FLORIDA- Reuters A Boeing jetliner with 143 people aboard from the U.S. outpost at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, slid off a runway into a shallow river in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 3 while attempting to land at a military base there during a thunderstorm, injuring 21 people. There were no reports of fatalities or critical injuries. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that all 21 of the injured were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in good condition. The plane, a chartered Boeing 737-800 arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 136 passengers and seven crew members, crashed into the St. Johns river at the end of the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville at about 9:40 p.m. local time, a spokesman for the Florida air base said. "The plane was not submerged. Every person is alive and accounted for," the sheriff's office said on Twitter. The mayor of Jacksonville, Lenny Curry, said on Twitter that U.S. President Donald Trump had called him to … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 slides off runway into Florida River
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Dawn Gilbertson USA TODAY Published 4:32 PM EDT Apr 25, 2019 Southwest Airlines is preparing for the expected return of its grounded Boeing 737 Max 8s as early as this summer and concedes some concerned travelers will initially avoid the plane. "There's certainly going to be some people that, I expect, will probably book away for some period of time,'' Southwest President Tom Nealon said on the airline's quarterly earnings conference call Thursday. Nealon said there is no way to measure how many concerned travelers will avoid the plane or for how long, but he emphasized that Southwest still expects to fill all the returning planes given strong travel demand and the airline's loyal customer base. "I don't think it's going to be a massive issue for us,'' he said. The airline has 34 Max 8s in its fleet, more than any other U.S. carrier, and has had to cancel thousands of flights since the March 13 grounding of the plane following two fatal crashes in five months. … [Read more...] about Southwest: Some travelers will avoid Boeing 737 Max upon return
The leased aircraft will operate with its own cabin crew and pilots, with a Fiji Airways Purser or Senior Flight Attendant onboard to oversee the cabin experience. Fiji Airways has leased a Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Miami Air. Fiji Airways has leased a Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Miami Air to In a statement, the Airline confirmed that the chartered Miami Air aircraft will operate some flights on behalf of Fiji Airways between Nadi and Auckland, Apia, Christchurch and Brisbane The aircraft has 166 Economy Class seats in a single cabin configuration. The leased aircraft will operate with its own cabin crew and pilots, with a Fiji Airways Purser or Senior Flight Attendant onboard to oversee the cabin experience. Fiji Airways made the decision to lease an aircraft for the upcoming peak period to limit any disruptions to guests’ travel plans. While the airline recognises that the onboard experience … [Read more...] about Fiji Airways Leases Boeing 737-800 Aircraft From Miami Air
Dawn Gilbertson USA TODAY Published 2:48 AM EDT Apr 7, 2019 Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg made a bold promise to travelers Thursday. When the grounded Boeing 737 Max planes return to the skies after a software fix due within weeks, they will be "among the safest planes ever to fly,'' he said. "We remain confident in the fundamental safety of the 737 Max,'' Muilenburg said in a video accepting blame for Boeing's role in two fatal Max 8 crashes in five months. Skittish travelers will likely need more convincing, presenting a major challenge to airlines including Southwest, American and United when the planes return to their flight schedules. Already, some are questioning Boeing's confidence in the plane. "737 Max is a super safe aircraft as long as it's on the ground,'' one Twitter user responded after Muilenburg posted a snippet of his video Thursday. Another said, "I won't ride in a plane that requires special … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 Max 8: Will skittish passengers return?
WORRIED passengers fear they are flying on grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets due to a safety card mix-up. Dozens of travellers have taken to Twitter to ask airlines why they are flying on the doomed jet behind the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people. The Max 8 has been grounded worldwide following the horror - the second crash to take place on one of the planes after a Lion Air flight went down under similar circumstances in October. Passengers were stunned today after seeing the safety card on a Norwegian Air flight as they left London Gatwick for Malaga. One traveller took a photo of the card, which clearly displays the name of the Max 8 alongside details for the 737-800 jet. The airline, which was forced to ground 18 of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 model after the Ethiopia Airlines crash a month ago, said: "The Boeing 737-800 is not affected by the global grounding by aviation authorities of the 737 MAX aircraft. "Our safety cards on board display the two model variants since … [Read more...] about Safety card mix-up leaves passengers thinking they are flying on Boeing 737 Max jets grounded after deadly crashes