After the FAA and other governments around the world grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in early March, airlines are continuing to adjust schedules and cancel some flights.
Air Canada: Air Canada has removed all of its 737 Max 8 jets from service until July 1 at the earliest.
American Airlines: In an effort to avoid last-minute flight disruptions, American is extending cancellations of Max 737 flights through April 24th. This will allow the airline to provide better availability and rebooking options.
Southwest: Southwest is canceling flights five days in advance, with an average of 130 flights canceled daily. The airline is contacting impacted travelers directly.
United: The airline continues to use alternate aircraft in place of the 737 Max and has not experienced a significant operational impact.
Most other carriers only have a few of the MAX 8 or MAX 9’s in their fleet. While some of these carriers will be experiencing some cancellations or schedule changes, overall the temporary grounding of this aircraft is generally not posing significant impacts on flight schedules. However, as airlines effort to cover their schedules with alternate aircraft they will use regular schedule change procedures to contact passengers who might be affected by any needed changes or cancellations. As a reminder, Boeing 737-800 is not the same as a 737 MAX 8.
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