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December 17, 2003

Air Travel - Discount Fares

Phoenix is on Standard Time. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is located in the middle of the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area and is served by all major airlines.

Official airlines for the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in Phoenix are Southwest Airlines and United 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 1–14, 2004.  Other restrictions/discounts may apply and seats are limited. 

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is offering an additional 10% discount on most of its already low fares for air travel to and from the meeting.  You or your travel agent may call Southwest Airlines Group and Meetings Reservations at 1-800-433-5368 and reference the ID Code Q0158.  Reservations Sales Agents are available 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Monday–Friday, or 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Central Time.

United Airlines

A 5% discount off any United or United Express published fare, including First Class, in effect when tickets are published subject to all applicable restrictions. Applicable BUA, or like, fares earn a 10% discount with seven-day advance purchase. An additional 5% discount is applicable when tickets are issued 30 days prior to travel.

For reservations call (or have your travel agent call) Meeting Plus Reservation Center toll-free at 1-800-521-4041 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday thru Sunday.  Refer to Meeting Plus ID Code  514ZM.

Ground Transportation from the Airport: SuperShuttle, operates 24 hours a day on a time-scheduled basis and offers airport-to-door service. Vans usually depart every 15 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., but with lesser frequency from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. Fares are charged on a flat rate to each sector of geographic area. Check rates on the outside of the vehicle or contact SuperShuttle at 602-244-9000 for reservations and prices.

Discounted 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 4­17, 2003:




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Full Size 2-Door




Full Size 4-Door




















Sport Utility




Should a lower qualifying rate become available, Avis is pleased to offer a 5% discount off the lower qualifying rate or the meeting rate, whichever is lowest.  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.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-331-1600; cite group ID number J098887.  Reservations can also be made online at

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