Transportation

AFSCME has negotiated special roundtrip Convention air fares with the following vendors. Discount codes are valid for tickets purchased within the specified travel dates. Please note the following and check with the airlines for further details. Not all fares are eligible for a discount. Fare rules may determine eligibility. Discounts may be limited to round-trip travel only. 

Discounted fares may not be valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers. 

A ticketing service charge may be applied for reservations made by telephone or at an airport.

Delta Air Lines

Travel Dates: July 31, 2024 – August 20, 2024
800-328-1111
Meeting Event Code: NM3C8 

Please click here to book your flights. The discount meeting event code is NM3C8. You can also call 800-328-1111, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EDT) and refer to the meeting event code.

Southwest Airlines

Travel Dates: August 4, 2024 – August 19, 2024
800-437-9792
Company ID: 99360914

To utilize the discount, book via SWABIZ® using this link. Use Company ID 99360914 for the discount code.

United Airlines

Travel Dates: July 31, 2024 – August 19, 2024
800-426-1122
Online Meeting Code: ZP74
Telephone Agreement Code: 701369

When booking online at united.com, enter the meeting code ZP74. You can also call 800-426-1122, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. (EDT) and Saturday/Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (EDT), and give the agreement code 701369.

Getting Around Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to one of the country’s best public transportation networks, including subways, light-rail, buses and shuttles to nearly every corner of the Greater Los Angeles area. Most AFSCME members will arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is about 18 miles – a 25-minute, non-rush hour driveto downtown Los Angeles, where the AFSCME Convention hotels are located, as well as the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). Members can also get downtown using the FlyAway bus or the Metro Rail subway. 

Getting To, From and Around LAX

Taxis and Ride Shares

LAX-it (pronounced LA Exit) is the new way that guests arriving at LAX will connect to their Taxi, Lyft and Opoli rides when leaving the airport. You can walk to LAX-it to connect with your ride or take a free shuttle. Terminals 1 and 7 are closest and are a 3-to 8-minute walk; the farthest terminals, T4 and T5 are about a 19-minute walk. The LAX-it area is located right next to Terminal 1. Free shuttles with Wi-Fi arrive at the LAX-it stops on the first level outside of baggage claim. 

Passengers who would like to take the free LAX-it shuttle bus should wait at the GREEN LAX-it sign on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal.

Follow these easy steps to get to the LAX-it lot:

-When you exit the terminal look for the green shuttle bus that says LAX-it on the side.
-If you need assistance, you may ask the shuttle bus driver for help. For people with disabilities, they may help with luggage or assist the passenger in getting on or off the shuttle. 
-If you need assistance at LAX-it, please let your driver know when you board the bus, so they can call ahead. 
-For more information about the LAX-it lot adjacent to Terminal One, please click here.

Public Transportation

FLYAWAY Bus
The LAX FlyAway® buses offer convenient, regularly scheduled roundtrips, seven days a week, between each terminal at LAX and the locations of Van Nuys and LA Union Station. 

The FlyAway® nonstop bus service provides transportation between LAX and Union Station. FlyAway buses drop off passengers on the Upper/Departures Level of each terminal. Passengers leaving LAX may board buses on the Lower/Arrivals Level in front of each terminal at the columns with the blue FlyAway signs. Each bus is marked with its service location. One-way fares are $9.75 each. Using the FlyAway app on your smartphone is the fastest way to purchase a ticket! No account required. Activate your ticket directly from the app and scan it on the bus validator. You can also buy your tickets online. Create an account and purchase a ticket that you can conveniently print at home and then scan on the bus validator. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Union Station Ticket Booth with Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express credit/debit card. Cash payments are not accepted. For more information about the FlyAway bus service schedule, call 1(866) iFlyLAX or 1(866) 435-9529 or visit https://www.flylax.com/-/media/flylax/flyaway/documents/flyaway-vny-and-us-schedule.ashx 

Metro Rail System (subway)

The Metro Rail subway system is a convenient way to get from LAX to downtown Los Angeles. Metro stops are within blocks of AFSCME convention hotels, and the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is located across the street from the Pico Station on the Blue Line. 

