Flights from Brownsville
Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
If you're planning to depart by air, Orbitz.com is a great resource for cheap flights from Brownsville. The main airport serving the city and surrounding areas is the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport. The airport is owned by the city and located about four miles east of downtown. Three commercial airlines fly out of the city: AeroMexico, American Airlines and United Airlines. Orbitz.com can help you find bargain tickets on any one of these airlines. The local forecast office for the National Weather Service is also located at the airport.
Parking at the Airport
Both short- and long-term parking lots are located near the main terminal. An overflow lot is north of the terminal on Amelia Earhart Drive. For drop-offs, temporary parking in front of the terminal allows for quick unloading before departure.
Transportation to the Airport
An airport-island shuttle service operates throughout the day, seven days a week. Shuttles leave South Padre Island about every hour. The fare to ride the shuttle is $1.50. The WAVE bus line also provides transportation from within Brownsville to the airport. Several taxicab companies operate in Brownsville and frequently take passengers to the front of the airport terminal.
Restaurants at Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport
The U-Mix Cafe is a quaint coffeehouse located inside the airport at Brownsville. There are snacks and baked goods available as well. You can pick up a souvenir at one of the airport gift shops. Booking flights from Brownsville through Orbitz.com is a smart move because you won't have any last-minute surprises.
Flights to Chicago
Airports in Chicago
Chicago O'Hare International Airport is located on West O'Hare, approximately 18 miles from downtown Chicago. It has hubs for every major airline that offers flights to Chicago, including American Airlines, British Airways and JetBlue. The Chicago Midway International Airport is located on South Cicero Avenue, approximately 12 miles from downtown Chicago. Seven airlines service Midway airport, including Air Tran, Delta and Southwest Airlines. Orbitz.com searches flights arriving at both airports so you get the best prices.
Transportation from the Airport
Both airports offer public transportation via Chicago's elevated train system. The tickets cost $2.25, or you can purchase an all-day pass for $5.75. Taxi services are also available from both airports. Cab fares to downtown Chicago range from $35 to $45. If you want to rent a car for the duration of your stay, Orbitz.com can reserve a vehicle for you. Both airports have onsite rental car facilities.
Weather in Chicago
Summer temperatures in Chicago range from 66 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperatures during the winter months range from 18 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Chicago is prone to heavy snowfall during the winter months, so most vacationers travel to Chicago during the summer. However, if you use Orbitz.com and schedule your trip during the off-peak travel season, it's easy to find cheap flights to Chicago.
Highlights and Attractions
Orbitz.com not only helps you find cheap flights to Chicago, but can also help you purchase tickets to the Sears Tower or make reservations for guided city tours.
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