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Travelers left scrambling after Boeing 737 MAX 8/9 are grounded

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 19:59:58-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Air Canada passengers at Palm Beach International Airport were left frustrated and without a way home on Thursday because of the grounding of new Boeing jets.

"I have work tomorrow but that might have to be put aside,” said Adam Hedberg who was trying o get home with his family to Toronto.

His Air Canada flight was canceled as countries around the world including the United States grounded the planes over safety concerns after two plane crashes in the last five months overseas.

“I’m thankful we're not up there in it and thinking we could go down,” said Sarah Hedberg.

The Hedberg’s ended up getting a flight home tomorrow in Miami.

In the U.S., Southwest and American Airlines have the most 737 Max 8 jets, Southwest with 34 and American with 24.