If you are interested in flights from Rockford, Illinois, Orbitz.com has deals on tickets for airlines flying out of Chicago Rockford International Airport, such as Allegiant and Frontier. The airport is located off of IL-2, just a couple of miles south of downtown Rockford.
One of the benefits of flying out of Chicago Rockford International Airport is the free parking. All parking at the airport's five on-site parking lots is free. Four lots are directly in front of the terminal door and one is across the street, placing all five lots within walking distance. Luggage carts are available in each lot.
The local bus service is the Rockford Mass Transit District, which offers hourly stops at Chicago Rockford International Airport. Shuttle service, taxi cabs, and limousine services are all available as well. Arrange your transportation for these services ahead of time to minimize your wait. You can check flight departure times on your air ticket or Orbitz.com to make sure you arrive at the airport in time.
Chicago Rockford International Airport has an airport café where passengers waiting for flights from Rockford can have a drink or quick bite to eat before takeoff. There is an eating area located on the lower level near the luggage area, as well as a beverage area located on the upper level by the passenger waiting lounge.
Use Orbitz.com to book one of the many flights to Tampa International Airport, the major airport serving the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Most major domestic and international airlines fly in and out of the Tampa airport, which is located at 4100 George J Bean Parkway, roughly eight miles northwest of the downtown Tampa area.
There are several options for ground transportation from the Tampa airport. Pick up the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus (HART) near the red baggage claim area, or grab a taxi or share-a-ride van at the ground transportation quadrants located in each corner of the baggage claim area. Most cab companies charge a $2 fee plus $2.25 for each mile, with a minimum $15 charge for each trip. For the ultimate mobility during your stay, use Orbitz.com to add a rental car to your travel package.
Tampa has a relatively mild climate. Winter temperatures rarely drop below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and summer temperatures top out at around 90 degrees. Dress for summer, but bring a light jacket for those cool nights and a waterproof slicker for the inevitable afternoon storms.
To get the most out of your Tampa trip, attend a few of the city's outdoor festivals and celebrations. Each Saturday evening throughout the summer, you can attend Saturday Sunsets on the Trail at Treasure Island or the Holmes Beach Concerts in the Park series. The Fun 'N Sun festival and the annual Tampa-Hillsborough Storytelling Festival run through the spring, and Art in the Park and the Bridge Street Market are weekly events. Enjoy your Tampa vacation, and don't forget to use Orbtiz.com to book cheap flights to Tampa for your next trip.
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