Finding great deals on flights from Saskatoon is easy with Orbitz.com. The website lets you easily compare flights out of the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, located just four miles northwest of downtown Saskatoon.
Short-term parking is available at the airport for a rate of $1 per 30 minutes for the first two hours and $1 for each additional hour. The daily maximum rate is $12. Long-term parking is available for $84 per week.
Several hotels offer shuttle services to the airport. You can check to see if your hotel offers shuttle service when you reserve your room on Orbitz.com or talk with someone at the hotel desk. Bus routes 40 and 23 also have stops at the airport. United Blueline Cabs Ltd. is the only taxi service authorized to use the taxi stand at the airport; you can contact the company at 306-652-2222 to inquire about rates.
Four dining options are available at the airport while you wait for your flight. Tim Hortons offers coffee and donuts. Prairie Elevator Restaurant and Lounge offers a relaxing dining atmosphere. Crossroads Grille is a more casual atmosphere with diner-type fare. Past the security check is To Go! news~café~lounge, where you can relax while waiting for flights from Saskatoon to begin boarding. Check your departure time on your air ticket or Orbitz.com to ensure you arrive at the boarding gate with plenty of time to spare.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second largest city in Spain and has a population of over 1.6 million. Flights to Barcelona arrive at the Barcelona El Prat Airport, located about 11 miles from the center of the city. The airport is one of the top 10 busiest in Europe, with over 34 million passengers passing through it in 2011. Some of the airlines flying into El Prat Airport include Aeroflot, Air France, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, with most offering reservation services with great deals for budget travelers through Orbitz.com.
Travel from the airport to the downtown area is available by commuter train, taxi and the city's bus services. The rail service connects Terminal 2 at the airport to the Barcelona Metro, while a bus service is available every 10 minutes. The train takes 27 minutes, while buses take approximately 35 minutes to make the journey to the downtown area. Bus and metro tickets cost about $16 and include transfers, with the ability to use the ticket on both transport types. Taxis can be caught in front of each of the airport's terminals. More than one suitcase or larger items will incur an additional transport fee when using the city taxis.
Those traveling to Barcelona should expect mild seasonal weather conditions, with summer temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-50s to highs in the low 80s. During the winter, temperatures drop to the mid-teens, with highs generally around the low to mid-40s. Those enjoying summers in Barcelona should need nothing more than a light jacket on cooler evenings, while those visiting in the winter should wear moderate to heavy clothing with a heavy jacket to ward off the cold.
Barcelona is a city that devotes much of its entertainment energy to the arts, offering live music and theatre in a variety of genres. There's everything from opera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to the annual three-day Sonar pop music festival. Sports are also a major attraction for those taking flights to Barcelona, as it's the home of the world-famous football team FC Barcelona along with professional basketball and rugby teams.
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