Within a short time two factory crashed new Boeing 737 Max 8. The passengers rattled. Even if yesterday, the European aviation authority has banned the use of this type of aircraft, passengers from Europe. After all, who is traveling in the United States, sits with greater probability in a 737 Max 8. "Also in Asia and Africa, this type is more often used," says Daniel Affolter, aviation expert and President of the Swiss Association of aircraft owners and pilots.
A passenger who wants to find out whether his flight of a Boeing 737 Max 8 is used, you must do a little investigation. In a first step, a look in the flight plan to the responsible airline. If you fly for example from Zurich to Buffalo in the US state of Wyoming has a good chance in New York in a Boeing 737 Max 8 American Airlines switch. On the Website of this Airline interested can consult the flight plan and get the note, that it is a Boeing 737. The exact type designation is not clear, however. If you want to know whether it is the Max 8, you must contact American Airlines by e-Mail or telephone, as Daniel Affolter explained.
Also, Websites such as flightaware.com and flightradar24.com provide information on types of aircraft. Finally, the possibility to Google the flight number on the Internet. Such information, however, are no guarantee, since it occurs for various reasons, that in the short term, other machines come as planned. Only when you check in, if the machine is already at the Gate, white is a passenger, with safety, in which the aircraft he flies. If, for technical reasons, a replacement machine is provided, it must have an equivalent level of comfort. For customers, there is no legal right to a particular type of aircraft or reject it to choose.
Airlines are in the duty
that got passengers now have to pay for rebooking, a fee? In purely legal terms, this would be the case, but Affolter does not believe that it would come to this: "I'm going to assume that all airlines make such transfers free of charge," he says. Affolter compares this with the case when Airlines storms due to vertebral flights to Miami or travel warnings for Turkey in the short term and free of charge to rebook. The free transfer is made in such cases is not due to a legal claim, but as a gesture of goodwill – and because no airline wants to easily lose your reputation.
In the duty of the Airlines, if you need to now have because of the 737 - Max-prohibition imposed by many countries, too few machines and flight cancellations. Then you must offer the passenger a replacement flight with another Airline, or pay compensation. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 12.03.2019, 20:03 PM