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About the 4th International Symposium on 718 and Others: Travel Information and Destination Highlights

June 15-18, 1997 · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Airline Info: USAir has been designated as the official carrier for the attendees of the 4th International Symposium on Superalloy 718. USAir agrees to offer special pricing for travel originating between June 14 and June 21, 1997, within the Continental United States.

To obtain special pricing, you or your travel agent must call USAir's Meeting and Convention Reservation Office at 1-800-334-8644 from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm EST. Refer to Gold File #34200049 when you call.

Shuttle service: Complimentary shuttle bus service is available from the Pittsburgh International Airport. Upon arrival, proceed to the baggage claim area. Use the hotel telephone banks and push the button for the Embassy Suites Hotel.

Car Rental: The AVIS Rent-A-Car system has been selected as the official car rental company for the symposium. Special rates are available. Highway travel: Pittsburgh is served by most major bus lines and is easily accessible by highway. Directions to the Embassy Suites Hotel are given below.

Climate: In June the climate in Pittsburgh is very pleasant with average daily high temperatures of 80°.


Situated between wooded hillsides at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers converge to form the Ohio River, Pittsburgh is one of America's most scenic cities. With average daily high temperatures of 80°, June is a very pleasant time to visit Pittsburgh.

While in Pittsburgh you will want to take an incline ride up Mount Washington, but inclines aren't the only mode of travel in or to the city. Pittsburgh is a very accessible city. The convenient subway, light rail, and bus systems enable any destination within the city to be within a half-hour ride. Easy entrance to a network of interstate highways (East-West I-70, I-76, I-80, and I-376; North South: I-79, I-579, and I-279) puts Pittsburgh within a day's drive of most Eastern U.S. Cities, and the new Pittsburgh International Airport has made the city conveniently accessible from anywhere in the world.

Delegates can easily take advantage of the many entertainment, cultural, and dining opportunities the city has to offer. The "Strip District" is a smorgasbord of dining and entertainment options. The Carnegie Science Center has been called "The Amusement Park for the Mind". The city is rich in cultural activities and is home to hundreds of performing arts groups. And don't forget Pittsburgh sports. With major league championship teams like Pirates baseball there is always a big game in town.

Additional information can be found at Links to Pittsburgh. This is a page all about Pittsburgh, prepared by the govermental relations staff at the University of Pittsburgh.

From the Pittsburgh International Airport:

When exiting the airport, follow Rt. 60 South to Exit 3 (business Rt. 60 North/Moon). Take the Coraopolis/Sewickley exit and bear right. The hotel is directly ahead in the Cherrington Corporate Center.

From downtown Pittsburgh:

Take the Fort Pitt Tunnels to I-279 South. Follow I-279 South (also Rt. 60 North) approximately 10 miles to exit 3 (Business Rt. 60 North/Moon). Take the Coraopolis/Sewickley exit and bear right. The hotel is directly ahead in the Cherrington Corporate Center.

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike:

East from Ohio, take Exit 3 Cranberry. Follow Rt. 19 South to I-79 South. Take I-79 South to Rt. 65 Sewickley exit. Follow Rt. 65 to Sewickley, turn left onto the Sewickley Bridge. At the end of bridge turn left onto Rt. 51. At the second light turn right on to Thorn Run Road. Follow this road 4-5 miles, going through 1 light then 2 stop signs, until you enter the Cherrington Corporate Center. The hotel is situated directly ahead.

West from Philadelphia, take Exit 6 Monroeville. Take I-376 West to Pittsburgh. Go through the Fort Pitt Tunnels to I-279 South. Continue from here by following above directions for: "From downtown Pittsburgh".

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