Finding a bargain on cheap flights from Ottawa, Canada, is simple with Orbitz.com. Fourteen different airlines serve the airport, which is located just a few miles south of downtown Ottawa. The airport also has a luggage storage service for passengers needing to keep items safe while they are away.
There is plenty of short-term and long-term parking available at Ottawa International Airport. Parking for less than 15 minutes is free of charge. After that, the cost is $2 for every 15 minutes until you reach the daily maximum of $19. It only takes about two minutes to walk to the airport from the short-term parking area, and seven minutes to walk from the long-term parking spaces.
There are several options for getting to the airport, including on-demand limousine service, taxi service and the OC Transpo public transportation system, which has buses that stop at the arrivals area of the airport.
While waiting for your flight to depart, you can enjoy snacks, beverages and meals in the food court areas that are located at the presecurity and postsecurity points. The presecurity food court area includes Harvey's, Rideau Bar and Grill, and Tim Horton's. Postsecurity options are more varied, including Starbucks Coffee, Second Cup News CafÃ©, and Sbarro. There is also a Grab and Go area, which has cold drinks and sandwiches available. Print your tickets after booking cheap flights from Ottawa on Orbitz.com to gain access to the postsecurity food and beverage options.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second largest city in Spain and has a population of over 1.6 million. Flights to Barcelona arrive at the Barcelona El Prat Airport, located about 11 miles from the center of the city. The airport is one of the top 10 busiest in Europe, with over 34 million passengers passing through it in 2011. Some of the airlines flying into El Prat Airport include Aeroflot, Air France, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, with most offering reservation services with great deals for budget travelers through Orbitz.com.
Travel from the airport to the downtown area is available by commuter train, taxi and the city's bus services. The rail service connects Terminal 2 at the airport to the Barcelona Metro, while a bus service is available every 10 minutes. The train takes 27 minutes, while buses take approximately 35 minutes to make the journey to the downtown area. Bus and metro tickets cost about $16 and include transfers, with the ability to use the ticket on both transport types. Taxis can be caught in front of each of the airport's terminals. More than one suitcase or larger items will incur an additional transport fee when using the city taxis.
Those traveling to Barcelona should expect mild seasonal weather conditions, with summer temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-50s to highs in the low 80s. During the winter, temperatures drop to the mid-teens, with highs generally around the low to mid-40s. Those enjoying summers in Barcelona should need nothing more than a light jacket on cooler evenings, while those visiting in the winter should wear moderate to heavy clothing with a heavy jacket to ward off the cold.
Barcelona is a city that devotes much of its entertainment energy to the arts, offering live music and theatre in a variety of genres. There's everything from opera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to the annual three-day Sonar pop music festival. Sports are also a major attraction for those taking flights to Barcelona, as it's the home of the world-famous football team FC Barcelona along with professional basketball and rugby teams.
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