An entire model of aircraft is grounded in the U.S., creating headaches for two major airlines. And if you’re trying to travel to, from, or even through the midwest… good luck.
“Ladies and gentleman I am sorry to say we are not going to use this aircraft for our flight to Orlando” United staff member
Three days after a Boeing737 Max airplane operated by Ethiopian airlines crashed, the U.S. announced they are grounding the planes.” United staff member
It was the second deadly crash involving these planes in recent days. Joining several other countries who have already done the same since the second deadly crash involving these aircraft, the announcement was met with mixed reaction by passengers. Some now stranded at the airport.
“I think it’s the right choice. What if, god forbid, another one happens. I mean, we need to figure it out first, for everybody’s sake.” Jenny meads, passenger
“I feel safe. If we had a problem it would be different. I’m here, we’ll deal with that issue and if that’s what the president wants to do, that’s what we will do.” Tim Hosier, passenger
This is just, of course, one travel nightmare facing the country. A bomb cyclone slammed the midwest Wednesday, bringing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions. Over 1,000 motorists were stranded after getting caught in the storm.
“It was horrible. There were roads closed. I’m surprised we got here.”
One state patrol officer was killed responding to an incident in the dangerous conditions. Nearly 3.000 flights have been canceled as a result.