A convention in Vegas? Won’t we be swallowed up by the crowds and distances? Not this time around.

Greeters from Arrow Stage Line and one of your SATW colleagues will be stationed in the baggage claim for both terminals of McCarran International Airport for attendees flying in Sunday, Oct. 4.

At Terminal 1, the attendees will need to go down one level to reach our looping buses, just a short walk. If you have the “normal’’ amount of luggage, you won’t need a cart to get from baggage claim to the bus.

In Terminal 3, our bus will be right outside the doors to baggage claim.

Our Arrow buses will loop between the airport and our hotel, The Downtown Grand, every half-hour from Sunday morning until the late afternoon.

A few convention events occur in the Grand, while other parts of the agenda will be staged within walking distance of the hotel. Two evening events, the 60th Anniversary Gala on Tuesday and the Night on the Strip on Wednesday, will have bus transportation from the hotel.

Of course, we have hundreds of folks heading on more than 60 day tours Wednesday and Thursday. Some of these are as close as walking distance from the Downtown Grand, while two full-day tours are headed to national parks in neighboring states.

Anyone going on any tour will have transportation provided either by the Society or in some cases, by the tour host; a few tours will be on foot. Again, all tour transportation starts at the Downtown Grand.

Which cleverly brings us, roundtrip, to getting back to McCarran for our flights home. Your registration fee includes the airport return aboard a SuperShuttle minivan.

Each attendee is responsible for scheduling his or her own pick-up. We will provide attendees with SATW’s special account number and SuperShuttle’s phone number and web address. When you call the number provided or go online, SuperShuttle will tell you when to be in the lobby.

If you choose to not use the SuperShuttle, you will pay for your own return to the airport. Ask around, check our daily newsletter: Perhaps someone else wants to share a cab.


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