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Conference on Racial and Social Justice Hotel and Travel Information

CONFERENCE LOCATION

This year's Conference will be held at the beautiful Minneapolis Convention Center -  Minneapolis, MN.

HOTEL

Delegates to the 2018 NEA Representative Assembly are guaranteed a two-night stay (double occupancy) for June 27 and June 28. Please pay close attention to the hotel information contained in your final confirmation for details.

TRAVEL STIPEND

NEA will provide a travel stipend to registered delegate conference participants only for ground transportation to your state delegation hotel on the last day of the Conference on Racial and Social Justice, Friday, June 29, 2018. This stipend is for one-day and one-way only, especially arranged for conference participants who are delegates that are staying at the conference hotel and traveling to a state hotel that is not within walking distance.

 


 

TRAVEL

Air Travel–Conference Discounts

Airline Discount Information

Take an additional 2% percent off restricted airline fares to Minneapolis, MN on United Airlines by using the airline codes listed below.  The discounts are available by making arrangements directly with United or through a travel agent using the meeting codes provided below.  Reservations booked online via united.com will receive an additional 2% discount* without a service fee. Enter both your Z-code and Agreement code without a space (ZE8D985501) in the Offer Code Box. The additional 2% discount applies to published airfares only and excludes travel to/from Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. 

Travel agency bookings: To avoid debit memos and ensure tracking for United Meetings Rewards, the Z-code must appear in the Tour Code box. Note: Do not add letters “IT” in the Tour Code box or any other information in the Tour Code box other than the Z-code.

Delta does not offer special discounts for the NEA meeting.  However, if you include NEA’s Sky Bonus number (noted below) while you continue to earn your personal frequent flyer miles, you will help NEA to earn free tickets used to offset the expense of higher cost business travel.

Unfortunately, effective May 1, 2014 American Airlines discontinued the 5% discount program which we have benefitted from for many years.

Please use the codes below when making your reservations.

Carrier

Reservations

Meeting Code

Delta Airlines    

www.delta.com

SkyMiles#: 2666413709

United

www.united.com

Z-code ZE8D

Agreement Code - 985501


Rail Travel to Minneapolis 

 

CONVENTION FARE DISCOUNT

INFORMATION FOR PASSENGER

You may present this information to the Amtrak Ticket Agent or your Travel Agent to assist them in providing you with this discount.

Fare Code Number: X81H-999

Valid For Travel:  June 22, 2018 – July 8, 2018

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to St. Paul, MN between June 22, 2018 – July 8, 2018. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X71H-999 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

If you have any questions or need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-USA-1GRP (1-800-872-1477) Monday through Friday, 6:00am-4:30pm Pacific Time.

Ground Transportation in and around Minneapolis

Super Shuttle

To Book Reservation Click Airport Link:     https://group.supershuttle.com/group-page/national-education-association/   Super Shuttle Group Code: 26UTP

Enter the group code when booking to receive $1/$6 off one-way/round-trip shared rides, and $5/$10 off one-way/round-trip private sedans and SUVs..

 

Other Transportation Options

Light rail to/from  MSP Airport, Downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mall of America  http://www.metrotransit.org/metro-system

Free Ride – Downtown Minneapolis and stops directly in front of the Minneapolis Convention Center

http://www.metrotransit.org/ride-free-on-nicollet-mall

Taxi  -   Average taxi fare from MSP Airport to downtown Minneapolis is approximately $39 to $49 (Uber is cheaper)

Hertz rental discounts

NEA Members traveling to Minneapolis, MN over June 25-July 6, 2018 may apply this discount code: CV#012P0040 on www.hertz.com.

 


When making air reservations, keep in mind:

  • Provide the ticketing agent with the correct spelling of your name as it appears on your government issued ID, such as a driver’s license, state issued ID card, or passport.
  • Ticket changes such as name spelling, travel dates, or times are subject to airline penalty fees averaging between $100.00–$200.00, as well as any difference in airfare.
  • Change fees are not paid for or reimbursed by NEA.
  • Travelers should research all airlines, not just those listed above.
  • Meeting discounts do not apply to already discounted airfares available only on the Internet.
  • Airfares change constantly and are subject to availability.
  • The lowest fares are subject to restrictions and penalties. Make sure you understand them.
  • Airfares are never guaranteed until permission is given to issue tickets
On-site registration is not guaranteed, limited and dependent upon available space.  No hotel accommodations will be provided with on-site registration.

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