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Airlines not waiving flight-change or cancellation fees for Boeing 737 Max 8 flyers

Travellers scheduled to fly on a Boeing 737 Max 8 are worried following the Ethiopian Airlines flight Sunday.

The crash claimed the lives of the 157 passengers, including 18 Canadians, on the and comes after the same model of aircraft crashed in Indonesia last October, killing 189 people.

<who> Photo Credit: Canadian Press.

However, Canadian airlines are not waiving flight-change or cancellation fees for passengers who want to switch to an aircraft other than the Boeing 737 Max 8.

The announcement comes despite the fact that the 737 Max 8’s have been grounded in the U.K., Australia, Singapore, Ethiopia, Indonesia and China.

According to Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau, it’s premature to speculate about the cause of the accident and that his department is working to determine if action is required.

On Monday, the American Federal Aviation Authority instructed Boeing to install safety-related software updates to the 737 Max 8s.

With files from the Canadian Press.



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