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Safety instructions onboard Southwest Airlines' new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (Photo: Joe Pesek)

What It’s Like to Fly Onboard Southwest’s New Boeing 737 MAX 8

“My name is Gary Kelly, and I am an employee here at Southwest Airlines.” This was the unique start that Southwest’s CEO, Gary Kelly, had to say when his team opened the door for the first flight of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by a U.S-based airline. The comment may have gotten some chuckles from the group of AvGeeks boarding the airplane, but employees instantly stood proudly as if this wasn’t just a new aircraft, but a tenacious group…