Local passengers concerned over grounded jets

March 13, 2019 10:28 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- Southwest is the only airline that uses Boeing 737 Max jets periodically in and out of the Greater Rochester International Airport.

On Wednesday, before the emergency order grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 aircraft was issued, the airline began offering passengers a chance to rebook on a different plane, free of charge. 

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Now, they're being forced to take those planes out of the rotation altogether.  

News10NBC spoke to Southwest airline passengers Wednesday afternoon before the Boeing 737 Max planes were grounded.

None of the planes flying in or out of Rochester Wednesday were the impacted model.

If you have plans to fly in the next few days, check with your airline.

There may be delays or cancellations as airlines switch planes around to try and accommodate booked flights.  


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