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Air Travel

The official airline for the meetings is American Airlines. Book your flight with American Airlines and enjoy a 5% discount off the lowest possible fare!

For reservations, call 1-800-433-1790, and refer to the authorization number below:

  • A1317AA

Now Book your Discount Fares Directly Online
To take advantage of a 5% discount on AA, American Eagle and AmericanConnections. It's simple! After you have selected your flight(s), go to the " Discount Code" field and enter in A1317AA. Note: Some fares are not valid for the discount. Click here to book your flights online.

Discount Fares are valid for travel on American Airlines, American Eagle®, AmericanConnection®, oneworld Alliance, and codeshare partners from anywhere to your meeting destination.

Reservations and Ticketing
For reservations and ticketing information, call AmericanAirlines Meeting Services Desk, or have your travel professional call 1-800-433-1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada, seven days a week, from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (Central Time), and reference the authorization number shown above. The authorization number is sometimes referred to as the STARFILE. Reservations for the hearing and speech impaired are also available at 1-800-543-1586. There is a $10.00USD reservations service fee for tickets issued through AA reservations, and a $15.00USD ticketing fee for tickets issued at the airport.

Frequent Flyer Miles
Earn AAdvantage® miles for your trip. The AAdvantage program was the first airline frequent traveler program, and for more than 20 years has offered members the most innovative ways to earn travel awards. Enroll online at

Airport Shuttle Reservations - Special Discount!

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Airport Express, the airport and hotel shuttle in New Orleans, wants to make sure they are fully staffed for JMM’s arrival in January. So to avoid long waits for yourself and other JMM attendees and save US $2 on a round trip ticket, please make your reservations in advance for your shuttle ride to and from the airport. It’s easy, just click the link or logo above and follow the instructions. Avoid the wait and any delays...reserve your place in advance.


A cab ride to the Central Business District or the French Quarter costs approximately US$28 for one or two persons and US$12 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area.


The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level. The airport bus stop is on the second level of the airport, near the Delta counter, in the median (look for the sign and bench). Take the E-2 Bus to Carrollton at Tulane. At Carrollton and Tulane, on the corner by the Burger King, transfer to the #39 Tulane Bus. The #39 will take you to Canal Street. Once on Canal Street, you transfer to the #42 Canal Bus or #47-48 Canal Streetcar going toward the river, and get off along Canal Street at Canal and Chartres (or Canal and Decatur) for the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans. (The Marriott, the Sheraton, the Astor Crowne Plaza, and the Doubletree hotels are on Canal Street. Check the appropriate cross streets.) For further information and schedules: E-2 Bus: New Orleans city bus routes:, tel: 504-248-3900 or send email to Bus fares: The fare for Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) is US$1.10. The fareboxes will accept US$1, US$5, US$10, US$20 dollar bills and all U.S. coins. The fareboxes will provide change in the form of a value card that can be used for future fares. The New Orleans city bus fares are undetermined for January.

Driving Directions

From the airport to the New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton hotels: Go east on Jerome S. Glazer Airport Access Road toward Airport Access Road (Jerome S. Glazer Airport Access Road turns into Airport Access Road). Take the ramp onto I-10 E. At exit 234 take the left lane toward Poydras St./Superdome. Stay straight to go onto Poydras St. Take a left on Camp Street, and then take a right onto Canal Street; the Sheraton is straight ahead on your right. You must make a small U-turn on Canal to get to the Marriott hotel garage.

Car Rental

Avis Rent A Car is the official car rental company for the meeting. All car rentals include unlimited free mileage and are available to renters 25 years and older. Avis offers special convention rental rates effective January 5, 2007 ­ January 8, 2007:


Car Group



Weekend Daily



US $39

US $147

US $24



US $44

US $163

US $27



US $48

US $179

US $29

Full Size 2-Door


US $50

US $194

US $35

Full Size 4-Door


US $54

US $210

US $37



US $59

US $221

US $42



US $74

US $312

US $67



US $74

US $312

US $67



US $74

US $312

US $67

Sport Utility


US $74

US $312

US $67

12 Passenger Van
US $118
US $499
US $107

The above rates are guaranteed. Return to the same renting location or additional surcharges may apply. All rates include unlimited free mileage. Weekend daily rates are available from noon Thursday - Monday at 11:59 P.M. (vehicle must be checked out by 3:00 PM Sunday).

Should a lower qualifying rate become available at the time of booking, Avis is pleased to offer a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the meeting rate, whichever is lowest. The attendee must use the assigned Meeting Avis Discount Number (J098887) and meet Avis rate requirements to receive the discount. (Rate discounts are available at all corporate and participating licensee locations.)

Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages or gas refueling charges. Renters must meet Avis' age, driver, and credit requirements.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-331-1600 or online at

Information for International Participants

International participants should view this important information about traveling to the United States. For official information on the visa application process, go to

Generally, the travel appropriate for a business B-1 visitor includes travel for a scientific, educational, professional or business convention, or conference on specific dates. For more information, see Frequently Requested Info.

Invitation Letter

International attendees of JMM Meetings often need a letter of invitation from the Director of Meetings in order to obtain a visa to visit the US. Because of increased scrutiny of visa applicants, many potential attendees of scientific meetings in the United States have experienced unusual delays in obtaining travel visas.

If you need a letter of invitation from the Director of Meetings and have not yet requested it, please send email to and an invitation will be forwarded as soon as possible. In order to compose and send your letter, we will need your document number, email address, and your complete mailing address.

Reminder: Machine Readable Passports Required

The Department of Homeland Security reminds travelers from the 27 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries that as of June 26, 2005, they must have a machine-readable passport to enter the United States without a visa. Beginning June 26, 2005, transportation carriers will be fined US $3,300, per violation, for transporting any VWP traveler to the United States without a machine-readable passport. Similarly, VWP travelers arriving in the United States on that date without a machine-readable passport should not anticipate being granted one-time entry into the country. As an alternative for persons with immediate travel plans who are unable to obtain a machine-readable passport in time, the individual may apply for a U.S. visa at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad.

Frequently Requested Info

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