Almost two years since the FAA’s grounding order, the MAX is back in revenue service. Chris Sloan was on board the first US flight with fare-paying passengers since 2019
From its November 2017 service entry, I flew the Boeing 737 MAX 8 twice a month on one of American Airlines’ most profitable routes: Miami to New York/ LaGuardia. Sure, I’ve had my fair share of interesting excursions on the MAX – Norwegian Air Shuttle’s first delivery flight from Seattle to Oslo, Southwest’s flea-bitten MAX inaugural where the jet went tech and United Airlines’ MAX 9 debut. But, for me, air travel didn’t get any more pedestrian than on the MAX.