Travel Information and Discounts: 2017 General Education and Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning

AAC&U is pleased to offer discounts on airfare and group transportation for 2017 General Education and Assessment: Design Thinking for Student Learning.  The meeting will be held in Phoenix, AZ on February 23, 2017—February 25, 2017.

AIRLINE DISCOUNTS
Please note that discount airline fares are available from February 20, 2017 to February 28, 2017.
 
Delta Airlines – Domestic

  • Fares Offered: Up to 10% on applicable fares.
  • Meeting Promotional Code:  NMNJU
  • Travel Dates:  October 31 to November 8, 2016.
  • Origin: Any city serving Delta Airlines
  • Destination:  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Telephone:  Call Network Reservations at 800-328-1111.  Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply when booking through a Delta agent.
Online:  Reservations are available via Delta Airlines website Go to “Search Flight” page, select Meeting Event Code, and enter Meeting ID NMNJU.

United Airlines – Domestic

  • Fares Offered: Up to 10% on applicable fares.
  • Meeting Promotional Code: ZXA337513 in the Offer Code Box when searching for your flight.
  • Travel Dates: February 20, 2017 to February 28, 2017
  • Origin: Any city serving United Airlines
  • Destination:  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Telephone:  Call United Meetings at 800-426-1122.  Refer to “ZCode” ZXA3 and “Agreement Code” 337513.  Please note that a $25 service fee will apply when booking through a United agent.  Outside of the United States, please call local United Airline Reservation Office
Online:  Reservations are available via the United Airlines website.  Select “Products & Service”; select “Travel for Group and Meetings”; select “United Meetings”; and select “Book Meeting Reservations.”  Enter the code ZXA337513 code and enter the flight information.

LOCAL TRAVEL SUGGESTIONS
Ground transportation:

Taxis
Taxi terminal access is as follows:

  • Terminal 2: east outside door # 8
  • Terminal 3: North curb, outside door # 7 and south curb, outside door #6
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, North curb, outside door # 7 and south curb, outside door #6

The following taxis are contracted to pick up passengers at Phoenix Sky Harbor:

  • Apache Taxi
  • AAA/Yellow Cab
  • Mayflower Cab

Rates remain the same regardless of company, number of passengers and number of bags. The first mile is $5. Each additional mile is $2.30. Each hour of a traffic delay is $23. The minimum fare is $15.

Effective June 18, 2016, a new $17 flat rate is in place to downtown Phoenix within the following boundaries:

  • North boundary: Roosevelt Street
  • South boundary: Lincoln Street
  • West boundary: Seventh Avenue
  • East boundary: Seventh Street

Wheelchair-accessible taxis are available upon request. All major credit cards are accepted.

Light Rail
Need to get from the airport to your downtown hotel? It will cost you $2 if you take Phoenix’s Valley Metro light-rail system. The cost of an all-day pass is $4.

But getting from the airport to downtown affordably is just one of light rail’s perks. The 26-mile line links Phoenix to the neighboring communities of Tempe and Mesa, and includes stops at attractions such as Phoenix Art Museum, the Heard Museum, Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena (formerly US Airways Center) and Tempe's Mill Avenue District.

Light rail’s quiet, air-conditioned trains operate 18-22 hours per day, seven days a week, and stop every 12-20 minutes. The system operates at street level and is powered by electricity from overhead wires.

There are 28 stations along the line, and they are adorned with $6.2 million worth of public art. The artwork at each station reflects the character of the community where it is located. Station platforms can accommodate the boarding of 600 passengers onto a three-car train within 30 seconds.

Convenient transportation to the airport comes by way of PHX Sky Train. This driverless people mover transports Valley Metro Light Rail passengers to the airport from the 44th Street/Washington Street station.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: (602) 273-3300, skyharbor.com

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport: (480) 988-7600, phxmesagateway.com

Car Rental

Use Avis Worldwide Discount or AWD is D452148. The AWD will be effective from seven days prior to the event until seven days after the event.