October 27 - 29, 2006
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort  Tucson, Arizona

2006 Annual General Meeting
Jane Austen Society of North America


Welcome Theme Plenary Speakers  Breakout Sessions


 Special Events


Hotel Travel Tours

Traveling to Tucson

Air Transportation
Tucson International Airport is served by the major U.S. airlines. Visit AirTucson.com for information on low fares and airlines offering non-stop and direct service to Tucson. For Southwest Airline's lowest fares to and from Tucson, visit Southwest.com. 

Grand Canyon Tour Participants:  See the tour description for more information on planning your itinerary and ground transportation before you book your flights.

Tucson Ground Transportation
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is located about 35 minutes from Tucson International Airport. Several ground transportation options are available.

Parking at the Hotel
Self-parking is available on the hotel grounds free of charge, if you are renting a car or driving to the AGM. Valet parking is available at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for those who prefer to use it.

AAA Airport Taxi, Allstate Cab, and Yellow Cab are contracted by the Tucson airport to provide transportation at a set mileage rate. A ride from the airport to Loews should be about $45, but discuss the fee before getting in the cab.

Shared-Ride Van Service
Shuttle service from the Tucson airport is available through Arizona Stagecoach. Advance reservations are not necessary, since the desk at the airport is open 24 hours a day. However, you can reserve ahead of time if you prefer at www.azstagecoach.com using the JASNA Group ID code JAS 102706. Click on the “Reservations” link on the home page. On the next screen, click on “Group Reservations Click Here” and enter the JASNA Group ID. The JASNA Group ID will give you the following rates:

  • For 1 person: $40 one way or $70 round trip
  • For 2 people traveling together: $46 one way or $82 round trip per group
  • For 3 people traveling together: $52 one way or $94 round trip per group
  • For larger groups, call 520-881-4111 and speak to Jo in Group Services for rates and reservations.

To get the lowest rate possible, Arizona Stagecoach recommends that you do not make reservations before you arrive in Tucson, especially if you are traveling alone. If you arrive at the same time as other JASNA members, you can get on the same shuttle and split a group fare among more people. Tell the Arizona Stagecoach desk reservationist that you are with the Jane Austen Society going to Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and ask if anyone else from our group is on the next shuttle. 

Frequently Asked Questions
about Flying into Phoenix

Q:  Should I fly into Tucson or Phoenix?

If you are not planning to visit the Phoenix area or locations north of the city, it will be more convenient to fly into Tucson. Shuttle and taxi services are available for the 21-mile drive from the airport on the south side of Tucson to the hotel on the north side, or you can rent a car. (Loews will provide free parking at the resort.)

Q: Is shared-ride van service available between Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Tucson?

A: Regular shuttle van service between the Phoenix airport and Tucson is available through Arizona Shuttle, but it is not door-to-door. Passengers are dropped off/picked up at three Tucson locations. Arizona Shuttle recommends leaving Tucson 4 hours before departure time for a domestic flight departing from Phoenix, and 5 hours prior to an International flight.

Q:  Is it cheaper to fly roundtrip to Phoenix than to Tucson?

A:  In the past, flying to Phoenix was often less expensive than flying to Tucson. Today, however, rates to and from Tucson are much more competitive and sometimes even lower. It depends on where you live and the airline you choose. So, shop for fares carefully. Also, before deciding to fly into Phoenix, be sure to consider the additional cost of a rental car or shuttle transportation to Tucson, as well as the additional time it will take to drive back and forth to the airport. The drive between Sky Harbor Airport and the north side of Tucson, where Loews is located, is about 1.5 to 2 hours, but rush hour traffic during the week may slow you down. Also, consider how late you would arrive in Tucson, and how early you would need to leave to drive to Phoenix to make a flight.


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