Skip to comments.Young people capitalize on cheap coronavirus flights: 'If I die, I die'
Posted on 03/11/2020 8:53:16 AM PDT by C19fan
As people around the world canceled their trips because of fears of the new coronavirus, Ashley Henkel booked three.
Henkel, 20, is taking advantage of cheap flights to see North America. She lives in California's Central Valley, but this summer she'll be in Vancouver, New York City and Portland, Oregon.
A college student itching to travel, she's one of many people staring the deadly virus in the face and saying, "Whatever."
As flight schedules are scaled down and airline stocks plunge, carriers are offering deals that have put air travel within reach for people who usually can't fly.
It's a high-risk, high-reward trip, people say.
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99.7%, or something like that, of deaths are 80 years and older. The young would do well to take advantage of the cheap flights while they last.
They are going to take others with them.
And if they infect and kill people along the way, hey, so it goes!
That way they can all get the virus and spread it to the elderly and save social security for themselves.
Future Super-Spreaders of America.
If her goal was to see the real America she won't find much of it in any of those cities.
Now you’re thinking. :)
I am taking advantage too. Just booked for Phoenix to go to the Grand Canyon. Booking for San Francisco the following month to go to Yosemite. This is the time for those that think rationally to travel domestically on the cheap, while the cowardly hide in fear like frightened children.
If this virus keeps going and doesn't peter out, the best idea might be to get it now.
So far, there are hospitals with staff that aren't disabled or dead from it, and beds and ventilators available.
A person in good shape stands a good chance of surviving it now.
Later, if the hospitals are flooded with patients and the staff is sick or dead, not so much.
Of course this is a selfish way to look at it, not knowing the future.
But if one is going to get it anyway, now might be the time.
On the other hand, if the virus weakens and as the medical industry ramps up to deal with it, later might be better.
I would like to know if the air in airplane passenger cabins is filtered and recirculated , or is fresh air drawn from outside and warmed up at higher altitudes. Im flying domestically next week and knowing the answer would help me decide whether to cancel, even though I would lose my cost for the ticket.
Wuhan is a lovely city in the spring. Why don’t you show the world how brave you are and head over there to help out.
I am old enough to remember this clip from one of my favorite movies:
What airline? The major carriers are dropping fees for canceling through March 31. You don’t get your money back, but you have up to a year to use it in most cases.
Airline filtration varies.
The young have practically nothing to worry about wrt coronavirus.
“The young would do well to take advantage of the cheap flights while they last.”
As long as the risk of a long quarantine when they go home is acceptable to them. But if I were in my 20s with a lot of spare time, I’d go for it.
As much as the crazy panic pushers want to believe otherwise, a young person in normal health is not going to become a Darwin Award winner for going on a trip. The real concern with such a decision is getting it and spreading it to others.
Just avoid contact with nursing homes and the elderly when you get back.
They get on the airplane singing this!
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