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Couple Ties the Knot at the Baggage Claim They Met at 12 Years Ago



Romance occurs at the most unexpected of places and for Michelle Belleau and Ron Peterson that was at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s baggage claim, where they first met 12 years ago.

Now the couple is coming full circling, hosting their wedding at the No. 6 baggage claim area today, April 20.

One hundred and twenty guests RSVP’d for what is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s first wedding.

“To our knowledge, we have never had a wedding at the airport,” a spokesperson for airlines/sides-to-go-bbq-opens-at-cleveland-hopkins-international-airport.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>Cleveland Hopkins International Airport told CBS News on Saturday.

Twelve years ago, Belleau’s boss asked her to pick up a client from Los Angeles at the airport, and that client was Peterson.

“He said he really wanted to get married at the place we first met,” Belleau told earlier this month. “I couldn’t think of anything more perfect.”

The couple now lives in Los Angeles after being involved in a long-distance relationship for years.

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Emirates Announces Firing Employees Amid the Pandemic



Emirates Airline, the last holdout among the Gulf region‘s three major East-West carriers in retaining its workforce announced on May 31, 2020, that it had fired an undisclosed number of employees, due to the near-shutdown of global air travel amid COVID-19.

The other two—Abu Dhabi’s Etihad and Doha-based Qatar Airways—had already scaled back in terms of staffing as the virus spread, virtually eliminating passenger demand and causing international borders to slam shut.

While Emirates has been applauded during the pandemic for continuing to run repatriation flights around the globe, as well as delivering cargo and critical supplies, it has been dramatically affected by the halting of international passenger travel, just like the rest of the world’s airlines.

In a statement, the company said, “We have endeavored to sustain the current family as is…but have come to the conclusion that we, unfortunately, have to say goodbye to a few of the wonderful people that worked with us.”

Without revealing any particulars of the mass firing, Emirates assured that those being axed from its workforce would be treated, “with fairness and respect.”

ABC News reported that to try and balance some of the immense losses the airline continues to suffer, Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, injected an undisclosed amount of equity into its operations back in March.

Although the flag carrier, owned by a Dubai sovereign wealth fund, had already reduced its staff members’ pay during the course of the global health crisis.

Meanwhile, Emirates’ home base, Dubai International Airport—typically the world’s busiest in terms of international passenger traffic—has also been running only a fraction of its normal operations.

Dubai, which has positioned itself as a critical hub for the free movement of people, goods and capital from around the globe (all of which the pandemic has disrupted), now depends heavily upon a resumption of activity at its airport.

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