Annual Meetings 2019 hosted by AAR & SBL

Travel Information & Discounts

Delta and United Airlines are the official carriers of the SBL & AAR Annual Meetings.  Avis is the preferred rental car supplier. For the benefit of our conference attendees, a discount is available and is valid a few days before and after the Annual Meeting ends, depending on carrier. To take advantage of these special discounted fares, you can call or make reservations directly through their respective websites listed below. Discounts do not apply to certain restricted fares and exclude sale fare inventories.


Phone Number


   Discount Code

Delta Airlines


Delta Website


United Airlines


United Discount Website 

ZGQ4496240 *

Avis Car Rental


Avis Discount Website


*Note that travel must be booked between 11/18-11/29/2019 in order to receive the discount

If you book through your own travel agency, be sure to give them the appropriate discount code above.


The closest airport is the San Diego International Airport (SAN).


Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company.

The guide below lists taxicab radio/dispatch services in San Diego. Call directly or use the Web links to find the taxicab service that best suits your needs. Please refer to a San Diego phone book yellow pages for a complete list of taxicab services.






Yellow Radio Service

All major credit cards accepted

3473 Kurtz St.
San Diego


American Radio Service

All major credit cards upon request

433 10th Ave.
San Diego


Orange Radio Service

All major credit cards upon request

3911 Pacific Hwy. #208
San Diego


San Diego Dispatch

Major credit cards upon request

3485 Kurtz St.
San Diego

619.226.8294 / 800.368.2947

Shared-Ride Car Service (such as Uber or Lyft)

Several companies offer Ride Share services at San Diego International Airport. Travelers can be dropped off curbside at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Designated Ride Share passenger pickup locations are listed below:

Terminal 1Exit baggage claim via the escalators, walk across the Sky Bridge toward Ground Transportation and the parking lot, exit down the escalators toward the parking lot, and turn right to the Transportation Plaza. Use crosswalk to the third lane for pick-up area. See signage for assistance.
Terminal 2:   Upon exiting baggage claim, use main crosswalk to Transportation Plaza. Ridesharing pick-up is located in the second lane on the right. See signage for assistance.·

Shared-Ride Vans

See Shuttle Services recommended by San Diego International Airport here.

Amtrak & COASTER

Travelers headed to and from San Diego International Airport can connect with Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and the COASTER at Amtrak's Santa Fe Depot train station downtown by using Metropolitan Transit System Route 992, which operates between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

The COASTER operates 365 days a year, seven days a week, with trips throughout the day to Old Town and North San Diego County. Tickets may be purchased at ticket vending machines on the Santa Fe Depot station platform, online at

For additional information on connecting transit, fares, personalized travel planning and disabled services, call 760-966-6500 or visit

For additional information on Amtrak service in San Diego, visit the Santa Fe Depot train station, telephone 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit Amtrak.

City Bus

City Bus Public transit is available to and from the Airport and downtown San Diego on the Metropolitan Transit System's Route 992, which stops at Terminals 1 and 2, and operates between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

This frequent bus service connects with Trolley, COASTER and Amtrak stations and is wheelchair accessible.

Planning a trip is easy when you use the MTS Online Trip Planner. MTS staff made a video to show riders how to get from Santa Fe Depot to the the airport via Route 992. For more information on the Metropolitan Transit System, call 619-233-3004 or visit

Trolley Service

MTS' San Diego Trolley is San Diego's light rail transit network. Its three lines serve many popular areas and attractions, such as Downtown, the Convention Center, SDSU, Old Town, and the Mexican border.

There are two ways to reach the Trolley from Terminals 1 and 2:

City Bus

All three Trolley lines can be reached by taking City Bus Route 992 to the Broadway and Kettner Blvd bus stop in downtown. Once off the bus, the UC San Diego Blue Lines can be accessed from the America Plaza Station on the corner of Broadway and Kettner Blvd and the Orange Line can be accessed from the Courthouse Station. The Sycuan Green Line can be accessed from the Santa Fe Depot Station on Kettner Blvd, one block north of the bus stop.

TROLLEY → TERMINAL Shuttle Service

Passengers can also access the Sycuan Green Trolley Line by taking the Rental Car Shuttles at the transit islands at Terminals 1 and 2. When the driver is notified, the shuttle drops passengers off on the north end of the airport, just one block from the Middletown Station. Passengers proceed by crossing Pacific Highway and walking one block northeast on W. Palm Street to the station on the left.

For those passengers wishing to catch the Trolley → Terminal shuttle from the Midtown Station, they should proceed one block Southwest on W. Palm Street and cross Pacific Highway to airport property. A blue shuttle stop is located on Admiral Boland Way. Rental Car Shuttles stop there on regular intervals (typically less than 10 minutes apart). To access a map showing stops and real time shuttle locations go to

For more information about MTS services and buying trolley or bus tickets, please visit the MTS website.



The Convention Center is located at 111 W Harbor Dr. Onsite parking is available for an average daily rate of $15-35/day, with other garages available nearby. See here for more information: .

For those who need transportation between the hotels, Convention Center and restaurants, it is recommended to utilize FRED. The Free Ride Everywhere Downtown San Diego, is a free, green (electric), convenient and ADA accessible transportation service. Download the app to request a ride and hop in the gas-free shuttle within minutes. Although, it is not expected, gratuity for drivers is recommended and acceptable.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m. - Midnight

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Midnight

Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

International Attendees

It is necessary for those entering the United States to clear customs and immigration. Visitors from Canada and Mexico must present a passport in order to enter the United States. Visitors from the 38 countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program must have an e-Passport (embedded with an electronic chip) in order to skip the visa process. Please be prepared. Non–U.S. citizens should inquire about possible visa requirements from their own country. Official letters of invitation to the Annual Meeting to support visa applications are available. Please indicate during registration in the “Letter of Invitation” portion if you would like to request a letter. . If you have questions, you may e-mail or after you have completed registration to obtain more details about the information required.

Please note that the SBL and AAR will fully refund registration fees with no penalty to AAR and SBL members in good standing whose visa applications are denied or who are otherwise restricted from entering the United States. For full refund, members must provide a copy of the visa rejection or other written proof of travel restriction.