Service Advisories

Groups/Employers

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Michigan Flyer is delighted to provide the transportation between Detroit Metro Airport and the Michigan State University campus for the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!

Please DO NOT use our "Book a Trip" feature to book travel on Michigan Flyer if you are arriving on May 23 or 24 or departing with us on May 28. Instead, use this special link. Note: Please use Google Chrome when making your reservation and reservations can made by May 7.

Judges:

Judges arriving before May 22 should take the Michigan Flyer-AirRide motor coach to the East Lansing Marriott. Transportation from the Marriott to the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center will be provided by the hotel shuttle. 

Judges arriving May 22-May 24 who take Michigan Flyer-AirRide motor coach to East Lansing can stay on the coach and you will be transported directly to the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center for registration after our driver drops at the Marriott.  Judges staying at the Marriott will reboard the Indian Trails officials shuttle and will be taken back to the Marriott.

On Sunday, May 28th- Indian Trails will offer an officials shuttle that runs from the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center to the Marriott every 20 minutes beginning at 2:20am until 11:40am.  Please plan accordingly for the departure time you have selected with Michigan Flyer which will leave from the Marriott.


Odyssey Participants and Group Leaders:

Upon arrival at Detroit Metro Airport, look for the Odyssey of the Mind welcome desk in the baggage claim area of your terminal. Group leaders should check in with the Michigan Flyer staff.  

After check in at the welcome desk, you will be directed to our boarding location in the ground transportation center of your terminal. Please note that some of our motorcoaches may be labeled “Indian Trails” on the side. 

On Sunday, May 28, our motorcoaches will depart from five MSU campus neighborhoods.  Your pick up location will be determined by your dorm assignment. The welcome desk will give you pickup location details when you arrive in Detroit.

Please be at the bus stop at least 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time you have chosen. Please note that our motorcoaches will make more than one stop on campus before departing for Detroit Metro Airport.


The more passengers traveling together, the greater your savings, so long as the fare for the entire group is paid with one credit card at the same time. For example, the round trip Michigan Flyer fare between East Lansing and Detroit Metro Airport for a group of three adults is $42 per ticket (or $126 total), whereas the fare for one person traveling alone is $54 (or a total of $162 for three people traveling separately.)For groups of 20 or more, please call our office at 517-333-0400 to arrange for even greater savings.


Does your group want to travel somewhere other than East Lansing, Ann Arbor, or Detroit Metro Airport? Then Indian Trails―Michigan Flyer’s parent company―can get you there and back in deluxe-motorcoach style. Indian Trails has extensive experience operating charter and shuttle services for large and small groups. Convention groups, associations, corporations, sporting events, family reunions and even churches have all relied on Indian Trails to transport their groups safely and efficiently. Whether it is a group of 50 or 10,000 people, Indian Trails’ knowledgeable staff will assist you with every phase of planning. Give them a call toll free at 800-292-3831. Or, click here to request a quote online.


If you have employees and clients traveling to cities via Detroit Metro Airport, you may qualify for a corporate discount with Michigan Flyer. Even though we already offer significant savings over personal cars (particularly with sky-high airport parking), taxis and limos, we extend further discounts of 5% to 10% to organizations whose employees fly frequently from DTW.

To apply for a corporate discount code and discount fares for your employees and clients, just fill out the form here. Within three business days, we will either issue you the code by email or contact you with follow-up questions.

Corporate Discount Application »


We offer two pass programs for employers and employees to encourage the use of mass transportation to protect the environment and save money: The Federal Commuter Choice Program and the Michigan Flyer Pass Program for Employers.

Federal Commuter Choice Tax Benefit Program

Private employers, non-profit organizations and public agencies, federal government employees, and members of the military services are eligible to receive these transit commuter benefits. However, self-employed individuals, partners, 2-percent shareholders of S corporations, sole proprietors and other independent contractors are not eligible under IRS rules.

Options:

  • Employer-Paid Transportation Benefits

    The most attractive option to employees is for the employer to cover the full cost of the transit benefit up to $230 per month. The cost for the employer is tax-free and deductible as a business expense. 
  • Employee-Paid, Pre-Tax Transportation Benefits

    Employers may permit their employees to have up to $230 per month deducted from their current monthly pay towards the actual cost of public transit before taxes are applied. 
  • “Fare Share” Shared Cost Transportation Benefits

    Employers can share the cost of transit with employees, and everyone can receive valuable tax savings.

Benefits: Employers and employees save on federal taxes―a nice, affordable fringe benefit. Employees arrive at work relaxed and refreshed because they avoid the stress of rush-hour driving. Choosing public transit reduces carbon dioxide emissions, and makes companies more attractive as socially responsible employers.

[Footnote] * Section 132 in the Internal Revenue Code, Title 26 of the United States Code, as modified by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 and the Transportation Equality Act for the 21st Century.

Michigan Flyer Pass Program for Employers

Any employer with 10 employees or more is eligible to participate in the Pass Program for Employers by entering into a monthly contract with Michigan Flyer and purchasing unlimited access passes for each employee at the rate of $350 per pass per month, depending on the boarding points and number of employees involved.