Before you call airlines looking for flights from Washington, DC, you should check with Orbitz.com. The two major airports in DC are Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Alaska Airlines, US Airways, and Frontier Airlines handle domestic flights from Ronald Reagan, while Virgin America, ExpressJet Airlines, and Colgan Air operate out of Washington Dulles. Ronald Reagan is only three miles from the downtown area, and Washington Dulles is 26 miles from downtown.
The five parking lots at Ronald Reagan offer daily and hourly parking rates, and the airport charges $20 per day for parking in the long-term lots. The economy lot only charges $12 per day, but this lot is open and uncovered. Washington Dulles has two long-term parking lots that charge $17 per day and one economy lot that charges $10 per day. For $30, you can use valet parking.
The Metrorail and Metrobus make at least one stop at each airport every day. The stops are clearly marked around the city, and you can find maps that help you find the correct line. Taxis are not as low cost as the public transportation options because the drivers charge a pickup fee, baggage fee, fee per mile, and a fee for any time that the driver must wait.
Both airports offer a range of dining options. Washington Dulles is home to Dulles to Go, Five Guys, Subway, and Wendy's, while Ronald Reagan has Dunkin' Donuts, Euro Cafe, and Jerry's Subs & Pizza. Once you have something to eat, you can browse through the sales at some of the shops surrounding the restaurants. If you want to enjoy your vacation, use Orbitz.com to look for flights from Washington DC.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, or, less formally, Tel Aviv, is mainly serviced by Ben Gurion International Airport, which is the main air hub for Israel. This airport is located in Lod, a city adjacent to Tel Aviv, and is 12 miles from the downtown area. Cheap flights to Tel Aviv-Yafo can be booked through Orbitz.com on over 100 airlines, including El Al, Delta, Sundor, United and Alitalia.
Ben Gurion Airport regulates taxis that serve its passengers. Taxis can be found on level three of the G terminal. Rental cars are available at the airport and can be reserved on Orbitz.com. Low-fare travel options include an airport shuttle that connects to an Egged bus stop, which provides transport to downtown Tel Aviv in under an hour. Taxis and buses take payment in the Israel shekel; travelers can exchange currency at the airport.
Tel Aviv is generally warm. Temperatures in May average at 99 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature on winter evenings rarely falls far below 40 degrees. December usually sees the most precipitation, with an average of 5 inches of rain. The summer months usually have no precipitation at all, so cool, lightweight clothing is a necessity. Tel Aviv receives plenty of hot desert sun, and all travelers should apply sunblock liberally at any time of the year.
Tel Aviv offers a range of activities, including shopping at the Nachlat Binyamin Pedestrian Mall, hiking at Park Hayarkon and sunbathing in the Tayelet beach area. History lovers will find plenty to do here, including visiting the Independence Hall Museum and the Ilana Goor Residence and Museum. At Orbitz.com you can book tickets for activities as well as cheap flights to Tel Aviv-Yafo.
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