I learned about the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash moments before boarding my AA flight from Miami to San Juan this past Sunday (March 10). Incidentally, I was flying a 737 MAX 8 home. I messaged my friend a photo from the plane and questioned if it was safe to take this flight. I was somewhat serious but not very concerned that I would return home without incident. After watching fellow travel enthusiast and former interviewer Richard Qwest (see The CNN Business Traveller Clip! Now Playing), I personally would get on another 737 MAX 8. With that said, I don’t see why all carriers don’t ground the planes until the investigation of this latest crash is complete. Chinese air carriers, Ethiopian Airlines, Aeromexico, among others, have grounded the planes. Southwest and American have yet to do so. There is an inherent risk in doing anything, but this is one that can be minimized until investigators figure out what is going on.
What say you?