Discount airfare available for 2015 Legion meetings

The American Legion has obtained discounts with Delta Airlines and United Airlines for its 2015 meetings. Legionnaires who want National Headquarters to obtain their airline tickets can contact Marti Wooden by phone at (317) 630-1232 or by email at mwooden@legion.org. Individuals can also contact the airlines directly to obtain the discounts.

It is recommended that tickets be purchased at least 30 days prior to travel. Discounts vary, and the airlines will charge a service fee to make the reservation. No discounts apply with Amtrak or Greyhound, but reservations can be made online at www.amtrak.com and www.greyhound.com or by phone at (800) 231-2222 for Greyhound.

The contact numbers for each airline are:

Delta Airlines –  (800) 328-1111 – Contract No. 422582. Refer to File No. NMKG2.

United Airlines –  (800) 521-4041 – Agreement Code 868781, Z Code ZTR7. Booking online at www.united.com receives an additional 3 percent discount. No service fee applies.

Below is the 2015 American Legion meeting schedule, along with destination cities and airports.

  • Jan. 9-11. Membership planning meeting, Indianapolis (IND)
  • Feb. 20-25. Washington Conference, Washington (DCA, BWI, IAD)
  • April 10-12. Oratorical Scholarship finals, Indianapolis (IND)
  • May 1-7. NEC Spring Meetings, Indianapolis (IND)
  • July 16-25. Boys Nation, Washington (DCA)
  • July 21-26. Junior Shooting Sports 3-Position Air Rifle National Championship, Colorado (COS)
  • Aug. 6-9. Department Service Officer School/Membership Workshop, Indianapolis (IND)
  • Aug. 7-11. American Legion Baseball Regionals, various locations (CHY, BIS, BDL, GSO, STL, DCA/BWI, LIT, DEN)
  • Aug. 13-19. Legion Baseball World Series, Shelby, N.C. (CLT, GSP)
  • Aug. 27-Sept. 4. National Convention, Baltimore, MD
  • Sept. 18-20. Children & Youth Conference, Indianapolis (IND)
  • Sept. 25-27. Americanism Conference, Indianapolis (IND)
  • Oct. 9-15. NEC Fall Meetings, Indianapolis (IND)
  • Oct. 24-30. Legion College, Indianapolis (IND)