It’s still not certain that aviation authorities in the US, Canada, the EU and around the world will approve the 737 MAX as airworthy – but we are getting questions already asking how to avoid this aircraft.
One tip would be to only book on the airline site, not an online agent, as the airline websites list the equipment at time of booking.
Also, most airlines will allow passengers a grace-period to rebook and change their schedules for free to avoid flying on a MAX.
After that, however, the airlines will likely charge their standard $200 fee for changing a ticket.
Yes, this type of profiteering ushers in new level of airline nickel and diming – paying a fee for not being willing to die in a crash.