David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

Transportation planners wait for money as the infrastructure plan stalls in Congress

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Democrats say they're close to a deal on the broad reconciliation bill, but transportation planners are anxious because a short-term extension on federal highway and transit programs runs out Sunday.

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Former Boeing test pilot is facing charges connected to the 737 Max jet

Friday, October 15, 2021

Mark Forkner, a former Boeing technical pilot, will appear in court on charges that he deceived safety regulators about a key system in the 737 Max.

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A former Boeing test pilot has been indicted in connection with the 737 Max

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Mark Forkner is charged with deceiving safety regulators who were evaluating the plane, which was later involved in two deadly crashes.

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Airline pilots push back on vaccine mandates

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Most airlines now require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but some pilots at American and Southwest are fighting the mandate, claiming potential career-ending vaccine side effects.

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Southwest Airlines widespread cancellations could be a sign of things to come

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Operations at Southwest Airlines are slowly returning to normal after several days of delays and cancellations.

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Southwest Airline officials say delays and cancellations weren't caused by a protest

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Southwest Airlines is again canceling dozens of flights, but officials say they are slowly returning to normal operations. The airline denies pilots staged a protest the airline's vaccine mandate.

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United Airlines Says Almost All Its Workers Are Vaccinated; Some Others May Be Fired

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The airline says 99% of its U.S. workforce has either gotten the shots or applied for religious or medical exemptions, while fewer than 600 employees will be fired for refusing to comply.

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Opposed To The New Abortion Ban In Texas? Chicago Says Move On Up To The North

Thursday, September 23, 2021

For years Texas tried to lure businesses to locate there from other states. Now, Chicago is using a new Texas abortion ban and other social issues to recruit businesses from the Lone Star state.

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With Vaccines Now Mandated For Workplaces, Will A Travel Mandate Be Next?

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Public health officials and infectious disease experts say requiring vaccination for domestic air and rail travel would help slow COVID-19's spread, but the travel industry opposes a vaccine mandate.

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It Was Shoes On, No Boarding Pass Or ID. But Airport Security Forever Changed On 9/11

Friday, September 10, 2021

No boarding pass or ID was needed to go to the gate, and 4-inch-blade knives were allowed aboard planes. Now we take off shoes, can't have liquids over 3.4 oz and go through high-tech body scanners.

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How 9/11 Changed The Way We Fly

Friday, September 10, 2021

Perhaps nothing changed more quickly and dramatically in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks than commercial airline travel. We look at how air travel security has improved and evolved in 20 years.

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As The Delta Variant Soars, The Airline Industry Descends Into Another Slump

Thursday, September 02, 2021

The EU is taking the U.S. off its COVID-19 "safe list," but airlines have already been cutting flights due to low booking rates. Some say vaccines should have been required for travel months ago.

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Air Travel Frustrations Rise Amid Chronic Delays And Cancellations

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Spirit and American have canceled hundreds of flights in recent weeks. Meanwhile, a key member of Congress is calling on the FAA to crack down on travelers who turn violent.

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Many Airlines Are Ill-Prepared For The Wave Of Returning Passengers

Monday, July 26, 2021

As millions of Americans return to the skies, some airlines are struggling to meet demand, and deal with a spike in unruly behavior by passengers — mostly over the mask mandate.

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Biden Wants To Crack Down On Airline Fees To Increase Competition In The Industry

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Biden administration is taking aim at airline fees for things like checked bags and extra legroom — and looking at ways to increase competition in an industry dominated by just four airlines.

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Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal May Be A Tough Sell To The Rest Of Congress

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Infrastructure spending is considered one of the few issues on which the two parties can agree, but there are still differences that seem to reflect the nation's broader partisan and cultural divide.

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What Democrats And Republicans Want When They Talk About Infrastructure

Thursday, June 24, 2021

As infrastructure talks continue, key differences have emerged. Most Republicans want highways and bridges. Democrats do too, as well as money for passenger rail, transit and climate initiatives.

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American Airlines Passengers Could Be In For A Summer Of Delays And Cancellations

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The ripple effects of decisions made throughout the pandemic could mean disruptions for thousands of passengers throughout the busy summer travel season.

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Coronavirus FAQ: A Guide To (Ever-Changing) Rules Of Global Air Travel In A Pandemic

Friday, June 11, 2021

Interest in international air travel is rising. If you're want to fly out of or into the United States, there's a lot you need to know. Here are answers to key questions.

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Gambling On Supersonic Air Travel Again

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

United Airlines wants to bring back supersonic air travel, like crossing the Atlantic in three hours — but many have questions about the promise of a net-zero carbon footprint startup.

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