You'll have to break up the journey from Orlando, FL Airport (MCO-Orlando Intl.) to Jackson, MS Airport (JAN-Evers Intl.) because there are no direct services on this route. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico offer the best alternative — a flight with just one stop.
It can be as a short and sweet as 2 hours and 35 minutes. If you strongly believe your vacation hours should be spent 'vacationing' instead of flying, you'll enjoy the trip from Orlando, FL Airport (MCO-Orlando Intl.) to Jackson, MS Airport (JAN-Evers Intl.).
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Locating cheap flights from Orlando can be simple with Orbitz.com. The site allows travelers to search a variety of airlines at one time in order to locate the best deals on tickets. Orlando International Airport is located just nine miles southeast of downtown Orlando on Airport Boulevard. Forty-three airlines serve the Orlando International Airport, including AirTran, Continental, United and World Atlantic. Orbitz.com provides air tickets for the majority of these airlines, which is perfect for travelers on a budget.
Orlando International Airport offers a variety of parking options. The short-term cell phone lot is free for dropping off and picking up passengers. Garage and lot parking is available for both short-term and long-term use and is charged by the day. Valet parking is available for an additional charge and they offer car detailing at a flat rate.
Orbitz.com can provide information on rental cars in the area. Rental fees may vary depending on the vehicle that you rent. Metered taxi services are available, and many hotels offer free shuttle services to and from the airport. Limos are available to rent by the hour, and the local bus is available for a flat fee depending on your location of origin.
Orlando International Airport offers a variety of options for travelers that want to grab a snack or a meal before boarding the flight. Restaurants include Krispy Kreme and Starbucks, which features a variety of gourmet coffees and pastries. Orbitz.com is perfect for travelers looking for cheap flights from Orlando.
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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