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United, Southwest and American Airlines 737s extended groundings

United, Southwest and American Airlines 737s extended groundings

Jul 15th, 2019, 04:33 PM
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United, Southwest and American Airlines 737s extended groundings

I'm looking at flying to Costa Rica in December, but this news is making me reconsider my plans, as these are the main airlines that go from the US West Coast (where I live). I am reluctant to book hotels, excursions, car rental only to find out the flights may be canceled. Anyone else wondering about this?

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Jul 19th, 2019, 02:11 PM
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Why not book with Avianca if you're worried? They fly Airbus. They're Star Alliance, also.

I'd rather fly them then some of the legacy airlines (American in particular). And they're certainly on a par with Southwest. Is there a reason you haven't considered non-US carriers?

Connecting through San Salvador (SAL) is straightforward, but they also have some nonstops LAX to SJO. Last time I went through SAL there was an excellent coffee shop/bar. There's also a decent restaurant although often the connections are too short for that.

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Jul 19th, 2019, 04:02 PM
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I have a flight in two weeks but booked my Sept flight with Jet Blue. Lesson learned. There are just so many planes being repaired at the gate right now. My AA flight was four hours delayed due to a maintenance issue. At least Philly had crews to work on the plane. I am waiting for the Dreamliner to be grounded next.
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