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Here’s How to Check If Your Flight Is On Boeing 737 Max

Indonesian airline Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea on October 29, 2018, killing its all 189 passengers and crew. The aircraft is a Boeing 737 Max 8 operating for a domestic flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang. The airline plunged into the sea 12 minutes after takeoff.

Five months after another deadly tragedy happened involving the same model of an aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines crashed on Sunday, March 10, six minutes after take-off. The plane was en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, killing 157 people on board.

Because of the growing concern of many air travelers worldwide with regards to the airworthiness of the said model, many countries are now banned the Boeing 737 Max from flying to ensure the safety of the passengers.

After what happened on Sunday, many countries and airlines around the world have moved to ground the Boeing 737 Max aircraft following a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia. Here’s the list of countries grounding Boeing 737 Max planes and what is prohibited as of March ;

  1. Australia — Boeing 737 Max
  2. Malaysia — Banning flights of 737 Max aircraft into and out of the country
  3. The United Kingdom — 737 Max 8
  4. Norwegian Air — Boeing 737 Max fleet
  5. France (France’s Aviation Authority) — Bans 737 Max jets
  6. Germany — Closing airspace to 737 Max
  7. Oman — Suspends temporarily 737 Max jets
  8. Ireland (Irish Aviation Authority) — Bans all variants of 737 Max planes
  9. Iceland — 737 Max 8
  10. Singapore — 737 Max 8
  11. Turkish Airlines — Grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft until further notice (
  12. Italy (Italy’s Aviation Authority) — Bans commercial flights of 737 Max 8
  13. Netherlands — 737 Max 8
  14. Europe’s EASA — Suspends all 737 Max operations in Europe
  15. China — Bans 737 Max 8
  16. India — 737 Max 8
  17. The United Arab Emirates — 737 Max 8 ban
  18. Kuwait — 737 Max 8 ban
  19. South Korea — 737 Max 8
  20. Mexico —737 Max 8
  21. Canada — Restricts 737 Max 8 and 9
  22. Ukraine — Restricts 737 Max 8 and 9
  23. The United States — Restricts 737 Max 8 and 9
  24. Nigeria — Banned the use of Boeing 737 MAX 8 in its airspace
  25. Turkey — Suspends 12 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft
  26. South Korea — Grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8
  27. Mongolia —Ground the sole Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in its fleet
  28. Indonesia —Grounding its 11 jets of the 737 MAX 8 type
  29. Ethiopia — Grounding its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet “until further notice”
  30. Cayman Island — Suspends two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
  31. Argentina — Suspends all five 737 MAX 8s
  32. Brazil — Boeing 737 Max under GOL
  33. South Africa — Boeing 737 Max under Comair

But what if your country is not on the list? If you have future flights, how would you know that the airline is not using the same model of the ill-fated planes? There is a website that can track your flight and display what kind of aircraft model it is using. You may search www.flightaware.com and simply enter the airline’s name and flight number or the destination!

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