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.
At Orbitz.com, you can book flights to Birmingham on numerous airlines, including Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, Emirates and the budget airlines easyJet and Flybe. The Birmingham Airport is located about six miles out of the city, off of Junction 6 of the M42.
There are multiple public transportation options from the Birmingham Airport into the city. With the free Air Link train, you can connect to the Birmingham International Station; from there, you can catch trains into the city for about five dollars. The station also offers rail connections to cities around the country. Multiple bus companies, including city buses, Megabus and National Express, operate out of the airport. Fares vary from two dollars and up, depending on your final location. Metered taxis are readily available, and the drive into the city takes approximately 15 minutes. If you prefer to drive, you can use Orbitz.com to book rental cars from companies, including Avis, Budget and Enterprise.
Birmingham has a moderate climate, and temperatures rarely reach extremes. From May through October, temperatures generally stay between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The rest of the year is cool, but temperatures rarely drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Birmingham has grown from a gritty, industrial city into a hub of culture. The Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has a range of exhibits from famous artists, and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts displays various paintings by old masters. The city also has a wide range of shopping outlets, from high-end boutiques to budget chain stores. After you book flights to Birmingham, you can use the travel planner tools on Orbitz.com to find deals on activities in the city and around northern England.
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