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Southwest Airlines to Add New Service to Bozeman and Northwest Florida

Southwest Airlines to Add New Service to Bozeman and Northwest Florida

Southwest Airlines announced multiple new routes to airports near Yellowstone National Park and northwest Florida.
The Dallas-based carrier is adding new routes to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Montana from both Denver and Las Vegas.  In addition, it will add service linking Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport with Baltimore/WashingtonInternational Thurgood Marshall, Chicago Midway, Dallas Love Field, and Nashville International airports.
“We’re adding another destination in the West, our first in Montana, and bringing …

United Airlines Appoints New Independent Board Member

United Airlines Appoints New Independent Board Member

United Airlines announced the appointment of Laysha Ward to the company’s board of directors.
Ms. Ward is executive vice president at Target, the eighth-largest retailer in the United States. She joined the company in 2008 and was promoted to executive vice president in 2015.  She is also the company’s chief engagement officer.
Expounding on the selection of Ms. Ward, United’s executive chairman, Oscar Munoz, explained that “we were focused on finding a leader …

FAA Grounds Some Boeing 777s

FAA Grounds Some Boeing 777s

The Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing 777 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney engines following a 777’s engine failure over Denver over the past weekend.
The Pratt & Whitney engine failed and broke apart shortly after takeoff on Saturday, raining debris down on the town of Bloomfield, Colorado.  There were no injuries on the ground or in the air, although residents of the town as well as passengers on the aircraft were …

Marriott Installs Tony Capuano as CEO

Marriott Installs Tony Capuano as CEO

Marriott International announced the appointment of Tony Capuano, a longtime veteran of the company, to the position of CEO.
The move follows the death last week of the hotelier’s third CEO, Arne Sorensen, from pancreatic cancer.
Mr. Capuano, who most recently was a group president responsible for leading Marriott’s global development, design efforts and operations, was also appointed to the company’s board.
Marriott also announced the appointment of Stephanie Linnartz, a Marriott group …

Photo Essay: New York Botanical Garden ‘Spotlight on Orchids’

The pandemic has meant many changes for New York’s cultural institutions, among them the New York Botanical Garden.
Each year, the garden presents a highly regarded orchid exhibition but, amidst the pandemic-induced restrictions currently in effect in the New York area and the terrible toll that the coronavirus has taken, it is presenting a more limited exhibition – ‘Spotlight on Orchids’ – in the Enid Haupt Conservatory, an Italian Renaissance building …

United Airlines Flight to Hawaii Suffers Engine Failure, Rains Down Debris on Denver Suburb

United Airlines Flight to Hawaii Suffers Engine Failure, Rains Down Debris on Denver Suburb

A United Airlines Boeing 777-200 was forced to return to Denver International Airport after it suffered an engine failure shortly after taking off.
The incident sent engine debris raining down on the homes, cars, and soccer fields of a Denver suburb, Broomfield, Colorado.
The police department there said it had received “reports that a plane flying over Broomfield had engine trouble and dropped debris in several neighborhoods around 1:08 p.m.” in a …

Delta Flight Museum to Serve as Mass Vaccination Site

Delta Flight Museum to Serve as Mass Vaccination Site

The Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, will be the one of the state’s four mass vaccination sites.
Vaccinations will begin at the museum, which will be the largest of the four sites, on February 22. Inoculations will be given in accordance with the state’s vaccination guidelines.  Recipients of the vaccine will have a choice of using a drive-through lane or getting the jab in the Flight Museum.
Inoculations via the drive-through lane …