Nov 18 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines were quick to announce an expected timeline for returning Boeing's 737 MAX to service, after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration lifted a 20-month flight ban on the jet and cleared it for flying. The MAX was grounded after two fatal crashes that killed 346 people within five months in 2018 and 2019 and led to a hailstorm of investigations. U.S. airlines can now start flying commercially once they have completed the FAA's requirements, though flights elsewhere will depend on approval from other regulators across the globe. U.S. airline Expected timeline USN for MAX return American Airlines Dec. 29 United Airlines Q1 2021 Southwest Airlines Q2 2021 Alaska Air Group March 2021 (Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)
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