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Flights to Palm Springs can be easily found. With a little effort, some good timing, and a bit of luck, a great airfare can be yours. Flights to Palm Springs are likely to be filled with folks looking for a place to get away fro it all or baby boomers in search of the next big deal in real estate or investments. One of the best things about flying into a small city is that everything is close. Downtown Palm Springs is just 10 minutes from the regional airport.

A good place to start looking for the best airfares and find flights to Palm Springs is FareReport.com. From this website click on the desired city and you will see the average air fare that other travelers paid on flights between Palm Springs and that particular city. Each of their airfare reports includes the average airfare for each flight to Palm Springs, the average airfare of the largest market share airline along with the average airfare of he lowest fare airline. Other web sites to check are Expedia.com, Travelocity.com, and PriceLine.com.

Airlines do fly into Palm Springs but these flights and seats are limited. The direct flight into Palm Springs is definitely the best way to maximize your available time in this resort town but be ready to pay a high price for these flights. Airlines that offer year-round flights that land directly into the Palm Springs Regional Airport (PSP) are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, US Airways, and WestJet. Seasonal carriers landing here include Northwest Airlines and US Air. Remember that PSP is just a small regional airport and most of the aircraft that fly into this airport are going to be small aircraft.

Another, more economical option is to fly into one of the nearby regional airports and drive into Palm Springs. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a long way from Palm Springs but it’s actually cheaper to fly into LAX and then take a bus, or rent a car and drive over to Palm Springs. The Santa Ana John Wayne Airport is another economical option for a lower airfare. You’ll have to make the drive between Santa Ana and Palm Springs which should take between 90 minutes and 2 hours to drive the 77 mile stretch, depending on traffic and time of day. Combine the direct flight into Santa Ana and the rental car for a week, and it’s still less than flying directly into Palm Springs Regional Airport.

Another option for flights into Palm Springs is to book a flight into the nearby Ontario Airport which is just about 64 miles from Palm Springs. Again, you’ll need to rent a car and drive across the desert to the oasis of permanent summer. The San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport is the next closest at about 85 miles away, but be sure and check for flight and rental car availability at these smaller airports.

Located in the California desert just 120 miles from Los Angeles, Palm Springs is one of those unique destinations that is an eclectic mix of Hollywood’s elite like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, and Sonny Bono, the late mayor of this chic desert resort town. The Hollywood stars and wealthy Los Angelenos still flock to this desert town of Colonial Spanish heritage. Although Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Liberace are long gone from these fashionable, upscale streets, clubs and resorts, the retro-chic combined with a modern contemporary feel is still very apparent.

Spring and Fall are the best times to visit Palm Springs with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break, and weekends–that is if you want to avoid all the crowds. It may be best to wait until Spring Break is over to start looking for the best deals for flights to Palm Springs. In the Winter season, day time temperatures climb into the comfortable 70’s F (21 C) range making this a decent time to visit this Superstar of the Desert Empire in Southern California’s Coachella Valley.

The desert climate ensures that Palm Springs is very hot in the summer making this the off-season. It’s pretty easy to find cheap flights to Palm Springs during the summer season if you know where to look. With daytime temperatures climbing as high as 120 degrees in the shade, you can pack light because you’re not going to need much in the way of clothing.

(Links mentioned in article: http://www.farereport.com/Airfares_Palm_Springs_CA.html; http://www.farereport.com/)

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