Joint Mathematics Meetings heading, January 15-18-2003, Balt Conv Center


Baltimore is on Eastern Standard Time. The Baltimore- Washington International Airport (BWI) is located ten miles south of the city and is served by all major airlines.

Official airlines for the meetings are US Airways and Southwest Airlines. Given the volatility in airfares because of "fare wars", we cannot guarantee that these will be the lowest fares when you make your arrangements. However, we strongly urge participants to make use of this special deal if at all possible, since the AMS and MAA can earn complimentary tickets. These tickets are used to send meetings' staff (not officers or other staff) to the Joint Mathematics Meetings, thereby keeping the costs of the meetings (and registration fees) down.

The following specially negotiated rates are available only for these meetings and exclusively to mathematicians and their families for the period January 10 to 21, 2003. Other restrictions/discounts may apply, and seats are limited.

Southwest Airlines is offering a 10% discount on most of its already low fares for air travel to and from the event. You or your travel agent may call Southwest Airlines Group and Meetings Reservations at 1-800-433-5368 and reference the ID Code R7701. Reservations sales agents are available 7:00 a.m.­8:00 p.m. Monday­Friday, or 8:30 a.m.­3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Central Standard Time. You must make reservations five or more days prior to travel to take advantage of this offer.

US Airways offers a 5% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional round-trip fare. By purchasing your ticket 60 days or more prior to departure, you can receive an additional 5% bonus discount. Or choose a 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares with seven-day advance purchase. By purchasing your ticket 60 days or more prior to departure, you can receive an additional 5% bonus discount.

For reservations call (or have your travel agent call) the US Airways Group and Meeting Reservation Office toll free at 1-877-874-7687 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Refer to Gold File number 18612072.

Ground Transportation from the Airport

The SuperShuttle (800-258-3826 or 410-859-0800) provides service to the downtown area; reservations are not necessary. Fares are $11 one way or $18 round trip. The SuperShuttle Ground Transportation counter is located between carousels 6 and 7, pier C. Taxi fare is about $20; taxis can be found on the lower level near each exit. The trip takes about 20 minutes.

Railway Transportation

Baltimore is a major station in the Northeast Corridor and is served by frequent Amtrak trains from Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington. Trains arrive either at the airport or the Baltimore station. For information call 800-872-7245 or see

Car Rental

Avis Rent A Car is the official car rental company for the meeting. All car rentals include unlimited free mileage and are available to renters 25 years and older. Avis offers special convention rental rates effective January 8­25, 2003:

Car Type Daily Weekly Weekend Daily

Weekend Daily
Subcompact $ 42 $ 176 $ 24
Compact $ 43 $ 185 $ 25
Intermediate $ 45 $ 196 $ 27
Full Size 2-Door $ 47 $ 205 $ 30
Full Size 4-Door $ 49 $ 215 $ 32
Premium $ 52 $ 224 $ 34
Luxury $ 65 $ 280 $ 66
Minivan $ 65 $ 280 $ 66
Convertible $ 65 $ 280 $ 66
Sport Utility $ 65 $ 280 $ 66

Should a lower qualifying rate become available, Avis is pleased to present a 5% discount on that rate, or if a car
size is selected that is not available above, Avis will discount the best available rate by 5%. Rates do not include any state or local surcharges, tax, optional coverages, or gas refueling charges. Renters must meet Avis' age,
driver, and credit requirements. The 24-hour toll-free reservation number is 1-800-331-1600; cite group ID number J098887. Reservations can also be made online at