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Families of people killed in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max airplane say they want Congress to improve aviation safety. NPR's David Schaper reports.

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With American Airlines joining United in pulling 737 Max planes from their schedules and cancelling flights into early November, many travel industry observers are bracing for the next shoe to drop: higher priced fares and cancelled flights for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays season.

American Airlines announced Monday it is pulling the 737 Max from its schedule through Nov. 2, canceling about 115 flights per day. American reported last week that the Max grounding has already cost the airline $185 million in lost revenue.

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The Federal Aviation Administration says there's a new problem with some of Boeing's 737 commercial jets. More than 300 of the planes, including some of the grounded Max versions of the jets, may have faulty parts on their wings.

Though the problem is not considered something that could lead to a crash, Boeing is contacting airlines that own the 737s in question, and the FAA has issued an air worthiness order directing airlines to immediately inspect the aircraft.

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Boeing, the maker of the 737 Max, insists it is now fixing a steering mechanism - the mechanism suspected of a role in two crashes. Company Vice President Mike Sennett unveiled software fixes meant to prevent future crashes.

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