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Old Nov 19, 20, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by LarryJ View Post
The MAX flights will be assigned to trips originating in those bases because that's where the qualified pilots will be.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, though: a trip might originate in IAH or DEN but pass through any other hub on the way. So, IAH-AUS-SFO-LAX-IAH is one possible trip.

And since anyone who is qualified to fly the MAX is also qualified to fly the NG, if a MAX were to go out of service, they could sub an NG in its place and continue the trip.

I think the premise of this thread is flawed -- I don't think you can say "if I don'y fly through DEN or IAH, I won't be routed on a MAX." And even if that might be true in Q1, it certainly wouldn't be true in Q4.
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