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World Wings 2023 Convention
General Information

Registration is limited to active members of World Wings and other former Pan Am employees, and their guests.

On the registration form, include your World Wings chapter or MAL affiliation if you are a former Pan Am flight attendant, and “PAA” with your department/work location if you are a former Pan Am employee from another department. Any registrant or guest who is a former PAA flight attendant must be an active member of WWI and must submit a separate registration.

The Scottsdale Resort and Spa (formerly the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch) is a 20 – 30 minute drive to the northeast from Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Directly north of the resort are Sedona (about 2 hours) and the Grand Canyon (about 4 hours).

We highly recommend that you consider travel insurance. We would hate to see anyone lose money due to unexpected cancellations.
We are not recommending or endorsing any particular insurance company, and are listing the following for your convenience only.

Click the button on the main Scottsdale convention page to register for the convention. Note that the Registration fee is non-refundable. See below for Cancellation Policy.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.

After submitting your reservation, you can pay immediately via PayPal/Credit Card. If you do not pay immediately, we will send you an invoice for the registration fee and the convention events you are attending. YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE CONFIRMED ONLY AFTER YOUR FULL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

Holding a WWI convention is similar to holding a wedding. World Wings is under contract with the hotel to fill a minimum number of guest rooms. Please do not stay elsewhere. WWI contracts for, and must pay in advance for, meeting space, food, staffing, and entertainment for all events. Please note that your convention registration is not guaranteed until paid in full, and will only be refunded according to the following schedule.

On or before 6/30/23: Reservations can be cancelled without a fee.
7/1/23 – 7/31/23: Cancellation fee of 25%
8/1/23 – 8/31/23: Cancellation fee of 50%
9/1/23 – 9/30/23: Cancellation fee of 75%
On or after 10/1/31: NO REFUNDS
Note that registration fee of $75 per person is mandatory and non-refundable.
Excursion/Tour reservations are managed by the tour company. Click Here for Details and Reservation Info

The convention hotel is the Scottsdale Resort and Spa (formerly the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch). Reservations are managed via a special link on the hotel’s website. Click Here for Details and to Make a Reservation

IMPORTANT: The only methods of securing our group rate and perks at the hotel are the preferred method of using the blue button at the bottom of our hotel page (THE BUTTON TAKES YOU TO A SPECIAL LINK ON THE HILTON WEBSITE), or by using group code “WWII23” and “World Wings” (group name) when speaking directly to the hotel (833-729-1626) or to Hilton’s reservation department. A 2-night deposit is required – you will see or be told the total, but only 2 nights will be charged up front as the deposit, with the balance due at checkout. By reserving your stay using one of these methods, the nightly resort fee of $35 is waived; you will receive a $30 daily Luna Spa credit; a 15% dinner discount in Kitchen West; free parking, and more. DO NOT USE hotel booking sites such as Priceline,, etc., as you will forfeit ALL benefits. Questions? Click Here to contact the convention team.

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Scottsdale sits in the Sonoran Desert. In late October to early November, the area is hot and generally dry, with daytime temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to the mid-90s (°F). Temperatures drop about 20° at night. Humidity is generally low and rainfall negligible. Elevation is about 1200′, but there are mountainous and high desert areas nearby. Elevation at Sedona is over 4000′, and over 7000′ feet at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Be sure to stay hydrated, use sunscreen liberally, and avoid over-exertion. For excursions, wear sensible, protective clothing and sturdy shoes or hiking boots. Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes or boots (no heels) are also required for the Desert Foothills event. Be aware that rattlesnakes and scorpions are native to the area. Wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes when outdoors, look inside your shoes before putting them on, and watch where you step.
Sunday, October 29:
Welcome Party Under the Palms
Outdoor cocktail party in Bennie’s Courtyard at the Scottsdale Resort.

Bennie’s Courtyard
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

The cocktail party will be followed by a seated dinner in The Paradise Park Lawn

Paradise Lawn
Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

Monday, October 30 (AM):
WWI Annual Meeting
Required attendance for all WWI members

Tuesday, October 31 (AM):
WWI Presidents’ Forum
Required attendance for all WWI chapter delegates and alternates

Monday, October 30 (PM):
An Evening Under the Stars at Desert Foothills
Enjoy a taste of the Old West at a country western barbecue with entertainment and dancing. Bus transportation is included.

Spectacular Sunsets in the Desert

Dine and dance under the stars
Escape from the light pollution of the city and experience an unimpeded view of the night sky

Stargazing at Desert Foothills

Tuesday, October 31 (PM):
Farewell Gala
Outdoor champagne reception in the Sunset Plaza

Sunset Plaza

Tuesday, October 31 (PM):
Harvest Moon Ball
Reception is followed by dinner in the Coronado Ballroom

Coronado Ballroom


Excursions must be booked through the tour company.
Click Here for Details
Saturday, October 28:
Pre-Convention Excursion
Grand Canyon Tour

Visit one of the world’s most magnificent natural attractions

Grand Canyon – North Rim

Tuesday, October 31

Tour Phoenix/Scottsdale and visit the Heard Museum

The Heard Museum

Wednesday, November 1:
Sedona Excursion

Explore the iconic red rocks of Sedona

Red Rocks of Sedona

Prices shown are per person (pp)

Registration $75
Welcome Party Under the Palms $150
An Evening Under the Stars at Desert Foothills $150
Farewell Gala: Harvest Moon Ball $210

Excursion fees are paid directly to the tour operator

Grand Canyon $109
Phoenix/Scottsdale, Heard Museum $69
Sedona $88

  • Please pay when you register. If not paid, we will send you an invoice for the registration fee and the events you have selected. The invoice will provide a link to pay online (you do NOT need a PayPal account. You do NOT need to log into PayPal. There is a button whereby you can pay by debit or credit card).
  • See the tables above for cost and cancellation policy.

Click Here to contact the team for more information.
Click Here to Register.

Background Photo of Grand Canyon National Park – South Rim courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Grand Canyon National Park – North Rim by Michael Quinn Courtesy of National Park Service
Photo of the Heard Museum courtesty of Scotwriter21, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Red Rocks of Sedona courtesy of Bernard Spragg. NZ from Christchurch, New Zealand, PDM-owner, via Wikimedia Commons
Photos of The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Park courtesy of The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Park
Photos of Desert Foothills event venue courtesy of Desert Foothills