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Hotel Reservations

Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center

 The Tempe Mission Palms, a Hyatt Hotel, is located in downtown Tempe AZ USA. Five Minutes from Phoenix Airport, located next to lively Mill Avenue and the Phoenix light rail line, the hotel is a prime location for AI 2020. All Airliners Intl hotel guests will receive the a complimentary hospitality package, including free valet parking, airport shuttle, guest room and ballroom wi-fi, fitness center and more. 

We have negotiated a special AI 2020 PHX room rate of $104.00 per night, including all of the above amenities.  



Registration for AI 2020 Phoenix is NOW OPEN!   

Registration Options

Full Convention Registration (July 8-11, 2020) - $110 /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 - $60 /Guest

We have confirmed our Saturday banquet guest speaker,
Howard D. Putnam, former CEO of Southwest and Braniff International. Howard will recount his days in the  
airline world, "From the Bag Room to the Board Room".  
Read more about Howard D. Putnam HERE. 

Vendor Information

Table layout as of March 15, 2020: 

Available Tables: 21, 33 -> 36, 40 -> 44, 97, 98, PF02, PF06 -> PF22.

We have access to another meeting room if needed for additional tables.

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) - $60 per table
Wall Table (6’x30” draped with two chairs) - $70 per table 

Vendor Helper (1 per table) - $20 per helper

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

Come enjoy this tradition of Airliners International conventions at the Thursday evening July 9, 2020 at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center. Details will be available soon. All REGISTERED Attendees of AI 2020 PHX will be invited to attend this annual event.


Contests: Photos, Models, and Postcards

Please remember that Convention Registration is required for contest entry.

Photography Contest Rules (broken link)
Model Contest
Postcard Contest


The AI 2020 PHX tours will be available for booking in early 2020. Please sign up for our mailing list to receive current updates by contacting us here

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

Gala Banquet

Banquet details will be released in early 2020. The banquet will be on Saturday evening, July 11, at the hotel. Business casual dress requested.


Airliners International 2020 Phoenix seminar information will be available in early 2020.

Events Timetable

Times and events subject to change!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration (Hotel)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
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, July 9, 2020
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, July 10, 2020
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, July 11, 2020
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, July 12, 2020
Departure. No events planned.

Please note - events calendar subject to change.