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San Diego International Airport, otherwise known as Lindbergh Field, is conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines, San Diego International Airport receives more than 16 million passengers a year. San Diego International Airport features major airlines such as: American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Jet Blue Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines and US Airways, as well as many others.

AANS is pleased to announce that American Airlines have been designated as the official airline of the 77th Annual Meeting to be held in San Diego, California, May 2 – 6, 2009.

American Booking
A 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare will be offered when you or your travel agent book online at www.aa.com or by calling American's tollfree number (800) 433-1790
(note – a $10.00 USD ticketing charge will apply for tickets purchased via phone) and refer to the Meeting ID Number A0847AF. A $15 USD fee will apply for tickets purchased at the airport. Discounts apply for American and American Eagle flights only. International attendees must call their local reservations number and refer to the discount code. Please book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount.


Taxis are readily available at San Diego International Airport. Fares vary based on traffic and road conditions. At the time of printing, the one-way fare from the San Diego International Airport to any of the AANS official hotels was $13 and up.

Car Rental
AANS is pleased to provide members the opportunity for car rental savings through Alamo
Rent-a-Car in conjunction with the AANS Annual Meeting.

Alamo provides AANS members' yearround discounts off car rentals at 138 locations in North America and 275 overseas locations. In addition, members are given the opportunity to earn valuable miles, credits or points with airlines and hotels through Alamo’s partnership with most major airlines and hotel partners. To request your year-round discount, call Alamo toll-free at the number listed below or visit online at www.alamo.com. At the time of reservation, don't forget to identify yourself as an AANS member and provide the identification information below.

For Reservations Call:
   Alamo Rent-a-Car
   (800) 354-2322
   I.D. Number: 706768
   Rate Code: BY

Super Shuttle
AANS is pleased to be partnering with SuperShuttle to provide Annual Meeting attendees with a discount on your transportation to and from the San Diego International Airport. By making your reservation in advance at www.supershuttle.com you will receive a $2.00 discount each way for a shared ride and a $5.00 discount off a Sedan. Go to Make a Reservation and enter 72TK2 in the Group code field at the bottom of the page.

MTS buses, trolleys and coasters provide convenient transportation throughout San Diego County. Travel to and from the airport, all shopping centers, attractions, beaches, hotels and Mexico. Bus schedules differ, but most hotels and attractions have service every 15 to 20 minutes. The San Diego Trolley runs every 15 minutes throughout most of the day and 30 minutes in the evening. The North County Coaster runs 43 miles along the coast with station stops in downtown San Diego, Old Town, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. You can also get a free trolley transfer, which will take you to Tijuana. All MTS buses, trolleys and coasters are equipped with wheelchair lifts. For schedule and fare information contact the Metropolitan Transit System at (800) COMMUTE or visit their website at www.sdcommute.com

The AANS will provide shuttle service at regular internals between the San Diego Convention Center and official AANS hotels, with the exception of the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, Omni San Diego Hotel, Hotel Solamar and Hard Rock Hotel which are within walking distance of the convention center. A shuttle schedule will be posted in the lobby of each of our hotels and the
San Diego Convention Center.

AANS Shuttle Hours
Shuttles will run every 15 minutes during peak hours (6:30 – 9:30 AM and 3:30 – 5:45 PM)
and every 20 minutes during non-peak hours (9:45 AM – 3:30 PM).

Friday, May 1 4:45 – 7:15 PM*
Saturday, May 2 6:30 AM – 5:45 PM*
Sunday, May 3 6:30 AM – 6:45 PM*
Opening Reception 6:15 – 8:45 PM
Monday, May 4 6:30 AM – 5:45 PM*
Tuesday, May 5 6:30 AM – 5:45 PM*
Wednesday, May 6 6:30 AM – 5:45 PM*

*Indicates last pickup from the San Diego Convention Center.

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