David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

Flight attendants to get more rest time under a new FAA rule

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

The FAA will require airlines to give flight attendants at least 10 hours of rest time in between shifts, the same as pilots, to help reduce fatigue. Current rules allow as little as 8 hours of rest.

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Disaster relief organizations are preparing to help areas hit by Hurricane Ian

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Disaster relief organizations are mobilizing to deliver life-saving aid and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Ian.

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Flight attendants picket airports — demanding that airlines fix chronic delays

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Thousands of Southwest Airlines and United Airlines flight attendants picketed outside airport terminals Tuesday — calling for smoother operations, better pay and safety on the job.

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Boeing will pay $200 million to settle SEC charges over 737 Max crashes

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The SEC charges Boeing and its former CEO Dennis Muilenburg "with making materially misleading public statements" following 737 Max crashes in 2018 and 2019 that killed 346 people.

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1 airline made a bid to reduce flight hours required for new pilots. FAA rejects it

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Regulations require 1,500 hours of flight time for pilot certification. Regional airline Republic Airways wanted graduates of its flight school to be eligible in half that time. The FAA said no.

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A sigh of relief this morning: a railway strike has been averted

Thursday, September 15, 2022

President Joe Biden said Thursday a tentative railway labor agreement has been reached, averting a potentially devastating strike before the pivotal midterm elections.

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Public transit is having a slow comeback after the pandemic

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Traffic congestion is back to pre-pandemic levels as many workers return to the office but transit ridership is still way down. Projections show it will take some time for riders to return.

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Public transit across the U.S. is not nearly as crowded as it was before the pandemic

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Traffic congestion is back to pre-pandemic levels as many workers return to the office, but transit ridership is still down substantially. Projections show it will take some time for riders to return.

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Labor Day weekend could mean more headaches and frustration for fliers

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Airline pilots are warning that travelers may face more chaos this Labor Day weekend.

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Amid Labor Day weekend travel surge, airlines promise better customer service

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Prodded by a new Transportation Department online customer service tool, airlines promise free food and hotel rooms for travelers stranded by delays and cancellations that are the airlines' fault.

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Flight delays and poor customer service are at unacceptable levels, Buttigieg says

Friday, August 26, 2022

With millions of Americans preparing to fly over the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is urging airlines to step up their game so travelers aren't stranded.

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Proposals would ease standards, raise retirement age to address pilot shortage

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Airlines blame a shortage of pilots for widespread cancellations and reduced service. Would allowing pilots to keep flying past age 65 and reducing the 1,500-hour flight training requirement help?

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Changing pilots' retirement age is being looked at as a way to fix staffing issues

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Critics say a push to raise the mandatory pilot retirement age and cut flight time licensing requirements may ease a pilot shortage, but that could affect safety.

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JetBlue wins the bidding war for Spirit Airlines

Thursday, July 28, 2022

In a takeover that would create the nation's 5th largest airline, JetBlue won a bidding war for ultra low cost carrier Spirit Airlines. Federal antitrust regulators will have the final say.

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The Department of Transportation is cracking down on airlines

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The Department of Transportation is taking action against airlines that have refused to issue refunds for canceled flights. It has also created a bill of rights for passengers with disabilities.

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Illinois' gun laws failed to stop the Highland Park shooter from getting weapons

Friday, July 08, 2022

The 21-year-old charged with killing seven people at a July 4th parade outside Chicago was able to buy guns even though he had been flagged by police, raising questions about the laws' effectiveness.

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The latest on the investigation into the Highland Park July Fourth shooting

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Here's the latest on the July Fourth parade attack in Highland Park, Ill., where seven people were killed by a shooter using a high-powered rifle.

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It's been a rough summer so far for air travelers

Monday, July 04, 2022

Airlines struggle to accommodate high demand this weekend, as the number of people flying returns to pre-pandemic levels. Nearly every flight is full and tickets don't guarantee travelers a seat.

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The travel chaos to expect over the July Fourth weekend

Friday, July 01, 2022

With gas and airline prices at record highs — and the airline industry in turmoil — travelers are facing more obstacles than usual over the busy holiday weekend.

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Investigators probe why a dump truck crossed into the path of an Amtrak train

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

An Amtrak train derailed in Missouri on Monday, killing four people and injuring dozens. The railroad crossing outside the town of Mendon is a dangerous one, according to local residents.

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