Millennials across the country are admitting to buying cheap tickets to see the world even though there are ongoing fears of the coronavirus.
What’s going on:
- Multiple millennials have told news outlets that they’re risking their safety to secure a cheap flight.
- Ashley Henkel, 20, told NBC News: “I feel like if the coronavirus would get even more serious and like wipe out a large amount of people, I might as well be somewhere having fun.”
- Henkel said: “No fun in staying at home and being all worried.”
- Guy Monahan, 31, told the New York Post he bought cheap tickets to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan.
- Monahan said: “I’ve been tracking — It was a $1,000 round-trip a few months ago but is $800 now. ... And if it is canceled, I can still go to Japan. I don’t think it would affect me too bad. The flight might be rough though, ha.”
- Jack Mulligan, 29, tweeted: “You really think coronavirus is gonna stop me booking a holiday and catching a flight?”
- Capri Nicole, 27, told NBC News she’s buying a flight to see her family: There’s sicknesses everywhere. I could get a disease today unrelated from the virus. If I die, I die. I miss my family.”
For the record, I’m a millennial and I chose to write this story at the risk of upsetting my own generation. I will not be buying any cheap flights.