Thursday, July 30, 2009

Getting to Lumière Place for IamLUG!

In my older age, I've become less adventurous with things. One of those things is getting from point A to point B. Sure, when I was in my 20's, I drove across country with a friend to California in an old beat up Honda. But those days are gone and I like to know how to get where I'm going. So this afternoon, the fine folks at Lumière Place called to verify my reservation for my visit to IamLUG. While I had them on the phone, I asked if they had any idea what the average cab fare costs in from the airport. The nice lady on the line informed me that it's usually about $30 bucks each way. Yikes. But, she then told me that there is a shuttle service that they recommend and it's usually about $15 each way. She gave me that number to TransExpress. I gave them a call and they informed me that they offer a $27 round trip special. Not too shabby, plus the website has $1 off coupon. They don't have a desk at the airport, but they do give instructs on what to do to get a lift from them:
Standard Arrivals (All airlines):
(Main Terminal) Upon arriving Lambert-St Louis airport depart concourse and proceed to baggage claim area and locate the Hotel / Motel / Ground Transportation Directory Board across from baggage carousel M-1 (bank of red phones) dial 91. Just have a seat in the chairs in front of M-1 and the driver will meet you there.
So there you have it. Might save you a few bucks if you are into that, like me. Really looking forward to finding out about this whole "8.5.1" thingy next week. Happy travels, all!

6 comments:

Lotusberry said...

You can also take the Metrorail from the airport to the Arch/Lacledes stop and walk about half a block.

Cost=$2.25

Andy Donaldson said...

Ya, I saw that too on the site. I once took the subway from JFK to mid-town once with all my luggage when I was 17. That was an adventure itself LOL. From then on in, I'm sticking to cabs.

IdoNotes said...

Yes, LotusBerry is right. You can take the train for under $4 and be all set. We sent it in the earlier delegate newsletter and it should be in the FAQ.

It is about 2 blocks actually.

Tommy O said...

Keep in mind it's going to be 90 degrees on Monday.

LotusBerry said...

@IDoNotes So when they say "half a block" they're using the DisneyWorld scale of measurement? ;)

@Tommy I didn't consider the weather. I just called TransExpress and since you don't need a reservation or to pay in advance I'm going to make the call when I get to St. Louis. If it's oppressively hot & humid, I'll take the shuttle.

Matt Cook said...

Riding Metro in Saint Louis is fine. I don't think you would be frightened in the least. ;-)

If anyone needs a pick up and delivery on Sunday, I am about 10 minutes from Lambert and could assist.