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OFFICIAL TRAVEL COORDINATOR

World Travel, Inc. is the official travel coordinator for the ATS 2019 International Conference. World Travel will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable air fares and best journey time. World Travel has arranged discounts with Jet Blue, United, Delta, American Airlines, and Hertz Car Rental. To receive exclusive discounts, contact World Travel from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday: in the U.S. & Canada: 888-239-2461; outside the U.S. & Canada: 484-948-2181; e-mail: atsgroups@worldtravelinc.com.

Note: There is a $36 service fee per airline ticket issued and $31 service fee for Amtrak. Identify yourself as an ATS International Conference attendee.

  • Travel inquiries? Contact World Travel from U.S. & Canada: 888-239-2461/ International: 484-948-2181

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport is located twenty miles from Downtown Dallas. For additional information, click here.

Dallas Love Field (DAL) Airport is located seven miles from Downtown Dallas. For additional information, click here.

GETTING TO DOWNTOWN DALLAS

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport both have a variety of convenient transportation options to get to the heart of downtown Dallas, from Public Transportation and Shuttles to Taxis, Ride Shares, and Rental Cars.

Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport

For more information about public transportation from DFW, click here.

Taxi Service

Taxi service from DFW is available on the upper level of Terminals A, B, C, and E, and on the lower level of Terminal D. The approximate taxi fare to Downtown Dallas is $40, depending on location.

A DFW Airport Guest Assistant is available at taxi stands between 8 a.m.- 12 a.m. (midnight) to help control the flow and ensure that you are placed with a taxi. For more information, about taxi service, click here.

Ground Transportation

DFW also offers several other ground transportation options including Courtesy Cars, Shared Rides, and App-Based Transportation. For more information about these options, click here.

Approximate shuttle cost to Downtown Dallas is $19 per person.

Rental Car

The Rental Car Center is located at 2424 E 38th St, DFW Airport, TX, near the south entrance of the airport.

Arriving Passengers:
After collecting your baggage, follow the Rental Car signs to the designated pick-up area on the lower level of the terminal. From there, board the Rental Car shuttle bus. Buses run 24 hours a day, depart every 10-15 minutes and reach the Rental Car Center in approximately 10 minutes

Departing Passengers
Before your departing flight, follow signs to return your vehicle at the Rental Car Center. For transportation from the facility to your terminal, board the Rental Car Shuttle. The Rental Car Shurttle runs 24 hours a day and departs every 10-15 minutes from the facility.

Air Carriers

10 Domestic and 16 Foreign Flag

Dallas Love Field (DAL) Airport

Public Transporation | Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

For more information about DART, click here.

Taxi Service

Taxi cab service from DAL is provided on the lower level of the terminal. The approximate taxi fare to Downtown Dallas is $18.

Ground Transportation

DAL also offers several other ground transporation options, including Shuttle Services and App-Based Transportation. For more information about these options, click here.

Approximate shuttle cost to Downtown Dallas is $19 per person.

Rental Car

Rental Car shuttles operate on the Lower Level in the Rental Car Shuttle area

Air Carriers

Southwest, Delta Airlines and Virgin American

HERTZ CAR RENTAL

Hertz is the official car rental company for the ATS 2019 International Conference. To reserve special meeting rates call 800-654-2240 or 405-749-4434, or visit hertz.com. Please include promo code CV#04AC0010 when making reservations. At the time of reservation, meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and the best rate will apply.

Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended, blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items, such as refueling or additional driver fees, are extra. Minimum rental age is 20 (age differential charge for 20-24 applies). Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Vehicles can be returned to most Southern California locations. In the continental U.S. and Canada, weekend rentals are available for pick-up between noon Thursday and noon Sunday and must be returned no later than Monday at 11:59 p.m. Thursday pick-up requires a minimum three-day keep. Friday pick-up requires a minimum two day keep, and Saturday and Sunday pick-up require a minimum one-day keep. Weekly rentals are from five to seven days. Extra day rate for weekly rentals will be 1/5 of the weekly rate.

SUPERSHUTTLE

SuperShuttle has provided a discount for airport transfers. Please click here to make your reservations.

  • You will receive 10% off of airport rides at all eligible SuperShuttle airport locations nationwide.
  • Valid dates: The discount code is valid between 5/14/19 - 5/26/19.
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  • Quote: How much does it cost? Follow the link provided above, enter your airport and destination information, and click Continue to see transportation options and relative pricing.
  • Reservations by phone: For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) available 24/7. Please note, phone reservations may incur a $3 booking fee.
  • Locations: For a complete list of airports served, visit http://www.supershuttle.com/locations

REAL ID Information

On October 1, 2020, the federal government will require your driver's license or ID card to be Real ID compliant if you wish to use it as identification to board an aircraft or enter federal facilities where ID is required. Click here for more information.

GETTING AROUND DOWNTOWN DALLAS

SHUTTLE SERVICE

Shuttle service will be available between certain hotels and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. Pick-up and drop-off will be located outside Lobby A/B (Level 1) and outside Lobby D (Level 1). The shuttle schedule and map of shuttle service are posted on the International Conference website (conference.thoracic.org) and conference mobile app.

DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Light Rail has four lines of service (DART Rail Red, Blue, Green, and Orange Lines) that service Downtown Dallas and 12 surrounding cities.

To get to the Convention Center, take the Red or Blue lines. The DART rail station is located on Lamar Street at Memorial Drive.
For more information, please visit dart.org/schedules/schedules.asp.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxicab stands are located at the airport, most hotels, attractions and shopping centers. Base fare and rates are displayed on the meter and include a flag drop charge plus a per-mile and/ or a per-hour charge. Taxis will pick-up and drop-off outside Lobby C (Level 1) at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

Safety Advisory: Ignore offers of ground transportation from solicitors inside the airport terminal buildings. While these solicitors may look and sound official, they are not authorized to solicit passengers by law.

BUSES

There are plenty of lines and routes that are serviced throughout Dallas. Be sure to check timetables and schedules, and plan your routes in advance.

For more information, please visit www.dart.org/schedules/schedules.asp?zeon=bus.

FREE MCKINNEY AVENUE TROLLEY (M-LINE)

Restored vintage trolley cars ride along McKinney Avenue and connect Uptown and Downtown Dallas. Service: Mon-Thurs 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Fri 7 - 12 a.m. / Sat 10 - 12 a.m.; Sun and holidays 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Where can you go? West Village, Uptown Dallas, Dallas Arts District, Klyde Warren Park.

DALLAS STREETCAR

Connects Oak Cliff neighborhood to the Dallas Union Station (5-minute walk from the Omni/Convention Center to/from the Streetcar). Service: Daily 5:30 - 12 a.m. Streetcar runs every 20 minutes. Where can you go? Reunion District, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts District. Cost: $1.00.