Flying American and United 737 MAX - How Airlines Are Bringing the MAX Back?

I flew with United B737 MAX 9 and American B737 MAX 8 recently in the US on domestic flights. This video details the flying experiences of 737 MAX since grounding.

My United 737 MAX 9 flight was from Miami to Houston. The pilots talked about the cockpit of the 737 MAX, the MCAS and system in general. I reviewed the MAX passenger cabin and spoke about my thoughts on flying the 737 MAX.

My American 737 MAX 8 flight was a quick one from Orlando to Miami. I met up with aviation journalist Chris Sloan in Miami. He flew the first 737 MAX flight since grounding in the US on American B737 MAX 8 from Dallas to Tulsa. He visited American Airlines Maintenance and Engineering Center in Tulsa. Pilots of American talked about how they were trained to fly the MAX with the updated cockpit software and MCAS system. The engineers talked about how long it takes to update each MAX and re-activate the plane from grounding.

Chris also shared stories behind the scenes on how Boeing was rushed by customers to build the MAX instead of a clean sheet narrowbody airplane.

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  1. fang nardy

    fang nardy

    天 前

    probably if boeing made the 747 engime way more larger the 747 shuolave not retired

  2. Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee

    2 天 前

    I just flew on a max after flying the older 737 back to back. The max was noticeably quieter and the buffetting when flight attitude transitions seemed much more subdued and smooth. May sound strange but the flex in the wings seemed to help tremendously. I've got to think all the updated systems helped as well. For example the dual pronged wing tips. Nice to see such a simple fix. Where they can just turn off mcas if it's not working properly.

  3. Yeo Wee Huat Huat

    Yeo Wee Huat Huat

    2 天 前

    It can’t be fixed, engine is too big

  4. dylte1lrshrt


    6 天 前

    thank you Sam for the video I understand everybody opinion or feelings for the max but I feel this video gave me some confident when I take my next flight trip

  5. verygoodbrother


    7 天 前

    Things are fine now especially with reduced flights, I would personally wait till things are back to pre-covid to say things are now "fine"

  6. Equestrianfan2015


    10 天 前

    The 737 max is a nice plane but I don’t trust it that much cause of the crash

    • Jack


      4 天 前

      Flew on it yesterday, smoothest flight I’ve ever been on. Really quiet too! Should give it a go, felt perfectly fine the whole flight

    • Nafi


      4 天 前

      It's any airliner that we all fly on and not just the 737 Max.

    • Equestrianfan2015


      6 天 前

      @JayJay Aviation oh ok!

    • JayJay Aviation

      JayJay Aviation

      6 天 前

      The problem is fixed

  7. alfath shinigami

    alfath shinigami

    14 天 前

    If you in lion air flight at that time, you'll not saying 'im enjoying the flight'

  8. Ky


    14 天 前

    No thanks

  9. Asdr Kygjj

    Asdr Kygjj

    19 天 前

    Bloody deathtraps and the pilot is scared shirtless

  10. Cooper Hodgson

    Cooper Hodgson

    20 天 前

    I believe that now all or these issues have been addressed I believe that the 737 MAX will be come a very successful plane just like the 737-800

  11. Md Shadman Wasif Khan

    Md Shadman Wasif Khan

    21 天 前

    I'll still be scared to ride this. and considering 777X had safety issues too, let's hope when it comes to commercial service it doesn't crash cause then the casualty would be equal to or slightly more than both the 737 Max that crashed. 1 777X crash=2 737 Max crash

  12. p s

    p s

    23 天 前

    boeing will have other bugs in the closet. lets wait for another major incident caused by boeing hiding their problems. and a few hundred people will die next time.

  13. IndustrialPower •

    IndustrialPower •

    23 天 前

    Flying the max next Tuesday, hope everything goes well.

  14. CeZaR NeBuN

    CeZaR NeBuN

    25 天 前

    simple answer "NO"...all about greed, the airlines don't want to purchase new they paid the FAA lobbyists to allow this piece of just to fly again...only a matter of time before more will go down

  15. danoo ptfs

    danoo ptfs

    26 天 前

    I just prefer the neo series from Airbus

  16. JPavilion


    27 天 前

    So I will be flying a Max-737 max .... If I don't respond by June 10th 2021 Then I am dead... so we will see.

  17. Anu Bernard

    Anu Bernard

    28 天 前

    Still, I don't believe in Software corrections to override physics as I am dealing with software nearly 15 years of my 28 years life.

  18. FRIEndly Sky767

    FRIEndly Sky767

    28 天 前

    I’m going to be a flight attendant for United Airlines soon, I’m believing in hope that I step on a 737MAX8/9!

