AA extends 737MAX-related cancellations to Sept.3rd

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  1. jimntx

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    Agree. The summer travel season this year is done as far as with the Max's. I too have been saying it will affect thru the end of the year. I thought Aug. was too premature and early myself.
    Boeing will have a lot of Butt Kissing going on to keep SWA and AA looking elsewhere for possibly a replacement model or maybe just a different model all together now.
     
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    Boeing won't have to do much butt kissing at all. The Big Four know that the grounding was an overreaction by the FAA and other regulatory agencies, and couldn't be walked back.

    Frankly, it was an insult to the best trained pilots in the world.
     
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    Forgot to mention Jim, we should be hearing SWA doing the same pretty soon. So far I believe our latest dates were in Aug. so we too will probably follow suit with AA and go with Sep. as well.
     
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    Agreed, but when some domestic pilots did in fact voice concerns it was due more to the lack of awareness of the MCAS than the reliability of the aircraft and their skill did indeed prevent loss of control. It seems that defective AOA vanes had more to do with this issue than admitted.
     
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    And the fact that Boeing withheld that information until they had no other choice doesn't make the traveling public at all comfortable. I've had more than one person who knows I was in the business say something along the lines of "I'm worried about what else Boeing didn't tell us about the airplane." This is just a PR nightmare at this point. It's going to take some real finesse to get people on that airplane regardless of positive test results and successful modifications.
     
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