Orbitz.com has made it easy to find and book flights from Manchester, New Hampshire. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, located at 1 Airport Rd. within the city of Manchester, has serviced many travelers since its first flight in 1927. Orbitz.com can help you book low-cost flights with airport carriers Delta, Southwest, US Airways and US Airways Express, and United.
All airport parking lots are well lit and patrolled by airport law enforcement. Hourly parking is available in Lot A for $2 per half hour, with a maximum of $24 per day. Daily parking is available in the parking garage for $2 per half hour, with a $17 daily maximum and $85 weekly maximum. Lots C and D offer long-term parking at $10 daily. Both lots offer free shuttles to and from the airport.
There are several options available for those who wish to leave their cars at home. Several shuttle and taxi services offer door-to-door service to the airport. Greyhound buses run daily to Manchester-Boston, and the MTA (Manchester Transit Authority) Route #3 bus services the airport terminals on weekdays for $1.50. Weekend travelers can be taken by taxi from MTA's Canal Street Transportation Center for $15 on weekends.
After you've booked your flight through Orbitz.com, packed your bags, and arrived at the airport, you may have time to find something to eat. If you're in a hurry, stop by The Great American Bagel Company for a quick bagel sandwich. Those who like sweet will find two Dunkin' Donuts restaurants within the airport terminal. Smuttynose Brewing Company, conveniently located near Southwest's gate 15, offers crepes, waffles, and pastries. They'll even wrap them up for you to take along on any flights from Manchester.
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second largest city in Spain and has a population of over 1.6 million. Flights to Barcelona arrive at the Barcelona El Prat Airport, located about 11 miles from the center of the city. The airport is one of the top 10 busiest in Europe, with over 34 million passengers passing through it in 2011. Some of the airlines flying into El Prat Airport include Aeroflot, Air France, British Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, with most offering reservation services with great deals for budget travelers through Orbitz.com.
Travel from the airport to the downtown area is available by commuter train, taxi and the city's bus services. The rail service connects Terminal 2 at the airport to the Barcelona Metro, while a bus service is available every 10 minutes. The train takes 27 minutes, while buses take approximately 35 minutes to make the journey to the downtown area. Bus and metro tickets cost about $16 and include transfers, with the ability to use the ticket on both transport types. Taxis can be caught in front of each of the airport's terminals. More than one suitcase or larger items will incur an additional transport fee when using the city taxis.
Those traveling to Barcelona should expect mild seasonal weather conditions, with summer temperatures ranging from lows in the mid-50s to highs in the low 80s. During the winter, temperatures drop to the mid-teens, with highs generally around the low to mid-40s. Those enjoying summers in Barcelona should need nothing more than a light jacket on cooler evenings, while those visiting in the winter should wear moderate to heavy clothing with a heavy jacket to ward off the cold.
Barcelona is a city that devotes much of its entertainment energy to the arts, offering live music and theatre in a variety of genres. There's everything from opera at the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to the annual three-day Sonar pop music festival. Sports are also a major attraction for those taking flights to Barcelona, as it's the home of the world-famous football team FC Barcelona along with professional basketball and rugby teams.