Annual Meetings 2018 hosted by SBL & AAR

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 

ZESU452469 *

Avis Car Rental


Avis Discount Website


*Note that travel must be booked between 11/15-11/23/2018 in order to receive the discount

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


RTD Rapid Transit Train – A Line

There is a train that leaves directly from the airport to Union Station, which is located downtown. It is $9 for a one-way ticket and more information is here: Once you reach Union Station, you’ll take a complimentary bus close to your hotel. More information here: Please use a mapping program or contact your hotel to determine the best route to get there.

If you’re interested, here is a short video to show you the way:

To find the train:

  • From Terminal A – If you walk to the Main Terminal: Once you have left the long walkway, go down to level 5, and follow signs to the Transit Center by the giant American flag (walk all the way to the other end of the airport). Exit main doors, and then proceed down the escalator. If you take the train to the Main Terminal, see below.
  • From Terminals B & C – From the train: Once you have arrived up the escalator, proceed south (Terminal East will be to your left and Terminal West to your right) to the Transit Center by the giant American flag. Exit main doors, and then proceed down the escalator.
  • If you need an elevator from the inner airport train, merely push the button for ground transportation, rather than going up to go back down.

Upon arrival at Union Station:

  • Once out of the train proceed to the walkway on the right of Union Station.
  • Take a left after the ‘No pedestrians allowed beyond this point’ sign. (The signage will tell you to take a right, which is a roundabout way.)
  • Walk in between Zoe Ma Ma and Thirsty Lion on right, and Next Door on the left (these are all restaurants), where you will arrive at Wynkoop St.
  • Once on Wynkoop, take a right and cross 16th St. to the Mall Bus sign outside of Office Depot.
  • Take the complimentary 16th St. Mall Bus southeast to the correct street to get off and proceed to your hotel from there. The bus is located on the pedestrian street.


Taxis are available on level 5 of each side of the airport (East or West). Denver has a flat rate charge of $55.57 to downtown (as of March 2018), which includes the airport access fee, but not a gratuity.

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

Denver (DEN) is one of the airports that allows shared-ride services to pick up at the airport. When you are exiting the airport, take note of which side (East or West) you are leaving from and request the appropriate pickup point. Most riders will meet their driver on level 6. More information is here: and here: An average fare is $40 not riding during rush hour.

Shared-Ride Vans

See Shuttle Services recommended by Denver International Airport here:

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 SBL and AAR 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.