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Getting to and around L.A.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Taxicab fare from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the downtown hotel district will cost roughly $45-$60 (metered rates). Some cab companies have flat rates of $46.50.

SuperShuttle is offering a discount on shuttle service between Los Angeles area airports and downtown hotels. The discount is available for reservations made online in advance of arrival. Go to http://go.aft.org/conv14shuttle to book your seat.

If you have a group arriving on the same flight, you can use the link above to book up to nine adults on one SuperShuttle van or more than nine adults on multiple vans. If you have a group larger than nine and want to reserve one large vehicle for your group, contact Kitty Owens at kowens@aft.org or 202-879-4514 for details.

Another airport transportation option is the LAX FlyAway Bus, which costs $8 one-way from LAX to Union Station downtown. From there, you will need to take a taxi to your hotel ($7-$15). For more information and to reserve your seat, go to http://go.aft.org/conv14flyaway or call 866-435-9529.

SHUTTLE BUSES

Shuttle buses will run regularly between the convention hotels and the Los Angeles Convention Center beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 10. Route information and the full bus schedule can be found in the convention program distributed to delegates upon registration at the convention center.

RENTAL CAR DISCOUNTS

The AFT is able to offer rental car discounts from Avis and Budget, applicable in Los Angeles from July 7-17. You may book online or by phone.

Avis 800/331-1600     http://go.aft.org/conv14avis
Budget     
800/842-5628 http://go.aft.org/conv14budget

 

FLIGHT DISCOUNTS

The AFT is pleased to offer discounts from American Airlines and United Airlines for the 2014 convention in Los Angeles. Follow the instructions below to reserve your flights. These discounts are valid for travel from July 8-17, 2014.

AMERICAN AIRLINES will provide a 5 percent discount on applicable fares for flights to and from the Los Angeles area (LAX, ONT or SNA). To purchase tickets online at www.aa.com/group, enter your origin and destination cities, travel dates and Promotion Code 8274DK. To purchase tickets by phone, call American Airlines Group and Meeting Travel at 800-221-2255 and provide Authorization Number A8274DK. There is a $25 service fee when booking by phone. There is no fee for online booking.

UNITED AIRLINES will provide a 2 to 5 percent discount on applicable fares for flights to and from Los Angeles (LAX only). To purchase tickets online at www.united.com, enter your origin and destination cities, travel dates and Offer Code ZRNK747985. To purchase tickets by phone, call the United Meetings Reservations Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide Z Code ZRNK and Agreement Code 747985. There is a $25 service fee when booking by phone. Online booking is free and provides an additional 3 percent discount compared with booking by phone.

Other airlines serving the Los Angeles area include:

AirTran 800/247-8726 www.airtran.com
American 800/433-7300 www.aa.com
Alaska Airlines 800/426-0333 www.alaskaair.com
Delta 800/221-1212 www.delta.com
Frontier 800/432-1359 www.frontierairlines.com
JetBlue 800/538-2583 www.jetblue.com
Southwest 800/435-9792 www.southwest.com
US Airways 800/231-3131 www.usairways.com
Virgin America 877/359-8474 www.virginamerica.com

 

The AFT hopes you can benefit from these arrangements. If you have any questions, please call the AFT convention, meetings and travel department at 800-526-0859.


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