2020 Regional Meetings

Open Registration:

All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

Hotels and Local Transportation Information


2019 AAR Annual Meeting • San Diego, California • November 23–26


After a long day of attending sessions at the Annual Meeting, it is good to have a haven to relax and recharge for the next day. AAR has negotiated special conference rates at eleven luxurious and convenient hotels for the convenience of meeting attendees. Please note that you can only get the special conference rate by booking through the AAR. Hotel room rates do not include the average of 15.75% hotel room tax.

Hotel reservations are available from Thursday, November 21 through Tuesday, November 26. Registration and the Exhibit Hall will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, and the Employment Center will be in the Grand Hyatt. Sessions will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, Hilton Bayfront, Grand Hyatt, Marriott Marquis and Marina and the Omni Hotel.

Hotel Amenities Chart, Locator Map and Rates

You must be registered to secure housing. Register online here.

There will not be any hotel shuttles this year. If you have difficulty walking long distances, please see our Accessibility Information page in the summer for information on distances between buildings and on scooter rental.


Delta and United Airlines are the official carriers of the AAR & SBL Annual Meetings and Avis is the preferred rental car supplier. For the benefit of our conference attendees, a discount is available and is valid a few days before and after the Annual Meeting ends, depending on carrier. To take advantage of these special discounted fares, you can call or make reservations directly through their respective websites listed below. Discounts do not apply to certain restricted fares and exclude sale fare inventories.


Phone Number


Discount Code

Delta Airlines



United Airlines



Avis Car Rental


Avis link for the 2019 AAR and SBL Conference

D424982 (AWD #)

*Note that this discount does not apply to the "pay now" reservations. If you prefer a pre-paid discount, do not use the meeting code. Pre-paid reservations have cancellation penalties, whereas using the discount above does not.

If you book through your own travel agency, be sure to give them the appropriate discount code above.



Amtrak & COASTER

Travelers headed to and from San Diego International Airport can connect with Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and the COASTER at Amtrak's Santa Fe Depot train station downtown by using Metropolitan Transit System Route 992, which operates between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

The COASTER operates 365 days a year, seven days a week, with trips throughout the day to Old Town and North San Diego County. Tickets may be purchased at ticket vending machines on the Santa Fe Depot station platform, online at, or via the COASTER Mobile App.

For additional information on connecting transit, fares, personalized travel planning and disabled services, call 760-966-6500 or visit

For additional information on Amtrak service in San Diego, visit the Santa Fe Depot train station, telephone 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit Amtrak or Amtrak California.

City Bus

City Bus Public transit is available to and from the Airport and downtown San Diego on the Metropolitan Transit System's Route 992, which stops at Terminals 1 and 2, and operates between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays. 

This frequent bus service connects with Trolley, COASTER and Amtrak stations and is wheelchair accessible. 

Planning a trip is easy when you use the MTS Online Trip Planner. MTS staff made a video to show riders how to get from Santa Fe Depot to the the airportvia Route 992. For more information on the Metropolitan Transit System, call 619-233-3004 or visit

Trolley Service

MTS' San Diego Trolley is San Diego's light rail transit network. Its three lines serve many popular areas and attractions, such as Downtown, the Convention Center, SDSU, Old Town, and the Mexican border. 

There are two ways to reach the Trolley from Terminals 1 and 2:

City Bus

All three Trolley lines can be reached by taking City Bus Route 992 to the Broadway and Kettner Blvd bus stop in downtown. Once off the bus, the UC San Diego Blue Lines can be accessed from the America Plaza Station on the corner of Broadway and Kettner Blvd and the Orange Line can be accessed from the Courthouse Station. The Sycuan Green Line can be accessed from the Santa Fe Depot Station on Kettner Blvd, one block north of the bus stop.

TROLLEY → TERMINAL Shuttle Service

Passengers can also access the Sycuan Green Trolley Line by taking the Rental Car Shuttles at the transit islands at Terminals 1 and 2. When the driver is notified, the shuttle drops passengers off on the north end of the airport, just one block from the Middletown Station. Passengers proceed by crossing Pacific Highway and walking one block northeast on W. Palm Street to the station on the left.

For those passengers wishing to catch the Trolley → Terminal shuttle from the Midtown Station, they should proceed one block Southwest on W. Palm Street and cross Pacific Highway to airport property. A blue shuttle stop is located on Admiral Boland Way. Rental Car Shuttles stop there on regular intervals (typically less than 10 minutes apart). To access a map showing stops and real time shuttle locations go to

For more information about MTS services and buying trolley or bus tickets, please visit the MTS website.


Many companies provide taxicab service at San Diego International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the Transportation Plazas. A Customer Service Representative will place you with the first available taxi, unless you specify a particular taxicab company.

The guide below lists taxicab radio/dispatch services in San Diego. Call directly or use the Web links to find the taxicab service that best suits your needs. Please refer to a San Diego phone book yellow pages for a complete list of taxicab services.





Yellow Radio Service

All major credit cards accepted

3473 Kurtz St.
San Diego


American Radio Service

All major credit cards upon request

433 10th Ave.
San Diego


Orange Radio Service

All major credit cards upon request

3911 Pacific Hwy. #208
San Diego


San Diego Dispatch 

Major credit cards upon request

3485 Kurtz St.
San Diego

619.226.8294 / 800.368.2947



Shared-Ride Car Service (such as Uber or Lyft)

Several companies offer Ride Share services at San Diego International Airport. Travelers can be dropped off curbside at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Designated Ride Share passenger pickup locations are listed below:

  • Terminal 1: Exit baggage claim via the escalators, walk across the Sky Bridge toward Ground Transportation and the parking lot, exit down the escalators toward the parking lot, and turn right to the Transportation Plaza. Use crosswalk to the third lane for pick-up area. See signage for assistance.
  • Terminal 2: Upon exiting baggage claim, use main crosswalk to Transportation Plaza. Ridesharing pick-up is located in the second lane on the right. See signage for assistance.

Shared-Ride Vans

See Shuttle Services recommended by San Diego International Airport here: .


The Convention Center is located at 111 W Harbor Dr. Onsite parking is available for an average daily rate of $15-35/day, with other garages available nearby. See here for more information: .

For those who need transportation between the hotels, Convention Center and restaurants, it is recommended to utilize FRED. The Free Ride Everywhere Downtown San Diego, is a free, green (electric), convenient and ADA accessible transportation service. Download the app to request a ride and hop in the gas-free shuttle within minutes. Although, it is not expected, gratuity for drivers is recommended and acceptable.  

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m. - Midnight

Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Midnight

Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.