Boeing 737 To Fly U.S. Passengers For First Time In 21-Months

Tuesday, December 29th 2020, 7:20 am
By: News On 6

Boeing's 737 Max will take flight on Tuesday in the United States for the first time in nearly two years.

American Airlines will be the first U.S. airline to use the 737 Max. The airline will do so on a round-trip flight from Miami to New York at 9:30 a.m. Central time on Tuesday.

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The round-trip marks an important step for Boeing after its 737 Max was grounded in March 2019 after two crashes that were linked to a design flaw killed 346 people.

Tuesday's flights come one month after the Federal Aviation Administration approved changes Boeing made to the jet. However, some people are still nervous about flying on the jet this early.

A new poll from Reuters found that 57% of Americans surveyed said they were not likely to fly in a Boeing 737 Max when told about the plane's history.

Meanwhile, about 37% said they would likely fly in the jet once it has been in the air for six months or more.

Currently, only four major U.S. airlines have plans for the 737 Max. They include American, United, Alaska, and Southwest.