George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Houston is served by George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), located 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of downtown Houston. The airport is one of the main hubs of United Airlines and therefore has numerous flights to most American cities. There are also nonstop flights to Europe, Asia, Central America, South America, Africa, and the Middle East.
Airlines serving George Bush Intercontinental Airport: AeroMexico, Air Canada Express, Air China, Air France, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Connection, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Frontier Airlines, Grupo TACA, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa German Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
The Dallas Metroplex is served by Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The airport is equidistant between downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth, at 17 miles (27 kilometers) from each city. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the fifth-busiest airport in the world. As one of the hubs of American Airlines, there are frequent flights to most major American cities, as well as some flights to foreign destinations. International carriers fly into the airport from Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, and the Middle East as well.
Airlines serving Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport: AeroMexico, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Frontier Airlines, Grupo TACA, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa German Airlines, Midwest Airlines, QANTAS Airways, Qatar Airways, United Airlines, US Airways, and WestJet.
San Antonio International Airport
San Antonio and central Texas are served by San Antonio International Airport (SAT). The airport is situated about eight miles (13 kilometers) northeast of the downtown area. There are no intercontinental flights into San Antonio, although there are some flights to nearby Mexican cities.
Airlines serving San Antonio International Airport: Aeromar, AeroMexico, AirTran Airways, American Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Comair, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Interjet, SkyWest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, and Volaris.
El Paso International Airport
El Paso and west Texas are served by El Paso International Airport (ELP), which is about five miles (eight kilometers) east of the downtown area. Since El Paso is a relatively small city, there are no international flights into its airport, other than a few flights to nearby Mexican cities.
Airlines serving El Paso International Airport: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, New Mexico Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways.
Air travel into Texas is cheap. There is a large international airport (DFW) that is fairly easy to navigate through.
Don't bother with the public transit, it's no good. Drivers here are a pretty aggressive and hard to deal with too, however.
Texas Cheap Gas Advice
I-10 West, San Antonio to El Paso:
Fill up in San Antonio and El Paso. In between, Van Horn is generally cheaper than Fort Stockton by 10-20% and Sonora/Ozona is cheaper than Fort Stockton by about 20%.
US 90 West, San Antonio to Van Horn:
Fill up in San Antonio, top off in Del Rio. If you need gas after that, Alpine is the best town to get it in, although it won't be cheap.Related to:
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Texas Has Terrific Rest Stops
One thing I do like about Texas is that they have really amazing rest stops. This may not sound like a big deal but considering how large the state is and how many miles of road they have, a rest stop can quickly become a very important thing in your life.
Every rest stop is unique and fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. If you need it, I am almost certain you'll find it. Not just bathrooms and vending machines but tourist information, the internet, playgrounds for the kids, you name it. They're really terrific and put other states to shame.Related to:
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Safety belts are mandatory for all persons in the front seat of a vehicle. Children under 5 years of age must be in approved passenger restraints anywhere in the vehicle: ages 2-4 may use a regulation safety belt or approved safety seat; children under age 2 must use approved safety seat.
Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Houston is the home to Continental Airlines, which is one of the largest carriers serving Houston Intercontinental Airport. IAH is located 20 miles north of downtown Houston, so make sure to take that into consideration when considering which flight to take in the morning. It is also a very large airport, so make sure you allow yourself plenty of time.
There are several carriers that service Houston, most of which are domestic.
The international carriers are Air France, British Airways, Cayman Airlines, China Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, and AeroMexico.
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Welcome to the Live Music Capital of the World. When arriving into Austin, you will be landing at our brand new airport (opened in 99). Austin Bergstrom International Airport is now open for business, and features alot of things not common to normal airports.
The live music that fills the city does not shy away from the airport... make sure you save a little time on your arrival to watch a song or two from one of the many Austin artists that play there!
Almost all Major US carriers come to Austin and also Mexicana Airlines to Mexico.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Guarenteed not to disappoint you, DFW lives up to its name as one of the largest airports in the world. Because of its Central location in the US, its relatively warm weather, and the wide open spaces known as the Texas plain, DFW seems to be an ideal location to link your travel needs.
I will definitely recommend a couple things.
#1 If you are flying out of American anytime when business travelers are likely flying, prepare to wait in line.
#2 If you think you can make it to your connecting gate within 15 minutes, think again.
#3 If you are any further away from your next gate than 10 gates away...use the train. You will not make your flight if you try to walk from one end of the airport to the other.
#4 Don't waste your time asking for an upgrade. There are so many 100K miles a year guys like me that you do not have a huge chance.Related to:
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Texas has Visitor's Centers on the major highways coming into the state. These centers are almost always worth a stop. Usually (and Texas is no exception) you get a free official map and can also get travel information about the state. There are also bathrooms.
The centers have been in operation since 1936, when Texas celebrated its Centennial year. The centers are at or near Amarillo, Anthony, Denison, Gainesville, Harlingen, Langtry, Laredo, Orange, Texarkana, Waskom, Wichita Falls, and the state capitol visitor center in Austin.Related to:
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Texas Welcome Centers
This is a picture of a Texas Welcome Center. As you can see, it is very different than most welcome centers you may see on your travels. The staff here is really nice, and won't even ask you to sign a register to get your free map and travel guide! Not to mention, the grounds are clean, and the architecture is really neat, especially the giant star located at the very front.Related to:
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I-10 Stuckys travel plaza
Another good place to hunt souveniers is Stuckys. They have a good selection of state and Texas memrobilia but are much cheaper then truck stops or shops on the strip . They also have Ice cream and a grill. We took about a hour break to eat and shop. This is were I purchased that cute red hat My hubby loved.Related to:
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I-10 Travel Plaza
When traveling west bound on I-10 one can't help but notice the Buckee the beaver signs every where. I started seeing the signs like 200 miles out. So naturally my courosity was peaked. We stopped and had a good rest. There was a deli and store, hundreds of snacks and sodas. But my favorite part was the store .It had some very nice high end souviners. I will tell you watch the prices. Not every thing was tagged and thats not a good sign....Related to:
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