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These millennials are risking cheap flights even though there’s coronavirus

Millennials are jumping on cheap flights

Millennials are jumping on cheap flights amid the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak
Millennials are jumping on cheap flights amid the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak
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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.