Transportation Information

ANALCO, ALENEX, and ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA04)
January 10-13, 2004

Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
739 Canal Street at Bourbon
New Orleans, LA 70130
Telephone: 1-504-962-0500
Reservations: 1-888-487-9644 (US and Canada)
Reservation Fax: 1-504-962-0554

By Air
SIAM has selected TraveLeaders to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through TraveLeaders, contact Amy Hueber at (800) 698-2424. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms. TraveLeaders will issue your ticket and mail it to you. TraveLeaders’s office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.

You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service. There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia (, Orbitz (, and Travelocity ( are just a few.

Ground Transportation

Public Transportation from Airport
Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit Astor Crowne Plaza web site, and click on “Map and Directions” to find local directions. SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any shared transportation information.

By Train
Amtrak has a rail station in New Orleans. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call 1-800-USA-RAIL, go to , or contact TraveLeaders. Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.

Rental Cars
Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make your arrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through TraveLeaders or your own travel agent. TraveLeaders can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach TraveLeaders.

Driving Directions
If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Mapquest , or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at 1-504-962-0500 or visit their website for driving directions.