CAMP 2015: Getting to CAMP (discount airfares and rideshare)

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By Pamela Moreland, JAWS Board Member

Getting to the Big Sky Country in Whitefish, Mont., for JAWS CAMP (Conference and Mentoring Project) shouldn’t take big bucks. That’s why JAWS has partnered with the three major airlines to offer conference participants airfare discounts.

Alaska, Delta and United airlines have all agreed to knock off 5 to 13 percent on reservations to Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell. That’s the closest airport to Whitefish and the Grouse Mountain Lodge. The Lodge will have free shuttles at the airport to take us to our conference headquarters. There are also rental car desks at the airport.

There is also Missoula International Airport (MSO) that is approximately 2 1/2 hours from the Grouse Mountain Lodge. Rental cars are available in the ground transportation center. Parking at the hotel is complimentary.

Looking to share a ride to CAMP? Use this Google Doc and navigate to the second tab where you will see a sign up sheet.

Spouses, kids, anyone who is heading to Whitefish to participate in the 30th anniversary CAMP can use the discount codes when making reservations.

Planning to arrive early or want to stay after CAMP? No problem. Each of the airlines has agreed to an expanded window for discounted travel.

Each airline has its own rules and booking procedures, so please carefully read the instructions below.

See you at CAMP! I can hardly wait.

 

Alaska Airlines

Meeting Fare Code: ECMW371

Valid Travel Dates: Oct. 6, 2015, to Oct. 14, 2015

Meeting Fare Rules: Go to http://www.alaskaair.com/ and enter the meeting fare code when searching for flights, good on any Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air U.S. city. A 7 percent discount will be applied to any flights meeting the contract parameters. By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code, you can view a detailed description of the rules. All tickets must be issued online at Alaska Air or by calling the Alaska Airlines Group desk at 800-445-4438. A $15 ticketing fee will apply to any tickets issued by the Group Desk.

 

Delta

Meeting Fare Code: NMLLX

Valid Travel Dates: Oct. 6, 2015, to Oct. 14, 2015

Meeting Fare Rules: You can get up to a 10 percent discount on your flight into Kalispell, dependent on Delta booking class. Use the meeting fare code to price the itinerary, or call the Delta Meeting Network Desk at 800-328-2216 for pricing assistance. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting/. Select “Book Your Flight,” which will bring you to the “Book A Flight” page. Enter the meeting code (NMLLX) in the box provided. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CDT). (Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the above reservation number.) The discount cannot be combined with other discounts, certificates, coupons, or promotional offers. Not all fares are eligible for the discount; fare rules will determine eligibility.

 

United

Meeting Fare code: Z Code ZUYU and Agreement Code 779515

Valid Travel Dates: Oct. 3, 2015, to Oct. 17, 2015

Meeting Fare Rules: For a 10 percent discount, call your travel agent, book online via united.com or call the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122 and provide the Z Code ZUYU and Agreement Code 779515. If you book online, you can get an additional 3 percent discount and no service fee. You can call United at 800-426-1122, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (CDT) Monday to Friday, or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CDT) on weekends. A service fee will apply. If you book through a travel agent and provide the discount program information, United will charge a $25 per ticket service fee. (This fee is subject to change without notice, is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip.)

Bringing large video cameras, projectors, DJ turntables or other heavy equipment? Ask about the JAWS media baggage rate on United. This applies only to equipment: Bags, baby car seats, golf bags and other such kind of luggage does not qualify for discounts.