The AAP is pleased to announce United Airlines as the official carrier for the AAP National Conference & Exhibition. United Airlines offers the AAP a special discount off applicable excursion fares. The airport code for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is "MSY."
The AAP Travel Office also offers additional discounts with other carriers that would be applicable for travel to the NCE.
For complete details, please call the AAP Travel Office at 888/227-1772, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM (Central time), to make your travel arrangements.
Travel arrangements may also be made online by using RES-X. RES-X can be accessed through the Member Center of the AAP Web site under membership matters. Please follow the instructions below if you are a first time user. If you have used Res-X previously you can go directly to http://www.aap.org/en-us/my-aap/membership-information/travel-services/Pages/Travel-Services.aspx and login. All applicable airline discounts will be taken at the time of ticketing by the AAP travel agency.
Transportation from Airport to Convention Center and Conference Hotels
A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.
Shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotels in the CBD for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or (504) 522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. For group reservations of 50 or more people please dial 1-866-596-2699. Ticket booths are located on the lower level in the baggage claim area. www.airportshuttleneworleans.com.
Airport Shuttle, Inc, 4220 Howard Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125
The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) Bus picks up outside airport Entrance #7 on the upper level. jeffersontransit.org. The fare for Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) is $2.00. The fare boxes will accept $1, $5, $10, $20 dollar bills and all U.S. coins. The Airport-Downtown Express (E-2) provides service from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, down Airline Drive into New Orleans, which takes approximately 35 minutes. The Airport bus stop is on the second level of the Airport in the outer lanes at Door 7. For more information on public transit in the area, visit the Jefferson Transit website, www.jeffersontransit.org, or the RTA website www.norta.com.
The AAP has negotiated special car rental rates with Hertz and Avis. Please call the AAP Travel Office at 888/227-1772, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Central time) for rates and information, or call the car rental companies directly.
Hertz 800/654-2240, Convention ID No. 01570016
Avis 800/331-1212, CD#A628999
View car rental agency web sites.
Alamo 1-800-462-5266 | Avis 1-800-331-1212 | Budget 1-800-527-0700 | Dollar 1-800-800-4000 | Enterprise 1-800-rent-a-car | Hertz 1-800-654-3131 | National 1-800-227-7368 | Thrifty Car Rental 1-800-847-4389
Getting Around New Orleans
AAP Shuttle transportation during the conference is only provided from non-walking hotels to the convention center and to any off-site venues when specified. New Orleans is a fun and walkable city, but did you know there are actually three streetcar lines in New Orleans? All are accessible from the French Quarter and downtown. The most historic and well-known is the St. Charles Avenue line which runs from Canal Street, through the American Sector, to the old city of Carrollton. The cars on this line are green.
The second is the Riverfront line that runs along the Mississippi River from Esplanade Avenue, at the far end of the French Quarter, to the Convention Center. The cars on this line are red.
The third is the Canal Street line. It runs from the foot of Canal Street at the Mississippi River, along Canal Street, to Carrollton Avenue. An extension of this line runs to New Orleans City Park for access to the New Orleans Museum of Art.
One-day and three day VisiTour passes are available for five dollars and twelve dollars, respectively. With your VisiTour pass, you may board RTA buses and streetcars as often as you like. No need to worry about exact fare - just show your validated VisiTour Pass to the operator.