Flights from Washington DC
The Best DC Airports
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.
Long-Term Parking Options
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.
Public Transportation Choices
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.
Places to Eat
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.
Flights to Palermo
Orbitz.com can assist you with booking cheap flights to Palermo, a popular international destination. Falcone-Borsellino Airport is the major airport catering to the Palermo area. It is located 22 miles west of the city and is one of the busiest airports in Italy. Falcone-Borsellino Airport serves over four million passengers each year. The airport is named after Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, two antimafia judges that lived in Palermo. The airport is a base for Air Berlin, Air Dolomiti, Air One, Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airline, Jetairfly, and Lufthansa.
Transportation in Palermo
The airport offers several modes of transportation for travelers. Taxis, shuttle buses, and rental cars are available. A taxi ride from the airport into the center of Palermo will cost around 35 Euros, with the trip taking approximately 45 minutes. Some taxi drivers are willing to negotiate fares, however. The Prestia e Comande Bus runs every 55 minutes to and from the airport. A ticket costs six euros each way. Car-rental companies are available at the arrivals hall.
Weather in Palermo
Palermo has a mild coastal climate yea- round. Winters are wet with frequent showers. Temperatures average in the mid 50s during winter. Summers tend to be hot and dry, with temperatures averaging in the high to mid 80s. Spring is mild and cool, with temperatures averaging in the high 70s. Fall is a good time to visit, because it is not to hot or cool. Temperatures average in the low 70s.
Attractions in Palermo
Palermo offers a variety of exciting attractions for visitors. The Teatro Massimo, Italy's largest indoor theater, offers seasonal performances from November to May. The Modern Art Gallery offers exhibits paintings and sculptures from past to present. Palermo is also home to several outdoor markets. To take advantage of all that the area has to offer, visit Orbitz.com to book a cheap flight to Palermo.
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