2016 AMS Annual Meeting



Airport Shuttle

Airport Shuttle New Orleans is the official shuttle operator at the airport that serves downtown hotels. Shuttle service is available from the Louis Armstrong International Airport to the downtown hotels.

Once you depart the plane, follow the signs to the baggage claim on the lower level.  Exit the doors located across from baggage claim area 10 onto the loading dock.  Look for airport shuttle staff to help direct you to the next available vehicle. You can proceed directly to the Airport Shuttle, present your e-ticket to the driver, and board the van.

If purchasing your ticket(s) at the Airport, proceed to the baggage claim area on the ground level. After you have retrieved your luggage, proceed to one of the Airport Shuttle ticket desks, located across from baggage claim areas 1, 5, 9, 11 and 12.

Handicapped-accessible vehicles are available and reserving one in advance is recommended. If wheelchair-accessible service is needed after you arrive, please call our reservations department at 866-596-2699 for assistance.

For departure reservations, please call 504-522-3500 no later than 24 hours prior to flight departure time. An advance reservation will ensure a timely departure from the airport. Information on reservations can be found at the Airport Shuttle New Orleans Web site ( or by calling 504-522-3500.


Effective 1 Septemer 2015, a cab ride costs $36.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $15.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Taxi fare to most hotels near the convention center is approximately $33.  Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Car Rental

Enterprise is the official rental car agency for the 2016 Annual Meeting and special rates are available. Advance reservations may be made online ( Select “Corporate Account,” then “Make a Reservation.” Simply enter the account number (10AT034) and the first three letters of the account name (AMS). Reservations may also be made by phone by calling Enterprise (1-800-593-0505). When making a reservation, please mention the AMS Corporate Account number.

Local Ground Transportation

All hotels are within walking distance of the convention center. A shuttle will be available between the convention center, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel (0.7 miles from the convention center), and the Doubletree by Hilton New Orleans Hotel  (1 mile from the convention center) for the convenience of meeting attendees.

Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle Stops:
Doubletree New Orleans, board at SW Corner of S. Peter & Canal St.
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, board at Breezeway Entrance
Convention Center, board at Hall D*

  Inbound from hotels to convention center, Hall D  Every 15-20 minutes Outbound from convention center, Hall D, to hotels    Every 20 minutes
Saturday, Jan 9th 7:00am - 11:00am 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday, Jan 10th 6:30am - 10:30am 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday, Jan 11th 6:30am - 10:30am 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday, Jan 12th 6:30am - 10:30am 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, Jan 13th 6:30am - 10:30am 3:30pm - 10:00pm*
Thursday, Jan 14th 6:30am - 10:30am 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Mid-Day Service - Continues Loop Service will be provided back and forth from the Hilton Riverside
to the Convention Center, Hall D from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, every 30 - 35 minutes.

*The shuttle will operate outside of Hall B starting at 6:00pm to accomodate the Banquet
on Wednesday night at the convention center.

Please be advised due to weather or traffic conditions pick up times listed above may vary.

Please consult the sign in your hotel lobby for up to date schedule and boarding point information.

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