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TravelAmerican Airlines extends cancellations from grounded Boeing 737 Max to Sept. 3

19:06  10 june  2019
19:06  10 june  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

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American Airlines is extending cancellations on the grounded Boeing 737 Max to Sept . 3 . The beleaguered plane still doesn't have government approval to fly following two fatal crashes. American Airlines extends cancellations from grounded Boeing 737 Max to Sept .

American Airlines said Sunday it is extending those cancellations through Sept . 3 . Boeing has yet to complete a certification test flight and formally submit its software upgrade and Southwest Airlines Co and United Airlines have cancelled flights into August because of the grounding of the 737 MAX .

American Airlines extends cancellations from grounded Boeing 737 Max to Sept. 3© Provided by CNBC LLC American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jets sit parked at a facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., May 10, 2019. Photo taken May 10, 2019.

American Airlines said Sunday that it is removing the Boeing 737 Max from its schedules through Sept. 3, a sign that the planes' grounding will disrupt travel longer than expected.

The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide since mid-March, following two fatal crashes that claimed a total of 346 lives. Boeing has completed software changes for the planes but the Federal Aviation Administration and its international counterparts haven't signed off on the fixes.

American, which has 24 of of the planes in its fleet of more than 900 aircraft, in April said it extended flight cancellations with the 737 Max through Aug. 19.

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By David Shepardson (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc said Sunday it is extending cancellations of about 115 daily flights into September due to the. FILE PHOTO: American Airlines Boeing 737 MAX jets sit parked at a facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., May 10, 2019.

American Airlines said Sunday it is extending those cancellations through Sept . 3 . Boeing has yet to complete a certification test flight and formally submit its software upgrade and Southwest Airlines Co and United Airlines have canceled flights into August because of the grounding of the 737 MAX .

A total of about 115 flights per day will be canceled through Sept. 3, American said on Sunday.

"By extending the cancellations, our customers and team members can more reliably plan their upcoming travel on American," the airline said in a statement.

Even American Airlines customers whose flights were not scheduled on the 737 Max may face cancelled flights as the airline moves aircraft around to service other high-passenger routes. Travelers whose flights have been canceled can request a refund if they don't want to rebook.

Other carriers, like United Airlines that recently added the now-beleaguered planes to their fleets recently have also extended cancellations during the busy summer season, when carriers need the planes the most.

The FAA has not said when it would allow the planes to fly again. Boeing's CEO Dennis Muilenburg last week said he expects the planes to be flying by the end of the year.

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