Air travelers in the Bay Area are facing disruptions due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 9 aircraft
With the ongoing investigation into the midflight blowout of an Alaska Airlines plane last week, Boeing’s 737 Max 9 aircraft continues to be grounded. This has led to significant repercussions for both Bay Area airports and air travelers.
The impact is particularly notable for passengers flying with Alaska and United Airlines, as both carriers utilize the Max 9 jets. As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts its investigation into the Alaska Airlines incident – where a sealed door blew out just 6 minutes into the flight from Portland, Oregon, to Ontario, California – disruptions and cancellations are anticipated in the operations of these airlines.
The grounded status of the Max 9 planes underscores the importance of addressing safety concerns and ensuring the well-being of air travelers.