David Koenig

Government, Business

Delta, American Join United in Dropping Most Change Fees for US Trips

Delta A Delta Airlines employee wears personal protective equipment after landing at Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, on May 28, 2020. (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

This could be the final boarding call for the $200 ticket-change fee that has enraged so many U.S. airline travelers over the past decade.

David Koenig | Associated Press
August 31, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

American Airlines to Drop Flights to 15 Cities in October

Passengers wait at American Airlines ticket counter Travelers wear masks as they wait at the American Airlines ticket counter in Terminal 3 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, on June 16, 2020. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

American Airlines will drop flights to 15 smaller U.S. cities in October when a federal requirement to serve those communities ends.

David Koenig | Associated Press
August 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FAA Spells Out Design Changes Needed in Grounded Boeing Jet

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to la landing after a test flight on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to la landing after a test flight on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Federal regulators on Aug. 3 outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane.

David Koenig | Associated Press
August 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Report: Boeing Fell Short in Disclosing Key Changes to Max

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing after a test flight in Seattle on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing after a test flight in Seattle on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

A government report says Boeing did not give regulators documents about changes it made in a key system blamed in two deadly crashes of its 737 Max jet, and that officials responsible for approving the plane did not know how powerfully the system could push the plane’s nose down.

David Koenig | Associated Press
July 1, 2020
Government, Business

Trump Administration Moves to Block Chinese Airlines From US

A Southern China Airlines flight passes in front of the sun on March 18. A Southern China Airlines flight passes in front of the sun on March 18. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Trump administration moved June 3 to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the countries.

David Koenig | Associated Press
June 3, 2020
Business

Boeing Sees April Pass With Zero Airliner Orders

Boeing failed to receive any airliner orders in April, marking the second time that's happened this year. A security guard at a Boeing airplane manufacturing plant in Renton, Wash., looks out in view of a 737 Max plane on April 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Boeing Co. failed to sell a single commercial airplane and saw orders for 108 planes canceled in April as a sharp drop in air travel erased any demand among airlines for new jetliners.

David Koenig | Associated Press
May 12, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Grounded Jet Sends Boeing to First Annual Loss in Two Decades

A Boeing 777X takes off on its first flight in Everett, Wash. A Boeing 777X takes off on its first flight in Everett, Wash., on Jan. 25. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Boeing, an icon of American manufacturing, suffered its first annual financial loss in more than two decades while the cost of fixing its marquee aircraft after two deadly crashes soared to more than $18 billion.

David Koenig | Associated Press
January 29, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Boeing 737 Max Production Will Resume in the Spring, Says New CEO

In this January 2011 file photo, Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun, center, watches progress as he waits for the company's IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Calhoun is Boeing's new CEO. In this January 2011 file photo, Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun, center, watches progress as he waits for the company's IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Calhoun is Boeing's new CEO. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

David Calhoun also said he believes passengers will fly on the Max when federal regulators say it is safe and they see airline pilots getting on the plane.

David Koenig | Associated Press
January 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

UPS to Hold Holiday Hiring Steady at About 100,000

UPS truck Patrick Semansky/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the parcel delivery giant said Sept. 9.

David Koenig | Associated Press
September 10, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Senate Confirms Former Delta Executive Stephen Dickson as FAA Administrator

Stephen Dickson Newly confirmed FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

A former Air Force pilot and Delta Air Lines executive was confirmed July 24 by the Senate to lead the Federal Aviation Administration after overcoming opposition from Democrats who claim that he mistreated a whistleblower during his tenure at Delta.

David Koenig | Associated Press
July 24, 2019

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