  19. John Shields Cooking Channel

    John Shields Cooking Channel

    个月 前

    Voted thumbs down. Sam Chui, this is currently the safest aircraft to fly on. "The Max will have to prove itself over time" statement you made is true in the eyes of the public, but to the experts in aviation it now has the Gold medal of safety. I would actually be looking for airlines that had the MAX. You missed an opportunity to firm up confidence in Americas airline industry, with overwhelming evidence from all who you interviewed. Why?

  20. Sukhjeet Bajwa

    Sukhjeet Bajwa

    个月 前

    You need to STOP Promoting MAX aircraft I had flown it before the problem was detected and it's the worst aircraft ever. I would say sardine can is much better that this aircraft 👎. You can not get the families that lost their loved ones over Profits for Boeing company. Being an avid flyer as your self Mr.Chui I am quite disappointed but it's not your fault

  21. watch dog

    watch dog

    个月 前

    I will not fly in max even with the free ticket!!

  22. Bottom Lin3 Op

    Bottom Lin3 Op

    个月 前

    I flew United 737 Max 9 from IAH to EWR it was smooth, I was nervous.

  23. Kalsaume Satungiamata

    Kalsaume Satungiamata

    个月 前

    Never board this flying coffin. This plane is aerodynamically flawed. This is what they should be doing before proper certification. But because they're scared of Airbus surpassing them they took short cuts and killed innocent people. Fck Boeing

  24. Nathaniel Edward Lovino

    Nathaniel Edward Lovino

    个月 前

    If i ever flied with the 737 max, i swear to my life i will never sleep.

  25. Alessio Sem

    Alessio Sem

    个月 前

    Safe to fly? No, it's not. I'll NEVER FLY on this flying coffin.

  26. G SChar

    G SChar

    个月 前

    Seems a little unfair to criticize the second flight for no food or drink when it was only a 40 minute flight. Every American Airlines flight I have had in the past year(11) they passed out a bag with a snack, water and sanitizer. Wonder why you didn't receive one.

  27. Tom Rempe

    Tom Rempe

    个月 前

    But u left out that politics was negatively involved by the FAA. The Max could have been flying again but the FAA Kept getting in the way….. just like government politics it’s not always having a positive effect.

  28. lee Boiser

    lee Boiser

    个月 前

    Airbus still the best

  29. Omar Tahboub

    Omar Tahboub

    个月 前

    Hey Sam ! Regardless of how much effort you are putting in polishing the image of the 737-MAX, yet the mistakes there were committed by Boeing are quite unforgettable !

    • carocarochan


      个月 前

      the guy was paid by Boeing.

    • Ns Tl

      Ns Tl

      个月 前

      Problem is, people can't choose which plane they fly

  30. Bruce Bartman

    Bruce Bartman

    个月 前

    Good Luck Sam, I will never fly on the MAX!

  31. Pendi


    个月 前

    Will not flying with this max..

  32. Wareen


    个月 前

    people forget but BOEING did not care about the users and two plane crashed.. pilots did not have any chance on saving the plane.. I will never get is a MAX,, I rather walk...

  33. metalox88


    个月 前

    What do pilots have to wear masks they're doing their jobs corporations are making this necessary slave wear

  34. metalox88


    个月 前

    737 MASKS. I hate MASKS!😝

  35. Chad Markz

    Chad Markz

    个月 前

    No thanks! Ill pass. Im never getting on one of those death traps. Ill stick with the honest crowd at airbus going forward!

  36. Your Majesty

    Your Majesty

    个月 前

    It’s unfortunate ... they should have banned this plane

  37. Fred Mo

    Fred Mo

    个月 前




    个月 前


  39. Alex Denzin

    Alex Denzin

    个月 前

    its a 3hour car ride and they offer flights.. talk about sustainability :D

  40. Lazy Islander

    Lazy Islander

    个月 前

    Hundreds of people were killed when these planes went down yet no one went to jail don’t see anybody starting a movement or burning cities ? Why is that ?

  41. orang indonesia

    orang indonesia

    个月 前

    I will never ever fly with 737 max again. And that's my choice.

  42. Plane southwest KDFW

    Plane southwest KDFW

    个月 前

    Im love United they have very smooth landing

  43. Arash Hussain

    Arash Hussain

    个月 前

    Nope, fuck this series of planes.

  44. louiearmstrong


    个月 前

    90%+ of flyers don't know what they are flying in, and don't care.

