5G issue: Airlines rush to cancel or change flights heading to US
Some international flights to the United States have been cancelled due to 5G uncertainty. Major foreign airlines are hurrying to change or cancel flights to the United States due to concerns about possible interference between new 5G cell phone services and vital aviation equipment. Several airlines, including Air India, have declared that they would cancel flights to the United States, citing concerns that the signals from the new 5G phone service might interfere with aircraft navigation systems. Emirates has announced that it would stop flights beginning January 19 until further notice owing to operational issues linked with the planned introduction of 5G mobile network services in the United States at certain airports.
Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon also said on Tuesday that they will postpone the activation of 5G on some towers near airports.