For passengers looking for flights from Palm Springs International Airport, Orbitz.com has some great deals. Located off of Kirk Douglas Way, the airport is about two miles from downtown. Several airlines, including Alaska Airlines, Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways, have year-round flights. Frontier Airlines, Allegiant Air and Sun County Airlines offer seasonal trips from Palm Springs.
Three parking lots are located outside the main terminal. Rates range from $1.00 every 20 minutes to $12.00 a day for a 24-hour period.
For guests looking for transportation to the airport, taxis, public transportation, and shuttles are available. The three main cab companies serving the airport are American Cab, Desert City Cab and Yellow Cab of the Desert. Rates for taxis may vary depending on where the passenger is picked up. Reservations for all cabs can be made ahead of time. Several of the hotels and resorts in the Palm Springs region offer a free shuttle service to the airport. At Your Service, Skycap Shuttle and R&C Express are all companies that provide a ride to the airport for a flat rate. The Sun Line Transit Agency is the local public transportation service offering rides to the airport. Line 24 takes passengers directly to the airport for $1.00.
Inside the airport are a number of intriguing restaurant options. Passengers who need their morning coffee and pastry fix can visit Starbucks in the Courtyard. Over in the new concourse, visitors will find the La Brea Bakery & Palm Springs Tap Room Bar. With a full service bar and a variety of sandwich options, guests can have an afternoon snack and drink before their flight. The restaurant offers food orders to go as well. For more information on low-fare flights from Palm Springs, check out Orbitz.com.
On your next trip to the Pacific Northwest, use Orbitz to find low-cost domestic and international flights to Seattle. The primary airport is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, more commonly known as Sea-Tac, located roughly 15 miles south of downtown Seattle. The Boeing Field-King County International Airport is less than 10 miles south of the city, but flights into this airport are generally more limited and a bit more expensive.
You will have several public transportation options once you land in Seattle, including Link Light Rail and King County Metro Transit. There are also public taxis, share-a-ride shuttles and private car services ready to bring you to your final destination. Expect to pay a fare of between $35 and $45 from Sea-Tac into downtown Seattle, and roughly half of that from the Boeing Field airport. Use Orbitz.com to plan your trip, and you will be able to either rent a car or choose a hotel that has free shuttle service to and from the airport.
Seattle has a mild climate, with winter temperatures usually ranging from the mid-30s to the mid-40s and summer temperatures that rarely go above the mid-70s. November and December usually have a fair amount of rainfall, but the rest of the year is fairly dry. Because cool nights occur year round, plan a wardrobe that you can layer to accommodate the fluctuating temperatures.
Visitors to Seattle have no shortage of things to see and do. Some of the most famous landmarks include the Space Needle, the site of the original Starbucks in Pike Place Market and Bill Gates' house on Lake Washington. There are also plenty of parks, museums, theaters, shops and restaurants in and around the city. Enjoy your stay, and the next time you need discount flights to Seattle, be sure to use Orbitz.com.
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