  45. John W

    John W

    个月 前

    an uneventful flight is a great flight

  46. JtQFp


    个月 前

    id rather walk than fly on the max. period.

  47. Vipin Vijay

    Vipin Vijay

    个月 前

    San chui! I had deep respects for you! But now you are spitting in the graves of over 400+ people who died because of corporate greed and nothing else!

    • Vipin Vijay

      Vipin Vijay

      个月 前

      Whatever they convey, we all know that its corporate greed that bought down and ruined the life of 300+ people

  48. Patel Group

    Patel Group

    个月 前

    Seems more like propaganda....

  49. Frankie Che

    Frankie Che

    个月 前

    Not gonna fly in any of these anymore, or even maybe every Boeing airplanes... For a simple reason, they cheated and causes death to more than 300 lives... There is always Airbus as an option...

  50. nay oti

    nay oti

    个月 前

    I will never fly on 737 Max in my life, even if they fix the MCAS software, the engine is just too heavy for the plane, because they try to cut corner of using the same old 737 airplane frame, it’s just mind boggling, they could have make a whole new airplane instead of cutting corner of just putting new engine that are bigger than the previous one and try to counter that with an MCAS to stabilize it, you should make airplane that proportional so you don’t have to put software that can go wrong like MCAS, shame on them after 346 people died, when the former CEO said “We dont sale safety” and the messages of Boeing employees talking about not wanting to fly on 737 Max, I think it’s pretty clear that they care about money/profit than people life, they could have pulled out all of the 737 Max and refund all the airlines and start from scratch, but instead they letting these planes fly again, I rather fly airbus now, i don’t care if it’s not a US Company, because Safety Come first to me.

    • Appable


      个月 前

      I definitely get your safety culture concerns, but just want to give a technical note - there's nothing inherently wrong with the engine and the airframe. It's not "too heavy", and while its placement does cause problematic handling in certain flight regimes that's just the kind of compromise that makes airplanes challenging. Airbus and Boeing have both encountered similar issues (unexpected control problems due to a design decision) and have to make do with some reasonable solution. On any modern plane, software tends to do a very good job of that. But the shortcuts Boeing took in their original MCAS design were unacceptable

  51. Marty Funmily

    Marty Funmily

    个月 前

    It's not gonna be easy to restore the confidence of the travellers in flying this aircraft but thanks to your video, at least it gives some informations to the people that it is already safe to fly. Flydubai also started flying MAX here in Dubai. Hope to see you onboard Mr. Sam. Our family loves your videos.😍

  52. Zee


    2 个月 前

    Here is a list of things that went wrong with 737 max: 1. Engine position (more forward and elevated above the plane of the wing) that tends to cause the plane to pitch up into a stall. 2. Fixing a design flaw with software, MCAS 3. Sales race with Air BUS to market the plane as a perfect normal 737 replacement without need of training. 4. Shits that came from 3. Cheating and/or cheating with FAA to hide facts about mcas to make it fly similar to 737 and have it certified illegally (which they were never punished for). 5. (More of a cont. of 4) changed dual angle of attack sensor input to mcas to single sensor input. Why would they do this? Idk but that goes against all written or unwritten principles of redundancy in aircraft designs. 6. Lie and hide about 5 to FAA 7. Completely hide the existence of MCAS to all pilots and never even mentioned that on the pilot handbook or w.e it’s called. OH and FAA gave the green light. 8. None of the core problem is changed and it’s allowed to fight again while being called the safest plane in air. 9. More electrical problem detected. 10. **** boeing and the FAA They essentially only updated the software and put back the dual AOA sensor input. Would you prefer a necrotic and infected wound to be removed or just have a clean gauze patches over it and call it a day?

    • Zee


      个月 前

      @Appable please do not spread wrong information. Also, maybe I should have included how trump stopped American airline from purchasing air bus and force boeing to come up with this plane? That’s the beginning of all. Everything was about money. A huge amount of money

    • Zee


      个月 前

      @Appable go read the report from the test pilot.

    • Appable


      个月 前

      Problem 1 and 2 are not problems. Using control law to alter flight characteristics for certification reasons is well established and has been done safely by both manufacturers. They also didn't ever have dual angle of attack sensor input: a large portion of 737 MAX's flight hardware had to be changed to meet the new requirement for redundancy following the two crashes and FAA review. They did not lie to FAA about that system design. They did present a justification for certain hazard ratings that was very questionable, and should have raised serious concerns both internally and with FAA review.

