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* British Airways cancels U.S. 777 flights, 5G concerns,
* Starbucks reverses course on vaccine mandate,
* New York AG presents new evidence of Trump Org. fraud!

“Graphic shows how the wireless spectrum used by 5G networks could interfere with altimeters, which measure a plane’s altitude and is especially important for low-visibility ops” Credit: Daily Mail (UK)

+ Daily Mail (UK): British Airways cancelled flights to the US amid 5G travel chaos: Emirates, Air India, Japan Airlines, and Korean Air also halt Boeing 777s over fears rollout will disrupt navigation systems

  • British Airways has confirmed its flights were affected by the 5G rollout in the US
  • US mobile networks have gone ahead with the rollout of 90% of their 5G towers
  • But 500 – or 10% – were not switched on because of their proximity to airports
  • Networks and US authorities are working to find solution as travel chaos ensues 
  • Editor’s note: British Airways is using the 787-9 to Seattle, not affected so far.

+ KING-5 TV: Starbucks reverses course on vaccine mandate – Starbucks said earlier this month it would require its 228,000 U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Feb. 9 or face a weekly COVID test requirement. The Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 vote, the court rejected the Biden administration’s plan to require vaccines or regular COVID testing at companies with more than 100 workers.

+ MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Blog: New York AG presents new evidence of Trump Organization fraud – For the first time, New York’s attorney general’s office has leveled specific allegations of Trump Organization fraud and “pervasive” deceptions.

Posted by Steve on January 19, 2022 at 11:28 am | Permalink

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