Finding the right flights from Madrid can be as simple as doing a search at Orbitz.com. The search engine at the Orbtiz.com site combs through current flight schedules to show comparative costs, as well as departure and arrival times, layovers and other issues that make certain flight options more attractive than others. The Madrid-Barajas Airport, located at Avenida de la Hispanidad, 28042 Madrid, is 12 miles from the city center. It's the main hub for Iberia and does business with major airlines, including EasyJet, Delta, Air France, British Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Europa and others.
Orbitz.com can help travelers find convenient, affordable places on and off site for vacation parking. The airport in Madrid has express parking meant for dropping off and picking up travelers. For the first 30 minutes, the parking is free. Short- and long-term parking lots can be found at each terminal and cost from €9.60 for two hours up to €60 per day for Terminal 2 short-term parking. Long-term parking is available for €18.30 per day. The economy lot requires a shuttle ride back and forth to the terminals but costs only €10.80 per day or €62.80 per week.
For travelers who wish to avoid parking, Orbitz.com can help find special offers on ground transportation to and from Madrid-Barajas Airport. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there from downtown by car. A credentialed taxi service will charge anywhere from €25 to €30 for the ride, but oftentimes there are taxi drivers inside the terminals offering cheaper rides who do not have the same credentials as those who have signed a contract with the airport. Passengers can also opt for a €2 train ride or take the bus for a similar fee.
There's no need to leave the airport to find an excellent selection of restaurants, counter service diners or bars. Orbitz.com can offer travelers deals on food and air packages, though they might not be dining in-house. The convenience of dining at the airport while waiting for flights from Madrid may be worth the cost, but passengers should expect the cost to be relatively more expensive than similar restaurants found in the city center.
Liverpool, UK, is a popular tourist destination that attracts visitors year-round. Those who make the trip book their flights to Liverpool with the Liverpool John Lennon Airport as their final destination. The airport, located about seven miles from the city, is named after John Lennon, a Liverpudlian musician who gained fame as a member of The Beatles. It provides both domestic and international flight services for the region through air carriers such as easyJet, Flybe, OLT Express, Ryanair and Wizz Air. Many of the carriers flying into the airport offer bargain tickets that you can find by reserving your seat through Orbitz.com.
There are several choices available for transportation from the airport to the city center after your arrival in Liverpool. The Arriva bus service leaves for the city center every 30 minutes from in front of the terminal. Taxis are available as well from the taxi rank located outside the arrivals area of the terminal.
Liverpool's weather consists of cool summers followed by mild winters. Highs in the summer average in the 60s, with lows in the 50s. During the winter months, temperatures fall to highs in the 40s and lows in the mid-30s.
The performance arts play a large role in the culture of the city, attracting visitors who appreciate anything from live music to art galleries. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the UK, performs regularly at Philharmonic Hall, while groups that are more contemporary often perform at the city's 11,000-seat Echo Arena. For art lovers, Liverpool contains the most art galleries and museums located in a single UK city outside of London. Those who arrive on the many available flights to Liverpool will find a city filled with artists and art to enjoy.
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