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Southwest Airlines To Keep MAX Planes Grounded Through August

April 12, 2019 - 6:43 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas-based Southwest Airlines will have to get by without the Boeing 737 MAX a while longer, and that could affect the busy summer travel season.

All Boeing MAXs were grounded last month by order of President Donald Trump after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft.

Southwest previously announced it was removing the planes from the schedule until early June.

Now they've extended that into early August. It means some summer travelers on Southwest may have to re-book their reservations.

The airline says it will notify affected customers, but Go Fly More's Billy Sanez says passengers should be proactive and contact the airline.