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.
If you are looking for cheap flights to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, check Orbitz.com to find low fares. Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, also known as Ryan Field, is located four miles north of central Baton Rouge at 9430 Jackie Cochran Drive. The airport has one terminal, two floors and a central three-level atrium. Domestic and international flights are provided by American Eagle, Delta, United and US Airways.
Five car-rental companies are available at the airport, including Avis and Hertz. Check with your hotel to see if they provide shuttles from the airport. Metered taxis are available to transport you from the airport. The fares are $0.40 per quarter mile, with an additional $3.60 fee per trip. Baton Rouge also has a bus system, with a fare of $1.75. Orbitz.com works with car-rental companies to find you the best rates.
Baton Rouge has hot, humid summers and mild winters. The summers have highs averaging in the 80s and 90s, while winter highs average in the 60s. There is a threat of damaging winds, tornadoes and moderate-to-heavy rainfall all year. It rarely snows. If you are visiting in the summer, make sure you bring light clothing.
Baton Rouge is home to several plantation homes that showcase antebellum-era architecture. Louisiana State University has one of nation's largest college stadiums, and the Louisiana State Museum has two permanent exhibits on the history and culture of Louisiana. If you are planning a trip, check Orbitz.com for cheap flights to Baton Rouge.
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