San Jose, CA, is home to nearly one million people, a large city population that's serviced by its own international airport, providing regular flights from San Jose to international and domestic destinations. The Norman Y. Mineta Memorial San Jose International Airport is only two miles from the downtown area at the intersections of U.S. Route 101, Interstate 880 and State Route 87. The primary airlines operating from the airport are Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Reservations for you airline ticket on these or other airlines serving the airport can be made through Orbitz.com.
Parking at Mineta San Jose International Airport is available at three hourly and three daily lots, one of which offers economy service. The hourly lots are interspersed around the terminal area for easy access, costing $2 for 30 minutes and $30 per day flat rates. The daily lots offer parking deals with discounted parking fees of $22 a day for the regular daily lots and $15 for the economy lot, which is further away from the terminals. Disabled parking is available in front of both terminals for a $2 rate for 30 minutes and $15 for a daily charge.
Several methods of travel are available for passengers to make their way from anywhere in the city to the airport. Several hotels in the area offer courtesy shuttle transportation for patrons. Public bus transportation is available from the Valley Transportation Authority, and metered taxi service is also available from anywhere in the area, with the downtown-to-airport fare costing approximately $15 to $18.
A quick meal can be eaten at the airport before departure in one of the many restaurants available in the concourse. Only ticketed passengers are allowed in the area containing the restaurants. Coffee and pastries are served at the Euro Café near the baggage claim area, while Starbucks can provide sandwiches as well, to get you quickly to the available flights from San Jose. If you have a bit more time to stop off on the way to the airport, try a sit-down breakfast at Café San Jose on Meridian Ave. or at Bill's Cafe on Willow St.
Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights to Idaho Falls. The Idaho Falls Regional Airport is located at 2140 N. Skyline Drive in the northwest section of downtown, two miles from the center of the business district. It offers regional service to Salt Lake City, Denver, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland and Phoenix on Skywest/Delta Airlines, United Express and Allegiant Air. The closest international airport is Salt Lake International Airport in Salt Lake City, but that airport is a three-hour drive from Idaho Falls and can be an impractical choice in bad weather.
Idaho Falls Regional Airport does not offer any mass transit options for getting to or from the airport. However, the airport is located in the downtown area, so it is feasible to walk to many of the local hotels if you don't have too much luggage. Most of the downtown hotels offer free shuttle service to the airport. Other options for transportation include taxicab service and rental cars. For approximately $10, you can take a taxi from the airport to most points in the downtown area. Avis, Budget, National, Enterprise, Thrifty, Alamo and Hertz rental car companies have an outlet at the airport. Orbitz.com can help you find the best price on a rental car when you make your flight reservations.
Idaho Falls averages 38 inches of snowfall annually in the winter months, so travel during this time of the year can be difficult unless you are planning your trip around winter sports options. July is the area's hottest month of the year, with an average temperature around 86 degrees F, whereas January is the coldest, with average temperatures as low as 10 degrees F.
Idaho Falls River Walk, the Tautphaus Park Zoo and the Museum of Idaho are popular attractions in the local area. If you rent a car and are willing to drive a short distance, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Targhee National Forest are all within 100 miles. Orbitz.com can help you find sales and low-cost tickets to local attractions, as well as help you buy cheap flights to Idaho Falls whenever you want to travel.
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