US – A letter sent to US Department of Transportation is warning of a possible major disruption of flights across the US.
The chief executives of a major US passenger and cargo carriers met on Monday and warned of an impending “catastrophic” crisis when it comes to 5G within 36 hours, in a letter sent to the secretary of the state Pete Buttigieg.
The airlines warned the new 5G-C Band service set to begin this Wednesday could render some airline equipment unusable and ground planes. “could potentially strand tens of thousands of Americans overseas” and cause “chaos” for U.S. flights.
“Unless our major hubs are cleared to fly, the vast majority of the traveling and the shipping public will essentially be grounded,” wrote the chief executives of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and other national brands in letter.
“This means that on a day like yesterday, more than 1,100 flights and 100,000 passengers would be subjected to cancellations, diversions or delays,” said the letter