As countries around the world are grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, March 10 that killed 157 people, passengers have taken to social media to express worries over the Boeing jets.
The Boeing 737 Max plane model has crashed twice within six months. The first one before the Ethiopia disaster was in October 2018 when a new Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight went down over the Java Sea, killing 189 people.
While some countries have barred the Boeing 737 Max plane model from their airspace, some, like the United States and India, are yet to do so.
For instance, the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said that it will not ground the Boeing 737 airplane in spite of the pressure from senators and various workers’ unions to do so.
If you are from such countries that have not barred the Boeing 737 Max plane model and you are worried and uncomfortable flying the aircraft, here are some of the ways to know, beforehand, if you will be on a 737 Max 8 or 737 Max 9 jets.
1. Check your flight tickets
When buying tickets, airlines often list the model of plane with the ticket information. So, find out the aircraft you are flying from the ticket to know if it is a Boeing 737 Max plane model.
2. Call the airline to confirm
If you cannot find find the information regarding the aircraft for your flight on the ticket, you can call the airline and ask beforehand.
3. Check your airline's website
Most airlines list the models of the aircraft they fly on their websites. So, you can find out from your preferred airline's website if they fly Boeing before proceeding to buy ticket.
4. Check Boeing's website
You can also check the full list of airlines that fly the plane on the Boeing website.
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