Emirates, ANA and JAL suspend U.S. routes.

With the rollout of 5G-C bands mobile networks expected on Wednesday and concerns of air safety, Emirates, ANA and JAL will suspend U.S. routes until further notice.

Routes to be suspended by Emirates

  • KBOS (Boston Logan International Airport)

  • KDFW (Dallas Fort Worth International Airport)

  • KEWR (Newark Liberty International Airport)

  • KIAH (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport)

  • KMCO (Orlando International Airport)

  • KMIA (Miami International Airport)

  • KORD (Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

  • KSFO (San Fransisco International Airport)

  • KSEA (Seattle Tacoma International Airport)

Routes to be suspended by ANA

  • KJFK (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport)

  • KIAH (Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport)

  • KLAX (Los Angeles International Airport)

  • KORD (Chicago O’Hare International Airport)

  • KSEA (Seattle Tacoma International Airport)

Route suspended by JAL

  • KJFK from RJTT (New York John F. Kennedy International Airport)

As said, all of these routes will be suspended until further notice due to the uncertainty and potential safety issues with 5G which could affect the radio altimeters equipped on Boeing 777s.


Emirates Suspends 9 U.S. Routes Citing 5G Rollout Uncertainty – AirlineGeeks.com

(Emirates, JAL, and ANA Cut US Flights Over 5G Concerns)


Updates from British Airways just now:

LA could be getting 3 A380’s I think because 2 of the X call signs are to LAX. Unless it means something else like the A350K

Tomorrow’s JFK route is with the A350K


You’ve got to be kidding. 😒

The Emirates 77W from ATH was one of the best sights at EWR.


That’s unfortunate. I hope the 5G situation can get resolved soon.

Forget a facebook post against 5G this is a next-level Karen move.

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Not really sure how canceling/changing flights because of a possible safety concern is a “Karen move” but ok then.


Nobody even uses 5G, LTE ontop!

Wow! That is a very big move from the airlines, especially with Emirates. Thousands of customers will be unable to fly to the US because this disruption has canceled most of EK’s US routes. I mean, the problem must be pretty serious if all the airlines are canceling flights like this; there is some serious cost with canceling flights like this. It is also interesting that airlines like QR and LX are still flying their B777’s to the US.

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Unfortunately this is one of the only nonstop options from the US to Greece during the winter season. Very sad to see that the route has been suspended.

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Within one of the articles, you can still get into the U.S. by going into some other airports like KLAX.

KLAX is affected by the 5G bands.

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They could do aircraft swaps for future operations. It’s one to look out for.

I’m not sure why they let it get to this point before taking a proper look at this like other countries have done whom have used 5G for just as long.

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Frankly I think it comes down to some questionable decisions and structures within the government. The FAA has been unhappy about this and warning that these impacts would come if this roll out continued as planned, but the FCC controls this and doesn’t answer to the FAA they answer to the public who wants faster and faster connections and unfortunately like almost all parts of the government often to interest groups and lobbyists from cellular companies. They both answer to the White House I guess indirectly but I don’t think there was strong leadership from above these departments to get them to work together on how to actually solve this problem in a productive way for both of their little windows of the world. So both I think basically said no we do what we do and no conclusion was made till it came to a head mere hours before the rollout. I’d be lying if I said I was surprised, but I would certainly expect better from my government. In a certain sense you can’t blame the cell carriers even though people will have a tendency to do that. They were planning to operate (and technically still could, they just delayed the roll out again voluntarily) in bands they were allowed to by the agency responsible for overseeing that all the bands are properly allocated. It’s really just a total mess of departments being in their own little section of the world and not being able to come to a mutual decision.


Meanwhile BAW still has a 772 planned for Vegas, I’ve been praying for an A35K swap lol


Why would ANA suspend service to LAX? That’s insane!

Can’t serve LAX if you can’t land at LAX


The problem is that the only replacement is an A380 which has a much higher capacity than the B777’s. Until A350 deliveries, Emirates is stuck with canceling flights or moving them to A380 services.

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