When booking cheap flights from Mobile, Alabama, you can find the best deals on Orbitz.com. Mobile Regional Airport, situated just 11 miles west of downtown Mobile, serves American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, United Express, and US Airways Express. The airport is a joint military-public venture, and it is also home to a training center for U.S. Coast Guard pilots and crew.
Parking options at Mobile Regional Airport include both short-term and long-term parking. The airport offers 30 minutes of free parking and budget rates of $1 per hour after that. The short-term lot has a maximum rate of $8 per day, while the long-term lot has a maximum of $6 per day. Both lots are conveniently located next to the terminal. Valet parking is also available for $2 per hour or $12 per day, and the airport also offers a car-wash service for $15 while you are away.
If you choose not to drive to the airport, local taxi companies, such as Yellow Cab and Allied Taxicabs, offer service directly from your home or business to the airport. Taxi fares from the downtown area to the airport typically run between $30 and $35 and take about 30 minutes. Local companies, such as Mobile Bay Transportation, also provide airport shuttles to the airport, which can be scheduled in advance.
For a cup of coffee and a snack, stop at Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, located on both sides of the TSA security checkpoint. Cruise City Bar and Grill, located past the security checkpoint near the gates, offers full meals. For dining before you go through security, try Quizno's Sub Shop in the main terminal area. Booking cheap flights from Mobile is simple with Orbitz.com.
There are two major airports, John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia, that service travelers flying into New York City. When you use Orbitz.com to book your flights to New York, you will be able to choose from almost every major domestic and international air passenger carrier. LaGuardia Airport is roughly nine miles east of Manhattan, while JFK is almost 20 miles to the southeast. If you can't find the flight that you want, you can also fly into Newark International Airport, roughly 19 miles northeast of Manhattan.
New York has plenty of public transportation, so getting around should be fairly easy. If you fly into LaGuardia, you will have to take a taxi, bus, or shared van for at least a portion of the trip, because there is no rail or subway service from the airport. Expect a cab ride from LaGuardia to Manhattan to cost anywhere from $20 to $40. Although JFK is further from the city, you can hop on the AirTrain, which will take you to the subway or the Long Island Railroad. If you choose to take a cab from JFK into Manhattan, expect to pay $45 or more for the ride. You will also be responsible for any tolls that are incurred during the trip. If you use Orbitz.com to book your hotel, you may be able to find one that offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.
New York tends to be cold in the winter, wet in the spring and humid in the summer. Winter temperatures fluctuate between the 20s and 30s, while summer temperatures can soar to the 90s. New York City averages 27 inches of snow each winter, so be sure to pack your parka and snow boots if you plan to be there between November and February. Use the Orbitz.com travel planner to put together your itinerary and choose a temperate time to visit the city.
New York City is an urban adventurer's paradise. From the theaters on Broadway to the lights in Times Square, there is are activities for all ages. Go skating in Central Park, take a horse-and-buggy ride around Central Park South or go shopping on Fifth Avenue. Although New York is home to some of the finest restaurants on the east coast, don't forget to try the rich variety of street foods that are available. Enjoy your time in the city, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you are looking for budget flights to New York.
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