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nlalanne
Explorer C

I have two trips booked in early May, which includes four Southwest flights. Three of the four of these flights are on a Boeing 737 Max 8, and one flight is on a Boeing 737-800. I'm seeing that Southwest cut the 737 Max from its fleet plans (https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/southwest-airlines-removes-max-7-2024-plans-cuts-...), especially after recent incidents (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/05/business/boeing-737-max-uncertainty.html). 

 

What's going on here? Is this a safe plane? What can we expect for this flight? 

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Re: Boeing 737

DancingDavidE
Aviator A

@nlalanne wrote:

I have two trips booked in early May, which includes four Southwest flights. Three of the four of these flights are on a Boeing 737 Max 8, and one flight is on a Boeing 737-800. I'm seeing that Southwest cut the 737 Max from its fleet plans (https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/southwest-airlines-removes-max-7-2024-plans-cuts-...), especially after recent incidents (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/05/business/boeing-737-max-uncertainty.html). 

 

What's going on here? Is this a safe plane? What can we expect for this flight? 


The article is saying that Southwest isn't expecting to get any Max "7" deliveries for 2024 - the Max 8 planes currently in stock are flying per schedule and they are still getting more of that particular version of the 737, the current issues at Boeing are focused on the 7, 9 and 10 variants. Southwest only has "8" variants. 

 

 

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.

Re: Boeing 737

ZevSupport
Frequent Flyer A

You can toler-ate it 😉

 

Kidding. Shouldn't affect anything for SWA


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Re: Boeing 737

DancingDavidE
Aviator A

@ZevSupport wrote:

You can toler-ate it 😉

 

Kidding. Shouldn't affect anything for SWA


Stop winging it 😃

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.

Re: Boeing 737

nlalanne
Explorer C

Thanks for the clarification!

Re: Boeing 737

SoCalFlyer97
Aviator C

@nlalanne wrote:

I have two trips booked in early May, which includes four Southwest flights. Three of the four of these flights are on a Boeing 737 Max 8, and one flight is on a Boeing 737-800. I'm seeing that Southwest cut the 737 Max from its fleet plans (https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/southwest-airlines-removes-max-7-2024-plans-cuts-...), especially after recent incidents (https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/05/business/boeing-737-max-uncertainty.html). 

 

What's going on here? Is this a safe plane? What can we expect for this flight? 


 

Was on two MAX8's just yesterday for a day trip to LAS. I felt completely safe and right at home as I do when flying on any of Southwest's 737's.

 

Below is the MAX8 Plane N8901Q approaching the gate for my return trip home yesterday late afternoon:

 

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Looking at its history on FlightRadar24, this bird has been all over the country and it still shines and runs like new!

 

...and for my outbound trip that morning, the MAX8 plane N8748Q even had power to share! 

 

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It's 7-day history showed that it's been across the Pacific Ocean a couple times to HNL, to MCO to see the Mouse last weekend, and even to Costa Rica. Still shines and looks as good as new too!

 

Stay tuned for a report.

 

Re: Boeing 737

JordanAdler
Explorer C

Replying for the update.

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