Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX airplanes are parked on the tarmac after being grounded at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California on March 28, 2019.
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX airplanes are parked on the tarmac after being grounded at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California on March 28, 2019. - 
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The fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 is prompting some Americans to establish whether their upcoming flights are on a Boeing 737 Max 8, the same kind of jet that crashed Sunday. Two U.S. carriers operate that type of plane — Southwest Airlines and American Airlines — and both are standing behind the safety of their fleet and have chosen not to ground the 737 Max 8s they operate. Some aviation experts agree with this assessment, saying that until there's a full investigation into both the Ethiopian crash and the previous 737 Max 8 crash into the Java Sea last fall, there's no reason not to fly the jet.

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