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're looking for flights to Orange County, Orbitz.com can find you a flight that fits your budget. The John Wayne Airport, located on Airway Avenue, is 14 miles from downtown Anaheim. Eleven airlines service the airport, including AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. You don't need a professional travel agent to plan your trip; Orbitz.com searches the flights available on your travel date to find you one that fits your travel needs and budget.
The Orange County Transit Authority operates buses that service the airport. Bus fare costs $1.50. The Disneyland Resort Express is a complimentary shuttle service that transports guests staying at one of the Disneyland Resorts to and from the airport. Taxicabs also service the airport. The cabs operate on metered fares. The service costs $2.95 for the first quarter mile and $.65 for each additional quarter mile. If you want to have your own transportation, Orbitz.com can book you a rental car. The airport has on-site rental car services. You pick up your vehicle in the lower level of Terminals A and B.
The weather in Orange County makes it a year-round tourist destination. The highest temperatures fall in July and average 82 degrees Fahrenheit. January is the coldest month, with temperatures averaging around 45 degrees Fahrenheit. If you use Orbitz.com to plan your trip in the spring or fall, you'll avoid the county's peak tourist season and save money.
Orange County is home to Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, Adventure City and Knott's Berry Farm. The amusement parks and the beaches make the county an ideal place for a family vacation. Orbitz.com does more than book flights to Orange County. You can also use the website to purchase your amusement park tickets.
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