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United and Southern extend their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Two of the three US airlines that use the Boeing 737 MAX jet have delayed scheduling flights on board, the latest in a series of delays over the past year.

United Airlines said on Friday that it would exclude the plane from its schedule until September 4, and Southwest Airlines said on Thursday that it would follow suit until August 10. Both companies had previously said they expected to return the 737 MAX in June.

United said the decision allowed her to plan service during the high season during the summer travel season with more certainty. United said that even if the organizers had authorized the maximum 737 to fly sooner than that, it would not use it to replace the other aircraft.

During the airline’s earnings call last month, Andrew Nocella, chief commercial officer for United, said the company did not expect the Max to fly this summer.

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