Aircraft maker Boeing paid Southwest Airlines $125 million in an out-of-court settlement for damages caused by the safety-related grounding of the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets.
Boeing compensated Southwest for financial losses related to the grounding. Southwest said the amount was based on projected losses in the airline’s 2019 operating income due to service disruptions.
Federal regulators issued the grounding following two fatal crashes involving software problems in the jet’s operating system.
“Our people have done an incredible job managing through the Max groundings, while providing the highest levels of customer service and one of the best operational performances in our history,” said Gary C. Kelly, chairman of the board and CEO, Southwest. “On behalf of the Southwest Board of Directors, we are grateful to our employees for their extraordinary efforts throughout the year and are pleased to share proceeds from our recent agreement with Boeing.”
“The airline remains confident that, once certified by the FAA, the enhancements will support a safe return of the 737 Max aircraft,” Southwest said in a press statement.
Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa opened in Madrid’s primary shopping district (temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but expected to open soon), adjacent to Parque del Oeste, giving first-time visitors to Madrid a perfect location for city exploration. The property offers more than 100 guestrooms, with two designs found throughout, both inspired by the natural greenery found in Parque del Oeste and reflecting the spring and fall seasons. In-room amenities include smart televisions and complimentary WiFi.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
As states allow visitors again and travel picks up, airlines are starting to prepare for an influx in passengers by increasing cleaning schedules, preparing aircraft for flight and even taking the temperatures of passengers before boarding the plane.
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Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate gets a new look this fall, with renovations planned for all guestrooms, villas, public spaces and meeting rooms. The next phase of the property’s renovations begins in June and is expected to elevate the overall guest experience. Guestroom renovations are scheduled to wrap up in early fall, while meeting and function space, as well as lobby, renovations were completed over the winter.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts, with luxury hotels in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, announced its Holidays for Your Heroes initiative. The program will donate 150 luxury, all-inclusive resort stays to essential workers and their families with its Karisma Foundation and partners.
Since 1970, Goway Travel has been committed to providing customized travel experiences for world travelers. Few things are better evidence of this commitment than being awarded the 2019 Trazees award for Favorite Tour Operator. Goway Travel heartily thanks the readers of Trazee Travel for this honor and for their confidence in Goway’s work in creating travel memories that’ll last a lifetime.
As many travelers prepare to return to travel with road trips this summer, The Guest House at Graceland introduces a Let’s Go! Gas Card offer, including a $25 gas card and free parking.