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Why Your Embraer E190 Flight May Be a Tad Delayed This Week

July 1, 2014 at 6:46 AM | by | ()

We’ll admit that this isn't exactly the most exciting piece of airline news, but if you’re traveling over the next few days we figured you’d like to know what’s going on with your airplane.

Carriers like American Airlines are busy checking out some of their Embraer E190 jets, as a couple bits and pieces might be loose. Engine pylon bolts might not be as tight as they should be, and the airplane manufacturer has recommended that airlines go ahead and check things out—you know, just in case.

Over at American Airlines there were some bolts that needed a little bit of tightening, but as of the other day things were all set and back into service. JetBlue, Virgin Australia, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and others have all been checking things out as well, and filling out their maintenance checklists one more time.

We might be overly cautious, but just be aware that you might be facing a delay or something similar if you’re climbing aboard an Embraer E190 this week. Of course, if it's all for the sake of safety we have no problem sitting in the gate area that much longer.

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