Travelers with upcoming flights on Alaska, United may be affected after Alaska flight was forced to make emergency landing
Alaska Air and United said they grounded all of their MAX 9 jets as they awaited details about possible additional work that may be required to comply with the FAA’s order. Travelers on Tuesday faced flight cancellations by United and Alaska airlines, one of several ripple effects from the weekend grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 9.
The problem is now compounded by a series of severe storms across the U.S. United Airlines canceled more than 190 flights, or 7% of flights, as of Tuesday morning, according to flight tracker FlightAware. Alaska Airlines canceled about 17% of its flights as of Tuesday morning.
The fallout stems from a Friday incident on an Alaska flight from Portland, Ore., to Ontario, Calif. An emergency exit-sized door plug blew out at around 16,000 feet.
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