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737 MAX Grounded through January 6, 2020

Date: October 11, 2019

United has made the decision to pull the 737-MAX aircraft from the company’s schedule until January 6, 2020. United has indicated decisions will continue to be made to provide the necessary lift by changing the gauge on certain aircraft to respond appropriately to customer demand  The impact of the removal of these aircraft from service has been considerable as demonstrated in the chart below.

October

November

December

January

Cancels per day

95

93

75

56

Cancels per month

2,900

2,800

2,300

280


Despite this impact, United has made the commitment that the corporation will not put our customers and employees on that plane until regulators make their own independent assessment that it is safe to do so.

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