Lois Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is located 11 miles from downtown New Orleans and is the central airport serving New Orleans Area. Flight status and contact information for individual air carriers can be found on the Airport's website - www.flymsy.com
- United Airlines: Book online at www.united.com and enter ZQP6677629 in the offer code box. Discount varies on booking class.
- American Airlines: Book online and receive a 5% discount. Promotion code: 4334AA at www.aa.com/group
Call the CorpTrav at (800) 318-3846 or go to corptravonline.com to make your reservation online. A per reservation service fee of $15 (online) and $32 (telephone) will be charged.
The most economical way to get to your hotel is on an airport shuttle. Shuttle service is available from the airport to downtown hotels for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Advance reservations are required 24 hours prior to travel. ADA accessible requests are required 48 hours prior to travel. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area of the airport. An Airport Shuttle reservation counter will also be available onsite at the Morial Convention Center during the meeting . Book online at www.airportshuttleneworleans.com/aaos0414 to receive the discount or call 1-866-596-2699 to make a reservation over the phone.
From the East:
Take I-10 West to Exit 234C (West Bank/Highway 90). Continue on Highway 90 (the Riverfront Expressway) and exit right at Tchoupitoulas/South Peters Street. This is the last exit before crossing the Crescent City Connection bridge.On ground level, stay in the left lane and go to the fourth stop, which is Convention Center Boulevard. You will see the Convention Center in front of you. Turn left on Convention Center Boulevard. The Convention Center is on your right, at 900 Convention Center Boulevard.
From the West:
Take I-10 East to the West Bank/Highway 90 exit (do not continue on I-10 to Slidell). Stay in the right lane and exit right at Tchoupitoulas/South Peters Street. This is the last exit before crossing the Crescent City Connection bridge. On ground level, stay in the left lane and go to the fourth stop, which is Convention Center Boulevard. You will see the Convention Center in front of you. Turn left on Convention Center Boulevard. The Convention Center is on your right, at 900 Convention Center Boulevard.
Hotel shuttles will run between the hotels and the Morial Convention Center starting Tuesday, March11 at 6:30 AM through Saturday, March 15 at 6:00 PM. Hotels without shuttle service are designated on the housing list. To access hotel shuttle information go to Transportation Schedule.
Many parking lots have reduced rates ("Early Bird Specials") if you arrive before 9:00 a.m. Downtown businesses and department stores offer free or discounted parking with minimum purchases. Metered Parking is also available from 8:00am to 6:00pm. You cannot park at bagged meters, during X hours, or on X days...it's varies on each block and each day...so read the posted signs very carefully! Call Parking Enforcement (504) 826-1880 if you have a question about parking in New Orleans. DON’T GET TOWED - ALWAYS READ THE SIGNS BEFORE YOU PARK! Go to www.mccno.com/about-us/maps-directions/ for a parking map and directions to Morial Convention Center.
New Orleans is a city remarkably compact and easy to navigate. Many of the city’s attractions, accommodations and event venues are within walking distance of each other. It only costs $1.25 to take an RTA bus or one of the city’s famed streetcars, which travel the Riverfront and Canal Street. The RTA Customer Care Rideline, 504-248-3900, is available weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for live assistance with routes and schedules. To access fare information, detailed maps and schedules online, go to www.norta.com/
AAOS has negotiated special rates for rental cars during the meeting. Car reservations can be made via the AAOS web-site or directly with the rental car company using the discount codes listed below:
The taxis are like the "horse of a different color" in the land of Oz. Many taxis are privately owned, so one will look different from the other -- even those within the same company. Rates from the airport are $33.00 for 1 or 2 passengers and $14.00 per passenger for 3 people and up. A taxi ride within the city will cost you $3.50 plus $2.00 per mile and $.25 cents per 40 seconds of waiting time (stuck in traffic, etc). There's a $1.00 charge per additional passenger. Call Taxi Bureau at (504) 565-6272 if you have questions regarding rates or meter charges.
New Orleans has a subtropical climate with pleasant year-round temperatures. March temperatures range from the low 50’s to a low 70’s. Rainfall is common in New Orleans, with a monthly average of about five inches of precipitation.
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