BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is feeling the effects of flight cancelations and delays as a result of the FAA’s emergency order to ground Boeing 737 Max planes Wednesday.

BWI Thurgood Airport is one of the largest hubs for Southwest Airlines.

Moments after President Trump’s announcement, a Southwest Boeing 737 Max 8 plane was grounded.

“It was odd, that we were one of the last to be grounded,” Bobby Barhan, a traveler, said. “It’s good that we were finally grounded.”

Travelers like Miranda Myford said she double-checked her Southwest ticket to Atlanta before going to the airport.

“It’s definitely worrisome,” she said. “My mom actually made sure before we got here we weren’t on one of those aircraft because she was super worried.”

Following the President’s announcement, Southwest issued a statement that said they were complying with the FAA requirements to remove their aircraft and ground them.

“I’m happy they’re being careful and mindful of everything,” Myford said.

Both Southwest and United Airlines said they are going to be flexible and work with customers to rebook their flights.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

Kelsey Kushner

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s