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Airlines cancel some flights after reduced 5G rollout in US

Jan. 19, 2022 23:38 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Some flights to and from the U.S. were canceled on Wednesday even after AT&T and Verizon scaled back the rollout of high-speed wireless service that could interfere with aircraft technology that measures altitude. International carriers that rely heavily on the...

EXPLAINER: Why airlines fear 5G will upend travel this week

Jan. 18, 2022 20:58 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon will postpone new wireless service near some airports planned for this week after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause massive flight disruptions. AT&T said Tuesday it would delay turning on new...

AT&T, Verizon pause some new 5G after airlines raise alarm

Jan. 18, 2022 20:16 PM EST

AT&T and Verizon will delay launching new wireless service near key airports after the nation’s largest airlines said the service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause widespread flight disruptions. The decision from the companies came Tuesday as the Biden...

FAA sets rules for some Boeing 787 landings near 5G service

Jan. 14, 2022 20:28 PM EST

Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land. The Federal...

Airport a perfect fit for deputy director’s love of flight

Jan. 09, 2022 00:10 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — It started with the “Spirit of St. Louis.” No, not that one. This “Spirit of St. Louis” was a B-2 bomber at an airshow. It was very impressive, especially to a young child. It didn’t hurt that the child’s uncle was the pilot, and...

Omicron explosion spurs nationwide breakdown of services

Jan. 08, 2022 11:16 AM EST

Ambulances in Kansas speed toward hospitals then suddenly change direction because hospitals are full. Employee shortages in New York City cause delays in trash and subway services and diminish the ranks of firefighters and emergency workers. Airport officials shut down security checkpoints at the...

2 Phoenix airport security lines closed due to short staff

Jan. 07, 2022 21:31 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal Transportation Security Administration on Friday temporarily closed two of four security checkpoints in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's largest terminal because of staffing shortages caused by COVID-19 during the omicron wave. The closures of...

2 Americans missing after plane splashes down off Panama

Jan. 04, 2022 18:02 PM EST

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Panama searched Tuesday for two Americans who went missing when the small plane they were traveling in splashed into the Pacific ocean and quickly sank. Three others aboard the private flight have been rescued. Two of them were also U.S. citizens....

Fargo airport authority given greater autonomy

Jan. 03, 2022 14:47 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The City of Fargo and the municipal board that governs the community's airport are signing an agreement Monday that gives the airport more autonomy. Formal negotiations have gone on for more than two years and at times have been contentious. The city and the...

Snow storms and pandemic ground flights, delay holiday's end

Jan. 02, 2022 23:19 PM EST

Wintry weather combined with the pandemic to frustrate air travelers whose return flights home from the holidays were canceled or delayed in the first days of the new year. More than 2,600 U.S. flights and more than 4,400 worldwide were grounded Sunday, according to tracking service...