Airline Travel Information

The NOAC Transportation team has established shuttle service between the Detroit Metro Airport (“DTW”) and the Michigan State (“MSU”) East Lansing campus for NOAC Contingents and Staff. Travel time between DTW and the MSU is approximately 2½ hours. The shuttle fee is $25.00 one way or $50.00 roundtrip per person. Fees will be billed to a contingent or staff National Order of the Arrow Registration System (NOAERS) account.

Key Dates

April 1Shuttle reservation requests open in NOAERS
June 30Last date to enter shuttle reservation request in NOAERS
July 29-Aug 1Staff arrival dates
August 3Contingent arrival date
August 8Contingent & Staff departure date

5 to 7 business days after entering a shuttle request, an email will be sent indicating the shuttle request has been processed. You will receive your shuttle ticket plus confirmation number via email approximately two weeks prior to NOAC. Confirmation number(s) will also be reflected in contingent or staff NOAERS travel records. Shuttle reservation costs are non-refundable after June 30, 2020.

Setting Up A Contingent Shuttle Reservation

All shuttle reservations for contingents are made within NOAERS, in the “Travel” section. Only Contingent Leaders are responsible for making shuttle reservations, not individual members of the contingent. If your contingent has members arriving or departing at different times (e.g. different flights), input each travel record separately in the “Travel” section. Plan flight arrivals and subsequent travel time to MSU to coincide with check-in hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Setting Up A Staff Shuttle Reservation

All shuttle reservations for staff are made within NOAERS, in the “Travel” section. Staff members are responsible for making their own shuttle reservation requests. Staff members should only book travel when they have been assigned an arrival date by their Lead Adviser. NOAC is unable to accommodate shuttle transportation on a day other than your assigned arrival date.

Shuttle Departures From MSU to DTW For Contingents & Staff

NOAC departure shuttles to DTW will run as early as necessary to accommodate morning flights. Departures from MSU will be scheduled a minimum of 4 1⁄2 hours before your. flight. Assigned departure times and pick-up locations will be communicated on Thursday, August 6th via the conference electronic communications, conference app, and within your NOAERS account.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Shuttles will depart regularly from DTW, but the final departure schedule is managed by the shuttle provider. This could result in a short layover between the time you arrive at the shuttle location and when the shuttle departs for MSU.
  • The shuttle provider allows you to bring up to two suitcases of no greater than 50 lbs. or 62 linear inches and one carry item which must be able to fit under your seat or in the compartment overhead. Oversized bags, larger than 62 linear inches, cannot be accommodated on shuttles.
  • The NOAC Transportation team will be monitoring flights as provided in NOAERS to proactively respond to travel delays. Alternate shuttle accommodations will be made if flight disruptions will cause a shuttle to be missed.
  • If you are arriving to NOAC from the Capital Region International Airport in Lansing or the East Lansing Amtrak Station the conference would be happy to help facilitate your arrival and departure from the conference. Please indicate your arrival plans in NOAERS within the “Travel” section and a member of the Transportation team will be in touch.

Additional NOAC shuttle information will be sent in advance of your arrival at DTW.

Please contact if you have any questions regarding NOAC transportation.