When you travel to Disney World, do you fly?
Well, if you do, you’ve probably already experienced a delay here and there or maybe even a flight cancelation. These things do sometimes happen. Well, delays might be even MORE common, at least over the next few months.
Earlier this month, an Alaskan Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a chunk of the plane’s fuselage was blown out. That resulted in flights with that particular type of plane, a Boeing 737-9 MAX, to be grounded until all the planes could be properly inspected.
In response to the incident, flights on United Airlines were also canceled. The two airlines are the only domestic carriers utilizing those particular planes. Overall, hundreds of flights ended up being canceled. Well, now, it looks like more flights could be delayed or canceled.
The FAA is now suggesting that flights on Boeing 737-900ER planes also be thoroughly inspected. Although these are different planes from the 737-9 MAX, they still have the same door plug design that proved faulty in the 737-9 MAX. The FAA Safety Alert for Operators states:
“The Boeing 737-900ER mid-exit door plugs have an identical door plug design to the 737-9 MAX. As part of their Safety Management Systems, some operators have conducted additional inspections on the 737-900ER mid-exit door plugs and have noted findings with bolts during the maintenance inspections.”
If these planes are to be inspected, this will affect even more airlines, including Delta Airlines, who, according to Reuters, currently has 160 of these particular planes in its fleet. Alaska Airlines has 79 in its fleet, while United has 136.
We’ll continue to keep an eye on the situation and keep you updated, so stay tuned to DFB for more.
Do you have a flight scheduled on one of the upcoming airlines? Let us know in the comments!
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