In North America, six major carriers currently operate MAX 8 Aircraft, including: AeroMexico, Air Canada, American, WestJet, Norwegian and Southwest. United and COPA fly other variants of the 737 MAX, but not the MAX 8.
With 34 MAX 8 aircraft in its fleet, Southwest has the broadest current domestic use of the MAX 8. A representative for Southwest told TIME that the aircraft serves the airline’s entire market. According to analysis by travel research website Thepointsguy.com, some of the common Southwest 737 MAX flights include:
Las Vegas to Houston-Hobby
Washington-Dulles to Denver
Nashville to Phoenix
Dallas Love Field – Denver
American Airlines has 24 Boeing 737 MAX 8 in its fleet. Thepointsguy website determined that the most common routes for the plane originated from Miami International Airport. They include:
Miami to New York-LaGuardia
Miami to Boston
Miami to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
TIME verified that Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are scheduled for use on at least some flights on the above routes.
Boeing 737 MAX 8: What to know
Cautious fliers may have a hard time avoiding the MAX 8 for much longer. Carriers across the globe continue to update their fleets.
Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 is the latest generation of the ubiquitous 737 model, and has only been in commercial use since May 2017. Currently, there are roughly 350 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in use by airlines across the world, including the MAX 8 and its variants (the MAX 7, 9 and 10). However, many more 737 MAX aircraft are expected to start flying soon. As of January 31, 2019, 4,661 orders for 737 MAX aircraft have been made to Boeing by commercial airlines and are waiting to be fulfilled, according to the company.
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