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    Grounded Planes Delay Passengers at Logan

    The emergency order to ground Boeing jets hits home for people with travel plans.

    (Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019)

    After landing in Boston for vacation, the last thing Sharon Benstock was concerned about was her return trip to Houston.

    "We go back Sunday on the 737 Max 9," said the Texas resident.

    But then NBC10 Boston told her that plane was grounded.

    "When did that happen?" asked Benstock. "The U.S. decided to do that? Oh, we hadn't heard that, we've been on a plane all afternoon, so that'll be interesting to see if we can get home."

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    No 737 Max 8 and Max 9 jets will mean travel disruptions for countless passengers, but safety is top of mind, so there is relief that the FAA has grounded the planes with experts unsure what's causing the problems.

    "I'm not on one of those planes, but absolutely, I did check," said Todd Unger, who was about to board a Southwest flight from Boston to Baltimore.

    At Logan International Aiport, about 1 to 2 percent of all flights use the aircraft in question, according to Massport.

    "I'm a flight attendant, so this is my daily grind," said Anna Meyer. "I had some trips coming up with the MAX. I had a decision to make."

    As for Benstock and her daughter, they'll have to figure out what to do next.

    "I hope they'll put us on a different plane to fly home, because we have to go home," said Benstock.

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