The Metro Trip Planner is a great tool to use when planning your way around Los Angeles. The tool generates detailed instructions on how to get to and from your destination. You can also download the Go Metro Los Angeles mobile app to help you get around the city while you're on the go.

All transit rates start at a base fare of $1.75. In addition to a single-ride fare, options include the Metro Day Pass ($7) and the 7-Day Pass ($25). On the Metro Rail and the Metro Orange Line, single-ride fares, passes and stored value must be loaded on a Metro TAP card. TAP is a durable plastic card that you can use again and again. Buy and add value to a reusable TAP card from TAP vending machines located at Metro Rail or Metro Orange Line stations. The TAP card allows you to add money and/or choose from a daily, weekly or monthly pass to add to your card. Buying a pass is often less expensive than the base fare price per ride.

For more information on fares, passes and TAP, visit: www.metro.net/riding/fares.

Rail Stations & Convention Hotels

Several of the convention hotels are located within a few blocks of these Metro Rail stations.

Metro Bus System

Local, Rapid, Express and BRT (bus rapid transit) services are available throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. With nearly 200 different lines, buses travel all over the region to every major destination including state parks, area attractions and shopping districts. Many Metro Bus lines provide connections to Metro Rail stations.

Metro Local (painted orange) makes frequent stops along major streets throughout the city.

Metro Rapid (painted red) offers fewer stops and expedited travel times on the city’s major streets, with the use of special transponders that cause traffic signals to favor the bus.

Metro Express (painted blue) offers reduced stop service along the city’s freeway systems.

The Metro Silver Line (bus rapid transit) connects the South Bay and the San Gabriel Valley to Downtown L.A.

The Metro Orange Line (bus rapid transit) runs from North Hollywood to Warner Center in Woodland Hills.

For detailed schedules, interactive maps, multi-language pocket guides and more info, visit the Metro website www.metro.net.

AFSCME has partnered with National and Enterprise rental car agencies to provide a discounted rate.

The booking link below can be used for both Enterprise and National Rent-A-Car. The discount is valid August 4-16, 2024. Click here to access the discount.

 

Shuttle Bus Service

Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between the hotels and the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC). Shuttles will pick up and drop off on Figueroa Drive at South Hall.

The shuttle schedule is subject to change. Updated information can be found on the 2024 AFSCME Convention App. If you need to reserve a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, please call 1-800-523-4046.

Hotel Shuttle Hours & Frequency

 

Shuttle times are subject to change at any time without notice. Shuttles do not operate during sessions. Frequency of service is subject to change at any time without notice due to traffic conditions. 

Saturday, August 10, 2024        

10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                        Every 15- 20 minutes

Sunday, August 11, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                         Every 15-20 minutes     

2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                         Every 10-15 minutes      

Monday, August 12, 2024

6:30 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m.*                                     Every 10-15 minutes      

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.                                   No Service        

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ϯ                                       Every 10-15 minutes

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

6:30 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m.*                                      Every 10-15 minutes

10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.                                    No Service       

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ϯ                                        Every 10-15 minutes

Wednesday, August 14, 2024

6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.*                                       Every 10-15 minutes

10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                   No Service       

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ϯ                                       Every 10-15 minutes     

Thursday, August 15, 2024

6:00 a.m. –⁠ 10:30 a.m.*                                       Every 10-15 minutes

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                   No Service       

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ϯ                                       Every 10-15 minutes

Friday, August 16, 2024

6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                                        Every 10- 15 minutes 


* Indicates the time the last a.m. shuttles will depart from the hotels coming to the LACC.                

Ϯ Indicates the time the last p.m. shuttles will depart from the LACC returning to hotels. 

If sessions end late, the last shuttles will depart 1 hour after the close of session returning to hotels.




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