Best Western The
8110 N Academy Boulevard,
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920-3904
Toll Free Reservations: 800-766-8524
From: The north, Exit 150 from Interstate 25, turn
left over the bridge, the Best Western The Academy Hotel
is the first drive on the right.
From: The south, Exit 150 from Interstate 25, stay
in the far right lane, the Best Western The Academy Hotel
is the first drive on the right.
From: The east and west, US Highway 24, take
Interstate 25 north, Exit 150 North Academy Boulevard,
stay in the far right lane, the Best Western The Academy
Hotel is the first drive on the right..
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Think Ahead for the
Reunion - Hassle-Free Deals on Car Rentals
plan to use a car when attending the 2009 Reunion, thinking ahead at
this time will save you some dollars. I recommended that you have
a vehicle to get around.
can rent a vehicle at the hotel starting at $24.00 daily/
$139.00 weekly for a sub-compact vehicle with unlimited
miles, and $36.00 daily/ $229.00 weekly for a higher end
vehicle unlimited miles.
is a shuttle from the Colorado Springs Airport to the Hotel, there is a
nominal $5.00 fee per person each way.
you fly into Denver International Airport (DIA) is
an easy one hour drive to Colorado Springs. Sometimes the airfares are less expensive into Denver.
can also get a shuttle service for $45 for the 1st person; $88
for 2 people $134 for 3 people and $168 for 4 people. E-mail for them is:
; These prices are military prices.
Here are a few
other hints to
don’t find anything to suit your budget with the major car rental
companies, you may want to try a consolidator. Car rental
consolidators work much like those for airlines and hotels. They
rent cars for major car rental companies but at a discount price.
The down side is that the majority of them make reservations only
through the Internet.
some others to try:
CarHire4Less claims to have rates discounted up to 30
percent off what the rental companies themselves are charging. The
company is in London but books rentals worldwide. You can contact
then at www.CarHire4Less.co.uk
CheapCarRental also claims to have prices 30
percent lower than the rates of major car rental companies. They
rent vehicles worldwide, including some vehicles you would not
expect to see. Their selection includes cars, vans, limousines,
heavy trucks, all terrain vehicles, and luxury cars. They can be
reached at www.CheapCarRental.com
Car-Rentals-Discounts has its web site set up so
you can compare prices of all rental companies before making your
reservation. They can be reached at www.Cars-Rentals-Discounts.com
Discount Car Rentals provides discount car rentals throughout the
world. You can pick the class and type of car you would like and
location where you would like to pick it up. Check them out at www.Car-Rental.from-A-Z.com
be ample methods of travel while at the reunion. However, should you
choose to travel a little out of the metropolitan area, then maybe
you will need the rental car. Good Luck!
Flying to the Reunion?
How To Find The Cheapest Flights
Many members that have
pre-registered for the 2009 reunion have indicated that they
intended to arrive by air. Flying obviously is the fastest way to
travel but also one of the most expensive. It doesn’t have to cost
you an arm and a leg though. Airline consolidators specialize in
selling discounted fares for major airlines, and you can save a
bundle by using their services. Consolidators either buy airline
tickets in bulk or have a special agreement with airlines to receive
discounted tickets. In the past, consolidators only made their
tickets available to travel agents, but many now offer tickets to
the general public.
Here are a few you may want to
OneTravel sells discounted are
tickets, hotel rooms, cruises, and vacation packages. Contact
800-929- 2523 or www.OneTravel.com
l 800 Fly Cheap offers discounts
on advance-purchase tickets. Call 1-800-FLY-CHEAP.
Cheap Tickets Inc. specializes in
selling discount tickets for travel within the United States.
Contact 800- 672-4327 or www.CheapTickets.com
SkyAuction auctions airline
tickets, as well as hotel rooms and vacation packages, over the
Internet. Check www.SkyAuction.com
If you’re willing to travel on
short notice, check into 11th Hour Vacations at www.11thhourvacations.com/index_home.php?ver=B
You tell them your interests and desired vacation spots, and they
will send you an e-mail when trips matching your description come
up. You could save up to 70 percent off regular prices.
And for you adventurous types,
PriceLine com allows you to set your own ticket price and take the
chance they can find it for you. You have to be flexible enough to
travel at any time on the dates you choose, and you must pay in
advance by credit card. The ticket is non-refundable, so once your
offer is accepted, there’s no turning back. Check with www.PriceLine.com for
more information. Try one or more of the above ideas and tell your
“war story” at the reunion.
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