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November or January? American, Southwest disagree on 737 Max timing

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 11:14:59-04

The two major Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport airlines that both fly the Boeing 737 Max aircraft disagree on a key matter regarding the beleaguered plane — when it will fly again.

Both carriers reported second quarter earnings Thursday.

While Southwest Airlines Co. extended Max-related cancellations through Jan. 5, 2020, American Airlines Group Inc. stuck with the plan laid out July 14 in cancelling flights through Nov. 2.

Getting the 737 Max back into service in time for the busy holiday travel season would be key for American.

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