• 97th Optimist International Convention New Orleans | July 9-11, 2015
  • Friend of Optimists Inspire yourself and others by supporting Optimism
  • Leadership Summits Professional training developing strong and Optimistic leaders
  • Scholarship Contests Helping youth achieve their dreams of higher education
  • Optimist Junior Golf Building positive values in young people through golf
  • Youth Clubs (JOOI) Join the world's most dynamic coalition of youth volunteers
  • Optimist Volunteers Join our team to bring out the best in kids and yourself
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Optimist International Convention Travel

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the gateway to one of the most exciting cities in the world - New Orleans, legendary for its history, food and good times. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located at 900 Airline Drive, Kenner, LA 70062. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport provides a user-friendly environment that welcomes millions of travelers each year from around the world.

Airline Discounts

Air Canada
Discount Code: HMJPFQB1. Ticketing agent fees may apply for phone reservations. Travel valid July 5-12, 2015.

When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter NMKFG on the Search Flight page. A ticketing fee applies if purchased by phone (800) 328-1111. Travel valid July 2-16, 2015.

Airport Transportation
Airport Shuttle is the official ground transportation provider for the New Orleans International Airport and includes a fleet of clean-burning, propane-fueled vans and minibuses. Airport Shuttle is offering a discounted round-trip rate of $35 to Optimists. To receive the discounted rate, use the following link:
2015 Convention Official Discounted Airport Shuttle
Reservations must be made online 24 hours prior to flight time arrival to receive the discounted rate. To change an existing reservation made online, please call (866) 596-2699.

Other Travel Discounts
Following are discounts offered by Amtrak and rental car companies:

Traveling by Train

Reservations cannot be booked via the internet. Call (800) 872-7245. Discount Code: X12U-913. 10% discount off the best available rail fare to New Orleans, valid July 2-15, 2015.

Rental Car Discounts
The following rental car companies are offering discounts:

Offer code (BCD): U160153
Call (877) 516-7275

Corporate code: GE1025
Company PIN: OPT
Call (800) 261-7331