Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > United Airlines | MileagePlus
Reload this Page >

Impacts on UA from AS 737MAX9 incident / Travel Waiver (FAA grounding of MAX9s)

Impacts on UA from AS 737MAX9 incident / Travel Waiver (FAA grounding of MAX9s)

Old Jan 5, 2024, 11:22 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 350
Impacts on UA from AS 737MAX9 incident / Travel Waiver (FAA grounding of MAX9s)

I wonder if it'll impact UA. Wife flies on a 737MAX9 next week on United.

================================================== =================

For reference: Section of MAX 9 Blows Out During Ascent (AS 1282 PDX-ONT)

Discussion of the AS incident is best in the AS forum, Let's focus on UA's MAX 9s in this thread

WineCountryUA
UA coModerator

Last edited by WineCountryUA; Jan 5, 2024 at 11:40 pm Reason: For reference:
pampa is offline  
Old Jan 5, 2024, 11:30 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2023
Location: SFO
Posts: 217
I believe All MAX 9s, as well as 739ERs have that 3rd set of exit doors towards the rear of the A/C which could be sealed or not. Although I have never been on UA's MAX 9, I think those doors are sealed too as it isn't listed as an exit based on safety card images I found online.

Hopefully UA takes a look on these doors to see if there is a risk of a similar incident happening again.

Edit: To answer your question about what UA may do, it's hard to say and purely speculation for now. Don't be surprised if the MAX 9 fleet gets pulled due to what happened today. Hopefully your wife would switch to a non MAX flight if possible.
pampa likes this.

Last edited by sonyeoshin; Jan 5, 2024 at 11:38 pm Reason: add stuff
sonyeoshin is offline  
Old Jan 5, 2024, 11:34 pm
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Houston
Programs: UA Plat, Marriott Gold
Posts: 12,686
I bet they're going to need inspections.
ty97 and Dublin_rfk like this.
mduell is offline  
Old Jan 5, 2024, 11:39 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Programs: UA 1MM
Posts: 347
Got a roundtrip next week, 39M going out, 739 coming back.

After thinking about it for a while, I'll keep it.

If it was the other way (739 going out, 39M coming back), I would cancel or reschedule due to the risk of getting stuck at the destination if there's another sudden ground stop of 737 MAXs.

I did move to an aisle seat on the 39M though.
boat stuck is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 12:05 am
  #5  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles, California
Programs: United, American, Delta, Hyatt, Hilton, Hertz, Marriott
Posts: 14,793
Well have to wait and see. Its not a great confidence booster for Boeing and its latest generation of B737s.

Its not going to step me from flying one a MAX9 next week!
Dublin_rfk likes this.
ContinentalFan is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 12:35 am
  #6  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 10,965
Originally Posted by ContinentalFan
Its not going to step me from flying one a MAX9 next week!
Aisle or Window

Seriously, we are really lucky that no one was sucked out and the rest of the plane held up. Boeing really needs to get its act together.
AirbusFan2B likes this.
username is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 2:45 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,775
I have one next week too, not worried ath this point. Pretty new AS aircraft, with over 200 of these flying for years, Ill put it down to a one-off incident until we learn more.
view is online now  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 3:06 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: AVP & PEK
Programs: UA 1K 1.8MM
Posts: 6,337
How old is UA's newest Max9? Or how few take-off/landing cycles does the least used UA Max9 have? (AS' incident craft had ~140)
narvik is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 4:54 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Programs: UA 1K, Hyatt Globalist
Posts: 5,447
Originally Posted by narvik
How old is UA's newest Max9? Or how few take-off/landing cycles does the least used UA Max9 have? (AS' incident craft had ~140)
According to the UA fleet site, the newest UA MAX 9 appears to be N77578, which entered service on 11/28/23.
narvik likes this.
dkc192 is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 5:18 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Programs: DL Diamond, UA Premier Gold
Posts: 2,929
Expect a grounding/inspection regimen some time today. This was nearly fatal on a brand new aircraft.
DLASflyer is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 6:39 am
  #11  
 
Join Date: Dec 2023
Location: SFO
Posts: 217
AS has grounded their 737 MAX 9 fleet. Not sure if UA or other airlines will follow.
Billiken and worldwidedreamer like this.
sonyeoshin is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 6:50 am
  #12  
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: IAD
Programs: UA Plat, HH Diamond, Supersonic (BA1Y, BA1223)
Posts: 221
I'm on a 3M9 tomorrow morning IAD-SJU, 4F, no worries.
Only worry I have is a cancel due to some stupid over-reaction...
huey_driver is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 7:04 am
  #13  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 61
Ona Max 9 now, in flight.
N1Flyer is online now  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 7:30 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: NYC, FLL
Programs: UA PP 1MM, Marriott Bonvoy LTTE, BA Gold
Posts: 6,308
I will switch flights while this shakes out.
seanp7 is offline  
Old Jan 6, 2024, 7:31 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: NYC (Primarily EWR)
Programs: UA 1K / *G, Marriott Bonvoy Gold; Avis PC
Posts: 9,000
Originally Posted by sonyeoshin
AS has grounded their 737 MAX 9 fleet. Not sure if UA or other airlines will follow.
I would be surprised if UA grounds the fleet unless the FAA orders all 3M9s to undergo inspections.
PsiFighter37 is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.