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Young People Capitalize on Cheap Coronavirus Flights: ‘If I Die, I Die'

A college student itching to travel, Ashley Henkel is one of many people staring the deadly virus in the face and saying, "Whatever"

Sukhneet Dhillon (L), age 11, and her family arrives on a flight from India that went through Tokyo at the SeattleTacoma International Airport (also known as Sea-Tac Airport) on March 8, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
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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, NBC News reports. 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."

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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.

Read the full story on NBCNews.com

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