Plenty of conflicting opinions on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and why virtually everyone in the world has grounded the plane. Why hasn’t the FAA made a move to ground the 737 MAX 8 or ban it from US airspace while other countries have? Is everyone looking at the same data? Are some countries overreacting or is the FAA not going far enough?
With the recent crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX and similarities to the Lion Air 737 MAX crash from late last year, is the Boeing 737 MAX safe to fly? It’s a worthwhile question, and one nobody really knows the answer to right now.
UPDATE: As of approximately 9:25pm EST United is reporting the ground stop has been lifted. United requested that the FAA issue a ground stop just over an hour ago, grounding all their domestic flights. A short time ago, that ground stop was extended until 9pm EST. Oh, and at least one news organization wasn’t told United changed their logo like 5 years ago. It’s a computer issue, one you hope would be resolved quickly. The last flights of the night are getting ready to depart for East Coast departures, though […]
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
Today’s Best of the Rest features status matches to American Airlines Executive Platinum status, the FAA doesn’t like the Rams new stadium, false start before turning over a NewLeaf, cheap flights to Vegas and Europe…..
Talk about being the last one to show up at the dance looking for an attractive date. The FAA woke up yesterday and decided it should get involved in the Dallas Love Field debate, demanding the city maintain the status quo while the FAA investigates. Can this situation really get any more bizarre? The amount of economic waste over one of the smaller commercial airports in the country continues to grow by leaps and bounds.