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American Airlines grounds flights, overhead bins keep popping open

Better be safe than sorry, some American Airlines passengers are saying after their flights were cancelled because of a safety issue.

The airline grounded 40 flights while they investigated 14 Boeing 737 planes for an issue that caused overhead bins to pop open.

This, as American Airlines was in the process of updating their fleet to accommodate larger bins for carry-on items.

A third-party company, Aviation Technical Services (ATS), was responsible for overhauling the cabins, including the overhead bins, and that other issues were found, according to a Reuters report.

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The aircrafts were removed from service “out of an abundance of caution,” CNBC reported.

Passengers affected were promptly rebooked on alternate flights.

Winston is currently a freelance technology and travel broadcast journalist, consultant, and is the creator and founder of Master Travellr—Canada’s destination for travel news, guides, and budget recommendations.

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