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Old 03-13-2019, 04:16 PM   #51
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I am not worried, just because I have time before my flight, which gives a little time for them to work on what happened and improves safety. I could feel differently if I was getting on a flight today. The airlines in Canada are not being co-operative with people who have concerns. If you donít want to get on the flight, pay the cancellation fee. I donít agree with the stance of pay the cencellation fee if you donít want to fly on that plane or the stance that the airlines had confidence in these planes. How can you have confidence? You donít know what happened yet. It feels like they are saying it just to protect profits...which is the problem with corporations.
But Canada already grounded these planes though, didnít they? Or do you mean people who are just scared of flying now, in which case, to be brutally honest, I agree with charging them the cancellation fee.

The point is moot with the 737 MAX planes anyway now, with both Canada and the US grounding them.
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Old 03-13-2019, 04:29 PM   #52
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Just read this USA Today article referencing some American pilot complaints about this plane.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...sh/3145393002/

Canada has now grounded MAX 8 so it's pretty much limited to US domestic operations now. I hope decisions are being made in the name of safety above all else.
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US is grounding 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9.

Anything in the air right now will proceed to destination.
Yep, saw that this afternoon. One of my May flights is on the Max 9. I'll be curious to see what it's changed to or if United will just assume it's all going to be sorted out by then.

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:05 PM   #53
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But Canada already grounded these planes though, didnít they? Or do you mean people who are just scared of flying now, in which case, to be brutally honest, I agree with charging them the cancellation fee.

The point is moot with the 737 MAX planes anyway now, with both Canada and the US grounding them.
Until the Max 8ís weíre grounded by the government, if you were booked on a flight and it was a Max 8 and you didnít want to fly on it, you paid the cancellation fee. I donít agree with that given the questions around the safety concerns. If it was another aircraft, by all means charge the fee. Moot point now that they are grounded.
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:23 PM   #54
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Southwest did make a statement earlier today....

ďWe are working with customers individually who wish to rebook their flight to another aircraft type. While we donít charge change fees as it is, we will be waiving any potential fare differences there might be in this particular situation.Ē

But, the 737 Max has since been grounded and here's the latest statement issued by the FAA.

3/13/19 3:00pm Update
Statement from the FAA on Ethiopian Airlines


The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (PDF) operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory. The agency made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today. This evidence, together with newly refined satellite data available to FAA this morning, led to this decision.

The grounding will remain in effect pending further investigation, including examination of information from the aircraftís flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders. An FAA team is in Ethiopia assisting the NTSB as parties to the investigation of the Flight 302 accident. The agency will continue to investigate.


https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=93206
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:10 PM   #55
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Anything in the air right now will proceed to destination.
We hope...

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The saga continues....I hope this link works

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/boei...iata-1.4442863
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:02 PM   #57
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The Southwest website's travel advisory says that their Max 8's are still grounded.
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:12 PM   #58
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The Southwest website's travel advisory says that their Max 8's are still grounded.
The article says that it will be until August likely.
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