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Southwest joins rivals in again delaying Boeing jet's return

5 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Thursday, January 16 2020 Jan 16, 2020 January 16, 2020 12:17 PM January 16, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines is pulling the Boeing 737 Max out of its schedule for another two months. The Max is now off Southwest's schedules until early June as the airline waits to see when the grounded plane will be approved to fly again. In the meantime, Southwest is canceling about 330 flights a day. That's more than 8% of its usual schedule. It's a bigger hit than at other carriers because Southwest has 34 Max jets, which is more than any other airline. Southwest says it's keeping in touch with Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration to learn when the plane might be cleared to fly.

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