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Grounding of Boeing 737 Max planes could impact travel for ACS volunteers and staff

Passengers on Southwest, American, and United might be impacted

Future air travel for some volunteers and staff may be impacted by the recent grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. According to the airlines, travelers on Southwest, American, and United might be impacted. 

If you are affected, the airline will be contacting you directly to communicate changes. 

In the event your flights are changed, you will need to change any associated hotel, rental car, or rail travel that applies. Changes can be made by calling BCD Travel (800-952-5770, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET). 

BCD Travel expects the overall impact to be minimal given the relatively small number of Boeing 737 Max aircraft in most fleets. Southwest Airlines, which has the largest number of the planes, at 34, says they account for only 4% of their total fleet.  

The safety of our volunteers and staff remains our highest priority. BCD Travel has assured us they will help navigate any challenges ahead. 

You can access more information on the grounding of aircraft by visiting the Federal Aviation Agency and European  Union Aviation Safety Agency websites, and individual airline websites. 

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Simki Gopaldas at 404-417-5938 or

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