  53. S N Zafar

    S N Zafar

    2 个月 前

    But u did look scared sam 🧐

    • S N Zafar

      S N Zafar

      2 个月 前

      That’s right, he is still not confident flying on these birds. And also, look at the pilot he has brought his family on the plane too, looks like he is fed up from his life and hate his family. 😂

  54. Komi Tete

    Komi Tete

    2 个月 前

    Great news for all commercials airlines, not only southwest or American Airlines

  55. poledesfetes


    2 个月 前

    Ground this killing plane forerver!

  56. Darko N

    Darko N

    2 个月 前

    Čudno .on toliko putuje zrakoplovom a napravio je kardinalnu grešku: ode na let u natikačama!?..da se nešto desi zrakoplovu i da mora hitno napustiti letjelicu u tim natikačama ne bi imao puno šansi!!

  57. Neel Fun show

    Neel Fun show

    2 个月 前

    really the 737 max 7 8 9 and 10 are back yay

  58. Matt Bacher

    Matt Bacher

    2 个月 前

    Sam Chui is essentially a paid employee of these airlines. He will say what the tell him to say.

    • awdrifter3


      个月 前

      Most CNglobalrs get free products and services from the manufacturers so in order to keep getting free stuff, they usually don't mention anything negative. It's the same here.

  59. Mountainpeak Cloud

    Mountainpeak Cloud

    2 个月 前

    The max was rushed to market due to competition from Airbus, which resulted in disasters, and American thinks that getting it back in the sky asap is going to build confidence?Pilots have said that they didn't feel the training with the new system every 3 years was enough and felt that every 2 years should be minimum. Personally I don't trust private companies when they say everything is fine, I wait for the FAA to ok it... but the problem is the FAA were also responsible with Boeing in the problematic rollout of the Max, so then who do you trust? Also, I'm not sure if the pilot at the beginning talking about his aging eyesight encourages confidence either.

  60. Michael Arnold

    Michael Arnold

    2 个月 前

    I’m happy she’s back! Look at the DC-10s when they began service and some are still flying plus the MD11s!

  61. carocarochan


    2 个月 前

    The flying thanks!

  62. Trevor G Welch

    Trevor G Welch

    2 个月 前

    Sam if you fly this 737 Max then we can trust you --- Simulator . ( Threshold Aviation ) - ( See You )

  63. shengnian chao

    shengnian chao

    2 个月 前


  64. Zachary Nascimento

    Zachary Nascimento

    2 个月 前

    I flew American’s 737 MAX from Miami to San Juan, and I kinda have to disagree with you about the was perfectly fine for me

  65. Tomi Bairz

    Tomi Bairz

    2 个月 前

    In the very beginning of the video the first officer is showing those switches. So apparently the system is still not 100% sure and they have to install this solution as a workaround. So thank you but no MAX for me!

    • Appable


      个月 前

      They've always had those switches. No system is guaranteed to never fail; if every system worked in every situation, they wouldn't have pilots.

  66. Benwin Greeff

    Benwin Greeff

    2 个月 前

    And they grounded again!

  67. Me M

    Me M

    2 个月 前

    No matter what you say I do not trust these planes. Boeing sacrificed lives for $$.

  68. Mai Vaj

    Mai Vaj

    2 个月 前

    Find a real job Sam.

  69. King Reef

    King Reef

    2 个月 前

    I want to see them fighting with mcas and successfully stop it taking control over the plane. With boeing and Airlines executives on it

  70. James Crum

    James Crum

    2 个月 前

    This guy is full of crap

  71. Michael King

    Michael King

    2 个月 前

    Were back in the sky now back were they belong back on the ground. 🤔☹️

  72. Canadian Deplorable

    Canadian Deplorable

    2 个月 前

    I’m sure that it will be one of the safest aircraft in the skies now. Boeing’s reputation and business is on the line. I would have no problem flying on one.

    • Adolfo Teixeira

      Adolfo Teixeira

      个月 前

      Idk, I think their image it's already damaged by all those lies. People talked bad about Airbus (scarebus) but we already know a scary plane to fly and it’s American.

  73. elhadj hamza

    elhadj hamza

    2 个月 前

    Cool music name?

  74. JnS


    2 个月 前

    People think the airplane manufacturers decide the aircraft. But no, the airlines companies tell Airbus and Boeing what they want and they design and build it!

  75. Ivan Navarrete Vega

    Ivan Navarrete Vega

    2 个月 前

    No. The 737 MAX is not a safe plane to fly! 🚫 🚫 🚫 🚫

  76. Alejandro Vázquez

    Alejandro Vázquez

    2 个月 前

    You gotta have a big pair to fly in that thing.

