The 737 Max looks likely to miss another summer travel season as United just canceled flights until September

Business Insider | 2/14/2020 | David Slotnick
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United Airlines said on Friday that it will cancel Boeing 737 Max flights until September 4. The airline previously planned to return the plane to service in early June.

The cancelation comes as the 737 Max nears the one-year anniversary of its global grounding, following the second of two fatal crashes.

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United Airlines said Friday that it would pull the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule until September 4, resulting in a second summer travel season without the troubled plane.

United, along with American Airlines and Southwest Airlines — the other two US airlines with the 737 Max — had previously canceled 737 Max flights through early June, but Reuters reports that Southwest recently extended to August 10. United said it expected to cancel about 80 daily flights in March and April, and 108 daily flights throughout May and early June.

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The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since March 2019, following the second of two fatal crashes in which a total of 346 people were killed. Both crashes have...
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