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Old Nov 19, 20, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by formeraa View Post
In the same vein, the 220 is not really an Airbus plane. It's a Bombardier aircraft that Airbus purchased. There is very little, if anything in common with the Airbus 320 line.
Actually, it's CSeries, not Bombardier or Airbus.
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Old Dec 29, 20, 3:42 pm
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Looks like AA flew the first 737 Max passenger in the US
https://apnews.com/article/miami-us-...2da2f53313f353
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Old Dec 29, 20, 9:20 pm
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WN has taken 5 737-MAX8 delivery in a few weeks ago.

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Old Jan 10, 21, 6:47 am
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AA has at least 8 flying as of today. Why has Southwest delayed the return? I'd have thought they'd be the first airline returning the MAX to service.
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Old Jan 10, 21, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by TEBraniff View Post
AA has at least 8 flying as of today. Why has Southwest delayed the return? I'd have thought they'd be the first airline returning the MAX to service.
SWAPA might have posed different certification logistics from the Airline Pilots Union (AA).

Plus, WN has the luxury of gauging how the public is reacting.
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Old Jan 10, 21, 11:13 am
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Originally Posted by TEBraniff View Post
AA has at least 8 flying as of today. Why has Southwest delayed the return? I'd have thought they'd be the first airline returning the MAX to service.
  • SWA doesn't need to fly them - they have more than enough planes to meet their current schedule.
  • It will take a while to get enough pilots trained on them. SWA has never really had to manage pilots with different qualifications.
  • They are closely identified with the 737 so their passengers may be watching closely.
  • They have more MAXs than anyone else and need more time to upgrade them.
  • They may will be attempting to gauge the public reaction. I doubt many AA passengers pay much attention to the type of plane, many probably can't tell them apart.

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Old Jan 10, 21, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by TEBraniff View Post
AA has at least 8 flying as of today. Why has Southwest delayed the return? I'd have thought they'd be the first airline returning the MAX to service.
I've heard that there is additional pilot training required before the aircraft re-enters service and Southwest wants 100% of its active pilots to have completed that training before doing so.
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Old Jan 11, 21, 9:09 am
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Much of this is answered here:

https://www.southwest.com/737-max/

I personally have no additional insight beyond what is on that page.
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Old Jan 12, 21, 3:05 pm
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Awesome. Typical professional response by my favorite airline.
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Old Jan 12, 21, 8:13 pm
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I saw a MAX in the sky over my house the other day, landing at DAL.
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Old Jan 12, 21, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by GoldenArgosy View Post
I've heard that there is additional pilot training required before the aircraft re-enters service and Southwest wants 100% of its active pilots to have completed that training before doing so.
That's part of WN's overall business model, yes? That every pilot can fly any plane in the fleet?
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Old Jan 12, 21, 11:45 pm
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Originally Posted by wakesetter93 View Post
I saw a MAX in the sky over my house the other day, landing at DAL.
Nice! Is that 737-MAX? Did you look it up FR24 app?
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Old Jan 13, 21, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by N830MH View Post
Nice! Is that 737-MAX? Did you look it up FR24 app?
Yeah, I recognized it by the winglets, confirmed on FR24. Could have been a delivery flight.
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Old Jan 13, 21, 10:40 am
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Deliveries typically go to PHX. You most likely saw a repositioning flight. The planes have to fly every so many days to avoid going into a storage program.
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Old Jan 13, 21, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by 737MAX8 View Post
Deliveries typically go to PHX. You most likely saw a repositioning flight. The planes have to fly every so many days to avoid going into a storage program.
That's exactly right! All 737-MAX was grounding for nearly 2 years and the aircraft went into a storage. They went to Victorville, CA for a many days.
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