The Huntsville International Airport services Huntsville, Alabama. The airport offers flights from Huntsville aboard multiple airlines, both domestically and internationally. Reservations can be made using Orbitz.com on airlines including American, AirTran, Delta, and United, among others. The airport, which served over 1.2 million passengers in 2011, is located at 1000 Glenn Hearn Blvd., about nine miles from the city's central business district.
Parking at Huntsville International Airport is available on five covered deck levels. Visitors to the airport can park on a short-term basis on parking deck level one for a maximum of $24 a day. Long-term parking is available on deck levels two through six for $10 a day, with economy parking spaces behind the parking deck for use at $8 a day. Ten-minute waiting spaces are provided for drop-offs free of charge.
Access provided to the airport from I-565 makes transportation to catch a flight easy. Transport is available by hotel shuttle from several of the hotels in the city, as well as by city bus and taxi. The taxi ride is generally the quickest, with trips from the city center taking approximately 15 minutes.
Several food and beverage concession areas are available in the airport for breakfast before catching one of the flights from Huntsville arranged through Orbitz.com. The Grille Restaurant is located in the Sheraton at the airport for a sit-down breakfast, while an AirHost stand provides food and beverages to go. The Blue Plate CafÃ© offers a delicious breakfast outside the airport for more leisurely travelers.
The Philadelphia International Airport, the primary airport serving the greater Philadelphia area, is located roughly 7 miles southwest of the city, with easy access via I-95, I-76 or Route 291. Travelers who book their flights to Philadelphia through Orbitz.com will have their pick of any of the major air passenger carriers that service the airport.
Public transportation is available from the airport to the downtown area via SEPTA bus or rail service. Although share-a-ride, shuttle, private car and limousine services are available, many visitors to Philadelphia take a taxi into the city. If you take a taxi from the airport to downtown Philadelphia, you will be charged a flat rate of $28.50. For other destinations, expect to pay a fee of $2.70 plus $2.30 per mile. Book your air tickets through Orbitz.com, and you may be able to bundle in a bargain rate on a rental car or find a Philadelphia hotel that offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.
Philadelphia is subject to cold winters, with temperatures in the mid-20s to low 40s. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures that can soar into the 90s. Expect snow accumulation in the winter months, and be sure to bring your parka and a warm, comfortable pair of boots.
Philadelphia may be a bit of a college town, but it is also a mecca for history buffs. You'll want to be sure to visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House and Franklin Square. Enjoy your trip to Philadelphia, and remember to use Orbitz.com when you are ready to book flights to Philadelphia for your return visit.
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