American Airlines has announced the lates up for the 737 MAX. The latest news is that American anticipates that the resumption of scheduled commercial service on American’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will occur March 5, 2020.
As a result, American Airlines flights will be adding up to 90 daily flight back into the schedule once all 737 Max return to service. See How American Airlines Plans to Show Its 737 MAX Jet Is Safe
Per American Airlines,
American Airlines anticipates that the impending software updates to the Boeing 737 MAX will lead to recertification of the aircraft later this year and resumption of commercial service in March 2020. We are in continuous contact with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Transportation (DOT).
Question: When will American run a schedule change and inform customers who were booked on a MAX from January 16 through March 4?
Answer: American had previously cancelled service on the MAX through Jan. 15. On Nov. 17, American will run a formal schedule change, and customers who were previously booked on a MAX through March 4 will see their reservation updated on aa.com.
Question: Will there be additional changes to the schedule once the MAX returns to commercial service?
Answer: American expects to gradually phase in the MAX for commercial service and will increase flying on the aircraft throughout the month of March. Since American will gradually phase the MAX into our operation over the course of a month, additional refinements to our schedule may occur. Affected customers will be contacted directly.
Question: My flight wasn’t scheduled to be on a MAX. Will it be canceled?
Answer: A flight that was not scheduled as a MAX flight might be canceled to enable our team to cover a MAX route with a different aircraft, in order to affect the smallest number of customers. In total, approximately 140 flights will be canceled per day through March 4.