You'll have to break up the journey from Champaign, IL Airport (CMI-University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Williard) to Phoenix, AZ Airport (PHX-Sky Harbor Intl.) because there are no direct flights on this route. American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia offer the best alternative — a flight with just one stopover.
With the flight from Champaign to Phoenix taking a minimum of 4 hours and 29 minutes, you'll have enough time to relax and enjoy the experience. Grab a glass of red and get cozy in your seat with a gripping book or movie.
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Trying to find cheap flights from Champaign can be a daunting task. Orbitz.com makes it easier by comparing the rates of all the airlines providing services to the airport. The Willard Airport provides air service to Champaign and the surrounding communities. It is located at 11 Airport Road in Savoy, IL, which is off US-45 and is about five miles from downtown Champaign. American Airlines is the only airline providing service to the airport.
Parking at the airport is convenient and easy. Located near the terminal, long-term and short-term lots have the same rate of $5 a day. If you park for less than 24 hours, the rate will be prorated.
Transportation to the airport is provided by rental cars, taxis, hotel shuttles, and buses. Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, and Alamo are the car-rental companies located at the airport. Orbitz.com can prearrange for your vehicle when you book your tickets and help you get the lowest rental rate. There are several taxi companies in Champaign, with rates varying by pickup point. Some hotels offer free shuttle services to and from the airport.
Because of its small size, Willard Airport does not have any restaurants. Snack and beverage vending machines are located on the second level of the terminal. Check with Orbitz.com when you are searching for flights from Champaign.
Travelers to the Phoenix-Scottsdale area fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. When you purchase tickets on cheap flights to Phoenix via Orbitz.com, you will be able to choose from all of the major domestic and international airlines that service the airport. The airport is located less than six miles east of the downtown area, so it's just a quick trip down Highway 10.
The most economical way to get into the city is via the Phoenix Airport Shuttle, which will drop you off by the Washington Metro Light Rail stop. There are three cab companies that can take you to downtown Phoenix or wherever you need to go, and rates are standard across all companies. Expect to pay $5 for the first mile, $2.30 for each additional mile and $23 for each hour you are delayed in traffic. If you use Orbitz.com to purchase your air tickets, consider adding on a rental car for ultimate mobility while you are in the area.
Phoenix winters are mild, with temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s, but you will find that summers there can be brutal. While nights may be as low as the mid-70s, daytime temperatures often exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Pack plenty of light-colored, lightweight clothing, and schedule your outdoor activities for early morning or late afternoon.
Phoenix and the nearby city of Scottsdale are centers of arts and culture, and they also offer plenty of activities for outdoor enthusiasts. While you are in the Phoenix area, be sure to visit Camelback Mountain, take the Thursday evening art walk in Scottsdale, visit one of more than 100 art galleries, visit the Phoenix Zoo or drive along the Apache Trail. No matter what you choose to do during your stay in Phoenix, remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you want to purchase cheap flights to Phoenix.
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