Consumers claim Southwest Airlines, Boeing colluded to cover up 737 MAX dangers
Southwest operated the most Max aircraft, followed by American and United airlines...
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July 12, 2019 - by Kyle Arnold, Aviation writer for dallasnews.com
A group of consumers is suing Southwest Airlines and Boeing in a Texas court because they say the companies knew long ago about dangers to the now-grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft and still sold tickets to passengers.
Eleven consumers from across the country filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court in Sherman against the airline and airplane manufacturer.
Lawyers are pushing for class-action status to give refunds to potentially millions of customers, including those who flew on other airlines with Boeing 737 Max jets. Southwest operated the most Max aircraft, followed by American and United airlines.
"People would not have purchased tickets on an airline with planes that would kill them," said Yavar Bathaee, lead lawyer in the case. "If you look at what the companies knew and when, it's quite distressing."