David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, Airline Employees Are Seeing Trouble On Flights

Friday, June 04, 2021

As Americans start to fly again, incidents involving unruly airline passengers are taking off. Fights over people refusing to wear masks are especially common.


International Travel Opens To The Vaccinated, But How Do You Prove You Got The Shot?

Thursday, May 27, 2021

There's no universal digital passport yet, it's not clear exactly what kind of proof will be accepted, and paper vaccination cards can be easily forged, damaged or lost.


The Search For Vaccination Proof That Works Better Than Paper Cards

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

As coronavirus restrictions are eased, how will travelers prove they've been vaccinated? Paper vaccination cards can be easily forged, damaged or lost and there's no universal digital passport yet.


Complaints Soar As Customers Fight Airlines For Refunds From Pandemic Cancellations

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Airlines got billions in federal COVID-19 aid over the past year, but consumer advocates and two senators say the companies are sitting on nearly $15 billion in refunds owed for canceled travel.


Customers, Senators Urge Airlines To Change Their Refund Terms For Canceled Flights

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Over 90,000 customers complained about airlines refusing to refund canceled travel in the pandemic last year; 57 times more than 2019. Many are fighting for refunds while some face expiring vouchers.