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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 …

The Busiest Airport in the World? Why It’s Atlanta (Again)

 
Just as the travel industry begins to recover globally, Atlanta has taken the crown as having been the world’s busiest aerodrome in 2021, rebounding after dropping down one spot the previous year.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw over 107 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for the 22nd time.  Until 2019, the airport had held the title for 21 years in a …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Feb. 23: Travel Surged Over the Holiday Weekend, Flight Attendants Balk at End to Mask Mandates

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Feb. 23: Travel Surged Over the Holiday Weekend, Flight Attendants Balk at End to Mask Mandates

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 54th day of 2022.
Air travel in the United States over the holiday weekend surged to levels not seen since last year’s Thanksgiving holiday.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration, who operates the nation’s airports’ security checkpoints, said it had screened almost 8.4 million people in the period from Friday through Monday. The …

Massive Storm Sweeps Across the U.S. Bringing Heavy Snow, Thunderstorms, and Hundreds of Flight Cancellations

Massive Storm Sweeps Across the U.S. Bringing Heavy Snow, Thunderstorms, and Hundreds of Flight Cancellations

A powerful winter storm will bring heavy snow, long thunderstorms, flooding, and tornadoes to a large swath of the United States.
Forecasters expect tornadoes in the South and snow in the Midwest as the storm barrels east.
“A powerful storm will sweep through the Eastern half of the U.S. through the end of this week with multiple hazards,” the National Weather Service said in a statement.  “A narrow zone of heavy snow …

Amtrak Puts Love on Sale With Free Companion Ticket and Travel as Low as $18 One Way

Amtrak Puts Love on Sale With Free Companion Ticket and Travel as Low as $18 One Way

Amtrak, the operator of most passenger rail service in the United States, announced it will give travelers a free companion ticket for nationwide travel between March 1 and August 31, 2022 as part of its “Love You” Valentine’s Day sale.
Tickets must be purchased by 11:59 p.m. on February 16, 2022.
The offer includes travel on the Acela and Northeast Regional trains as well.
Two people can travel together for as little as …

American, Aer Lingus Announce Partnership

American, Aer Lingus Announce Partnership

American Airlines and Aer Lingus announced codeshare agreement for flights between the United States and Europe.
The move comes on the heels of an expansion of the codeshare agreement between American’s Northeast Alliance partner, JetBlue Airways, and Aer Lingus in December of last year.
The new codeshare agreement is part of the overarching Atlantic Joint Business agreement that also includes British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair.   All of the aforementioned carriers except JetBlue …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Dec. 22: South Africa’s Omicron Wave is Receding: Will Other Countries Follow?

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Dec. 22: South Africa’s Omicron Wave is Receding: Will Other Countries Follow?

Amidst the rising number of omicron variant cases across the globe, there is some good news, researchers in South Africa said that the wave of omicron cases there seems to be receding just as quickly as it grew.
The country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Salim Abdool Karim, told the Washington Post in an interview that he expected “every other country, or almost every other, to follow the same trajectory.”
Meanwhile, as the …