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How to Find Out if You're Flying on a Boeing 737 Max

As passengers grow worried that the plane has been grounded internationally — but not in the U.S. — here's how to find out what model plane you're flying on.



    Boeing In Spotlight After Ethiopia Crash

    Authorities in several countries have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 following the crash Sunday of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people. NBC's Jay Gray reports.

    (Published Monday, March 11, 2019)

    As countries around the world are grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday that killed 157 people, U.S. passengers are growing concerned after the FAA announced airlines can still fly the Boeing jet in the country, NBC News reported.

    Passengers are taking to social media, expressing their anxieties about flying on one of the Boeing models and asking their airlines how to know if they’ll be on a 737 Max 8 or 737 Max 9.

    Currently, Southwest Airlines has 34 Max 8s, and American has 24. United doesn’t fly the Max 8, but it does fly 14 Max 9s.

    If a passenger is worried, looking up the model of the plane isn’t too difficult.

    Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    [NATL] Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    A school officer and a student were injured at Wisoonsin's Oshkosh West High School Tuesday morning, when the student was shot after attempting to stab the office with a sharp object. The shooting comes just one day after a school resource officer at Waukesha South High School shot a 17-year-old armed student who refused to drop his weapon.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)

    When buying tickets, airlines often list the model of plane with the ticket information. 

    On Southwest, click the specific number of the flight and it will list the plane model. When looking for tickets on United, click the “details” button. On American, it will be listed with the flight information, near the time and price (American denotes the 737 Max 8 with the shorthand 7M8 on their website).

    If you’ve already bought your ticket, the plane information should be on your ticket. If you can’t find it, call the airline and it’ll let you know.