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737 Max 9 Alaska Airlines fleet grounded

Old 6th Jan 2024, 09:05
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737 Max 9 Alaska Airlines fleet grounded

I'll never fly any of these 737 Max series and refuse any booking from clients or agencies involving companies flying these planes.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/05/b...4e81acd2ee83fc
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 09:12
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Only Alaska Airlines have grounded their fleet according to reports.
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 09:20
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Originally Posted by c52
Only Alaska Airlines have grounded their fleet according to reports.
Yes, as stated in my thread title.
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Originally Posted by Quantz
I'll never fly any of these 737 Max series and refuse any booking from clients or agencies involving companies flying these planes.
I take it you donít fly at all then?
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Originally Posted by Johnny F@rt Pants
I take it you donít fly at all then?
I fly a lot (at least 5 times/month). Never ever on any 737 Max. Granted : that makes things sometimes complicated, as I'm forced to catch connecting flights here and there to avoid some direct routes involving the Max.
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 09:51
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PPRuNe: Alaska Airlines 737-900 MAX loses a door in-flight out of PDX
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 09:53
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This was a deactivated emergency exit - see: theaircurrent.com/feed/dispatches/alaska-737-max-9-that-lost-deactivated-exit
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145 sectors since manufacture is reported. Yanks taking planned obsolescence too far?
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Thankfully the airlines I use are Airbus fleet either entirely or in the main.

No chance Iíd get on a Max at this stage. Itís quite ridiculous how many incidents there have been.
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 10:23
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I apologise for an inability to read. Sorry.
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 10:34
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Originally Posted by alserire
Thankfully the airlines I use are Airbus fleet either entirely or in the main.

No chance Iíd get on a Max at this stage. Itís quite ridiculous how many incidents there have been.
Indeed. Glad to read that.
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 10:43
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Originally Posted by c52
I apologise for an inability to read. Sorry.
You're welcome.
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Originally Posted by c52
I apologise for an inability to read. Sorry.
To be fair, the thread title doesn't explicitly exclude the possibility of other airlines also grounding their Max 9s - otherwise it would presumably have said only Alaska Airlines.
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looks like this was an emergency exit according to latest news
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 11:30
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Given the relative youth of this airframe, only a few months after manufacture, and the previous problems withthe recent 737 series, this does cast some doubt on Boeing's build quality and inspection/supervision during build.

Like the OP, I'd be very reluctant to use this machine until further information becomes available.
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 11:31
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emergency door

looks like and have heard on tv news that blew out
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 11:46
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A seat went outside, luckily unoccupied. I canít believe the FAA hasnít mandated the immediate grounding of all of the maxs.
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Well, no reason to ground any MAX-8. -9 and -8200s have the additional emergency exit door, which for most -9 operators is covered from the inside. And unuseable a an exit. However what happened here to a plug type door needs to be found out. Boeing unfortunately have issues stacked against them. Need a new Multi Operator Message, SB or perhaps AD?
Another issue that will delay the -10?
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Old 6th Jan 2024, 12:01
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This event has already got a thread here.
Alaska Airlines 737-900 MAX loses a door in-flight out of PDX
The grounding is covered in that thread.
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