Orbitz.com can help you find flights from Bakersfield, California by searching many airlines at once to find bargain tickets. Meadow Field, also known as Kern County Airport #1, is the primary airport serving Bakersfield. It is about eight miles north of downtown Bakersfield. Two airlines, United Continental and US Airways, offer flights to both international and domestic locations. The William M. Thomas terminal was constructed in 2006, and it includes a rotunda with a compass-point floor design and a scaled model of Spaceship One.
The Meadow Field Airport has both short-term and long-term parking available. Fees are $2.00 per hour, with a daily maximum of $11.00 in the short-term lot. The first half hour is free. Parking is $9.00 per day in the long-term lots.
Taxis are available to transport you if you would prefer not to leave your car at the airport. Two companies, American Cab and Yellow Cab, provide service to the airport. You can call ahead for pickup. There is a bus stop at the airport. The fare is $2.00. Not only can we find you a great deal on an air ticket, we can find ground transportation, too.
Meadow Field Airport contains a Blimpie restaurant if you want to get a bite to eat while you are waiting for your flight. There is also an Omni Goods gift shop for any last-minute purchases. Orbitz.com can help you find great deals on flights from Bakersfield.
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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