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.
Travelers booking flights to Oaxaca, Mexico will arrive at the Xoxocotlan International Airport, a small single terminal airport that handles about 600,000 passengers yearly. Airlines servicing Xoxocotlan include Aeromexico, United Express and VivaAerobus, among others. The airport's address is Carretera Oaxaca-Puerto Angel Km 7.5, Oaxaca, Edo. de Oaxaca. Cheap flights to Oaxaca are available throughout the year, with reservations ready for booking through Orbitz.com.
Transport from the airport into the city can be obtained by renting a vehicle, hiring a taxi or taking one of the shared minivans available in front of the terminal. The trip into town takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the ring road surrounding the downtown area.
Oaxaca is located in the tropical temperature zones, but altitudes and accompanying weather vary widely. Average yearly temperatures are about 64 degrees Fahrenheit. A light jacket is recommended for most of the year, with the summer and early fall receiving enough rain to warrant keeping rain gear at the ready. At higher altitudes, the weather tends to cool down, with freezing temperatures occurring during the winter.
Oaxaca is widely noted for its art, and it has a number of galleries available for viewing local artists. The Museo de Arte Contemporaneo displays the best of these works. Performance art, including performances of local folklore through music and dance, is also a large part of the culture in Oaxaca. There's also an annual film festival, Oaxaca Film Fest, held during November. It is considered one of the more important festivals in Mexico, and attendees catch flights to Oaxaca from around the world.
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