Annual Meetings 2016 hosted by SBL & AAR

Travel Information & Discounts

Delta and United Airlines are the official carriers of the SBL & AAR Annual Meetings and 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



United Airlines



Avis Car Rental


   D424982 (AWD #)*

*Note that this discount does not apply to pre-paid reservations. If you prefer a pre-paid discount, do not use the meeting code. Pre-paid reservations have cancelation penalties, whereas using the discount above does not.

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

Airport Transfers – San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

Metro Bus
Metro bus service is available to go downtown, but your hotel might not be along the direct route. Many passengers may have to walk up to a mile after riding the bus. Passengers will take the bus route 5 for $1.30. More information can be found here:

Taxi cabs are available at the lower level curbside, outside of baggage claim, at Terminal A and B. Fares to downtown start at $29, plus tip. More information, including taxi companies, can be found here:

Shared-Ride Vans
SBL and AAR are partnering with GO Airport Shuttle this year. Shared shuttle service is available 7 am–1:30 am daily. They are offering a discount price of $17 per one way trip or $30 per roundtrip. For questions only, you may call 210-281-9900. The discount is only available online or by reserving in person at the SAT airport upon arrival. Reservations can only be made starting in July 2016.

Go to Note that all hotels in the metropolitan area are listed. When you select Roundtrip, the first trip will come up at $17, and then after clicking Continue, the next page will be your outgoing trip for $13.

Parking at the San Antonio Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

The Convention Center is located at 900 E. Market Street. On-site parking is available for an average daily rate of $10.50, with other garages available nearby. See here for more information:,DirectionsParking.aspx.

Around San Antonio

  • Click here to see the San Antonio downtown dining and nightlife guide

You will find the convention center maps here.