By Air

SIAM has selected USAir as the official carrier for this conference. Discounts are available to conference attendees from January 2 to January 10, 1997.

By flying USAir, you can take advantage of the following discounts:

  • 5% off lowest applicable published fare.
  • 10% off unrestricted Y fares (full coach)
  • Zone fares where applicable.

    SIAM has selected Get-A-Way Travel to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. Get-A-Way Travel will make your reservations on USAir or any airline of your choice. To take advtange of USAir discounts, you must book your reservations through Get-A-Way Travel. Call 800-223-3863 or 215-379-6800, or fax your reservations to 215-379-6834. Ask for Carol Brecht. Be sure to mention that you are attending the 1997 ACM-SIAM SODA Conference. Get-A-Way Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you.

    Ground Transportation

    New Orleans is easy to get to and around! Commercial shuttle bus service is available through Airport Shuttle, which picks up at the airport every 20 minutes outside the baggage claim areas. You can purchase your tickets directly from the van drivers. The cost is approximately $10.00 one way. Cab fare is approximately $21.00 each way. These rates are subject to change in 1997.

    Driving Directions to Le Meridien Hotel from the airport.

    The hotel is 15 miles from the airport, approximately a 25-minute drive. Take I-10 West to the downtown area. Take the Poydra exit (Superdome) about nine blocks to Camp Street. Make a left at Camp Street and go two blocks to Common Street. The hotel is on the right off of Common Street.

    Car Rentals

    Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or your travel agent can assist you in making rental-car reservations at the time you make your flight reservations.


    New Orleans has a balmy subtropical climate, with average temperature of 70oF and an annual total rainfall of 63 inches. In the spring, summer and fall, lightweight clothing is most comfortable. During winter months, heavier clothing is advisable. Average temperature during the first week of January is in the low to mid 50o F.

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