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Great Moments in Travel History – September 2022 Edition

September, the “harvest month” in Charlegmagne’s calendar, is still called Herbstmonat, the harvest month, in Switzerland.  The month marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.
The month of September gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
After January and February were added …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2022 Edition

August, a holiday month in a good part of the world, is the eighth month of the year in both the Juliana and Gregorian calendars. It is named after Augustus, a Roman statesman who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire. The month was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of the ten-month Roman calendar.
The current name was chosen by Augustus because several of his greatest …

Delta to Acquire 100 Boeing 737 Max Jets in $13.5 Billion Deal

Delta to Acquire 100 Boeing 737 Max Jets in $13.5 Billion Deal

Delta Air Lines and Boeing announced the carrier is acquiring 100 737-10 jetliners, members of the 737 Max family, with an option to purchase an additional 30 more in the future.
The order is valued at $13.5 billion, although airlines typically get discounts from list prices in such quantity.
The move is Delta’s first order for new Boeing aircraft in over a decade.
In a statement, Delta said the order would “modernize its …

Boeing to Move Headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia

Boeing to Move Headquarters from Chicago to Arlington, Virginia

Boeing said that it will relocate  its headquarters, currently in Chicago, to Arlington, Virginia.
The move “makes strategic sense … given its proximity to our customers and stakeholders,” said Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun in a statement.
An Arlington location would place Boeing near federal government decision-makers in Washington, D.C.
The planemaker moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago in 2001 after an unusually public search that also considered Dallas and Denver.  Boeing has …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2022

May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in most cases referred to as Labour Day or International Workers’ Day, and intended to commemorate …

Boeing Defense and Space CEO to Retire, Global Services Head to Assume Position

Boeing Defense and Space CEO to Retire, Global Services Head to Assume Position

Boeing announced two executive appointments on Tuesday.
Ted Colbert was named to the position of CEO of the company’s Boeing Defense, Space and Security unit, and Stephanie Pope was named to succeed Mr. Colbert as president of Boeing Global Services.
Mr. Colbert’s appointment comes as the unit’s CEO, Leanne Caret, retires after 35 years with the company.  He will oversee the operation of Boeing Defense, Space, and Security, a unit with $26 …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2022

March, the third month of the year, is the month when, two years ago, the World Health Organization proclaimed on March 11, 2020 that the novel coronavirus was now a pandemic. The travel industry just two years ago began to reel from the impact of the pandemic as major hotel chains shut down thousands of properties, banks closed an equal number of branches, airlines reduced schedules by up to 50%, …