Booking flights from Houston is easy if you use the services offered on Orbitz.com. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the main airport that serves those traveling in and out of the city. Named after George H. W. Bush, this airport serves tens of millions of travelers yearly and was the 10th busiest airport in the United States in 2011. Airlines that service this airport include American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Air Canada and Air France. Find low-cost tickets to destinations around the world on Orbitz.com.
Parking at George Bush Intercontinental Airport costs $17 per day, and you can purchase airport parking tickets in advance on Orbitz.com. However, if you are planning a long trip, this cost can add up. There are many companies that offer off-site parking to Houston travelers at cheaper rates. Ramada, which is approximately four miles from the airport, charges travelers $25 per week for parking and offers shuttle services to and from the airport. Park 'N Fly is located approximately three miles from the airport and charges $7 daily for parking, and Rocket Parking is located just over four miles from the airport, charging $5.50 per day.
The Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority has a bus and rail system that will get Houston residents to and from the airport. The airport has courtesy vans that will pick travelers up from locations that are within a five mile radius of the airport. Taxis are also available throughout the city and are the quickest option for those who choose not to drive or take public transportation. If you are arriving in Houston and need transportation, you can find great deals on rental cars on Orbitz.com. Customers can check out the latest sales to find bargain prices.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport has a variety of restaurants that you can enjoy while waiting for your flight. Urban Crave, Cat Cora's Kitchen and Harlon's BBQ offer southern-style dishes. There are also many restaurant chains at this airport, including Schlotzky's Deli, Chili's and Popeye's Chicken. Book your flights from Houston using Orbitz.com and arrive at the airport early enough to relax and enjoy a fine meal.
Air travel to the city of Jackson, MS and the surrounding area uses the Jackson-Evers International Airport. Jackson-Evers is located at 100 International Dr., 12 miles from the city center, in the small city of Pearl. All commercial flights to Jackson use this airport as their destination. A second, smaller airport is located in northwest Jackson. The smaller airport, Hawkins Field, preceded Jackson-Evers and has now been relegated to private use only. The international airport is named in honor of civil rights leader and Mississippi local, Medgar Evers. The airport provides direct flights to nine cities daily and is serviced by Delta, United, American Eagle, US Airways and Southeast Airlines. It's the only U.S. airport listed among the top ten best in the 2011 Airports Council International survey.
Those arriving at Jackson can find transportation into the city by taxi, city bus, or limousine, or, for larger groups, by chartering a bus. Taxi service is the quickest way into the downtown area, with fares beginning at about $18. City bus service averages about $1.50 per ticket, with prices varying according to the age of the traveler. Car rentals are also available from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and other companies, with rental counters located on Terminal Level 1 near the baggage claim area. Driving from the airport to the downtown area takes only around 15 minutes.
The weather in Jackson is hot and humid in the summers, with temperatures in Fahrenheit ranging between average lows in the mid-60s and highs in the lower 90s. Winters are mild, with averages running between 35 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to average in the 60s and 70s. Dress should be moderately seasonal, with heavy dress likely necessary only during November through February.
There are plenty of things to do in Jackson. Annual festivals include CelticFest in September, Crossroads Film Festival in April, and the Mississippi State Fair in October. Multiple theaters and art galleries are available for visitor enjoyment, and a number of museums cover everything from state history to art. Cheap flights to Jackson are available daily, and reservations are possible online through Orbitz.com.
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