is the norm and umbrellas are held close to hand. Light jackets are appropriate for spring and fall.
Seoul can be an enjoyable city to visit, with many attractions that bring in a steady stream of tourists. There are over 100 museums in the city, the best of which is arguably the National Museum of Korea. The National Museum is located near Gyeongbokgung Palace and contains exhibits covering the folk history of the country. Festivals are also common in Seoul. The Hit Seoul Festival takes place four times a year, once during each season. The Seoul International Fireworks Festival is also a treat; it is worth booking cheap flights to Seoul each year through Orbitz.com just to view this incredible fireworks exhibition.
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