The Boeing 737 MAX Ban: What it Means in Canada

The Boeing 737 MAX Ban: What it Means in Canada

Canada will ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and ban these planes from our airspace until further notice, following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday.

The UK, the European Union and Australia have also temporarily banned the planes, and the United States followed suit after Transport Canada announced its decision.

So what happens next?

If you fly frequently or have a trip coming up, you may have already heard from your airline about any possible changes to your route. I know I received an email from WestJet as soon as the ban came into effect.

WestJet has grounded all 13 of their Boeing MAX aircraft currently in service. To find out if you were scheduled to fly on one of them, check the flight details on their website or follow these instructions.

Air Canada is also complying with Transport Canada's decision and is grounding all 24 of their Boeing MAX aircraft. In a news release, they say you can expect delays as they try to rebook passengers and deal with cancellations. If you're trying to call in or modify your flight, note that they are giving priority to people scheduled to fly in the next 72 hours. Don't forget to check your flight status before you leave for the airport, just in case more things change.

Stay tuned to this page, because we'll let you know about any updates on the ban.


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