Orbitz.com can help you book cheap flights from Birmingham, Alabama. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport serves more than 3 million passengers every year. It is located five miles northeast of downtown Birmingham at 5900 Messer Airport Highway. American, Delta, Southwest, United and US Airways provide domestic and international flights.
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers more than 5,000 hourly, daily and long-term parking spaces as well as complimentary shuttles. Parking costs $1 per hour, or up to $24 per day, in the hourly and daily sections and $10 per day in the long-term parking section. A cell phone lot with 40 free parking spaces allows people to wait in their cars when they are picking someone up.
If you prefer not to leave your car at the airport, metered taxis are available. Birmingham has a bus system with a one-time fare of $1.25 or $3 for an all-day pass. The airport also offers limousine and shuttle services. Not only can Orbitz.com help you plan your air travel, but it can also help you plan your ground transportation.
The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport features many restaurant options. Charley's Steakery, Pizza Hut Express, Mrs. Field's Cookies, Quiznos and Starbucks are all available if you want to catch a bite to eat while waiting for your flight. There is also a gift shop and newspaper stand. Check Orbitz.com for cheap flights from Birmingham the next time you are planning a trip.
Use Orbitz.com to book one of the many flights to Tampa International Airport, the major airport serving the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Most major domestic and international airlines fly in and out of the Tampa airport, which is located at 4100 George J Bean Parkway, roughly eight miles northwest of the downtown Tampa area.
There are several options for ground transportation from the Tampa airport. Pick up the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus (HART) near the red baggage claim area, or grab a taxi or share-a-ride van at the ground transportation quadrants located in each corner of the baggage claim area. Most cab companies charge a $2 fee plus $2.25 for each mile, with a minimum $15 charge for each trip. For the ultimate mobility during your stay, use Orbitz.com to add a rental car to your travel package.
Tampa has a relatively mild climate. Winter temperatures rarely drop below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and summer temperatures top out at around 90 degrees. Dress for summer, but bring a light jacket for those cool nights and a waterproof slicker for the inevitable afternoon storms.
To get the most out of your Tampa trip, attend a few of the city's outdoor festivals and celebrations. Each Saturday evening throughout the summer, you can attend Saturday Sunsets on the Trail at Treasure Island or the Holmes Beach Concerts in the Park series. The Fun 'N Sun festival and the annual Tampa-Hillsborough Storytelling Festival run through the spring, and Art in the Park and the Bridge Street Market are weekly events. Enjoy your Tampa vacation, and don't forget to use Orbtiz.com to book cheap flights to Tampa for your next trip.
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