The General Rafael Buelna International Airport handles all of the air traffic heading into the city of Mazatlan in Mexico. The single terminal airport is small, with just over 750 thousand passengers a year, but it provides excellent service to the popular tourist destination. Airlines providing cheap flights from Mazatlan include Aeromexico, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and WestJet, with reservations available through Orbitz.com.
For those who drive to General Rafael Buelna International Airport, both short- and long-term parking are available. The parking fees begin at about $2 for the first hour and increase by $0.50 for each 15-minute period thereafter until reaching a maximum charge of about $18 daily. A lost ticket will result in an additional charge of $18. All payments are made in the terminal building using the automated payment machines for cash or the manned booth for credit cards.
Transport to the airport from the Mazatlan city center is provided by authorized taxi service. The taxis charge fees based on the starting zone of the trip, the car size and the number of passengers.
You can enjoy a last meal before leaving the city at a number of fine local restaurants. For the budget traveler, El Shrimp Bucket offers fresh seafood at an attractively low price. For a last taste of local cuisine, Copa de Leche is hard to beat, offering delicious dishes such as pechugas en nogada, alambe and shrimp a la plancha. If you're in a hurry to catch one of the cheap flights from Mazatlan arranged through Orbitz.com, a quick trip to the food court in the terminal should suffice.
There are two major airports, John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia, that service travelers flying into New York City. When you use Orbitz.com to book your flights to New York, you will be able to choose from almost every major domestic and international air passenger carrier. LaGuardia Airport is roughly nine miles east of Manhattan, while JFK is almost 20 miles to the southeast. If you can't find the flight that you want, you can also fly into Newark International Airport, roughly 19 miles northeast of Manhattan.
New York has plenty of public transportation, so getting around should be fairly easy. If you fly into LaGuardia, you will have to take a taxi, bus, or shared van for at least a portion of the trip, because there is no rail or subway service from the airport. Expect a cab ride from LaGuardia to Manhattan to cost anywhere from $20 to $40. Although JFK is further from the city, you can hop on the AirTrain, which will take you to the subway or the Long Island Railroad. If you choose to take a cab from JFK into Manhattan, expect to pay $45 or more for the ride. You will also be responsible for any tolls that are incurred during the trip. If you use Orbitz.com to book your hotel, you may be able to find one that offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.
New York tends to be cold in the winter, wet in the spring and humid in the summer. Winter temperatures fluctuate between the 20s and 30s, while summer temperatures can soar to the 90s. New York City averages 27 inches of snow each winter, so be sure to pack your parka and snow boots if you plan to be there between November and February. Use the Orbitz.com travel planner to put together your itinerary and choose a temperate time to visit the city.
New York City is an urban adventurer's paradise. From the theaters on Broadway to the lights in Times Square, there is are activities for all ages. Go skating in Central Park, take a horse-and-buggy ride around Central Park South or go shopping on Fifth Avenue. Although New York is home to some of the finest restaurants on the east coast, don't forget to try the rich variety of street foods that are available. Enjoy your time in the city, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you are looking for budget flights to New York.
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