January 19, 2022 -International travel chaos worldwide – BA, Japan Airlines and Emirates scramble to RESUME Boeing 777 flights after rollout was suspended near airports
AT&T and Verizon have launched their 5G network across America, turning on 4,500 new towers
The network has not yet launched near some US airports due to concerns over safety
The telecoms giants agreed at the last minute on Tuesday to halt the rollout near those airports. By the time they did, international airlines had already canceled dozens of flights that were scheduled.
They were particularly worried about Boeing 777 planes which were considered most at risk.
Now, the airlines are scrambling to reverse that decision because it is still safe for the planes to fly.
The chaotic back-and-forth is trickling into other flights, causing travel headaches at airports overseas
Air India, Emirates, Japan Airlines and All Nippon all canceled flights scheduled for Wednesday.
British Airways had put passengers due to fly on 777 flights onto different aircraft to get around the fears
AT&T and Verizon are demanding to know why the FAA has not yet found a way to operate 5G safely.
The frequencies the towers work on could interfere with the frequencies used by altimeters on planes
The altimeters tell pilots how far they are from the ground when they are landing and are crucial to safety
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