Some nervous travelers are changing their flights to avoid Boeing airplanes

March 23, 2024

But in recent months, several travelers said, news of issues on Boeing planes has made these strategies insufficient and has threatened their ability to walk down the jetway. So they have come up with a plan: avoid flying on Boeing aircraft, even if it means re-booking flights. Adding to the negative sentiment has been federal scrutiny of the safety culture at Boeing, along with the apparent suicide of a Boeing whistleblower. Courtesy Stephanie WallsSome airlines don’t fly Boeing planes at all — including Spirit and JetBlue. That is not enough for flyers like Amineddoleh to get on a Boeing plane.