Back in the Air

by | Oct 23, 2020

The Boeing 737 is returning to the skies—but will anyone be on it?

American Airlines says it will return Boeing 737 MAX jets to service by the end of the year. According to Reuters, the plan depends on certification from the FAA, but the company is confident this will happen. It says it will remain in contact with the FAA and Boeing and update the plan once the aircraft is certified.

For now, American wants to operate a daily 737 MAX flight between Miami and New York. It will fly for about two weeks at the end of December.

The Boeing 737 has been grounded since March 2019. That followed two fatal crashes that killed more than 300 people. The crashes have been blamed on a new software system that flight crews were not properly trained on.

By early March of this year, these crashes and groundings have cost Boeing more than $18 billion.

Those first flights, should you choose to be on one of them, are available to be booked now.

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