With connections through Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth offered by American Airlines, flying intoColumbia Regional Airport (COU) is more affordable and convenient than ever. The airport is just 10 miles south of town, with inexpensive taxi service, for about $18-25, available to the hotel or campus. Rental cars are available with Hertz and Enterprise. We’re proud of our hometown airport and recommend it as the best way to fly to the conference.
For those who’d rather fly into a large metropolis, Columbia is located midway between two major airports: Kansas City International (MCI) or St. Louis International (STL) airport. Columbia is about a 2-hour drive from the St. Louis airport (STL) and a 2.5-hour drive from the Kansas City airport (MCI). The MO-X shuttle has several regularly scheduled trips from both airports to any location in Columbia. Schedule and rate information for MO-X can be found on their website or call toll free (877) 669-4826.
University of Missouri has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5% discount in Columbia, MO.
Eligible destination airports are
1. Columbia, MO (COU)
2. St. Louis, MO (STL)
3. Kansas City, KS (MCI)
The valid travel dates for this discount are July 14th 2013 through August 5th 2013.
You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically.
This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.
You may also call 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. We appreciate you using our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to our organization for extended partner value. Promotion Code: 4273DT
Valid for percentage discount travel from all markets where American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, codeshare and all oneworld Alliance Partners (collectively "American Airlines") provide service. Travel is not valid on codeshare flights operated by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air.
The use of American Airlines codeshare requires that one segment of the itinerary be on American Airlines metal.
Another way to make your way straight into the heart of the Columbia is riding the Megabus. This is an inexpensive and easy way to get from other urban centers in the U.S. to Columbia. The earlier you book, the cheaper the ticket.
DRIVING HERE: Directions to the University of Missouri
The general sessions will be held at the MU Memorial Student Union. Other tours and events will be held across campus. A campus map that pinpoints locations and gives driving directions to the University can be found at: map.missouri.edu.
If staying in on campus lodging, a parking permit may be requested at the residence hall upon check-in.
If staying elsewhere, but need to park on campus, please request a parking permit when registering for the conference. The permit will be good from July 18-19, 2013. If a parking permit is needed after registering, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-ordered parking permits will be mailed by July 8. If ordered after July 8, pick permit up at conference registration check-in. Parking permits are for use in the University Avenue Garage , the closest parking garage to the conference site.