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    Boeing 737 Max 8

    I have a question for those of you in the know. We flew home from AUA last month on American Airlines. It was a fairly new plane, and the information that I can find states that it is a Boeing 737 - 800. Is that the same plane that is being called a Boeing 737 Max 8?


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    According to this article, they are not the same place. The Max 8 is a newer plane.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boeing-...nes-different/




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    Wondering too if any of the SWA planes to Aruba were the max 8 or 9.
    Glad that they are grounded til problem solved.

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    The plane that we were on seemed new. We joked that it still had it's "new car smell." I thought that the max was the new replacement plane, which makes us wonder if that's what we were on. When I checked A. A.'s website, along with flightaware, they both say 737-800, so we are confused.

    Andrea, I'm glad that they grounded these planes, also. If we were leaving Aruba on March 15 instead of February 15, and they hadn't grounded the planes, I don't think that we would be getting on that same flight .


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    the 800 and 900 are not grounded
    they are not the 8 max or the 9 max.

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    The 737 MAX planes show up as 7M8 or 7M9 when booking. American flies almost all of their 737 MAX out of Miami. Here's a breakdown, scroll towards the bottom of the page, doesn't look like they use it on Aruba flights...

    https://thepointsguy.com/news/aa-737...utes-to-avoid/

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    Statement from SWA CEO G Kelley

    A message from our CEO
    Since Sunday, we have been continually working with the FAA, Boeing, and others within the U.S. government, regarding the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft type that was involved in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident on March 10. This afternoon, the FAA issued its order to ground the MAX, with our knowledge and support. We have removed the 34 MAX aircraft from service; they will remain out of service until the FAA rescinds this order. With more than 750 aircraft in our fleet, more than 95 percent of our aircraft are unaffected by this order.
    Safety is our top priority. It always has been. It always must be. Our commitment to the Safety of our Employees and our Customers is unwavering and uncompromising. U.S. airlines operate within the most advanced, regulated aviation system in the world and nothing is more sacred to all of our Southwest Family Members than the trust our Customers place in our airline every day, on every flight. You have our commitment to minimize the disruptions to our Customers' travel plans, while adhering to the FAA's requirements and ensuring the Safety of our fleet.
    Southwest® has a long history with the 737 and a stellar safety record. Our experience with the MAX, along with the other U.S. operators, has been phenomenal. We've operated over 40,000 flights covering almost 90,000 hours. There is a ton of data collected, which we continuously monitor. In all of our analysis since our first flight in 2017, or that by our U.S. counterparts or the FAA; nothing has presented any flight safety concerns. It is also important to add that all Pilots at Southwest are deeply experienced and highly trained, as are our Mechanics who are highly experienced and trained to safely maintain every airplane in our fleet.
    I realize this disruption may inconvenience our Customers during this busy spring travel season, and we will do everything in our power to mitigate the impact to our operation. For that, I offer my sincere apologies. To support our Customers, we are offering flexible rebooking policies for any Customer booked on a cancelled flight.
    Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will provide frequent updates to you as this story develops.
    For more information, go to Southwest.com/MAX8.

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    And from American:


    Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily grounded all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, including the 24 MAX aircraft operated by American. We have complied with the directive, which does not apply to our fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

    Teams throughout the airline have been working tirelessly to minimize the impact to you, our customers. We appreciate your patience and understanding with us during this busy travel period, and we apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

    American is working in close coordination with the Department of Transportation, FAA, National Transportation Safety Board and other regulatory authorities, in addition to our union leaders and Boeing, to closely monitor the accident investigation into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302. American regularly monitors aircraft performance and safety parameter data across our entire fleet, which is operated and maintained by our highly-experienced and well-trained team, contributing to American’s exemplary safety record.

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    Also, Delta does not fly the 737 MAX series planes.

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