Southwest Airlines Just Made a Truly Stunning Announcement About the Boeing 737 Max. (Will American and United Airlines Follow Their Lead?)
It's pretty much the opposite of what many passengers expected they would do
- It's pretty much the opposite of what many passengers expected they would do.
To understand why this is such a big deal, you have to know first that Southwest is by far the biggest 737 Max customer in the United States, with 34 of the planes among its fleet, and plans for many more.
Currently, those planes are mostly parked in a "boneyard" in the California desert, waiting for Boeing and the federal government to clear them for safe flight.
So, it makes sense that all eyes are on Southwest as Boeing weathers this storm, tries to fix the 737 Max after two fatal crashes, and hopes to restore faith in the plane.
Now, Southwest chairman and CEO Gary Kelly has spoken out boldly about the situation--and the 737 Max's future with Southwest...