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American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max to Early December

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max to Early December

American Airlines said Sunday that it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early December.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through December 3. United has cancelled all …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2019

September marks the start of the meteorological autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the meteorological spring in the Southern.  The month gets its name from the Latin word for seven, septem. It was the seventh month in the oldest known Roman calendar in which March was the first month.
In Charlemagne’s calendar, September was called the “harvest month,” and it is called Herbstmonat in Switzerland to this day.
After January and February were …

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into December

United Airlines Extends Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into December

United Airline, one of three U.S. airlines that had to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet, announced that it has delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until December 19, as the worldwide grounding of the beleaguered aircraft approaches the six-month mark.
Regulators grounded the jet in the aftermath of two fatal hull losses, an Ethiopian Airlines flight in March and last year’s Lion Air crash.
The three U.S. airlines …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2019

August is the month of the year in both the Juliana and Gregorian calendars, and is named after Augustus, a Roman statesman who was the first emperor of the Roman Empire. It was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of the ten-month Roman calendar. The month was chosen by Augustus because several of his greatest triumphs including the conquest of Egypt took place in this month.
August is …

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines Delays Planned Relaunch of Boeing 737 Max Flights to November

American Airlines said Sunday it is taking the troubled Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule through early November.
The news follows a similar announcement by United Airlines on Friday.
The world’s largest airline has removed the single-aisle jetliner from flights through November 3. United has cancelled all 737 Max flights through November 2.
American had previously said it expected to restart 737 Max flights by August 19, a date that changed in …

United Airlines to Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into November

United Airlines to Extend Boeing 737 Max Cancellations into November

United Airline, one of three U.S. airlines that had to ground its Boeing 737 Max fleet in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash in March, announced that it has delayed its plans to restart flights of the aircraft until November.
Because the airline had expected additional deliveries of the beleaguered aircraft over the summer, it will be forced to cancel an increasing number of flights each month into …

Boeing, Facing Plunging Deliveries, May Lose Title of Biggest Plane Maker to Airbus

Boeing’s announcement Tuesday that Q2 deliveries had slid 54% year over year may mean that rival Airbus is poised to take the title of world’s largest aircraft manufacturer for the first time since 2012.
The Chicago-based company said it had shipped 239 aircraft in the first six months of the year compared with 378 in the same period last year. It reported that over 150 of the beleaguered 737 Max jets …