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Albany fliers trusting airlines to make sure planes are safe

March 12, 2019 06:08 PM

The number is growing of airlines around the world grounding Boeing 737 Max jets, following the second deadly crash of the popular plane in the last five months. Aviation regulators from China to Britain have grounded the jets, joining a growing list of countries banning the plane from their air space. However, the FAA has yet to make a move here in the United States, so they remain in service and in the sky.

Southwest and American Airlines which both fly out of Albany, have the 737 MAX in their fleets. People NewsChannel 13 spoke with who were aware of the issue says they have trust in the United States-based airlines to make sure the planes are safe.

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Boeing says it is confident in the safety of the lines, with thousands of safe flights performed.

Concerned travelers can look up their tickets online to see what kind of plane they're expected to be on. Keep in mind, experts say airlines often change planes at the very last minute.

Hear reaction from travelers at Albany International Airport by watching the video of Kumi Tucker's story.

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