Re: [105attendees] departure report

Sean Leonard <dev+ietf@seantek.com> Wed, 31 July 2019 13:34 UTC

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Left on Saturday morning at 5:10am on the 747 bus.

I wanted to add for posterity, that there is a large ticket vending 
pylon on the northwest side of the René Lévesque Boulevard 
(southwest-bound) where the airport-bound bus stop is, just across from 
the Fairmont. It's Stop ID 52529 and its plus code is GC2J+49 Montreal, 
Quebec, Canada. The ticket vending machine /appeared/ to vend 1-day 
(24-hour) and 3-day passes, and took card payments in addition to cash.

It is economical to go to said pylon 24 hours prior to your intended 
departure on the 747 bus and pick up a 1-day (24-hour) pass. That way, 
you can use the transit system for free for the entire 24 hours prior to 
boarding the 747 bus. I confirmed that this pass does not activate until 
you first use it, so you can buy it well in advance, so long as you 
actually use it less than 24 hours before your intended 747 departure.

You can also get a 3-day pass, except that the 3-day pass only applies 
to the current day and two days afterwards: it expires at the end of the 
third day, not 72 hours after first use. I did not confirm whether the 
3-day pass activates on purchase or on first use.

I asked the Fairmont Reception desk about where to buy short-term 
passes, and they were clueless about the ticket vending pylon. As a 
result, I had to trek from the hotel to the Bonaventure Metro station to 
pick up a pass.

Sean

On 7/28/2019 7:01 AM, Sandra Murphy wrote:
> I took the airport bus from the stop across the street from the hotel.  The concierge gave me a flyer with the full schedule.
>
> I got the 12:49 bus, got to the airport by 1:20.  Breezed through security and customs in 30 min.  no problems
>
> —Sandy
>