|Date: ||Wed, 10 Dec 2003 15:03:44 -0500|
|Reply-To: ||Dianne Rhodes <RHODESD1@WESTAT.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Dianne Rhodes <RHODESD1@WESTAT.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: SUGI 29 Reminder|
All of the conference hotels are GT $200 USD. The Inter-Continental is $270
USD. When we were in Seattle, I chatted with a SAS person about this, and
she suggested the Holiday Inn at Chinatown. I find it listed on Travelocity
as Holiday Inn Select Montreal-Centre Ville, the rooms are around $170 USD.
It is a four star hotel. I believe you can take a lot of taxis for $100 a
day! When Ron and I were in Toronto (post NESUG) we found it was actually
cheaper for the two of us to take a taxi than to take bus or metro. But
Patrice makes a good point, Montreal is very easy to get around. It's
pretty flat (remember it is an island).
The airfares we got in 2001 from DC to Montreal, and returning to DC from
Portland ME were $204 each (for 3 of us) round trip. We booked on Orbitz.
But caution if you fly into YUL you may find yourself on a very small plane.
We hopscotched from DCA to Logan and flew from Logon on a prop plane with
three seats across and one flight attendant. At one point we had to ask the
captain to turn on the heat (it was early September!) because the cabin got
cold and we could hear ice in the AC. Coming back from Portland our flight
was cancelled and we were moved to another flight on a "normal sized" plane
direct to DCA. My friend Paul was greatly relieved because in the little
planes you can get quite sea sick!
I've heard a rumor that I had two papers accepted so I will be there,
somehow. There is an Amtrak train that goes via DC called "The Montreal
Express", which is what we in Worcester Mass (where I went to Clark Univ)
also called the arctic winds that whip through this time of year.
Dianne Louise Rhodes
Sr. Systems Analyst