Travelers around the world are experiencing cancellations and delays due to airspace bans for the jets.
Countries around the world, including the United States, European Union’s 32 nations, Canada and others worldwide have implemented Boeing 737 Max bans. These apply both to flight suspensions and movements in and out of airspaces.
Travelers insurance is proving helpful for many travelers experiencing associated delays and cancellations.
Travelers affected by the Boeing 737 Max bans aren’t just those flying in and out of the countries that have suspended the Max 8 and Max 9 jets. Therefore, even if bans are lifted by some nations, it’s important to remember that airlines are also not permitted to fly through the airspace of countries in which the bans remain in place.
Travelers in the United States had initially thought that they might be exempt from the ban, but American officials reversed their previous decision late Wednesday afternoon. Officials are recommending that travelers check their travel documentation to find out what type of aircraft they’ll be flying. Affected travelers should check with their airlines to see if delays or cancellations are expected, said a CBS report.
Travelers affected by the Boeing 737 Max bans have rights regarding cancellations and delays.
It’s important to learn your rights when it comes to cancellations and delays due to the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 bans in many countries around the world. That said, it’s important to know what they are. Advocacy groups are already taking calls to help travelers to know what they are entitled to receive from their airlines.
Travel insurance companies are also already taking calls to assist customers whose flights have been changed, but also to make sure the proper arrangements are made regarding booked accommodations, event and attraction tickets and other pre-paid expenses affected by altered arrival and departure times and dates. This type of unexpected event helps to underscore the importance of this additional coverage which typically reaches beyond the cost of the plane tickets themselves.
The Boeing 737 Max bans are a response by many countries to the Ethiopian Airlines disaster which left 157 people dead last Sunday. That devastating crash occurred less than half a year after a Lion Air 737 Max jet fell into the ocean, killing 189 people under comparable circumstances.