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Delta Sells Stake in Brazilian Airline Gol

Delta Sells Stake in Brazilian Airline Gol

Brazil’s Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes said late that Delta Air lines sold more than 32.9 million shares it held in the company, leaving Delta with no shares in the airline.
The move comes a few months after the Atlanta-based airline announced its decision to end its partnership with Gol.
In September, Delta took a 20% stake in Latam.  In December, the two announced a codeshare partnership for flights to be operated by …

5 Tips to Combat Text Neck and iPhone Elbow

As I write this, I feel a dull pain in my neck, even though I am perfectly positioned in my ergonomic desk chair with my MacBook Pro on the desk at the recommended height.  It isn’t the chair, nor is it the Mac. Rather, it’s stemming from the time I spend hunched over my phone, looking at news, social media, and just keeping tabs on the world.
While FBT Editorial Director …

Russia Banned from 2020, 2022 Olympic Games

Russia Banned from 2020, 2022 Olympic Games

The World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russia from Olympic Games and world sports for four years as punishment for a state-run doping program.
The scheme involved dozens of Olympic athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics including 14 medal winners.
The move means that Russia will be unable to display its flag or name or have its anthem performed at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Peking.  …

Strasbourg’s Famed Christmas Market Comes to New York

Strasbourg’s Famed Christmas Market Comes to New York

A branch of the Marché de Noël de Strasbourg-Alsace opened in New York City as the Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market on Thursday with great fanfare.
At a press conference prior to the opening, French Ambassador Philippe Étienne welcomed dignitaries and the media to the Christmas market,  which was followed by the lighting of the market’s 22’ (6.7 m) Christmas tree, decorated with handmade ornaments from the Alsatian town of Mulhouse, and a moving …

New York Philharmonic Concert Hall at Lincoln Center to Undergo Major Renovation

New York Philharmonic Concert Hall at Lincoln Center to Undergo Major Renovation

The New York Philharmonic’s concert hall at Lincoln Center will undergo yet another renovation in an attempt to “reimagine” the auditorium and improve its much-maligned acoustics.
Originally named Philharmonic Hall, it was renamed Avery Fisher Hall in 1973 in honor of philanthropist Avery Fisher, who donated $10.5 million ($59 million in 2019 dollars) to the orchestra.  It underwent a major renovation in 1976 and a second smaller renovation in 1992, both …

United Airlines Places $7 Billion Order for Long-Range Airbus A321 Jets

United Airlines Places $7 Billion Order for Long-Range Airbus A321 Jets

United Airlines and Airbus announced a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft late Tuesday.
The Chicago-based airline intends to use the planes for a North Atlantic expansion from its hubs in New York and Washington, D.C.
“The new Airbus A321XLR aircraft is an ideal one-for-one replacement for the older, less-efficient aircraft currently operating between some of the most vital cities in our intercontinental network,” said Andrew Nocella, the airline’s chief commercial …

Lufthansa Appoints Brussels Air CEO and Swiss CFO as Part of Board of Directors Overhaul

Lufthansa Appoints Brussels Air CEO and Swiss CFO as Part of Board of Directors Overhaul

Lufthansa announced an overhaul of its board of directors, or Vorstand, on Tuesday in order to respond to what it termed “changes in our environment and within our company.”
The changes come as Lufthansa shifts “from an aviation group to an airline group,” said Karl-Ludwig Kley, chairman of the supervisory board, or Aufsichtsrat.
With the changes, the airline will sharpen its customer focus and efforts in digitization, it said. It will also …