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 CafÃ© 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 CafÃ© San Jose on Meridian Ave. or at Bill's Cafe on Willow St.
Flights into Ontario International Airport are for passengers destined for the Inland Empire region of California. Located 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles on East Airport Drive, the airport is actually a part of the LAX system. A medium-sized hub, the airport has the capabilities to service a full slate of commercial flights. Airlines found within the terminals include international carriers Aero Mexico as well as popular domestic carriers like United, Southwest, Delta and American Airlines. Seven airlines service LA/Ontario International, and they operate more than 114 flights each day.
There are several ways to get to the many cities throughout the Inland Empire region. Hotels in and around Ontario offer hotel shuttles, free of charge, that run from the terminal to the hotel lobby. You can take a taxi to downtown Ontario for a little more than $10 or go all the way to downtown Los Angeles for around $100. Private shuttles are also available and will cost about the same fees. Private shuttles, however, must be reserved. Rental cars are also available. With Orbitz.com, you can buy tickets and reserve a rental car at the same time.
The weather is always sunny. The temperatures rarely dip below 70 degrees Fahrenheit and are usually below 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures in July and August may exceed this range, but never stick around for long. Don't expect the threat of rain to ruin your plans or dictate the calendar when booking tickets on Orbitz.com.
When in Ontario, check out the outdoors in Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park. You can also take in a concert at the Ontario Convention center or have a cultural experience at the Museum of History and Art, Ontario. Don't just race through the city on your way to Los Angeles or the surrounding cities. Booking bargain flights to Ontario with Orbitz.com will save you some major cash, so spend it exploring what the city has to offer.
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