Don’t want to fly on Boeing 737 Max 8? Here’s what you can do

Posted at 7:56 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 09:31:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crash in Ethiopia has prompted several travelers across the country to cancel their flights if it’s on that model plane.

This is a common plane used by airlines such as Southwest, United and American Airlines – all airlines do fly out of Nashville International Airport.

So far, many countries have chosen to ground these planes.

Despite pressure from Congress, the FAA says there's no reason to be worried right now and people should feel safe. Boeing also says they're working on software to improve their flights.

Passengers who don't want to get on the 737 Max 8 can change their flights but you may have to pay extra.

If you're on American, you can change your flight for a fee. For United, there's a discounted fee for eligible flights if you change your booking on the same day. However, if you book a basic economy ticket, you won't be able to change it. If it's Southwest, you can change your flight but you have to pay the difference in fares.

The FAA says airlines aren't required to refund.

There are about 350 of the planes in service right now. It's important to remember, a Boeing 737-800 is not the same as the Boeing 737 Max.

**CNN contributed to this report.

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