While Seattle is home to several airports, the only one that handles commercial flights is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Also known as Sea-Tac, this airport is responsible for all incoming flights, along with flights from Seattle. Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and US Airways are a few airlines that operate out of this airport. Located in SeaTac, Washington, the airport sits along the intersection of three state routes: 99, 518, and 509. Though the airport has three terminals, only the Concourse Terminal and North Satellite Terminal handle domestic flights. The South Satellite Terminal specializes in international flights. It's just a short drive from the airport to downtown.
When you need to reach your hotel quickly, head for the public transportation system, which consists of Sound Transit and Metro Transit. The buses and light rails only cost a few dollars, and you can visit the sales counter at any station to purchase tickets for your trip. The light rail system drops passengers directly at some of the top hotels in the downtown area. Seattle uses a grid system for its roads, which makes finding your hotel easy if you drive. You can use the Orbitz.com sign to look for rental cars from the airport.
If you visit during the spring, winter, or fall, you need a warm coat and an umbrella. Though the city does not get snow, it does get a high amount of rain during these seasons, and temperatures that can drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summer is much warmer, with temperatures in the high 70s and less rainfall.
Seattle is home to dozens of cultural activities and attractions, including the Seattle International Film Festival, the Henry Art Galley, the Woodland Park Zoo, and the Seattle Underground Tour, which takes you through older parts of the city. When you look for flights from Seattle on Orbitz.com, take a few minutes to look for other low-cost attractions in the city.
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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