American joins United in eliminating a problematic plane until early June

American Airlines joins United Airlines removed the problematic Boeing 737 Max from its agenda in early June, another two-month delay while the ground connection persists.

Just a month ago, American delayed the return of the plane until the beginning of April.

American said it is now scheduled to return on June 4, the same date as United. Southwest Airlines, the only other US airline UU. That Max was operating at the time of grounding in March, he still has to return in mid-April, but that is also likely to change.

American said it will proactively cancel 140 daily flights due to Max’s continued absence. Passengers with reservations in the United States between early April and early June will be booked from January 19, the airline said. Travelers whose flights are canceled will have the option of a refund, even if it is a non-refundable ticket.

The airlines have had to repeatedly adjust their schedules since the return of the plane has been hampered by a number of factors. The latest: Boeing announced last week that it plans to recommend that 737 Max pilots go through training simulator before the plane returns to the skies.

The simulator training will take longer than the computer-based training that the aircraft manufacturer initially recommended.

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American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft parked at the airline's maintenance base in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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