Welcome to Chicago O'Hare International Airport!

Click HERE for additional information on ORD!

Airliners International 2022 Chicago is operated by Airliners International 2022 ORD LLC which licenses the 'Airliners International' trademark from the World Airline Historical Society, Inc.  The Society is a sponsor of the show and participates through its annual membership meeting and conference. 

Hotel Reservations

The Hilton Rosemont / Chicago O’Hare will be the host venue for Airliners International 2022 in June 2022. We will also have a limited number of airside rooms available at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Hotel. The AI Planning Committee will send out an email notification when the booking links will be available.




Please click HERE for AI 2022 ORD Registration!

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Demarest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Options

Full Convention Registration (June 23-25, 2022) - $125 /Guest
Three-day Admission, “Welcome Reception.” Booty Bag, Tour Access, Contests, and Saturday Night Banquet          

Three-day Convention Registration (w/o banquet) - $60 /Guest
Three-day Admission, “Welcome Reception,” Booty Bag, Tour Access, and Contests

Thursday Night “Welcome Reception” - $20 /Guest
Includes one complimentary beverage

Saturday Night Banquet - $75 *Special Guest Speaker to be announced in early 2022*


Vendor Information


Vendor tables will be assigned upon receipt of your registration. NOTE: If you have already contacted us to request tables, we will be in touch with you shortly with your table assignments.

Please contact Bill Demarest via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the current availability.

Hilton Layout

Grand Ballroom

Lindbergh Room

Yeager/Wright/Davis Room

Exhibitors/Vendors - You must purchase a “Full Convention” or “Three-day Convention Registration Package” in addition to the table rentals.

Island Table (6’X30” draped with two chairs) - $70 per table
Wall Table (6’x30” draped with two chairs) - $80 per table 

Vendor Helper (1 per table) - FREE

Each vendor is allowed one “Helper” per table purchased. Helper’s name must be submitted with vendor’s application. Helpers do not qualify for tours, booty bag, contests, banquet, or  “Welcome Party” admission. (Vendor & Helper Registration allows early admission to the trading hall for set-up.)

Welcome Party

WELCOME PARTY: The AI 2022 ORD Welcome Party will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  TICKETS REQUIRED.


Contests: Photos, Models, and Postcards

Please remember that Convention Registration is required for contest entry.

Photography Contest Rules

Postcard Contest

Model Contest Rules


AI 2022 ORD tour information will be available in early 2022. We are anticipating on offering a number of tours at the local Chicago area airports. Please be patient as we have to negotiate with the airports and airlines. Any tours are subject to their staff availability and security restrictions. Thank you!

All tours subject to modification or cancellation due to changes in security level or unforeseen circumstances. 

Gala Banquet

The banquet will be on Saturday evening, June 23, 2023 at the Hilton Rosemont / Chicago O’Hare hotel. Business casual dress requested. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Banquet tickets can be purchased separately without an AI 2022 registration package.

The special guest speaker will be announced in early 2022!



We are actively scheduling special guest speakers to present a variety of airline history topics during the trade show hours. A complete list will be published in early 2022. Everyone will be welcome to attend!

Events Timetable

Times and events subject to change!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration (Hotel)

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dealer Drop-Off. No set-up.
Tours as scheduled (Departures from hotel)

Thursday, June 23, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Dealer Set-up 
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Collectibles Show - (Convention Registrants Only)
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Collectibles Show - (All Guests)
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception (Convention Registrants Only)
Tours as scheduled (departures from hotel)

Friday, June 24, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Dealer Set-up
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Collectibles Show
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Model, Photo, Postcard Displays/Contests
8:00 p.m. -- ?? Slide & Digital Photo Show and Auction
Tours as scheduled (departures from hotel)

Saturday, June 25, 2022
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. WAHS Membership Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Dealer Set-up
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Collectibles Show
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.mModel, Photo, Postcard Displays/Contests
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cash Bar
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Banquet (Ticket required)

Sunday, June 26, 2022
Departure. No events planned.

Please note - events calendar subject to change.