The United States said on Friday it expected U.S. carriers to operate in line with so-called notices to airmen issued by foreign countries, although it added that the decision did "not indicate U.S. government acceptance of China's requirements.Read more here
A spokesman for Delta Airlines said it had been complying with the Chinese requests for flight plans for the past week.
In contrast, two major airlines in Japan, the United States' close ally, have agreed with the Japanese government that they would fly through the zone without notifying China.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
"U.S. airlines give China flight plans... "
(Reuters) - "U.S. airlines United, American and Delta, have notified Chinese authorities of flight plans when traveling through an air defense zone Beijing has declared over the East China Sea, following U.S. government advice."