  77. Александр Тихомиров

    Александр Тихомиров

    2 个月 前

    Killing three and half hundred people is now counting as "accident". Okay.

  78. Sam Mathew Reji

    Sam Mathew Reji

    2 个月 前

    Which flight app you are using?

  79. eric peinard

    eric peinard

    2 个月 前

    Flying with airplane little empty my god poor world its sad 😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞😞

  80. taha muhammad

    taha muhammad

    2 个月 前

    idk why but american airlines seem so dead

  81. carlos ramirez

    carlos ramirez

    2 个月 前

    Copa airlines uses the 737 maxx

  82. pourindiesel


    2 个月 前

    Unfortunately it took the lives of 346 people to make the MAX safe. Boeings name is forever tarnished.

  83. samp


    2 个月 前

    Love south Florida 😍

  84. Johnny


    2 个月 前

    Still no prison sentences nor fines for the utter negligence that led to the two crashes. I'll fly the max in a decade or so, after I'm sure that it does not kill anyone.

  85. micomen


    2 个月 前

    I'll never trust a MAX

  86. John Folland

    John Folland

    2 个月 前

    After all thats happened to the Max, I think that if the pilots and staff are happy to fly these planes now, Then we should be ok with them. The Max is now the most checked airplane out there now. So should be the safest. Lets just hope that there are no other issues, that are not related as it could be the death of that aircraft. Another great Video Sam.

  87. Joe Smith

    Joe Smith

    2 个月 前

    I will never fly united airline again if united airline use 737 max

  88. Dwight Henriquez

    Dwight Henriquez

    2 个月 前

    This guy is "paid for", thus his reviewsmare BS

  89. Jibbie John

    Jibbie John

    2 个月 前

    I've flown on a MAX. They are good planes. What Boeing did was what tarnished the MAX branding.

  90. Ignacio Anaya

    Ignacio Anaya

    2 个月 前

    So basically they installed an on/off switch to shut down MCAS system if in the case it fails and starts sinking the plane... now the question will be how much time does the pilot has to disengage before the plane is in free fall ?

    • Appable


      2 个月 前

      Quite a lot more than that. The probability of an MCAS system operating incorrectly is drastically reduced because it compares readings from two sensors and does not activate if the readings differ significantly. Furthermore, even if they agree and are both incorrect, MCAS will command trim-down once (which pilots can correct for, and did in both incident flights) and then do nothing further until both sensors agree that the aircraft has returned below the activation threshold. Effectively, the probability of an incorrect MCAS activation in the first place is drastically reduced, and the risk of repeated MCAS activation under false data (which was what ultimately caused both crashes) was virtually eliminated.

  91. Mark Osemene

    Mark Osemene

    2 个月 前

    Sam, you detest from confirming that these 737 Max planes are safe to fly. IT CAN NEVER BE SAFE ON BOEING 737 MAX!

  92. Mr nobody Mr

    Mr nobody Mr

    2 个月 前

    Crap united and 737 max

  93. Jacob Collins

    Jacob Collins

    2 个月 前

    boeing killed people for profit. they can f off. its a 50 year old design and they can't match the a320 or a220 (cs300). it is that simple

  94. Colton R. Dean

    Colton R. Dean

    2 个月 前

    You’re braver than I am. I’ll avoid them for at least a few years.

    • Luki Lukas

      Luki Lukas

      2 个月 前

      @Colton R. Dean I will

    • Colton R. Dean

      Colton R. Dean

      2 个月 前

      @Luki Lukas Have fun!

    • Luki Lukas

      Luki Lukas

      2 个月 前

      They are save I’ve flown on the max three times since it re entered service and there were no issues whatsoever

  95. Russ Talks Travel

    Russ Talks Travel

    2 个月 前

    Great video. I liked the brief but important insight into the changes made and pilot confidence is always good. I'd get on a 737 MAX with no more concern than any other aircraft now.

  96. Phil Filoustyle

    Phil Filoustyle

    2 个月 前

    Too much advert 🤢

  97. La La

    La La

    2 个月 前

    Sam is so freaking brave

  98. Youvo


    2 个月 前

    I think airbus are safer in my opinion with there new line of neo series a321xlb a321xlr and a320 neo and all there planes

  99. Bryce Winstanley

    Bryce Winstanley

    2 个月 前

    Why not the over redundancy work now put into the air craft, prior to two of them falling out of the sky? Boeing did make some of the greatest aircrafts. Its disappointing...

  100. Kader Khan

    Kader Khan

    2 个月 前

    Hey Sam don't b stupid, flying the coffin with wings ⚰️.