American Airlines plans to use its execs as guinea pigs to convince people that the Boeing 737 MAX won't crash again
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June 14, 2019 - by Sinéad Baker for businessiinsider.com
- American Airlines says it will fly its senior executives on the Boeing 737 Max before passengers to show the aircraft is safe.
- The plane is grounded worldwide but is due to return to the skies once US regulators approve a software upgrade.
- A recent poll found that 41% of Americans said they would not consider flying on the plane until it had been back in service for six months — an obvious problem for airlines trying to sell seats.
- Southwest and United Airlines are offering free flight changes to passengers who object to flying on a 737 Max.
American Airlines plans to fly its senior executives on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft before any regular passengers in an attempt to reassure the public that the aircraft is safe.
Doug Parker, the CEO of American Airlines Group, told investors at the company's annual shareholders meeting on Wednesday that executives and staff would take test flights on the plane once the US Federal Aviation Administration approved it to fly again, Bloomberg reported...
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