Flights from Traverse City, Michigan, originate at the Cherry Capital Airport. Its colorful name fits with the décor inside the airport, which has a design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. The sleek, modern style makes the airport wait a bit more comfortable. Located four miles from downtown Traverse City on South Airport Road, Cherry Capital is a small hub for eight airlines. They include American Eagle, Delta and United. More than 250 domestic flights come through the airport each week. Reserve your air ticket for one of those flights on Orbitz.com
Stow your car in the short- or long-term parking lots offered by the airport. The short-term lot charges $1.25 per half-hour, with a $10 maximum charge. The long-term lot charges $2.00 per hour, with a $6.75 maximum daily limit and a $10.00 maximum weekly limit. The cell-phone lots on the east side of the terminal are reserved for pickups only.
You have a choice of independent shuttles, taxis or hotel shuttles to get you to the flight on time. Independent shuttles are the most expensive. Some of the rates are over $100, depending on the company. You can take a taxi for a $5.00 minimum fare and an average of $3.00 per mile. Hotel shuttles are the best deals. If you arrange them when you book the hotel, you can get a ride to the airport free of charge. Book the hotel and flight together on Orbitz.com to keep further costs down.
Get a bite to eat and/or a cup of coffee before an early flight at one of two restaurants located close to the Cherry Capital Airport. Opa Coney and Grill offers Greek Cuisine to fill you up. They are open for breakfast, serving the traditional American dishes with a Greek spin on them. Grab a quick bite to eat at Big Apple Bagels if you are in a hurry. For great deals on air tickets, book your flights from Traverse City on 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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