While a military confrontation with Iran appears to have been delayed in the last moment by president Trump, who overrode the neocons in his cabinet including Pompeo, Bolton and Haspel, the signal for a Tomahawk launch may come with a tweet from Trump. Which is probably why The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S. operators from flying in an overwater area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman.
The agency said it is worried by the ongoing tensions and increased military activity in an area with heavy civil air traffic. The ban will mostly affect flights going from North America to Asia eastwards.
FAA - Carriers - Snapshot - Flightaware - Traffic
The FAA's advisory however appears to be ignored by other carriers, with a snapshot from Flightaware showing heavy commercial traffic in the Straits of Hormuz/Gulf of Oman airspace at the moment.
Earlier on Thursday, United Airlines canceled all flights from...