APRIL 8-10, 2005

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BY AIR:    Lubbock (airport code LBB) is served by three airlines.  (Though a fourth airline, Delta, currently serves Lubbock, it will discontinue service at the end of January 2005.)

American Airlines provides six flights each way per day betwen Lubbock and the Dallas - Ft. Worth airport, (airport code DFW) with service provided by American Eagle.  At present four of these flights utilize Embraer Regional Jet ERJ 140's, with the other two flights utilizing slightly larger Embraer Regional Jet ERJ 145's.  American Eagle flights from Dallas - Ft. Worth depart from the A or B terminals.

Continental Airlines provides four flights per day between Lubbock and the Houston Intercontinental Airport (airport code IAH) with service on each flight provided by Continental Express utilizing Embraer Regional Jet ERJ 145's.  Continental Express flights out of Houston operate from the B terminal which has frequent efficient connections to the other terminals by a monorail "people mover."    Continental Airline flights are code-shared with Northwest Airlines.

Southwest Airlines is the only airline flying full-size jets (Boeing 737's) into Lubbock.  Southwest Airlines currently has 14 flights per day each way non-stop between Lubbock and Albuquerque, Austin, Dallas Love Field (not DFW), El Paso and Las Vegas, either continuing or connecting to many other destinations. Southwest provides efficient inexpensive service but does not provide interconnection or baggage transfer with other airlines.  Southwest Airlines makes heavy use of online booking, but is not listed in such sources as Orbitz, Travelocity, Expedia or Trip.Com.  They frequently offer Internet Special rates and make strong use of ticketless travel.  (With current security restrictions, one needs a printout of the receipt or itinerary to go to the boarding gates even if one has an electronic ticket.)

Lubbock is not located sufficiently close to any other metropolitan area to make it convenient to use an alternate airport when travelling to or from Lubbock.  Much of the South Plains and adjoining regions of New Mexico utilize the Lubbock airport.

At the Lubbock airport, American and Continental Airlines use Baggage Claim area 1, located at the east end of the terminal, while Southwest Airlines uses Baggage Claim area 2, located at the west end of the terminal.  The terminal is not so large as to make a walk between the two baggage claim areas inconvenient.

In each baggage claim area is a panel with hotel information and phones for calling shuttles or taxis.  Rates by either Yellow Cab or Royal Coach Towne Car Service from the airport to the hotels or campus should be about $12.00 per person. Both usually have cars waiting at the airport.

Lubbock International Airport is serviced by the following rental car companies. Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget,  Hertz, National and Thrifty.  Budget is off-airport (by shuttle, only a short distance, at the first intersection leaving the airport), while the others are located near the terminal with offices in the terminal near Baggage Claim 2.

BY CAR:  Most persons driving into Lubbock will come by way of one of the routes below.  Should you be coming by a different route, check either MapQuest or the conference organizers for local directions.
From the Lubbock Airport: Leaving the Lubbock airport one will be heading south on M. L. King Boulevard.  At the first intersection (a four-way stop with Budget Rent-A-Car and the Airport Shelter Parking facility on the corners) turn right and proceed to Interstate 27.  Turn left and enter Interstate 27 South.  For the Four Points and La Quinta, take Exit 4, US 82 and turn right on 4th street, then left on Ave. Q.  The hotels will be in the second and third blocks on the left after turning onto Ave. Q.  To reach campus, proceed down Ave. Q to Broadway (which would otherwise be 12th Street in the numbering) and turn right.  Broadway goes directly into the main entrance to campus.  For the Hawthorne, take Exit 3, US 62/Texas 114, and turn right onto 19th Street.  Proceed west on 19th Street past the southern part of downtown,  At University Avenue turn left and then immediately right into the Hawthorne parking lot. The Texas Tech University campus will be on the other side of 19th Street.    See the maps for more information.

From Interstate 27 South (from the direction of Amarillo):  Follow the directions from the airport from the point where one gets on Interstate 27 South.

From US 62/82/ Texas 114 West (from the direction of Wichita Falls or Denton):  US 82 approaches Lubbock from Wichita Falls and Sherman.  For the last 150 miles it coincides with Texas 114 which approaches Lubbock from just west of Denton.  For the last 30 miles these coincide with US 62, which approaches Lubbock from Childress.  On the northeast edge of Lubbock, just after passing under Loop 289, US 62/Texas 114 diverges to the right from US 82.  US 82 becomes 4th Street and the directions from the airport apply after crossing under Interstate 27, while US 62/Texas 114 becomes 19th Street and the directions from the airport apply after crossing under Interstate 27.

From US 84 North (from the direction of Abilene or Sweetwater):  US 84 North enters Lubbock on the southeast corner of town.  As one enters town, proceed under Loop 289 to Interstate 27.  Turn right to enter Interstate 27 North and proceed to exit 3, US 62/Texas 114 (from this direction also labelled 19th Street).  Take exit 3 and turn left for 19th Street heading west.  From this point follow the directions provided from the airport.  Take exit 4 and turn left for 4th Street heading west, then follow the directions from the airport.

From US 84 South (from the direction of Clovis or Santa Rosa, New Mexico):  Follow US 84 South under Loop 289. US 84 South becomes Ave. Q just after a slight turn before 4th Street. The Four Points and La Quinta are on the left side of Ave. Q in the second and third blocks after 4th Street. To reach campus, turn right on Broadway (which would otherwise be 12th Street in the numbering) and proceed directly to the main entrance to campus. (Alternatively, to reach campus as coming into town, turn right onto University Avenue from US 84 South, before reaching Ave. Q and proceed to Broadway, where a left turn immediately takes one into campus.) To reach the Hawthorn Suites, from US 84 South turn right onto University Avenue. Hawthorn Suites will be on the right just after passing campus and crossing 19th Street.

Parking:  Parking on campus is regulated during weekdays.  Upon entering campus inform the attendant at the entry station that you are here for the mathematics conference and you will be directed either to visitor parking or to metered parking.  The Broadway entrance is the main entrance to campus, with the Mathematics building on the northwest side of the circle.  On weekends parking is available in any marked parking spot not indicated as reserved 24 hours.